Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
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HZDR GESAMTLOGO S RGBThe Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR) is a non-profit research institute and a member of the German ”Helmholtz Association” which is the largest scientific organization in Germany with 18 independent research centers and more than 35.000 employees. With around 1000 employees, HZDR is the largest research institution in the German Federal State of Saxony, being funded by the Federal and Saxonian Governments.

The eight institutes of HZDR are active in application-oriented basic research, which is focused on three major research topics: matter, energy, and health. The activities of the Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research (IIM) at HZDR focused to Materials and Trans-disciplinary Research using ion techniques of the modification and analysis of materials. It operates the HZDR Ion Beam Centre (IBC) as an international user facility, which represents one of the worldwide leading infrastructures for the investigation of ion-surface interactions and the application of ion technologies in research and industry.

Under European Union framework pro­grams FP5 and FP6, the HZDR-IBC has been funded as an Infrastructure for Transnational Access of Users. Under FP7, it has coordinated the Integrated Infrastructure Initiative SPIRIT “Support of Public and Industrial Research using Ion Beam Technology”. The IBC actively maintains strong collaborations with the industry, which is confirmed by a fraction of 20% of total beam time delivered for ion beam services. Based on these competences, within the TEAMING project HZDR will act as the main “partner of excellence in science and innovation” with the main tasks to clarify and focus the scientific program of SlovakION, to develop technology transfer structures and to support its integration in the international ion and thin film community.