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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

Our mission

The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy is a nationally and internationally acting research center at the interface of biological and technical systems. 
Our research is aimed at sustainable intensification. We analyze, model and evaluate bio-economic production systems. We develop and integrate new technologies and management strategies for a knowledge-based, site-specific production of biomass, and its use for food, as raw materials and fuels - from basic research to application. 
Thus we are contributing to food security, animal welfare, the holistic use of biomass, and to protect the climate and environment. [more]

Research is organized within four programs reflecting the interdisciplinary nature and the systemic approach of our research: 

Full success: INSECTA 2016 in Magdeburg

Sept 12, 2016: More than 120 scientists and stakeholders from 24 countries participated in the international conference held at the Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg on September 12. [more]

Dr. Christian Patermann visited ATB

Aug 15, 2016: Dr. Christian Patermann visited the ATB today. Scientists of ATB presented the founder of “knowledge based bioeconomy” the institute and some of the latest research results during a brief tour. Dr. Joachim Venus was presenting the...[more]

Präzisionslandwirtschaft – genaues Dosieren knapper Ressourcen

30.07.2016: Zum Thema Präzisionslandwirtschaft - Landwirtschaft im digitalen Zeitalter äußert sich ATB-Wissenschaftlerin Prof. Cornelia Weltzien in der Badischen Zeitung.[more]

IFT16 Best Poster Award for Christian Hertwig

July 19, 2016: The young ATB scientist was awarded for his contribution on Bacillus subtilis spore resistance properties to cold plasma.[more]

ATB welcomes award winning young scientist

July 15, 2016: Mateus Tonini Eitelwein, who just received the 2016 Graduate Students Award from the International Society of Precision Agriculture, will finalize his doctorate at the ATB in the field of proximal soil sensing in the research program...[more]



Oct 5-7, 2016: ISHS Symposium 2016 "Sensing Plant Water Status", Potsdam

ATB organizes the symposium "Sensing Plant Water Status - Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science" in the...

Feb 7, 2017: 10th International FRUTIC Symposium on Quality and Safety of Fresh Horticultural Commodities

For the first time, with FRUTIC Symposium held on February 7, 2017 in Berlin, an international scientific conference...

Press information

Renaming of ATB - B stands for bioeconomy

August 31, 2016: From 1st of September 2016 on, the Leibniz Institute for...

Smarte Unterstützung für Kirschenproduzenten - die App „CHERRY HARVEST SIZE“ gibt Tipps zum Erntetermin

26. Juli 2016: Wissenschaftler des Potsdamer Leibniz-Instituts für Agrartechnik...

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail