innoLAE Industry Day 2020

Event Details
Start Date: Mon, 20 Jan
End Date: Mon, 20 Jan
Location: Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton CB10 1RQ
Cost: Free

innoLAE 2020 industry day is the UK’s leading networking event focusing on the industrialisation of printed electronics based technologies.

Come along to the industry day to gain access to decision-makers associated with large-area electronics. You will hear from industry experts on what the market drivers are and how the technology can be used across markets to get significant benefits. You’ll also have an opportunity to be part of the networking session and gain access to leaders in research, technology innovation and manufacturing active today in printed, flexible and large-area electronics.

Join CPI for this exciting event and come away with an understanding of how flexible large-area electronics can benefit your business and the markets you work in.

Drinks and canapés will be provided in the networking session which will round off the event and lead onto the innoLAE 2020 conference the following day.

Click here for more details and registration.

From flexible electronics projects to ecosystem

Over 40 participants came to Prague on 11th December 2019 to take part in the Workshop on APPLICATIONS AND INDUSTRIALISATION WITH FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS.  The event was organized in the framework of the InSCOPE and SmartEEs projects with the objective of presenting the InSCOPE project results and informing the public about the opportunities offered by the flexible electronics community.

The workshop was opened by Rudolf Frycek, CEO of AMIRES, and Corne Rentrop, the coordinator of the InSCOPE project. During the first session, participants were able to hear more about the four partners of the InSCOPE project – Bosch, Signify, KONE and GSK – and their experiences and results obtained during the 3-year project implementation. Matthias Mahlich, Peter Bancken, Rasmus Lonnqvist and Panagiota Tsapuornioti gave some interesting insights into the printed electronics applications in automotive, smart buildings and medical packages.

The second session was dedicated to examples of flexible electronics in the health, packaging/logistics and building sectors, which were realized through a development case of the Dutch company UNITRON supported by the InSCOPE project as presented by Pieter de Wilde, and thought SmartEEs application experiments of innovative companies – Small Data Garden,  Esyst and 3DMA which were represented by  Timo Liukko, Jaroslav Sochor, and Robert Fuhrmann respectively. Representatives of large volume manufacturers, Kari Ronka and Marek Ramski from Flexbright and OledWorks shared their developments and ideas with flexible electronics technologies.

Finally, Rudolf Frycek informed the participants about the future opportunities / benefits and EU support for SMEs and Mid-caps.

With the motivation from speakers, a chance to interact with key industry stakeholders, and touch and feel the displayed demonstrators, it was truly an event to remember. Stay tunes for next events and we hope to see you there!

WORKSHOP ON APPLICATIONS AND INDUSTRIALISATION WITH FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS

We are pleased to announce that in cooperation with Technology Centre, AMIRES is organizing a WORKSHOP ON APPLICATIONS AND INDUSTRIALISATION WITH FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS in Prague, Czech Republic on 11th December from 9.30 a.m. – 14.00 p.m. in the framework of InSCOPE and SmartEEs projects. The workshop targets companies willing to use and integrate flexible electronics in existing or new products. Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to see examples of new products and prototypes based of flexible, large area and wearable technologies, and to listen to manufacturers and suppliers presenting their scalable technologies and existing business opportunities.

Last but not least, a support for SMEs and midcaps in the form of micro grants will be presented, including prototyping and faster translation to large volume manufacturing.

Detailed information can be found in the Flyer.

We look forward to seeing you in Prague, and please do not forget to register your participation here.

SmartEEs Open Call – 4 proposals selected for the 5th cut-off date

Following the evaluation process of proposals submitted by the 5th cut-off date, the SmartEES consortium has selected 4 proposals to proceed with the contracting phase. The projects are focused on integrating flexible electronics into advanced new products.

Altogether 21 proposals were received for this cut-off date, all of which were evaluated by the SmartEEs Evaluation Panel. The funding amount for each of the selected projects will be decided during the contracting phase.

If you would like to know more about the 5th cut-off evaluation results, please check the Public Evaluation Report.

This was the last cut-off organized through the SmartEEs, but all interested parties are invited to stay tuned and follow us on social media to learn about new opportunities  which will be offered by the SmartEEs Community.

An OLED pilot line introduces itself: From PI-SCALE to LYTEUS

Flexible OLED light – a dream comes true for many product designers! The PI-SCALE project (project number: 688093) funded by the European Commission has been successfully completed.

In order to evaluate the successful development of the H2020 project PI-SCALE and its final results, a review meeting together with representatives of the European Commission took place in Eindhoven on September 11th, 2019. One of the results was the announcement of the continuation of the pilot line service for flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLED) under the lead of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP. The OLED pilot line service continues under the name LYTEUS. In order to promote this and to present the services offered by LYTEUS, the consortium invites potential industrial customers to a workshop (website) on November 7, 2019, in Dresden/Germany.

Within the framework of the PI-SCALE project funded by the European Commission, the leading European research institutes Fraunhofer FEP, VTT, Holst Centre/TNO and CPI together with industrial partners Audi, REHAU, Pilkington and EMDE were able to set up the pilot line service for flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) LYTEUS. LYTEUS is able to supply industrial companies with customized flexible OLED lighting modules and supports the development of new innovative products.

Together with their industrial partners, the institutes were able to achieve unique results, create and manufacture fascinating prototypes based on the flexible OLED technology. In a one-day workshop on November 7, 2019, interested parties can now experience the offer of the LYTEUS pilot line service on site at Fraunhofer FEP and discuss it with the partners. The industrial partners of PI-SCALE will also present their impressive applications and the research partners will inform you in detail about the range of services of LYTEUS. Experts will be available to discuss ideas.

The Fraunhofer FEP, with its ten years of experience and the resulting know-how in the production of OLEDs for lighting applications, functions as one of the core partners of the PI-SCALE consortium. PI-SCALE aimed at the production and integration of flexible OLEDs at system level by creating a worldwide leading Open Access pilot line. With the help of the project it was possible to build a bridge between the development of novel and innovative products and the possibility of bringing these technologies from the laboratory to the market. In order to achieve the objectives of the project and to develop the functionality of the pilot line service, partners along the entire value chain – from material suppliers to end users – were represented in the consortium.

World´s longest OLED strip

Freeform, ultra-thin, multicolor, transparent and flexible – these are the attributes that distinguish the innovative OLED technology. Within the PI-SCALE project and by establishing the OLED pilot line service LYTEUS, the world’s longest OLED strip in roll-to-roll was created. In total, more than ten different demonstrators could be built in cooperation with the partners of the consortium. In addition to the world’s longest OLED strip, also the world’s largest OLED demonstrator with the dimensions of 30 cm × 180 cm. As an area light source, the fields of application for OLEDs are almost inexhaustible. Whether automotive, security, lighting in general, light design engineering, interior design, furniture, aviation or architecture: dimmable OLEDs with variable colors offer almost unlimited creative freedom (see Fig. 4). Together with EMDE development of light GmbH, for example, the first flexible OLED integrated into a motorcycle jacket was developed . This use in garments can open up new possibilities in the field of aesthetics and design. In addition, OLED lighting elements in motorcycle clothing improve the visibility of their users and thus increase road safety.

Claudia Keibler-Willner, Project Manager and Head of Department Sheet-to-Sheet Organic Technology at Fraunhofer FEP, explains: “With the establish

ment of the LYTEUS pilot line service, we have taken a major step forward in the further development of economical manufacturing processes for flexible OLEDs. With LYTEUS, we can bridge the gap between research and mass production and offer custom OLED solutions. LYTEUS was developed in the now completed PI-SCALE project and is coordinated by Fraunhofer FEP and supported by Holst Centre/TNO, VTT and CPI. The result is impressive: among other things, we were able to manufacture highly efficient OLED modules that are the longest in the world. The use of the roll-to-roll process also promises a significant reduction in the cost of future components.”

The project partners thank the European Commission for its support of the project.


ABOUT PI-SCALE:

The project was funded within the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union with the FKZ No. 688093.
Further information: www.pi-scale.eu and www.lyteus.eu.

Budget: 14 Mio. €

Duration: 01.01.2016 – 30.06.2019