Leibniz Networks focus on a particular key topic or technology. They form a communicative platform where the participating institutes can exchange subject-based, methodological and technical expertise and develop it further. The networks see themselves as central communicators, representing their research fields to policymakers, funding bodies, industry, the media, associations and other organisations. Leibniz Networks devise and organise professional events. They are set up by the Executive Board of the Leibniz Association at the request of the Leibniz Institutes.