The Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) is an "Industry on Campus" project established in the context of the German excellence initiative jointly by the University of Heidelberg
The HCI has been established in January, 2008 and moved to its new premises in March, 2008. Its strategic concept is built on the fact that basic problems in image processing are largely application-independent. The approximately 80 scientists working in the HCI conduct basic research with the aim of providing cutting-edge solutions to basic image analysis problems for applications in industry, environmental and life sciences. The HCI is part of the institutional strategy of the University of Heidelberg within the Excellence Initiative.