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Coordination Action towards stable and low-cost organic solar cell technologies and their application

Objective

One can observe a strongly increasing R&D-effort in the domain of solar cells based on organic layers. In order to have a real impact on the PV-market, additional progress is needed on the level of efficiency, stability and application technologies to allow also the application of these solar cell technologies for power generation on a larger scale.

The OrgaPvNet coordination action consortium wants to foster necessary progress on these issues by integrating a number of leading institutions in this field in association with the main industrial players entering this field. We believe that a Coordination Action is an appropriate vehicle by which the isolated competences that exist around Europe in this field can be integrated, structured and organised. In this way a powerful Organic Photovoltaic Plateform will be created that can sustain the leading R#Amp;amp;D-position of Europe within this domain and in the end strengthen European competitiveness in a sector which is of high strategic relevance in ensuring a sustainable energy supply.

Key actions to reach the above-mentioned objectives are:
i) to promote interaction between scientists,
ii) to take advantage of the previous experience of research groups,
iii) to join forces to maximize the synergy between individual skills, thus obtaining the best achievable global results, and
iv) to provide an appropriate communication channel between academic groups, SMEs and industrials.

OrgaPvNet will contribute to this by:
a) the exchange of information during the workshops organized by the network,
b) scientific exchange between partners by research visits of scientist and student grants,
c) Set-up of a web-based database containing news, resources, project results, reports, links, seminars, training, courses, job opportunities, grants,
d) Elaboration of a "Who is Who" Guide in organic photovoltaic field,
e) Elaboration of the European Organic Photovoltaic Roadmap: identification of scientific priority areas

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/condensed matter physics/solid-state physics
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/cells technologies
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-ENERGY-4
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Address
Kapeldreef 75
Leuven
Belgium

Participants (21)

3E N.V.
Belgium
Address
Vaartstraat 61
Brussels
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Bar-ilan University
Ramat Gan
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
France
Address
Batiment Le Ponant D - 25 Rue Leblanc
Paris
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Station 1
Lausanne
EGE UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Ege University Kampusu
Bornova, Izmir
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA (ICIQ)
Spain
Address
Avinguda Paisos Catalans 16
Tarragona
GREATCELL SOLAR S.A.
Switzerland
Address
Ave Henry-warnery 4
Lausanne
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FÜR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Glienicker Strasse 100
Berlin
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
London
J. HEYROVSKY INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Dolejskova 3
Praha 8
KONARKA AUSTRIA FORSCHUNGS UND ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
LINZER INSTITUT FUER ORGANISCHE SOLARZELLEN - JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAET
Austria
Address
Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz
MERCK CHEMICALS LTD
Address
Wilberforce Court, Alfred Gender Street
Hull, East Yorkshire
SOLARONIX SA
Switzerland
Address
Chemin De L'ouriette 129
Aubonne
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg, 3
Petten
SWEREA IVF AB
Sweden
Address

Moelndal
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
University Campus - Panepistimioupolis - Rion
Patras
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
Universiteto 3
Vilnius