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

Project description

Flexible, organic and large area electronics 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.

 

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Winands Hans (Dr.)

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 769 468
Administrative Contact
Jan-Paul Krugers (Dr.)

Participants (10)

AGFA GEVAERT NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 303 562
Address
Septestraat 27
2640 Mortsel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Van Bockstaele (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 319 460
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 333
Address
Luebeckertordamm 5
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Schwab (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 250
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrich S. Schubert (Prof.)
KSW Microtec AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 873
Address
Manfred-von-ardenne-ring 12
01099 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Kriebel (Dr.)
SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 662
Address
Karlsruher Strasse 3
70771 Leinfelden Echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Kriebel (Dr.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 590 696
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Turner (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 463 495
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jochen Löffler (Dr.)
XENNIA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 425
Address
Works Road Monroe House
SG6 1LN Letchworth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tim Phillips (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 267 776
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)