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Printed Logic for Applications of Screen Matrix Activation Systems

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SME-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

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

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Franz Pichlerstrasse 32
8160 Weiz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Hartmann (Dr.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 549 884
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Hartmann (Dr.)
INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 605 260
Address
Ively Road Y 25 Room G10
GU14 0LX Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Dixon (Dr.)
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 443 639
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Dyreklev (Mr.)
PRA TRADING LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 909
Address
High Street Castle Mews 14
TW12 2NP Hampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ryley Stephen (Dr.)
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 391 222
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Bell (Mr.)
3D-Micromac AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 600
Address
Technologie-campus 8
09126 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Barthold (Mr.)
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 375 292
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charalambos Chrisostomou (Dr.)
THALES DIS FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 77 824
Address
Rue De La Verrerie 6
92190 Meudon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Bry (Dr.)
PRECISION VARIONIC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 995
Address
Sensor House - Langley Road Hillmead
SN5 5WB Swindon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pufinji Obene (Dr.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 845
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Ubachs