InnovationLab - Experts in Printed Electronics

InnovationLab (iL) is a unique research & development platform and education model designed to foster cross-disciplinary research and innovation at the interface of academia and industry.

We are the experts in printed electronics with a focus on flexible printed pressure sensors. We provide tailored print solutions for our customers' R&D challenges. Our expertise relies on a solid understanding of materials, processes and printing technologies being essential for the development of flexible and hybrid electronic systems. With our academic and industrial partners, such as BASF SE, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Heidelberg University, we continuously expand our portfolio in printed electronics.

We offer services in R&D facility management, technical supply, maintenance of laboratories and scientific equipment, laboratory security, consulting, intellectual property protection, and commercialization. Partners can work with our printing operations team in our facilities to test, develop and prove processes, devices, applications, and products. Our cluster management team coordinates the agile community, consisting of partners on-site and in the extended network. Beyond that, we train young scientists and partners' personnel in printed and organic electronics.

Shareholders of InnovationLab are:

  • BASF SE, the world's leading chemical company
  • Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, a major provider and reliable partner for many years to the global printing industry
  • SAP SE, one of the largest software enterprises
  • Heidelberg University, Ruperto Carola, one of the most ancient German Universities with Excellence and a strong international orientation
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association, one of the biggest research and education institutions worldwide following the objective of unrestricted exchange of knowhow and sustainable innovation culture

Our relationship to the University of Heidelberg is covered by a technology pipeline agreement which grants us exclusive marketing rights over organic electronics intellectual property developed at InnovationLab, likewise pipeline agreements have been signed with shareholders and partners.