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Donor-Acceptor light emitting exciplexes as materials for easily to tailor ultra-efficient OLED lighting

Objective

Artificial lighting is a global and growing industry. New forms of efficient solid state lighting (SSL) in particular are rapidly gaining a market share. New OLED technologies (Organic Light Emitting Diode) can revolutionise this industry as they have done in displays because of their potential flexible structure, infinite tailoring of their properties, efficiency and high colour quality. Industrial forecasts predict that the OLED lighting market will grow from $200 million in 2015 to $1.7 billion by 2020. In order to fully benefit from this huge market potential, Europe`s academia and industry are eager to develop new technologies and recruit highly qualified staff.

The high demand for OLED SSL lighting however will place drastic demands on the use of very expensive and rare iridium. EXCILIGHT aims to explore exciplex emitters and thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) in OLEDs that will enable us to replace Ir complexes whilst retaining ultrahigh efficiency and giving many new possibilities to simplify OLED design, helping to reduce costs and increase yields of production.

Our network will train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the development and application of exciplex and TADF emitters, who can apply their expertise directly in future positions. EXCILIGHT is characterised by an innovative multidisciplinary approach, based on i) a combination of synthesis, physical characterisation and development of devices with the lighting industry, ii) an appropriate balance between research and transferable skills training, and iii) a strong contribution from the private sector, including leading industry and SMEs, through mentoring, courses and secondments.

EXCILIGHT will positively impact the employability of its ESRs in the OLED industry through scientific and industrial training at the local and network level. With this approach we aim to train a new generation of scientists at the same time as integrating this exciting new technology into industry.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2A
44-100 Gliwice
Poland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 448 274,88

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 372 986,34
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 440 885,52
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 448 274,88
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 652 854,38
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Rua Fernando Mesquita 2785
4760 034 Vila Nova De Famalicao
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSSILA LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 167 009,26
Address
Broad Lane Kroto Innovation Centre
S3 7HQ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIXTRON SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Dornkaulstrasse 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 589,42
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

ACCELOPMENT SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Address
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CYNORA GMBH
Germany
Address
Werner Von Siemens Strasse 2-6
76646 Bruchsal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERCK KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
Germany
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Towarzystwo Elektrotechnologiczne Qwerty Sp. z o.o.
Poland
Address
Siewna 21
94-250 Lodz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments