High-Lift is the keyword for technologies dealing with future aircraft providing the required lift at low flight velocities as well as allowing for novel wing designs. Prominent technology examples are the gapless smart droop nose and the adaptive slat for wing leading edge applications as well as various innovative trailing edge devices. Along with structure-system integration aspects of active flow control applications and additional structural wing components for laminar wing technology, the research activities support aircraft manufacturers in their endeavour to substantiate the challenging goals for novel aircraft with improved environmental compatibility (reduction of drag, emissions, and noise). The activities in the High-Lift research field are not just concentrated on the wings leading and trailing edge, but closely involved in developments of future wings. All High-Lift projects are greatly multi-disciplinary such that the Institute’s entire scientific expertise is required.