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Solution Processed OLEDs for Lighting

Objective

Highly efficient organic electroluminescent devices (OLEDs) are a technology that promises to reduce significantly the electricity consumption. The estimated market for OLED lighting products is large ($8 billion) and European lighting manufacturers are ideally positioned to capture a large part of it.
Glass OLED products prepared by vacuum evaporation techniques have been demonstrated with good performances, yet the main bottle neck for larger market introduction is the high cost. At high production volumes the cost of OLED production is directly related to the efficiency of materials usage which is estimated to be 70 % for vacuum deposition and 90 % via solution processing.
Hence, roll-to-roll solution processed OLEDs, will lead to a significant price reduction due to more efficient organic material usage, lower capital investments and higher throughput. Additionally, these OLEDs will be produced directly on flexible substrates allowing for new light weight and space saving designs.

SOLEDLIGHT will develop hybrid and fully S2S and R2R solution processed multilayer OLEDs with power efficiencies > 100 lm/W and lifetimes > 15000 hours at 3,000 cd/m2.

This will be addressed by:

• New emitter and charge transport materials
• Methods to control multilayer stack formation.
• Interface and emitting layer morphology control.
• Implementing large-area roll-to-roll solution processing.
• Demonstration of flexible OLEDs integrated into a luminaire.

SOLEDLIGHT will scale up both the chemical synthesis of these material systems and the R2R coating technology to a pilot production line.

SOLEDLIGHT has assembled a consortium comprising a Osram (leading OLED manufacturer and integrator), Solvay (leading OLED materials manufacturer), TNO/Holst Centre (an excellence centre for organic devices with a state-of-the-art R2R line and leading universities in the field (Univ. Valencia, EPFL and Imperial College). The participation of Osram ensures a rapid transfer to future products.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 871 162,50

Participants (6)

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Leibnizstrasse 4
93055 Regensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 821 980
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHODIA OPERATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 890 000
Address
25 Rue De Clichy
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 508 253,75
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSRAM OLED GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 601 125
Address
Wernerwerkstrasse 2
93049 Regensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)