Thin Film Technology (TFT) is a research network within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It was founded in 2009 to meet the growing demand for thin film research in Germany. The university professorship Thin Film Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is supported by KIT Elite Future Concept and a consortium of Bayer, BASF and Roche (Shared Professorship). Head of TFT are Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Schabel and Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer. While TFT is mainly located within the Institute of Thermal Process Engineering, it is strongly interconnected to several institutes at the KIT. Some main cooperations are with the Light Technology Institute, the Institute of Nanotechnology.