Many innovative products are based on thin films made out of conductive, semi-conductive or insulating materials. These materials are deposited on glass or foils and exhibit thicknesses in the nano and micrometer range. For example, screens for smart phones, flat lighting elements or flexible solar modules are produced from multiple layers of such films. The functionality of these components is determined by two-dimensional structures inside the film itself, which can be generated flexibly and economically by means of laser radiation. The Fraunhofer ILT is currently developing industry-ready processes to generate high-resolution structuring of thin films and the required process engineering for high throughput.