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.

    Closely networked with Saarland University and on campus

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    The INM cooperates closely with Saarland University, Saarland University Hospital and research institutions on the Saarland University campus, such as the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), and the Saarland Informatics Campus.

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    In particular, cooperation is strengthened by

    INM Fellows

    The INM appoints selected scientists as INM Fellows, usually for three years. By doing this, it benefits from their expertise in complementary fields.

    Current INM Fellows:

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    “Simulation of adhesive systems”

    Saarland University, Saarbrücken
    Lehrstuhl für Materialsimulation



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    Dr. Bin Qu

    “Guiding immune cells with controllable biomaterials”

    Saarland University, Homburg
    Medizinische Fakultät / Biophysik




    Prof. Dr. Heiko Rieger

    “Modellierung von Veränderungen des Zytoskeletts in T-Zellen als Reaktion auf Interaktionen mit verschiedenen Materialien”

    Saarland University, Saarbrücken
    Fachrichtung Physik


    Former INM Fellows:


    The INM is a partner of selected scientific networks and uses them for the exchange with experts.

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    Partner for the industry

    Together with partners from industry, the INM brings its research results and developments into application.
    The InnovationsCenter INM transfers materials and processes from INM’s laboratories to pilot production and production at customers’ sites.
    To use scientific findings commercially, there have been 12 spin-offs from INM so far. The youngest of them is INNOCISE GmbH. It develops customized and precise handling systems based on the model of nature.