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Torsten Jähnke, physicist, Frank Pelzer, MBA, and Jörn Kamps, physicist, became friends at high school. From there, they studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin sharing a student apartment. Fascinated by all forms of nanotechnology through student jobs, Torsten Jähnke and friends initiated the idea to develop SPMs into a business. In October 1999, the three friends, while still students, founded JPK Instruments AG using their owns funds.