The research campus is a place where researchers from various disciplines and organisations can exchange ideas and work together. Concepts developed here are later tested by users involved in the project and turned into products by the participating firms. In addition to scientific projects, education and youth development are key components of the research strategy.
The InfectoGnostics research topics are incorporated into existing initiatives, such as in the DFG Excellence Graduate School Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), the Carl Zeiss Graduate School for Optical Spectroscopic Cell Diagnostics and the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP). New measures relating to education and training include the InfectoGnostics graduate programme DiagnosTech, in which research on medical and technology issues is carried out with proportionate funding from industry partners. A graduate school for clinical biophotonics is also in the planning stage.