News 2020

InnovationLab joins bwcon Hightech Summit 2020


On October 1st, 2020, the high-tech sector of the state Baden-Württemberg meets up in form of a hybrid event going under the motto „Turning Data into Business“. We join this event together with André Bausch from Dr. Jean Bausch GmbH & Co.KG and will demonstrate how digital technologies support diagnosis and therapy prospects by showing a successful example.

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POE Insights - iL's Black Magic Foil becomes 'intelligent'


What is the relation between artificial intelligence and printed electronics? Which benefits can be drawn from applying deep learning algorithms to printed sensors? In cooperation with our partner Innoplexia GmbH we have "upgraded" our Black Magic Foil with artificial intelligence. Watch our latest episode to learn more about this new feature!

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LOPECimpulse Webinar


Difficult times require innovative solutions.
On Thursday July 16, our Head of System Integration and Product Development Dr. Alexey Sizov will give a presentation within the new free webinar series #LOPECimpulse offering insights on smart floors and how they contribute to the current social distancing requirements as well as people counting.

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POE Insights - The Difference and Synergy Between Organic and Inorganic Electronics


InnovationLab is the expert for printed and organic electronics. Now you wonder what organic electronics mean? In our next episode of POE Insights, our Head of IoT Solutions Dr. Jean-Nicolas Tisserant will highlight why the printing of organic materials will become essential to future electronic technologies. Have a look!

POE Insights No. 3

iL at the Virtual World Sensor Show and Congress


In collaboration with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, we will be taking part in the Virtual World Series on July 22 and 23. Besides leading companies in the field of technology, like Roche, BMW, or Microsoft, our colleague Dr. Florian Ullrich will represent InnovationLab and discuss how POE will become essential to the future of automatization and IoT.

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POE Insights - Smart Distance Control System at REWE Store


Our Head of System Integration & Product Development Dr. Alexey Sizov took the time to give you a more detailed insight into the development and functionality of our distance control system, which we installed last week in Heidelberg's REWE store Mathematikon. Have fun watching it!

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SMART CARPET from InnovationLab at Local Retail Store


The first of our sensor mats has made it into a local supermarket! We are excited to announce that we have installed our first Smart Distance Control System at the REWE Center in Heidelberg's Mathematikon. By using a simple traffic light system our installation provides the necessary distance between individual customers at the service counter.

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New Video Series - POE Insights


You were wondering what printed and organic electronics mean? How it works? What it includes? And what you can do with it? These questions and more will be discussed in “Printed and Organic Electronics Insights". Our colleague Dr. Florian Ullrich is the first who dares to step in front of the camera and presents "POE Insights - Introduction and Black Magic Foils".

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iL Facemasks from Designer based in Heidelberg


The corona crisis is a huge challenge for all of us that we can only overcome by combining our efforts. That is why we want to support our locals and collaborated with Hannah Krummlauf, a designer based in Heidelberg, who has produced face masks in iL design. Thanks to Hannah for your wonderful work! The contact for inquiries you can find on her homepage.

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Employee Development in Times of Coronavirus


Even in times of crisis we encourage our employee's personal development and further training efforts to progress within the company. Thus, we are very pleased that our colleague Tobias Lehmann will support us as Data Protection Officer (certified by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry) in addition to his work in the Legal Services and IP Management department.

Sensor Mats for Distance Control in Retail Stores


More and more shops open their doors to customers again. The questions which now arise are: How can we simply and efficiently regulate the number of customers in a shop in order to maintain the crucial social distance? In particular, how can we maintain the recommended distance at the checkouts?

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Unity in the fight against corona: Smart Face Mask


We also want to help with our technology and developed a wetness indicator for masks to detect its protective function. The smart face mask can also easily be applied with a #doityourself electronic. We are currently looking for partners to further develop and implement wetness, use, or other smart sensors in medical masks.

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Printed and Organic Sensors at Industrial Scale


Worldwide unique constellation: For the first time, printed organic sensors will be produced in an industrial three-shift operation at low costs - high quality sensors developed in Heidelberg. With this partnership between development and industrialization - from lab to fab - InnovationLab and Heidelberg are realizing a new dimension of production capacities.

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An Eye for Colors: Printable Light Sensors


Our colleagues from Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) have successfully taken a new and decisive progress in development - printed light sensors for application in optical communication. These sensors are particularly suitable for mobile devices, can be printed in large quantities and can be manufactured in any design on light and flexible materials.

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InnovationLab's Sensor Solution Presented at SAP DKOM


We are proud that Florian Ullrich had the opportunity to present our printed sensor solutions together with SAP at DKOM in Karlsruhe in front of more than 10,000 attendees. We performed a life-demo of our system, which is able to detect objects and directly send the data into SAP Leonardo IoT. Establishing this interface is a crucial step towards Industry 4.0.

InnovationLab attracts visitors at CES with new demonstrators for logistics, healthcare and more


In 2020, InnovationLab was once again part of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With many new, innovative products such as our intelligent car seat, the "CleverCarpet", as well as solutions for the automated inventory of product areas, we were able to convince visitors from all over the world of our expertise in printed organic electronics.


InnovationLab is officially certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015!


A huge thank you goes out to all our company's employees for their high commitment and finally, our special thanks go to Dr. Jean Bausch GmbH & Co. KG for their impetus and support. We will continue to focus our efforts on steadily improving our technologies and services to continue expanding our business going forward.

Selected Dinner with the Israeli Business Club in Heidelberg


It was an honor for us to be part of the dinner at the Israeli Business Club Germany with the Israeli Ambassador to Germany, S.E. Mr. Jeremy Issacharoff and the former Israeli Ambassador to the USA, S.E. Mr. Danny Ayalon, Prof. Dr. Frankenberg, Chairman of the Shareholders' Meeting of the Dieter Schwarz Foundation (Kaufland, Lidl) and more great personalities.


Business lunch with Pepperl+Fuchs AG


We are looking forward to the next Business Lunch on November 22, 2019 in Heidelberg. The topic this year will be Industrial Internet of Things. Together with bwcon we could invite Dr. Gunther Kegel (CEO Pepperl+Fuchs AG) as keynote speaker. Click below for more information and registration.


NEW IL WALLBOX - We have "juice" for your E-Car!


It was high time that InnovationLab provides its own e-charger for charging electric vehicles. With a grade of 1.1, the ADAC test winner in 2019 is the HEIDELBERG Wallbox Home Eco. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG being our shareholder, we are lucky to be close to the source and enjoy our new Wallbox.


Colloquium on Advanced Materials starts into winter term


Don't miss the winter term series 2019/20 of the "Colloquium on Advanced Materials", jointly hosted by the Centre for Advanced Materials and InnovationLab. On October 17th, Prof. Gemma Solomon from Københavns Universitet - University of Copenhagen will give the first talk about "How Low Can We Go? The Search For Quantum Interference Based Single-Molecule Insulators".


Dr. Christoph Kaiser at the Healthcare Sensor Innovations Conference in Cambridge


Our Technology Cooperation Manager Dr. Christoph Kaiser gave a talk about Printed Electronics For Occlusion Control at the Healthcare Sensor Innovations Conference in Cambridge. By giving a concrete example, he presented the path from an initial product idea to a mass-product. This whole path is what InnovationLab offers its customers.


iL was part of the delegation headed by the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Mr. Kretschmann


iL joined a delegation trip to Finland and Sweden headed by Winfried Kretschmann. They visited scientific institutes and companies like VTT or Nokia in Oulu, traveled to the business region of Göteborg and celebrated the german reunification day with the German ambassador in Helsinki, Detlef Lingemann. Thanks to bw-i and to all we met during this exciting trip!

World record inkjet printed perovskite solar cells with an efficiency of 18,5%


Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology develop a new coating process to manufacture perovskite solar cells by large-scale inkjet printing. KIT and InnovationLab reach 18,5% record efficiency of this process. In the next step the process may jump from laboratory scale to industrial scale.


Meet us at Microchip’s European MASTERs Conference


Next week our colleagues Sophie Sauva and Dr. Alexey Sizov will attend the Microchip’s European MASTERs Conference in Berlin. Are you going to attend, too? Meet our IoT Team learning about embedded control topics and exchanging with peers. See you there!


The competitive Advantage of Clusters


Today and tomorrow, Deutsche Welle is reporting about InnovationLab. Watch the broadcast about the cooperation between academia and industry under one roof. And learn more about the challenge of pooling skills and reconciling interests.


Connecting Rail Industry with printed Electronics


We were very happy to welcome the team of Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co., Ltd., the world's largest supplier of retail transit equipment, again at InnovationLab and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
We discussed the next steps of our technical business cooperation to connect the rail industry with printed electronics in China to drive a smarter future.


The Revolution of Subtitles


Did you know that 466 million people are hearing-impaired? Therefore, Silicon Surfer has developed a subtitling service which visualizes emotions in addition to content in terms of spoken words: WaveFont. In cooperation with InnovationLab, it will be extended to trigger the vibrating alert function on mobile phones to underline non-verbal sound.


Organometallic Catalysis Directed Towards Organic Synthesis


As sponsor, we would like to call attention to the 20th “Organometallic Catalysis Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS)”. This year's conference is taking place in Heidelberg until July 25th! Come by and register onsite in the Convention Center.


Review: Successful Heidelberg Innovation Forum at InnovationLab


On July 9, exciting pitches and comprehensive talks filled life into the essential topic of advanced mobility. Thanks to all participants and to bwcon for choosing our innovative environment for a future oriented, international exchange.


Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry


By focusing on cooperations created by iL, Deutsche Welle - Germany's public international broadcaster, was shooting on our premises. Working together hand in hand under one roof enables us to cover the whole process from Lab to Fab. We are proud to show our unique network and the production of printed and organic electronics to an international audience.

The production for 2019 already started and still more to come


We are right in the middle of another industrial sensor production for Dr. Jean Bausch's Occlusion Control System. The first part of more than 100.000 flexible printed pressure sensors in different sizes are nearly done and we are waiting for the next run of 300.000 sensors in autumn and winter.


Out and About


InnovationLab at the 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies in Singapore.
Thanks to our colleagues from TU Darmstadt, TU Braunschweig, University of Heidelberg, and iL for representing research and technologies developed at our R&D platform! Congratulations for winning a poster award!


Pimp your Tag! Luat Nguyen at VskE conference in Timmendorfer Stand


How can printed electronics shape the future of labels? Our Managing Director, Luat Nguyen, illustrated this question during the Spring Meeting of the “Verband der Hersteller selbstklebender Etiketten und Schmalbahnconverter e. V. (VskE)” on May 24th. This was a potential starting point for exciting joint projects.


Heidelberg Innovation Forum: Advanced Mobility in a smart Environment


If you are looking for investors and companies: join the Heidelberger Innovation Forum on 9th July! Apply for a Pitch to present your business idea in the field of Energy, IoT or Autonomous Driving. Start-ups Application are welcome until May 31th 2019.


Mobility & Smart Urbanism


New showcase is online: A car seat equipped with flexible printed pressure sensors. It is supported with an App and thus provides a continuous update about driver presence or sitting posture. From this system, diverse possibilities for automotive and aviation can be derived.


ideas - Joint Event to drive Innovation by CAM & iL


On March 28, InnovationLab and the Centre for Advanced Materials jointly organize an event to strengthen their relationship and to encourage dialogue and scientific exchanges. We warmly invite you to register and participate. Poster contributions about your scientific work are very welcome. We are looking foward to seeing lots of you there.


InnovationLab at Hannover Messe 2019


On April 1-5, we will be part of the “Home of Industrial Pioneers” on the main theme Industrial Intelligence. As one of 6500 exhibitors from 75 countries, we will present our solutions to shape a smarter every day with printed electronics. Meet us at Hall 27, Stand H75.


Success Stories


The Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen strengthens the competences of successful business culture and internationally recognised research centres in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and combines them with an established network of startup companies. As partner, InnovationLab answered questions about future prospects and hints for start-ups.


Meet us at LOPEC 2019


This year's LOPEC focuses on medical applications of printed electronics. On March 20-21 visit InnovationLab at booth #601. Have a look at our latest demonstrators on Health Care and find out how to boost your business with printed electronics.