InnovationLab GmbH (iL) is a combined, application-oriented platform for research and knowledge transfer in science and business in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. It is supported by the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and by the companies BASF SE, Merck KGaA, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and SAP AG.
iL's goal is to create research platforms which allow the partners to work together under one roof across all disciplines and along the entire value chain. The company focuses mainly on cooperative research, transforming inventions into marketable products, and training the next generation. iL is initially working on the future technology of organic electronics, forming a central component of the strategy for success of the BMBF Leading-Edge Cluster Forum Organic Electronics. As part of the promotion of this excellence cluster, many research projects are being driven forward at InnovationLab GmbH, including the development of semi-transparent organic solar cells or organic sensors for medical applications.