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CatLab – Catalysis Laboratory


The above stated partners bundle their competencies in catalysis research, thin film and nanotechnology as well as operando analytics to jointly create the CatLab research platform developing targeted novel energy-relevant catalysts. At the same time, disruptive concepts and technologies are scaled up for industrial application in collaboration with industrial companies. Close cooperation with the Humboldt University of Berlin  is also being established.

The proximity to the synchrotron source BESSY II and the laboratories with their manifold analysis and characterization options creates unique synergies. In addition, by integrating large companies and multinationals in this joint endeavor. CatLab not only addresses the entire innovation chain right from the start of the project, but generates added value for Berlin and Germany in general.

The ecosystem

CatLab strengthens the collaboration between the world's leading catalyst groups from the Max Planck Society, the UniSysCat Cluster of Excellence, industry and the Helmholtz Association's energy research program. The chemical industry has shown great interest in CatLab right from the start. A project associated with CatLab between an internationally renowned company and the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin was started in June 2020.

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