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Next to the activities in X-ray imaging and in emerging lithography we take responsibilities in the following projects:


The Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) is a high-tech platform for structuring and characterization a multitude of functional materials at the micro- and nanoscale. Following the corporate philosophy of open innovation of the Helmholtz Association, the large-scale user facility provides users from industry and academia open and in case of public work free access to a dedicated set of multimaterial state-of-the-art micro and nanotechnologies. The technology portfolio comprises 24 technologies operated by 54 technological experts. KNMF is not only offering access to the equipment but follows a collaborative approach with close interaction with its users in defining and executing the project as well as in the evaluation of the results. Jürgen Mohr is heading the KNMF as spokesperson responsible together with Dieter Maas and Christian Kübel for the day-to day operation as well as for the further development and the implementation of new technologies.



ACTPHAST (Access CenTer for PHotonics innovAtion Solutions and Technology Support) is a unique “one-stop-shop” for supporting photonics innovation by European companies, financially supported by the European Commission under the FP7 framework. It provides to European companies direct access to the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of Europe's leading photonics research centres, enabling companies to exploit the tremendous commercial potential of applied photonics. Together the 23 ACTPHAST Partners provide a full spectrum of photonics technology platforms ranging from fibre optics and micro optics, to highly integrated photonic platforms, with capabilities extending from design through to full system prototyping. The consortium impacts across a wide range of industrial sectors and application domains, from communications to consumer-related products, and life sciences to industrial manufacturing. The access is realized through focused innovation projects from industrial companies. As a result, the overall ACTPHAST program is expected to deliver a substantial increase in the revenues and employment numbers of the supported companies by supporting the development of new product opportunities and commercial potential of photonics. The program is particularly suited to the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), their positively reviewed project ideas are 100% subsidized.

Jürgen Mohr is member of the Executive Board as well as of the Technical Coordination Team. Mathias Heckele is running ACTPHAST’s outreach center for south Germany, Switzerland and Austria.