MITI was founded on June, 26th 2004 in the form of a registered non-profit society. The set objective is to promote research, apprenticeship and consultation in fields of public and private security and precautionary measures, and to co-ordinate and to carry out activities in these fields itself.
The focus of activities is dedicated to areas of life sciences, including the promotion of research results for wider practical application in rural areas in particular. The starting points for projects are current needs, requirements as well as challenges and likely problems in the future for and in East Brandenburg.
Research, apprenticeship as well as consultation during the time of the introduction of devices and procedures as well as the use of innovations are guided by sustainability objectives.
Basically, projects shall be carried out in co-operation, national as well as international ones, in particular with states and regions that face comparable challenges like rural areas in East Brandenburg. This is particularly the case with the neighbouring Poland. Co-operation agreements exist, however, also with research institutes and enterprises in other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and states in Central Asia; in addition some links have been established and still are promoted to institutions in the Middle East as well as in North and Central Africa.
Altogether, these links shall not only create a wider and more load-bearing base for research, apprenticeship and use of research results through the international co-operation. This border crossing co-operation concept shall also promote confidence building and, simultaneously, and open markets for free trade of products and services.
Guided by this objective, MITI also arranges and promotes training periods for young scientists and students at home and abroad.
Special attention is dedicated to support understanding of and interest in natural sciences and technology into the educational system, especially in Germany, in particular for pupils at the upper classes of grammar schools and colleges.