A strong alliance for progress

Innovationsallianz Baden-Württemberg (innBW) is an alliance of 12 application-oriented research institutes that is unique in Germany.

Together, the 12 research institutions of innBW offer a unique range of services across the entire development process from the idea to market entry. In doing so, they orient their work to the future growth fields along which the federal state government aligns its technology policy.

With more than 4,500 company projects per year and over 500 public research projects in the future-oriented fields of health and care, sustainable mobility, energy and environmental technology, and information and communication, innBW is a beacon of innovation and technology transfer. As a link between science and industry, innBW brings both sides together and ensures the transfer of findings from basic research into industrial practice.

Together with companies, innBW develops market-ready products, processes and services and fulfills its role as a thought leader so that the federal state can maintain its top position as a European technology region. The innBW network of 12 independent research institutes is more than the sum of its members.

innBW in numbers (2019)

Employees     1,539

Turnover        182 million EUR, thereof 51 million EUR industry

4,680 projects and R&D orders from industry, of which 45% from SMEs

706 publicly funded collaborative projects with companies; 1,845 companies as R&D partners in collaborative projects

The 12 institutes

The innBW is a beacon of innovation. Technologies for a better tomorrow in decisive future fields emanate from these 12 institutes:


This is how we see ourselves, this is how our partners see us.