Helmholtz Innovation Labs

Helmholtz Innovation Labs are physical locations where scientific expertise and the needs of industry and its customers are iteratively matched. Long-term "enabling spaces" emerge here for ideas to be tested out. Their aim is to integrate entrepreneurial partners in joint development projects over the long term. This notion of commercialization distinguishes Helmholtz Innovation Labs, as "Think and Do Tanks", setting them apart from pure research laboratories.

The first call for applications for the Helmholtz Innovation Labs took place in 2016 and had a total budget of 12 million euros for projects lasting up to five years. Projects received funding of up to 2.5 million euros, plus the same amount of reciprocal financing from the respective research center. At the end of the five-year period, the project is expected to be sustainably stable.

The next round is envisaged for the fall of 2018. Further information will be available on this website in the near future.

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    • N. N.
    • Head of Department Transfer and Innovation
      Helmholtz Association
    • Dr. Martin Kamprath
    • Program Manager Transfer and Innovation
      Helmholtz Association