Heliatek, a global leader in high-end solar PV technology, 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 expertise in the fields of organic optoelectronics and organic oligomer synthesis. As the global technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics (OPV) based on small molecules, Heliatek is currently making the transition from technology development to industrial manufacturing. Heliatek's goal is to mass-produce organic photovoltaic panels using the world's first roll-to-roll low temperature process for deposition of small molecules in 2012. Investors in Heliatek include leading industrial and financial companies such as BASF, Bosch, RWE, and Wellington Partners.