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FP7 Low-cost highly conductive high resolution structures for flexible \nlarge area electronics by high throughput \nlow temperature processing

LOTUS

Project ID: 248816
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Low-cost highly conductive high resolution structures for flexible \nlarge area electronics by high throughput \nlow temperature processing

From 2010-01-01 to 2013-09-30, closed project | LOTUS Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 5 421 490

EU contribution:

EUR 3 700 000

Coordinated in:

Netherlands

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The LOTUS project aims at providing the materials, technology and understanding needed to produce the "electric wiring" in flexible large area electronics

The LOTUS proposal addresses the urgent need for a technology to produce the highly conductive patterns required for high throughput large volume manufacturing of flexible large area electronics. While all printed electronics need “electric wiring” LOTUS specifically targets applications that are most advanced towards commercialization: flexible thin-film photovoltaics, RFIDs, and OLEDs for lighting. The general objective is to provide a simple, low cost, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and R2R compatible platform to produce highly conductive structures with high resolution. The interplay between materials researchers, technology developers and end users allows to generate solutions quickly and effectively with minimum investment and time and to achieve maximum output with minimum risk. This will also accelerate the transfer to mass production. The strategy is based on an integrated approach to address both the common needs and the specific requirements of the most representative applications. The platform developed will reinforce the leading position of the European Industry in flexible OLEDs, PVs, and RFIDs. Moreover, it will be beneficial to any flexible electronics including thin-film transistors, power converters, flexible batteries, printed sensors for biomedical use (point-of-care) and food protection/freshness applications; since all these devices need “electric wiring” as well. Thus LOTUS will contribute to wealth creation and making new technology available to address societal needs. The technologies and materials generated will enable the European Community to be competitive with Asian and North American products. The LOTUS project will create synergies and cooperation between research groups, equipment manufacturers and end users bringing them to the position of global frontrunners in their respective technology areas.

 

Objective

The LOTUS proposal addresses the urgent need for a technology to produce the highly conductive patterns required for high throughput large volume manufacturing of flexible large area electronics. While all printed electronics need "electric wiring" LOTUS specifically targets the applications the most advanced towards commercialization: flexible thin-film photovoltaics, RFIDs, and OLEDs for lighting.
The general objective is to provide a simple, low cost, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and R2R compatible platform to produce highly conductive structures with high resolution. The interplay between materials researchers, technology developers and end users allows to generate solutions quickly and effectively with minimum investment and time and to achieve maximum output with minimum risk. This will also accelerate the transfer to mass production. The strategy is based on an integrated approach to address both the common needs and the specific requirements of the most representative applications.
The platform developed will reinforce the leading position of the European Industry in flexible OLEDs, PVs, and RFIDs. Moreover, it will be beneficial to any flexible electronics including thin-film transistors, power converters, flexible batteries, printed sensors for biomedical use (point-of-care) and food protection/freshness applications. These devices presently at various stages of development also need an "electric wiring". Thus LOTUS will contribute to wealth creation and making new technology available to address societal needs. The technologies and materials generated will enable the European Community to be competitive with Asian and North American products (there are presently no conductive inks and sintering tools manufacturers in Europe). LOTUS project will create synergies and cooperation between research groups, equipment manufacturers and end users bringing them to the position of global frontrunners in their respective technology areas.

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Coordinator contact

Winands Hans, (Project Manager)
Tel.: +31 (0)88 866 54 71
Fax: +31-40-2746400
E-mail

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 769 468


P.O. Box 6235
5600 HE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Jan-Paul Krugers
Tel.: +31 888 665525
E-mail

Participants

AGFA-GEVAERT N.V.
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 303 562


SEPTESTRAAT 27
2640 MORTSEL
Belgium
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Marc Van Bockstaele
Tel.: +32 3 444 3170
Fax: +32 3 444 3299
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 319 460


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Maximilian Steiert
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2721
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 126 333


LUEBECKERTORDAMM 5
20099 HAMBURG
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Holger Schwab
Tel.: +49 2415392142
Fax: +49 2415392644
E-mail
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 323 250


FURSTENGRABEN 1
07743 JENA
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Ulrich S. Schubert
Tel.: +49 3641 948201
Fax: +49 3641 948202
E-mail
SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY Dresden GmbH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 145 662


Manfred von Ardenne Ring 12
01099 Dresden
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Frank Kriebel
Tel.: +49 351 8896040
Fax: +49 351 8896011
E-mail
KSW Microtec AG
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 171 873


Manfred-von-Ardenne-Ring 12
01099 Dresden
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Frank Kriebel
Tel.: +49 351 8896010
Fax: +49 351 8896011
E-mail
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM.
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 590 696


GIVAT RAM CAMPUS
91904 JERUSALEM
Israel
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Jane Turner
Tel.: +972 2 6586676
Fax: +972 2 6513205
E-mail
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 463 495


WESTERDUINWEG 3
1755 LE PETTEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Jochen Löffler
Tel.: +31 224 564421
Fax: +31 224 568214
E-mail
XENNIA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 218 425


WORKS ROAD MONROE HOUSE
SG6 1LN LETCHWORTH
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Tim Phillips
Tel.: +44 1462 705269
Fax: +44 1462 705220
E-mail
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 267 776


Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
SW7 2AZ LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Brooke Alasya
Tel.: +44 207 594 1181
Fax: +44 207 594 1418
E-mail
Record Number: 93545 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11