Research and Development
We realize research and development services in the following areas:
» optical spectroscopy/ plasma diagnostics

» sensor for measuring physical quantities

» remote measurement for meteorological tasks

» capture of measured quantities with drones (for example spectral indidzes, thermal imaging,    photogrammetric measurements)

» acousto-optic monochromators / video spectroscopy

We also supply you with the most modern IT technology for optimal storage and processing of your data. Here we use products from leading manufacturers.

Running networks and projects


The manufacture of devices for green energy production and storage in Europe is a strategic, fast-growing sector which is essential in ensuring that the EU meets its energy and climate targets for 2030. A major limitation to this is that 95% of the key raw materials for green energy devices are currently imported from outside the EU. Geologically, lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) and niobium-yttrium-fluorine (NYF) pegmatites are relatively common in Europe, enriched in many CRM needed for energy technologies but difficult to explore because most are buried, small and clustered.

The GREENPEG – “New Exploration Tools for European Pegmatite Green-Tech Resources” approach will develop and test a set of high-level exploration technologies and algorithms to be integrated and upscaled into flexible, ready-to-use (TRL 7) toolsets for the identification of buried pegmatite ores. Validation of the new approach will be ensured from industry-led trials at locations in Austria, Ireland and Norway, while application studies will also be done in Finland, Portugal and Spain. The data acquired will enhance European databases, e.g. adding new petrophysical properties for pegmatite ores, making the toolsets also important for geological surveys and increasing the competitiveness of EU companies.

The project is funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement No. 869274.

Project GlyHo

The IfU GmbH Private Institute for Environmental Analysis, the Anvajo GmbH, the UMEX GmbH as well as the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Leipzig have been working on the research and development project "Glyphosate trace detection in aqueous systems and food by means of holographic on-site" Analytics (Glyho) ”together.

The aim of Glyho is the development and validation of new hydrogel probes (HGS) assays for a highly sensitive and highly specific detection system for the on-site analysis of herbicide trace substances (using the example of glyphosate) in drinking water and wastewater as well as in food. IfU GmbH combines the modules developed by the partners into a functional demonstrator.

The project is funded by the EU as part of the ERDF program and runs until December 2021. The project sponsor is the Sächsische Aufbaubank - Förderbank, Economic Department (No.: 100346484).