The INM is a creative networking partner for science and industry – in the region, nationally, and internationally. Close connections exist within the Leibniz Association, with other institutes on the Saarland University campus and the industry.

The INM is closely networked with the scientific community in Germany, Europe, and worldwide, for example, through its scientists’ personal contacts, scientific events organized by the institute, or personnel exchange. The institute hosts researchers from all over the world, including scholarship holders of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), or the Chinese Scholarship Council.