The IMG Innovations-Management GmbH IMG acts as a central patenting and innovation marketing agency in the federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz, in the south-west of Germany. Founded in 1996, it is owned by the Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB). IMG's function is to support and accelerate the transfer of knowledge between science and business. It also serves as the central contact point for all questions concerning the process of innovation of technology-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and for people starting new businesses. Its activities include technology transfer and innovation marketing, such as for the Patent Network of Science in Rheinland-Pfalz, the Enterprise Europe Network Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar, the organization of fair presentations, the DESCOM Designforum Rheinland-Pfalz and INNOMAG, a network in the field of magnetic microsystems.