Competence Network INPLAS

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The Network

INPLAS is an association of industry and research with the aim of promoting the application and further development of industrial plasma surface technology. Through networking, the importance of plasma technology in the various industries becomes visible and potentials for future technologies, such as hydrogen economy, storage systems, circular economy, and hygiene/disinfection can be concretely demonstrated.

Fields of Application:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Information Technology and Electronics
  • Environmental and Energy Technology
  • Medical and Biotechnology
  • Mechanical Engineering, Tools
  • Optics and Glass

Technology-oriented work takes place in working groups. The competence network INPLAS has been accredited as a network by the Federal Ministry of Economics BMWi since 2005. Since 2012, INPLAS has been a member of the "go-cluster" initiative.


Carola Brand
c/o Fraunhofer-Institut für Schicht- und Oberflächentechnik (IST)
Bienroder Weg 54 E
38108 Braunschweig
T +49 531 2155-574

More information

More information

Information on the Innovation Cluster:

Members / Cluster Actors

  • Total: 52
  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: 17 (of which 1 is a start-up)
  • Large-Scale Enterprises: 21
  • Universities and Colleges: 6
  • Non-University Research Institutions: 6
  • Other Organisations: 2

Member List

Fields of Research

  • Digitization Process Chain Integration
  • Standradization in Surface Technology
  • Hygiene and Disinfection
  • Surface technology Surface technology for various applications (energy industry, mobility, life sciences)
  • Plasma technologies (S-ALD, nitriding, sputtering, etc.) and simulation

Employees in Cluster Management: ca. 2

Year Established: 2005

Excellence measures and awards

Logo des Programms go-cluster Silber Label
Silber Label der ECEI
[Source:: ESCA]