INNOVENT e. V. Technology Development, established in 1994 in Jena, is a non-profit, industrial research association. Based on a profound basic research INNOVENT conducts application-oriented research and development projects, mostly in close co-operation with small and medium-sized enterprises but also with large, internationally active companies. The major research areas of INNOVENT are surface engineering, biomaterials and magnetic and optical systems. The department of Magnetic and optical systems develop specific solutions based on magnetic and/or optical materials, systems and processes, and, together with our industrial partners, bring them into productivity.