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Ensuring STABiLIty in organic Solar cells

Objective

The Earth receives the energy in 1 hour required for all human needs in a year. Harvesting solar energy will reduce harmful CO2 emissions and resolve the forthcoming energy deficit that other sources alone cannot make up. The market for stable, cheap, roll-to-roll mass-produced organic solar cells (OSCs) is estimated at 1 billion Euros by 2016. The ITN ESTABLIS will produce a team of 11 ESRs and 4 ERs to harness this pivotal point in Europe’s development based on a reliable, economically powerful and clean resource.

ESTABLIS will be an interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial research and training network. ESRs and ERs that result from ESTABLIS will excel. They will possess a broad skill-set across a range of disciplines that are of absolute necessity to develop the industrial and academic infra-structure in OSCs. Researchers will receive training in the primary areas of synthetic organic chemistry through complementary aspects of polymer science to complete industrial scale photovoltaic device manufacture. To improve the roll-to-roll engineering and stability of opto-electronically active thin-films will require new polymers, surface treatments, rheological appraisals of polymer processing, and ageing studies. A parallel approach will develop the necessary improvements in electronic and opto-electronic properties by clarifying correlations between charge transfer, photochemistry and stability. This project will be run by meticulously interacting groups to increase the stability of strong, flexible, low-cost OSCs to 10 years so that they can be sold on a mass-market basis.

ESTABLIS is an exceptionally complementary consortium of field-leading University groups and the world’s chief Industrial companies, namely, the world’s foremost producers of OSCs, Konarka, of conducting polymers, Heraeus, and of semiconducting polymers, Merck. These key European companies are at the heart to ensure that training and technological developments will be industrially operable.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 782 756,26
Administrative Contact
Alban Oules (Mr.)

Participants (11)

ARMOR SOLAR POWER FILMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 407 149,44
Address
Steigweg 24
97318 Kitzingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralph Pätzold (Dr.)
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 203 090,65
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gytis Juska (Prof.)
MERCK CHEMICALS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 239 426,96
Address
Alfred Gelder Street - Wilberforce Court
HU1 1UY Hull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Tierney (Dr.)
FUNDACION IMDEA NANOCIENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 976,77
Address
Ciudad Universitaria De Cantoblanco - Calle Faraday 9
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Larry Lueer (Dr.)
HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 500,66
Address
Heraeusstrasse 12-14
63450 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wilfried Loevenich (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 251 083,66
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Siegfried Bauer (Prof.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 560 543,10
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Topham (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 521 963,05
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Magnetto (Dr.)
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 240 398,27
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Chasse (Prof.)
MEDZINARODNE LASEROVE CENTRUM
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 215 404,07
Address
Ilkovicova 3
841 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frantisek Uherek (Prof.)
KONARKA TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Address
Landgrabenstrasse 94
90443 Nuernberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Grund (Ms.)