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Low-cost / energy Efficient Oleds for lighting

Objective

LEO ambitions innovative manufacturing concept & routes towards high performance bendable and low cost OLEDs for general and mood lighting, merging conventional and proven technologies with disruptive approaches (e.g. substrate, architecture, hybrid processing, layouts). R&D activities will be ramped-up from lab scale feasibility to pilot line scale demonstration, delivering show off lighting systems with the help of external lighting manufacturers (Artemide, Technology Luminaires). The project targets the introduction of novel materials combinations (conformable & functionalized metallic substrate, Indium free electrodes and solution-processable organic materials) in large area colour tuneable top emission white OLEDs. Besides dry processing of large area tandem stacks (> 500 cm2), a novel hybrid process flow will be set-up whereby stacks will be wet processed up to the 1st emitting layer prior device completion by dry processing. With common and innovative building blocks (substrate with integrated interconnecting, 80 % transparent top electrode, 1E-6 g/m²/day WVTR scratch resistant thin film encapsulation, 50 % out-coupling efficiency), these two complementary approaches will lead to demonstrations of large area warm/cold white macro-pixels and hybrid full colours RGB OLEDs. LEO will address cost reduction at materials and process levels which represent more than 80% of the total cost of OLED lighting devices, according to a recent study. Leverage will be sought at mostly all layers of the stack with cost impacts at materials, device and system scales. In order to combine necessary and complementary capacities to reach its ambitious goals, LEO has gathered all stakeholders of the OLED lighting device fabrication value chain (except equipment supplier), including substrate and organic materials suppliers (AC&CS, Cynora), an OLED manufacturer (OSRAM OLED) and recognized research centres in the field of OLEDs and life cycle analysis (CEA, CNR, Gaiker).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/colors

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 307 672,50

Participants (6)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 453 563,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
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)
CYNORA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Werner Von Siemens Strasse 2-6
76646 Bruchsal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVANCED COATINGS & CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 513 738,75
Address
Allee De L'innovation 1 - B57 Quartier Polytech 3
4000 Liege
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 149 162,50
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSRAM OLED GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 112 125
Address
Wernerwerkstrasse 2
93049 Regensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)