Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) is a research centre for energy materials research, thus contributing to knowledge-based solutions, and it provides large-scale research infrastructure for the national as well as international scientific community and industry. HZB employs about 1200 people and has got an annual budget of about 146 million Euros. HZB is a member of the Helmholtz Association - Germany's largest scientific organisation. In order to stimulate technology transfer the Helmholtz Association has recently established seven Innovation Labs. HZB runs one of them - namely the Helmholtz Innovation Lab HySPRINT.