The organisation InnoPlanta was founded in 2000 as a project of BIO Mitteldeutschland Ltd. One of the founders is Hans Strohmeyer from BIO Mitteldeutschland Ltd., who acted as project coordinator and a head of InnoPlanta's office. It's located in Gatersleben (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) where also the German seed bank is located. Its aim is to give advice for members and to act as agency for funding, PR and “acceptance research” for GM crops.
2004: InnoPlanta conducts the first cultivation trials of GM maize in Germany. 2004/05 it paid TransGen for a website portal on cultivation trials.
Since 2005: Annual InnoPlanta Forum, funded by the Regional Companies Project of the BMBF and by BIO Mitteldeutschland.
2006: Foundation of the Working group of innovative farmers in InnoPlanta (Arbeitgemeinschaft Innovativer Landwirte im InnoPlanta, AGIL)  by 20 farmers with the aim to support farmers who want go grow GM crops and to represent when dealing with politicians, businesses or local communities. In 2006 four politicians and scientists (among them Klaus-Dieter Jany) acted as “godfathers” for AGIL farmers. 
InnoPlanta has about 93 members and about 60 partners in research, business, finances and politics (as of April 2008), among which are KWS, NovoPlant, SunGene and TraitGenetics (Gatersleben), BIO Mitteldeutschland, Genius, Landesbauernverband Sachsen-Anhalt, Bundesanstalt für Züchtungsforschung an Kulturpflanzen (BAZ Quedlinburg, now JKI) and the Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Research (IPK Gatersleben).
BIO Mitteldeutschland received 20 million Euro subsidies from the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) from the InnoRegio Competition since 2003.