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Smart in-line metrology and control for boosting the yield and quality of high-volume manufacturing of Organic Electronics

Smart in-line metrology and control for boosting the yield and quality of high-volume manufacturing of Organic Electronics

Objective

SmartLine is an ambitious Project submitted to the H2020 Call FOF-08-2017 that will create intelligent and zero-defect manufacturing processes by developing robust and non-destructive in-line metrology tools (optical, electrical, structural) and process control platform to achieve the reliable and closed-loop manufacturing of Organic Electronic devices (OPVs and OLEDs for lighting) by unique R2R printing and OVPD pilot lines.

The main objectives of the SmartLine proposal are the following:
1. Develop robust, non-destructive, and in-line optical (Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Raman, Wavelength Scanning Interferometry, Reflectometry), and electrical metrology (Eddy Current measurement) tools and methodologies
2. Integrate in-line metrology tools in strategic parts of unique R2R printing and OVPD Pilot to Production Lines
3. Develop a Unique Platform for feedback from the in-line metrology tools to control the processes through non-destructive and traceable in-line measurements and algorithms, combined with contribution to standardization & reference materials
4. Optimize the R2R printing and OVPD manufacturing processes reliability in pilot lines, fabrication of homogeneous OPV and OLEDs and demonstration of their reliability and homogeneity to industrial applications (e.g. automotive).
The above can be only addressed by a European approach and a transnational cooperation between excellent entities in characterization/modelling and industrial entities with unique pilot lines. This project will bring together academic, SME and industrial partners with world-class excellence and established track-record in metrology tools and manufacturing.

This project will have a huge impact and will transform the manufacturing processes for Organic Electronics Industry and for other Industries as Thin Films (e.g. functional films, antimicrobial and decoration coatings, barriers), Electronics, Wearables, Energy, Automotive, Transport, Space, Health, etc, to the Factory of the Future.
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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Address

Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 248 250

Participants (7)

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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 302 500

AIXTRON SE

Germany

SURAGUS GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 427 700

IBS PRECISION ENGINEERING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 519 137,50

ORGANIC ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE COMPANY IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 894 250

LAYTEC AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 355 425

APEVA SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 515 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768707

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 424 875

  • EU contribution

    € 4 262 637,50

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece