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Low-cost highly conductive high resolution structures for flexible \nlarge area electronics by high throughput \nlow temperature processing

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248816

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 421 490

  • EU contribution

    € 3 700 000

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

Project description

Flexible, organic and large area electronics The LOTUS project aims at providing the materials, technology and understanding needed to produce the "electric wiring" in flexible large area electronics

The LOTUS proposal addresses the urgent need for a technology to produce the highly conductive patterns required for high throughput large volume manufacturing of flexible large area electronics. While all printed electronics need “electric wiring” LOTUS specifically targets applications that are most advanced towards commercialization: flexible thin-film photovoltaics, RFIDs, and OLEDs for lighting. The general objective is to provide a simple, low cost, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and R2R compatible platform to produce highly conductive structures with high resolution. The interplay between materials researchers, technology developers and end users allows to generate solutions quickly and effectively with minimum investment and time and to achieve maximum output with minimum risk. This will also accelerate the transfer to mass production. The strategy is based on an integrated approach to address both the common needs and the specific requirements of the most representative applications. The platform developed will reinforce the leading position of the European Industry in flexible OLEDs, PVs, and RFIDs. Moreover, it will be beneficial to any flexible electronics including thin-film transistors, power converters, flexible batteries, printed sensors for biomedical use (point-of-care) and food protection/freshness applications; since all these devices need “electric wiring” as well. Thus LOTUS will contribute to wealth creation and making new technology available to address societal needs. The technologies and materials generated will enable the European Community to be competitive with Asian and North American products. The LOTUS project will create synergies and cooperation between research groups, equipment manufacturers and end users bringing them to the position of global frontrunners in their respective technology areas.

 

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Coordinator Contact

Winands Hans (Dr.)

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Address

Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 769 468

Administrative Contact

Jan-Paul Krugers (Dr.)

Participants (10)

AGFA GEVAERT NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 303 562

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 319 460

PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 126 333

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 323 250

KSW Microtec AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 171 873

SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 145 662

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 590 696

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 463 495

XENNIA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 218 425

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 267 776

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248816

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 421 490

  • EU contribution

    € 3 700 000

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands