Press Highlights

Technology Transfer in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region


With the acquisition of the printed, rechargeable battery technology TAeTTOOz from the specialty chemicals group Evonik, InnovationLab GmbH is bringing a unique materials technology to the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. The aim is to commercialize the technology.

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Managing Director Luat Nguyen interviewed by Plaftform für Digitalisierung & Nachhaltigkeit


InnovationLab's Managing Director Luat Nguyen has big plans: He wants to create a one-stop store for printed organic electronics with InnovationLab. Find out how he is proceeding strategically and what he has already achieved in this interview.

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Giving "Quality Made in Germany" a new life


Sensors from the industrial printer are considered as a promising approach, both for high volumes and for very small batch sizes. Our Business Developer Dr. Florian Ullrich sees the technology as an opportunity to produce competitively even in high-wage countries.

Read more in issue 7 of Markt & Technik (p. 34-37)

Integrating InnovationLab's sensor foils in RECARO car seats


The Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung published an article about the collaboration for integration Innovationlab's sensor foils in RECARO Automotive seats in order to enable various advanced functions.

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Extremly thin sensor foils for battery monitoring


InnovationLab has a unique selling point with printed organic sensors. Elektronik automotive spoke to Managing Director Luat Nguyen about ultra-thin sensor foils for battery monitoring in electric vehicles and presented the unique technology.

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3D-printed bicycle saddle


At Formnext 2021 BASF 3D Printing Solutions will present a 3D-printed bicycle saddle that supports mass customization. Along with Hyperganic, atum3D, and InnovationLab, it has now realized the idea of moving from individual 3D pressure maps to market-ready bicycle saddles in a fully automated workflow.

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Shareholder representative of BASF Dr. Kai Exner becomes Honorary Professor at TU Braunschweig


We congratulate our friend and long-time shareholder representative of BASF Dr. Kai Exner on his honorary professorship at the TU Braunschweig! Our students at iL have been benefiting from Kai's knowledge in the fields of statistics and process design for a long time, among others, in a seminar series within the framework of our research project 2HORISONS.

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Innovative Applications Based on FSR inks by Henkel


Interested in how printed electronics can create smart surface solutions that contribute to monitoring social distancing anonymously in public?
Then read the blog post by our partner Henkel Adhesive Technologies about the development of our Smart Mat now!

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Developing printed sensors for the IoT & Materials


The OPE Journal published an Article about us: "InnovationLab GmbH (Heidelberg, Germany) has built a comprehensive eco-system for printed electronics." This article focuses on a project on the development of prototypes using capacitive and resistive sensors, combining BASF materials, sensors, data collecting hardware, wireless transmission systems and software.

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Mission to Print: An Interview with Productronic


Our Managing Director Luat Nguyen and our Head of Printed Electronics Dr. Janusz Schinke talked to the Productronic editor-in-chief Petra Gottwald and explained how the market size of PE will develop in the future and what kind of benefits organic sensors offer. Find out where we see the future of organic sensors.

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Printed Sensors Save Lives


"A significant number of patients worldwide will develop pressure ulcers, and the global mortality rate directly attributable to pressure ulcers is increasing by double digits - a very serious problem in the healthcare system." Learn more about our latest pressure ulcer prevention technology in the recent Markt&Technik.

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Vote for Manager of the Year: Your Vote for iL's Managing Director Luat Nguyen


For the seventh time, the readers of Markt&Technik have the opportunity to vote for the Managers of the Year. This year, our Managing Director Luat Nguyen is nominated in the category "New Technologies". We are very excited and hope for your vote!

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iL in Conversation with Max Maxfield


What do waffles, Young Dilbert and cordwood modules have to do with printed electronics? – Read Max Maxfield's entertaining article, who has been talking to our Business Developer Dr. Florian Ullrich, to find out how all of this is connected to InnovationLab and our technology.

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iL in the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung


Fundamental research is important, but at some point you need to go to the market". We are especially delighted that we were part of the RNZ business section. Based on an Interview with our managing director Luat Trong Nguyen, the article gives insight on the status quo of the InnovationLab and depicts where the company is heading towards in the future.

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InnovationLab is the Cover Story of the Markt&Technik


We are proud to have made it to the front page of the Markt&Technik, the leading trade journal in the field of electronics. Learn more about our unique Lab-2-Fab concept and our collaboration with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, which for the first time enables the production of cost-effective printed sensors in high volumes.

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Leading the way in printed and organic electronics


Prior to the Virtual Sensor Show, our Business Developer Dr. Florian Ullrich talked to Rachel Gordon, answering her questions on the potential of printed sensors, why Germany is particularly advanced in this field and what he believes are the prospects for virtual events. Read also in the interview how he found his way to InnovationLab.

In conversation with iL

Heidelberger Druck about the cooperation with InnovationLab


Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, speaks of a "milestone" for the company and for Germany as a business location: The traditional printing press manufacturer has started the production of printed and organic electronics at its main plant in Wiesloch-Walldorf.

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Interview with Easy Engineering


What are the market trends in the field of printed electronics? And what are iL's estimations for 2020? Our Technology Cooperation Manager Dr. Christoph Kaiser gave the answers to those and further questions in an interview with the online magazine Easy Engineering based in Romania.

Easy Engineering

Printed Electronics Now: About InnovationLab


In their latest article, the American online magazine "Printed Electronics Now" introduces iL and offers interesting insights into the company in an interview with our Business Developer Dr. Florian Ullrich. As a one-stop-shop, iL is the perfect partner in the field of printed electronics and contributes significantly to recent trends in this industry.

Printed Electronics Now

Having 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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Save the Bees: How Printed Electronics supports the Rescue of Bees


The internal SAP project "Save the Bees" counteracts bee mortality with the support of InnovationLab. With printed sensors, the activities of individual beehives are recorded and made available via a mobile app. Automatic alerts inform beekeepers directly about any deviations.

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10 years of innovative Thinking and Action


On the occasion of the 10th anniversary InnovationLab took the opportunity to give a heartful thank-you to all strong companions who "drive and steer the ship". Together with former students, employees and partners they celebrated the past 10 years and cast a promising glance into the future.


InnovationLab is further strengthening its cooperation with SAP in the field of IoT


In future, InnovationLab GmbH will increasingly cooperate with SAP SE to integrate printed electronics into future-oriented applications for IoT.

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The Federal Ministry of Education and Research recommended InnovationLab GmbH as ambassador for strengthening Germany's position as a centre for innovation


The Federal Ministry of Education and Research announces 11 clusters and networks to support their international cooperation, among them the Leading-Edge Cluster Forum Organic Electronics. The selected projects will be funded with up to 4 million euros.

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