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ATB at a glance


Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100
14469 Potsdam
Tel.:  +49 (0)331 5699-0
Fax.: +49 (0)331 5699-849

Head of the institute:

from Oct. 1, 2020
Prof. Dr. Barabara Sturm (Scientific Director and Chair of the Executive Board)
Tel.: +49 (0)331 5699-100

Jan 1, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2020
Prof. Dr. Annette Prochnow


1992, Member of the Leibniz Association

Research programs:

Precision farming in crop and livestock production
Coordination: PD Dr. Barbara Amon

Quality and safety of food and feed
Coordination: Dr. Oliver Schlüter

Material and energetic use of biomass
Coordination: Dr. Joachim Venus

Resources & Infrastructure:

Approx. 280 Employees (2020)
Interdisciplinary research teams
Targeted promotion of young researchers
Family oriented human resources management
Guest house

Excellent scientific infrastructure 
Strategic, programmatic research orientation
Consistent scale-up
Participation in national and international networks
Practice-oriented research 
Sector-specific knowledge and technology transfer

Basic funding of EUR 11.5 million (2019) provided by the State of Brandenburg, MWFK, and the Federal Government, BMEL (50 % each)
Third-party funds amounting to about 30 % of the budget