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Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Comfort by Smart Light Transmittance Control

Objective

EELICON is concerned with an innovative switchable light transmittance technology developed previously in projects co-funded by the EU Framework Programmes. The core of this development are mechanically flexible and light-weight electrochromic (EC) film devices based on a conductive polymer nanocomposite technology with a unique property profile far beyond the current state-of-the art, opening the possibility to retrofit existing windows with a electrically dimmable plastic film. According to life cycle assessment studies, considerable energy savings may result when such films are included in appliance doors, automotive sunroofs, and architectural glazing, and the comfort is significantly enhanced. The development has been driven to the pilot-line production stage, however, the decisive step from research to innovation could not yet be accomplished for a number of technical and economic reasons. To overcome this gap, EELICON will tackle existing drawbacks by removing equipment limitations, automating processes, and establishing a high-throughput prototype production for a cost-effective high performance EC film technology in Europe. The ambitious goal will be approached by joining efforts of European and overseas players to integrate nanotechnology, materials, and production know-how, i.e. specific expertise of European SMEs. Relevant IP is available for exploitation. The project comprises a pilot-line, a validation, and a prototyping phase (incl. business planning) and fully complies with the objectives of NMP Activity 4.4 – Integration and call NMP.2013.4.0-3 - From research to innovation: Previously obtained research results are used by industry, the European paradox is relieved, valley of death is overcome by following three pillars of development eventually resulting in creation of new businesses in Europe. The project is characterised by strong industrial/SME participation. 8 out of 13 partners are industrials, 6 of which being SMEs with leading roles.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SME-7
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 355 011

Participants (13)

COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Roseller Strasse 4
41539 Dormagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Regina Reuscher (Ms.)
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 916 395,72
Address
Roseller Strasse 4
41539 Dormagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
YD YNVISIBLE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 268 914
Address
Rua Mouzinho De Albuquerque 7
2070 104 Cartaxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 298 579
Address
Rue Du Praya, Les Toits Blancs 23
05100 Montgenevre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROELETRONICA MASER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 218 052
Address
Polig Industr Mendarozabal
20870 Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LCS LIFE CYCLE SIMULATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 000
Address
Imster Strasse 43
71522 Backnang
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Harsch (Dr.)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 376 400
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
HYDRO-QUEBEC
Canada
EU contribution
€ 312 000
Address
75, Boulevard Rene-levesque Ouest
H2Z1A4 Montreal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRUM ORGANICKE CHEMIE SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 269 291
Address
Rybitvi 296
533 54 Rybitvi
Activity type
Research Organisations
GORENJE GOSPODINJSKI APARATI DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 233 750
Address
Partizanska Cesta 12
3320 Velenje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 390 452
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 912
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECONTROL-GLAS GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 625
Address
Otto Erbert Strasse 8
08527 Plauen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Joedicke (Dr.)