The NMI is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of pharma and biotechnology, biomedical technology, and surface and materials technology.

Our commitment, professionalism and flexibility are visible in all areas of our work. We manage projects from start to finish – from the planning stage, through to evaluation if required. Our portfolio also includes subprojects and individual services such as consulting, technology assessment, applying for funding, and conceptual planning and coordination of projects. We also offer accredited testing services.

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Foundation and Board of Trustees

The NMI is a non-profit foundation with the Board of Trustees functioning as a volunteer advisory committee. The purpose of the foundation is to present the results of scientific research to the business community with the intention of turning pure research into practical, economically-viable business projects.

Executive Committee of the Foundation

Prof. Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland, Chairwoman of the Foundation

Dr. Thomas Joos, Vice Chairman

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schwab, First Vice Chairman

Gabriele Sonntag, Second Vice Chairwoman


Board of Trustees

Dr. Wolfgang Epp, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, IHK Reutlingen

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Zrenner, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, University of Tübingen

Dr. Michael Albiez, Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen

Prof. Dr. Michael Auer, Steinbeis-Stiftung für Wirtschaftsförderung (StW)

Dr. Georg Bischopink, Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen

Dr. Dr. Saskia Biskup, CeGat GmbH, Tübingen

Prof. Dr. Karla Pollmann, President of the University of Tübingen
Represented by Prof. Dr. Peter Grathwohl, Vice Cancellor

Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch, Fraunhofer-Institute IWM, Freiburg

Thomas Keck, Mayor of Reutlingen
Represented by Roland Wintzen

Prof. Dr. Petra Kluger, University of Reutlingen

Dr. Andreas Leusch, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co KG, Biberach

Dr. Caroline Liepert, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Bernd Pichler, University of Tübingen

Dr. Dirk Grafahrend, Freudenberg Performance Materials s.a.s., Colmar (FR)

Prof. Dr. Thilo Stehle, Universität Tübingen

Dr.-Ing. habil Katrin Sternberg, Aesculap AG