Institut Lafayette is a newly-created innovation platform located on the Technopole of Metz in France, adjacent to the building of Georgia-Tech Lorraine, the European campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Its mission is to simultaneously provide access to world-class facilities/expertise in advanced semiconductor materials/devices research and prototyping for innovations in optoelectronics, and to offer an array of technology transfer services that will accelerate and increase the efficiency of commercialization of these innovations. The newly created institute is housed in a brand new 25,000 sq.ft. building comprised of offices, laboratories and a 5,000 sq.ft. cleanroom fully equipped with state-of-the-art characterization, fabrication, and pilot manufacturing equipment to enable innovations and training in optoelectronics and inorganic/organic semiconductors. Institut Lafayette aims at creating new business and research opportunities through extended partnerships with public and private organizations, especially in the area of energy and materials.