InnovationLab GmbH manages the research and development platform and brings together shareholders and partners for cooperative research in joint facilities.
The One-Stop Shop for Printed Electronics
InnovationLab is the expert for printed and organic 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 which are essential for the development of flexible and hybrid electronic systems. Together with our partners from academia and industry, such as BASF SE, SAP SE, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Heidelberg University, we continuously expand our portfolio in printed electronics. Our cluster management team coordinates the agile community, consisting of partners on-site and in the extended network.
We offer services in the field of research & development, pilot and industrial production as well as consulting and facility management. Here, the main focus is on accompanying customers from their first idea to the industrial production of their product - from LAB-2-FAB. We are able to take over at any stage of development and will lead our customers' products to success in compliance with their individual needs.
For industrial production, we have a strong partner on our side in Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which prints sensors in 3-shift operation at its production site
The iL Story
On the initiative of Prof. Dr. Claus E. Heinrich, a former member of the executive board of SAP AG and former chairman of the board of the group Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar (Future Metropolitan Region Rhine Neckar; ZMRN e.V.), the Academic Council of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region was established in May 2007. The aim of this committee, with many outstanding members, is to drive the networking of science and business in the region forwards and to promote joint research activities. In order to achieve these goals, 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 Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and surrounding areas are home to a large number of well-known companies, universities and research institutions focusing on the development of the future technology of organic electronics. In the past, those efforts have been primarily made either in the form of individual activities or bilateral cooperations. With the leading-edge cluster competition held by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) acting as a catalyst, the loosely connected participants from science and business have been successfully brought together into a close-knit research network, the Forum Organic Electronics. This targeted networking has led to the formation of a leading-edge cluster for organic electronics, whose illustration of the entire value chain gives it a globally unique selling point. Following the model of co-innovation, the partners' competencies are combined across disciplines. Joint research projects create decisive synergies which allow faster development of marketable products and applications.