About us

Photo: Michael Voit

Our mission statement

Our mission

The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) as nationally and internationally acting institute is researching 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. 

Generating and transferring knowledge 

Our objective is to provide significant contributions to solving socially relevant issues for the scientific and general public and to transfer knowledge into economy. We pursue this goal in interdisciplinary teams formed by scientific and technical staff, covering a broad spectrum of methods from natural, engineering and economic sciences. ln research we cooperate with leading groups worldwide. Our research results are published on national and international level. We use our knowledge for the benefit of society. We are open to new ideas. 

Safeguarding quality

We are committed to the principles and rules of Good Scientific Practice as described by the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the "Leibniz Association".
We - scientific, technical, and administrative staff - act conscientiously, transparently and comprehensibly towards ourselves and others. We continuously further develop the scientific methods and tools for carrying out our research. Through the close linking of research methods with the substantive tasks we ensure the quality of our research and optimize our inventory of methods for the specific application. lt is our goal to further strengthen the confidence and recognition from our partners - both on national and international level - by the quality, experience, continuity and commitment of our scientific work. 

Taking responsibility

We acknowledge our responsibility for people, society and nature. Our research is committed to the principles of sustainability. 
We take responsibility for all people and care for an open interaction that is characterized by respect, solidarity, inclusion and equity. 
At our institute, the equality of employees is expressed culture. ATB promotes the careers of men and women and their participation in the scientific life in equal measure.
We are committed to a culture that appreciates the professional, family and community related responsibilities of all employees. We promote the reconciliation of work and family.
We promote young scientists and technicians by offering structured activities and enable them to creative and responsible work in interdisciplinary teams. 
We provide the best possible training and promotion to our employees. 

Living mutual recognition

Mutual respect and sincere appreciation of the manifold performances of all staff members enable an adequate and supportive interaction. 
We acknowledge the diversity of our employees. 
As a cosmopolitan institute we welcome staff members from other countries and cultures. With their experiences and biographies they enrich our scientific community and contribute to the productive atmosphere at our institute.