Describing the culture of an institute in words is no mean feat. It is often a matter of shared experiences, the development of extraordinary approaches, and a common understanding of the expected level of quality. Our work generates a practical added value and turns innovative ideas into reality. We experience the resulting technological advances first-hand and in real time. What was a design on the drawing board yesterday is already a prototype today and will be ready for the global market tomorrow. Great ideas need people to foster them, put them to the test, and develop them further. Providing support for new developments in the wind energy industry and clearing the way for the next generation of ambitious turbine designs – that is our task and our passion.