The Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) in Berlin-Adlershof is an international state-of-the-art competence center for science & technology as well as service & transfer for innovations in and by crystalline materials. Crystalline materials are key technology enabling components to provide electronic and photonic solutions for today´s and future challenges in society like artificial intelligence (communication, mobility etc.), energy (renewable energies, power conversion etc.) as well as health (medical diagnosis, modern surgical instruments etc.). The IKZ provides innovations in crystalline materials by its combined in-house expertise on plant engineering, numerical simulations and crystal growth to achieve highest quality crystalline materials with tailored properties. Together with partners from institutes with technology platforms as well as industry companies, the institute will in future also drive innovations by crystalline materials, namely the reliable evaluation and benchmarking of innovative crystalline prototype materials for disruptive technology approaches.