The institutional funding of the Institut f├╝r Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS) by the Ministerium f├╝r Finanzen und Wirtschaft will be 5 mio. Euros.
"Its internationally renowned expertise in nano and micro electronics makes the IMS an important facility for the technological infracture in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, particularly for small and medium-sized companies", says Nils Schmid - Minister for Finances and Economy in Baden-W├╝rttemberg. "The business-oriented research outside of the universities significantly contributes to the strengthening of the innovation and competitiveness of Baden-W├╝rttemberg┬┤s companies."
Pressemitteilung des Landes Baden-W├╝rttemberg
IMS and media - press coverage
Several large daily newspapers, such as S├╝dwestpresse and Schw├Ąbische Zeitung as well as online media reported on the research facility┬┤s instutional funding by the Baden-W├╝rttemberg government in recent days. Bild and Focus Online also published a bulletin. This institutional funding is a crucial part of the financial base of the twelve contract research facilities in Baden-W├╝rttemberg that make up the Innovationsallianz Baden-W├╝rttemberg. The institutes cover their expense in part by the institutional funding of the Baden-W├╝rttemberg government, by revenues from publicly financed projects as well as business proceeds from user-oriented research and small series production of high-quality hightech compentents.