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Cooperation Platform for the Industry

The Helmholtz Innovation Lab HySPRINT is a cooperation platform for industry at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin with a focus on (opto)electronic materials and devices at an early technological stage of development.


The world record perovskite silicon tandem cell is based on two innovations: A nanotextured front side ( left) and a back side with dielectric reflector (right). It has an area of about one square centimetre, a typical lab size © Alexandros Cruz /HZB

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In ultramodern laboratories located in the Berlin-Adlershof Technology Park we provide our industrial partners access to all relevant technological processes and characterization methods. With our innovative team of experts, we drive product development dynamically forward, thus enabling a rapid market entry.  >> Read more

HySPRINT Success Stories

Innovation Lab HySPRINT "GenFab" opens its doors to the new Berlin incubator programme in the field of material science

Innovation Lab HySPRINT "GenFab" opens its doors to the new Berlin incubator programme in the field of material science

INAM e.V. and IRIS Adlershof of the Humboldt University in Berlin will receive EUR 1.1 million to set up the incubator AdMaLab - The Berlin Materials and Hardware Lab

The State of Berlin is granting INAM e.V. and its cooperation partners around EUR 1.1 million to set up an incubator program tailored to start-ups in the field of materials science. In addition to access to the newly opened research building of the IRIS Adlershof at Humboldt University and to the HySPRINT Innovation Lab at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, stipends will be made available to founders so they can dedicate their time to developing their business ideas and products.

Starting Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:00 noon, founders with a focus on new materials can apply for a place in the incubator programme. More information on the application process is provided at www.inam.berlin/admalab. In addition to the innovation activities in the lab, the selected startups receive an intensive mentoring and training programme, which is supported by Humboldt Innovation GmbH and experts from various specialist areas.

On 15 December 2021 at 10 a.m., the project partners will provide more detailed information about the incubator programme in a webinar. Interested parties can register here.

With the Berlin Startup Stipendium, which provides the grant, the State of Berlin has launched a funding programme to turn innovative ideas into products for those willing to start a business. With the funding from the European Social Fund and the State of Berlin, scholarship holders can advance their business ideas in various subject areas. Over 120 innovative startup projects have already been supported. This success can now be expanded further with the AdMaLab into the field of materials science.

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World record again at HZB: Almost 30 % efficiency for next-generation tandem solar cells achieved in Innovation Lab HySPRINT

Three HZB teams led by Prof. Christiane Becker, Prof. Bernd Stannowski and Prof. Steve Albrecht have jointly managed to increase the efficiency of perovskite silicon tandem solar cells fabricated completely at HZB to a new record value of 29.80 %. The value has now been officially certified and is documented in the NREL-charts. This brings the 30 percent mark within reach.

Today's solar modules are mainly made of silicon, and possibilities for further increases in efficiency have already been largely exploited. But since 2008, the material class of "metal halide perovskites" has moved into the focus of research: these semiconductor compounds convert sunlight into electrical energy very well and still offer a lot of room for improvement. In particular, they can be combined with silicon solar cells to tandem solar cells that use sunlight much more efficiently.

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Spin-off Story: QYB Quantum Yield Berlin

“Our mission is to make research easier and more efficient”
by Kai Dürfeld

Scientists from the Helmholtz Innovation Lab HySPRINT at HZB spun off the technology company QYB Quantum Yield Berlin GmbH at the beginning of April 2021. The spin-off is launching LuQY Pro, a ready-to-use measurement instrument that can help develop and optimise optoelectronic components such as solar cells and LEDs in a more efficient and resource-saving manner.

Making electronic components more efficient conserves natural resources, reduces costs, and helps the environment. With their newly founded spin-off company QYB Quantum Yield Berlin, six researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) want to provide their colleagues the world over with a device that will make their research work more efficient.

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