Zeiss has announced plans to build a shared innovation hub at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. The €30 million facility, which will cover an area of around 12,000 square meters on the north campus of the Institute, will house high-tech and digital start-ups as well as Zeiss' innovation and new business activities. The hub will include offices, labs and production areas. Construction is scheduled for early 2018, and the facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2019. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a public university and one of the largest educational and research institutions in Germany. At the new hub, the institute will lease a portion of the space for its own carve-outs and innovation activities. The facility will also house Nanoscribe, a stakeholder of Zeiss. In the new hub, Nanoscribe will have more space to develop its technology for micro 3D printing.

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