Diverse cooperations are a grown strength of the IOM. The institute maintains broad strategic alliances at the science and business location Leipzig - and far beyond. They strengthen the competitiveness of Saxony and Central Germany as a location for science and innovation. Through its renowned national and international partners, the IOM also demonstrates its supraregional significance.

Leipzig Science:

  • Leipzig Science Network: Founded in 2018, this association aims to intensify the cooperation and synergies of Leipzig's scientific institutions. It brings together a wide range of universities and non-university research institutions, including the IOM. Diverse exchange formats promote and coordinate a joint profiling of Leipzig science, in basic research as well as in application-oriented transfer.

Regional companies and research:

  • Gravomer: Since 2018, more than 40 companies and research institutions have also been part of "Gravomer", the network for the design and manufacture of functional surfaces, in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. Since 2020, the cross-industry competence network has been consolidated as an association. The IOM is responsible for coordinating the projects and working groups.
  • ZIM Innovation Network TRIQUA - Technologies for Sustainable Use and Treatment of Water: In TRIQUA, various actors from industry and science cooperate with the aim of developing integrated and sustainable solutions for water management in the coming years. The IOM is involved in the initiation and implementation of joint R&D project ideas and technology approaches.
  • DIANA: The WIR! alliance "DIANA" is a competence and technology center around the topic of point-of-care technologies in the Leipzig region and since September 2021 it is in the implementation phase. The IOM has been a partner of the alliance since 2021 and is active in the biomedical field in the area of "Lab-on-a-Chip".

Leibniz Association:

  • Leibniz Research Network "Health Technologies": Concrete technology solutions for urgent medical issues - the member institutes and partner companies work together on this in a targeted and interdisciplinary manner in order to improve medical care for patients. The IOM contributes its expertise in the fields of competence "Bioactive Materials" and "Point-of-Care Technologies".
  • Leibniz Research Network "Energiewende": The German energy system is facing a historic upheaval. In addition to new technologies, new forms of governance and social innovations are needed. This is what the IOM is researching in the interdisciplinary network.
  • Leibniz Research Network "Mathematical Modeling and Simulation": Mathematical methods enable, among other things, the simulation of expensive experiments in basic research. The IOM is part of this network and additionally maintains its own unit for modeling.
  • Leibniz working groups for knowledge transfer, press, Europe, international affairs, libraries, archives

Non-university research institutions:

  • Helmholtz Association
  • Max Planck Society
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Through the joint appointments of professors with the universities of Leipzig and TU Dresden, the ties to Saxon universities are traditionally particularly close.

German universities (selection):

  • University of Leipzig (and Leipzig University Hospital)
  • Dresden University of Technology
  • RTWH Aachen
  • University of Kiel

International Universities (selection):

  • University of Cambridge, GB
  • University of Oxford, GB
  • Yale University, USA
  • University of Leoben, Leoben, Austria
  • University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • University of Nanjing, China