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Printed Logic for Applications of Screen Matrix Activation Systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604568

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 801 521,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 635 432

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

Objective

The EU has lost a significant share of the electronics manufacture sector to the Far East, resulting in a negative trade balance of >€100bn/year within this sector. This is (in part) due to the current manufacturing technologies that are based on subtractive processing that are expensive, wasteful and energy intensive, making manufacture in the EU economically and environmentally unfeasible. Printed electronics is set to revolutionise the electronics industry by enabling direct, additive processing that significantly reduces capital and operating costs as well as massively reducing process hazardous chemical waste and energy.
Currently the EU dominates the innovation and technological know-how in printed electronics. It is very important that this intellectual capital that Europe developed is translated to direct economic benefits by ensuring that manufacture is retained within the EU. However, there are barriers that are preventing widespread adoption of printed electronics including the availability of cost effective, high performance electronic inks, lack of awareness of end-users and lack of integration of individual printed components into large systems.
PLASMAS directly builds on world-leading nano-materials, printing and display device technologies developed and patented by the consortium members. Our consortium is unique in that it covers the entire supply chain and also in terms of its ambition. PLASMAS directly addresses the current commercialisation barriers by demonstrating the capability of technology (based on novel copper and silicon inks with favourable cost to performance ratios) through development of printed circuit boards and printed logic as well as displays with printed copper and silicon-based back panels and established “self-emissive” OLEDs and “reflective” low power Electro-Chromic elements. As a consequence of the limitations in the availability of printed silicon an emphasis will be put on the development of printed grid electrodes for OLEDs and OPV applications as well as printed R2R fabricated RFID antenna structures. The addressing of EC displays will be accomplished by using ECT based technology. Thereby PLASMAS will make a significant step forward in commercialising these technologies and ensuring that the commercial benefits are maximised for the EU.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 441 962

Administrative Contact

Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (11)

NANOTECCENTER WEIZ FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 549 884

INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 605 260

RISE ACREO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 443 639

PRA TRADING LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 265 909

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 391 222

3D-Micromac AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 322 600

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 375 292

THALES DIS FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 77 824

PRECISION VARIONIC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 89 995

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 71 845

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604568

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 801 521,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 635 432

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany