Heliatek was spun-off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden (IAPP) and the University of Ulm. The company’s founding brought together internationally renowned experts in the fields of organic optoelectronics and oligomer synthesis. As the global technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics (OPV), the company aims to help shape a sustainable solar future.
Heliatek's 4 core focuses are: materials development, OPV business development, stack architechture (organic electronics) and R2R production. Its stated vision is to push forward advanced and sustainable energy solutions in everyday life. Heliatek is making the transition from technology development to industrial manufacturing. Its goal is to produce organic solar films in volume in the near future.
Heliatek's business model is to supply custom-designed HeliaFilm® to partners mainly in the building and automotive industry. Together with its partners, Heliatek develops ready-to-market products for the respective market segments. In its first pilot projects, Heliatek successfully combined its solar film with materials like glass, concrete, and PVC membrane.