The institutes behind the phi magazine
PZH – Produktionstechnisches Zentrum Hannover
(The Hannover Centre for Production Technology)
The PZH is one of the large production engineering research centres: It unites eight institutes of Leibniz University Hannover with about 270 research associates, the engineering service provider TEWISS GmbH and a start-up centre with focus on production engineering. Fundamental research and cooperations with industrial partners are an ideal supplement to practice-oriented education. In particular, the degree programme “Production and Logistics” is well-established at the PZH. More than 500 student assistants are already involved in research projects at the PZH.
IPH – Institut für integrierte Produktion Hannover gGmbH
(Hannover Institute of Integrated Production)
The Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gemeinnützige GmbH (which literally translates into Hannover institute of integrated production) is a service provider for production technology and was established in 1988 at the Leibniz University in Hannover. The IPH offers research and development, consultation and qualification concerning the subjects of process technology, production automation, logistics and XXL products. Its customers include companies from the sectors of tool and mould construction, machine and plant construction, aerospace and the automotive industry, electro industry and forging industry. The business has its headquarters in the science and technology park – Science Area 30X in the northwest of Hannover and currently employs about 75 people, of which about 30 are scientific personnel.
LZH – Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. (Hannover Laser Centre)
As an independent, nonprofit research institute for photonics and laser technology, the LZH stands for innovative research, consulting and development. The focus of applied research in the field of photonic technologies is on optical components and systems, optical production technologies and biomedical photonics. Since its foundation in 1986, interdisciplinarity is of great importance and the basis for LZH’s excellent work. As a reliable partner of industry, the focus of the LZH is always on the customer’s benefit, using “Light for Innovation”.
Susann Reichert (v.i.S.d.P.)