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Engineered ARTIficial proteins for Biological Light-Emitting Diodes

Project description

New white LED technology with luminescent proteins

White light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the next big thing in lighting. They are now being used in a wide range of lighting applications from indoor to road lighting such as streetlights, flashlights, and vehicle headlights. Nevertheless, they still have room for improvement, as current manufacturing processes are either very expensive or based on unsustainable inorganic metals. The EU-funded ARTIBLED project will introduce a new, rather unusual manufacturing method to produce low-cost and highly efficient LEDs: using artificial fluorescent proteins. Scientists are planning to synthesise these proteins in bacteria by combining tailored natural and de novo protein scaffolds with synthetic LED emitters. Project achievements will keep Europe at the forefront of innovation in lighting.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES
Address
Calle Eric Kandel 2 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Tecnogetafe
28906 Getafe
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 712 993,75

Participants (6)

ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 484 636,25
Address
Paseo Miramon 182, Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian Edificio Empresarial C
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 394 687,50
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABIEL SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 354 950
Address
Viale Delle Scienze Sn
90128 Palermo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 488,33
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 345 390
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 394 511,66
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations