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Organizer of the Long Night of Science Jena: JenaKultur. An enterprise of the City of Jena.

However, the Long Night of Sciences Jena can only succeed thanks to the cooperation of many top-class companies and institutions from Jena. Many thanks to:

3Faktur GmbH
Abbe Center of Photonics
Active Fiber Systems GmbH (AFS)
Analytik Jena
avateramedical GmbH
Beutenberg-Campus Jena e. V.
Biophotonics Diagnostics GmbH
Blink AG
German Optical Museum
German Patent and Trademark Office
DLR Institute for Data Science
DLR_School_Lab Jena
Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena (EAH)
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Günter-Köhler-Institute for Joining Technology and Materials Testing GmbH (ifw)
Implantarium - Joint dental practice
InfectoGnostics Research Campus Jena e. V.
INNOVENT e. V. Technology Development
Jabil Optics
Jenoptik AG
Fraunhofer IOF
Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI)
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)
Materion Balzers Optics Jena
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology
oncgnostics GmbH
Schott AG
SmartDyeLivery GmbH
Stadtwerke Energie Jena-Pößneck GmbH
Technology and Innovation Park Jena
Trafo Jena - Artistic Facts
Thuringian State Office for the Environment, Mining and Nature Conservation (TLUBN)
Jena University Hospital (UKJ)
Jena Business Development Corporation (JenaWirtschaft)
witelo e. V. - scientific and technical places of learning in Jena
Zeiss Planetarium Jena

Carl Zeiss Foundation

Büste von Carl Zeiss in einem Museum stehend
Carl-Zeiss-Büste, ©Stadt Jena, J. Hauspurg

Foundation supports Long Night of the Sciences as main sponsor

Founded in 1889 by the scientist and entrepreneur Prof. Dr. Ernst Abbe, the Carl Zeiss Foundation is today one of the largest and oldest science-promoting foundations in Germany. It promotes research and teaching in the STEM sciences with a particular focus on artificial intelligence, resource efficiency and life science technologies. Its funded projects answer questions of scientific, economic and social relevance. She is also passionate about communicating science to society. She feels particularly close to her founding city of Jena.

We are therefore delighted that the Carl Zeiss Foundation is providing special support for the Long Night of Science in Jena 2022. We and the many shining eyes of the happy visitors thank the foundation for this.

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Das erste Hochhaus Deutschlands steht noch heute mitten in Jena, bei Nacht, mit grünen Lasern
Jenawirtschaft, ©JenaKultur, C. Worsch

Location expertise for Jena companies

Jena's business development agency, JenaWirtschaft, supports local companies in their own development in Jena. As a central point of contact, the municipal company creates business-friendly conditions through close networking, a lively exchange and competent service. JenaWirtschaft mediates between the various players and thus helps to ensure that the City of Light Jena remains competitive - just like the companies based here.

It goes without saying that JenaWirtschaft is on board as a supporter of the Long Night of Science Jena 2022 and thus also drives forward visionary developments for Jena.

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Eine Hand hebt eine Votumskarte in die Luft in einem Vortragsraum voller Menschen
JenaVersum, ©JenaVersum, Anna Schrol

Network supports knowledge for all

Science, business and the city united in one network - that is JenaVersum. We stand for the successful implementation of sustainable goals and ideas to strengthen our attractive location for research, living and working.

Founded in November 2021, the JenaVersum network connects the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Ernst Abbe University Jena, the University Hospital Jena as well as non-university research institutions and foundations in the natural sciences and life sciences, social sciences and humanities, partners of the city of Jena and research-related companies in the region.
The focus of JenaVersum's work is:

  • Making the attractive regional research landscape even better known on an international level and attracting talent to the region.
  • Strengthening the exchange on research priorities and initiatives and supporting the coordinated use of existing research infrastructure.
  • Promoting dialog between science and society and jointly developing the region.

Would you like to find out more about the network? Then visit the website:

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