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DyE SensiTized solar cells wIth eNhanced stabilitY

Objective

The DESTINY initial training network will tackle major challenges in the development of stable dye-sensitized solar cells, DSC. DSC offer exciting possibilities for applications in building integrated photovoltaics and consumer electronics. However they possess a complex structure with disparate materials. For DSC to be marketable and to compete with its inorganic counterparts, fundamental science has to be done to understand the causes of degradation and find ways of enhancing cell and module life time and stability without sacrificing performance and scalability. Ten internationally leading European research groups from six countries [including Dyesol UK, part of Europe’s leading industrial supplier of DSC] have joined forces as full participants with a commercial associated partner, combining expertise in synthetic chemistry, spectroscopy, nanoscale physics and device engineering. Our highly integrated approach to understanding degradation causes and proposing solutions will take a major step towards the commercialization of DSC. This consortium is strongly committed to promote breakthroughs at the frontiers of science and engineering. The training dimension of DESTINY is reflected in the high priority we give to the training of early stage and experienced researchers, ESRs and ERs, through education and knowledge dissemination via Tutorial Courses, Annual Network Meetings, Training Schools, Conferences and Mobility Programmes. The network, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary training, builds on fruitful collaborations between the partners. Development of complementary skills (presentation, management, technology transfer, IP protection) will take place throughout the project lifetime. Interaction with stakeholders beyond those involved primarily in research will be maintained to enhance the international and societal dimension of our research and provide the wider community with information on this new technology.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hazel Wallis (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 750 107,40

Participants (9)

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 746 713,88
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tessa Gronchi (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 276 181,62
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ismael Rodrigo-Martinez (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 256,64
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 468 337,76
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Papadopoulos Euripides (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 334 583,04
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renato Lauro (Prof.)
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 248 813,84
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Estelle Waise (Ms.)
3GSOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 248 813,84
Address
Hamarpe 3 Avx Building Har Hotzvin Industrial Park
91451 Jerusalem

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Barry Breen (Mr.)
OXFORD PHOTOVOLTAICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 852,16
Address
6th Floor One London Wall Oxford Business Park
EC2Y 5EB London

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juliette Smillie (Ms.)
GREATCELL SOLAR UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 191 301,44
Address
Gardner Salisbury, Upper Denbigh Road Irish Square
LL17 0RN St Asaph

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Moore (Mr.)