Our scientists maintain the collaboration with partners of diverse disciplines. Therefore, the Leibniz-HKI has been the (co-)initiator of numerous joint research projects and coordinated programmes. Knowledge and technologies, research data and materials are exchanged and further developed by using this platform of regional, national and international cooperation. Thereby, the scope of collaboration ranges from the joint examination of research projects and the exchange of data and results up to the common use of the infrastructure. Especially in Jena, the HKI contributes to the development of a scientific profile and like this, creates long-term productive structures and a highly-qualified working environment.