Company Facts

INVITE was founded in the year 2010 as private public partnership between the TU Dortmund University and BAYER AG as a research center for innovative production technologies. The Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf joined INVITE as an additional shareholder in 2016.

INVITE develops process innovations and technology solutions for corporations and companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We promote the development of new ideas and integrate results in practical applications.

F3-Factory, CO2RRECT, MoBiDiK and ReeL are amongst others major successful achievements of INVITE and have been or are being adopted into commercial operation with partners from industry.

INVITE also leads the Drug Delivery Innovation Center (DDIC), an open consortium between partners from the pharmaceutical industry, equipment and excipient manufacturers. Together we want to bridge basic research and industry applications in a mainly pre-competitive, combined and interdisciplinary approach.

The INVITE research center and headquarters are located at CHEMPARK Leverkusen, Germany. INVITE promotes the training and continuing education of highly talented researchers and engineers. We are a competence center for cross-industry research. INVITE brings together industry, academia and public stakeholders.