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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

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)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 500
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIXTRON SE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dornkaulstrasse 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SURAGUS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 427 700
Address
Marie Reiche Strasse 1
01109 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBS PRECISION ENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 519 137,50
Address
Esp 201
5633AD Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANIC ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE COMPANY IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 894 250
Address
Antoni Tritsi 21 B
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAYTEC AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 425
Address
Seesener Strasse 10-13
10709 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APEVA SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 515 375
Address
Dornkaulstrase 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)