The Impossible Project is a company that manufactures instant photographic materials. The Impossible Project was founded in 2008 after Polaroid announced in February 2008 that it would stop producing film for Polaroid cameras. The founders are Dr. Florian Kaps, André Bosman and Marwan Saba. In June 2008, Kaps and Bosman met at the Polaroid factory’s closing event and decided to found a company to produce materials for Polaroid cameras. In October 2008, Impossible bought the production machinery from Polaroid and leased a building, called Building Noord, which was formerly part of the Polaroid plant in Enschede, Netherlands. The company has offices in Vienna, Berlin, New York and Tokyo. It leased the Polaroid production plant and developed new instant film products for use in existing Polaroid cameras. In 2010, the company began producing several types of instant film.
In January 2012, the company announced that it and Polaroid would launch a range of collectible products, called The Polaroid Classic range, that originate from different periods of Polaroid's history. Between six and ten products will be released each year. In July 2013, Florian Kaps announced his 'retirement' from the project.
The impossible project has stated that they can't produce 4x5, Type 100, or Type 80 films, Polaroid 500 film  nor I-Zone film even if they wanted as they don't have the production machinery. These were disassembled along with the factories that used to produce the film when Polaroid filed for Chapter 11.
They've said that after Fuji discontinued FP3000b and FP100b they had periodic discussions with them and others in the industry about popular formats that are at risk. They have approached Fuji on this (regarding purchasing their machinery) and have yet to receive a solid response. But state they rather focus on doing a limited number of things very well rather than be aimless so their focus is Integral rather than peel away (although they offer a 8x10 peel away solution).
In October 2013, the company began sale of the Instant Lab, a new camera-like device that could expose digital images from an iPhone onto analog instant film. It supports the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c and 5s, as well as the iPod Touch.
The device was produced after a successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter. They also introduced a new battery-less film cartridge design for use with the Instant Lab, which–unlike vintage Polaroid cameras–is internally powered.
The cartridge itself if just a 600-type cartridge stripped of the battery, so it can use 600-type film just the same.
Customers will have the opportunity to exchange their current Instant Lab cradle to a new one that supports many phone sizes in one.
In September 2014, roughly a year after the original Instant Lab release The Impossible project announced at Photokina that they would release an second generation device with the intent to support more devices.
The biggest if only change appears to be that it now supports more than iPhone 4 through 5s as iPod Touch 4 and 5. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be supported along with iPad with Retina Display, the Samsung Galaxy S III through S5, and Galaxy Note II and 3. Compatibility with further devices is said to be in the works.