The IGZ works to establish and reinforce the scientific foundation of an ecologically sound and effective production of garden crops. The institute thereby equally supports environment, competitiveness of the growers, and consumer needs.
Companies, research institutes, and scientists from optics and laser physics joined forces to make the huge economical and technological potential of modern laser technology accessible, especially to small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Activities of the consortium aim at advancing the technological development, availability, and the application of UV LEDs on a large scale. The alliance of companies and research institutes is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research(BMBF) within the "Zwanzig20 - Partnerschaft für Innovation" program.