IHP-Sabanci University Joint Lab was founded in October 2014 between Leibniz IHP and Sabanci University. With its motto "More-than-Moore", the Joint Lab bundles cross-border the expertise of both academic institutions, Sabancı University and IHP, and reinforces the existing knowledge transfer. The Joint Lab is the basis for joint research activities in the field of technology. The focus is on the exploration and development of integrated circuits, components, MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), NEMS (Nano Electro Mechanical Systems) and micro-nano-electronics.
The main objective is extending the research capabilities by using a complementary research approach; strengthening the position for joint project applications; increasing international visibility; attracting excellent students and researchers for joint project work; and bringing in high level teaching (lectures, internships at IHP, and visiting scientists) based on advanced IHP and Sabancı's research topics. Furthermore, supported by the technological infrastructure and knowhow of Sabancı University and IHP-Microelectronics, the 'Center of Excellence' will help to demonstrate successful German Turkish cooperation on scientific as well as political levels.
"It is our goal is to strengthen the cooperation between Turkey and Germany in the fields of science and research. Therefore, I expressly welcome the special commitment of the IHP-Leibniz Institute for Innovative Microelectronics in Frankfurt (Oder) and the technological cooperation with its partner in Istanbul. I wish both partners every success in their cooperation," said the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Johanna Wanka. "This cooperation reflects the aim of the German-Turkish Year of Science 2014, namely the further expansion of joint activities in research, education and innovation with projects that point the way to the future."