Source: Fraunhofer IPA, Rainer Bez

Today, laboratories often resemble a traditional manufactory structure. Devices and processes are not connected and valuable samples are often processed manually by employees. For a long time, this system has been sufficient to maximize the innovative strength of laboratories. However, they now generate much more data and the familiar model cannot keep up with this increased complexity. At the Innovation Center for Laboratory Automation Stuttgart, nICLAS for short, Fraunhofer IPA and industry partners are developing new technologies for the smart laboratory of the future. The Innovation Center at the Fraunhofer Campus in Stuttgart offers companies and research institutes a platform for networking and developing innovative technologies and automated solutions together. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is providing startup funding of over EUR 600,000 for the project. Interested companies and research institutes are able to join the community so that together we can create the laboratory environment of tomorrow.