Based on the initiative of Prof. Dr. Claus E. Heinrich, former member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and former chairman of the board of the group Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar (ZMRN e.V.), the Academic Council of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region was set up in May 2007.
The aim of this committee, with many outstanding members, is to drive the networking of science and business in the region and to promote joint research activities.
In order to make these goals a reality, the Academic Council has actively supported the foundation of InnovationLab GmbH and the successful entry of the Forum Organic Electronics cluster into the excellence cluster competition held by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
The guidelines and values of iL are based on the specifications made by the Academic Council.
At iL, the partners carry out joint research in the areas of energy, the environment and health and transform the results of this research into economic value creation, while offering education and training opportunities for professionals in the field.