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Organic and large-area electronics, visualisation and display systems

Welcome to the Organic and Large Area Electronics website!

Please note that this web site is progressively being transferred to the new Photonics & OLAE web site.

Organic and large-area electronics is one of the most promising areas in the field of electronics. Intensive R&D activities in organic materials, carried out since the early 80s, have led to the demonstration of all basic functionalities of these materials (e.g. logic gate integration, efficient light emission, photovoltaic energy conversion, sensors, etc). Similarly, the first commercial applications can already be found on the market, which have also emphasized the potential of this field, in which Europe has a privileged R&D position.

Our mission is to contribute to Europe's leading position in this disruptive technology through the support of R&D activities, crucial for the development and progress in organic and large area electronics. Today, the issues of particular interest for the R&D community in this area are reliability, stability, device performance and device architecture, together with heterogeneous integration.

The current stage of development of organic and large area electronics emphasizes the importance of the creation of a European critical mass in the area and overcoming national fragmentation. The ultimate aim is to establish a pan European fertile research substrate and succeed in converting European R&D leadership into innovation and socio-economic growth.