Solution Processed OLEDs for Lighting

The Instituto de Ciencia Molecular at the University of Valencia is internationally recognized as one of the pioneering centres of functional molecular materials. The institute is developing new research lines focused on molecular magnets, molecular optoelectronic devices, molecular machines and supra- and supermolecular structures with long-lived electron transfer processes. The institute has many years of experience in the preparation of molecular devices, specifically on organic light emitting diodes. The emphasis in on solution processable air stable OLEDs and opto-electronic devices that employ ionic materials in combination with molecular semiconductors.
OSRAM is a pioneer for organic light emitting diodes (OLED). In 2005 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors started the OLED lighting activities in Regensburg with the focus to develop and manufacture area light sources, basing on organic semiconductors. The site in Regensburg is equipped with a R&D line and a pilot production line in a highest standard clean room. In 2014 the OSRAM OLED GmbH was founded and receives ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification.
TNO is a fully independent R&D organization with a staff of approximately 4100. TNO’s primary mission is to support industry, the authorities, and other groups of the community in technological innovation, and to assist clients in solving technological problems. TNO frequently participates in EU programs. TNO holds an internationally prominent position, both in the area of large-area production of (plastic) electronics and in the area of contamination control for the Semicon industry and for space applications.

Holst Centre is an international research initiative set up in 2005 by TNO, together with IMEC. Holst Centre has close to 200 employees. It is situated on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, which has existing high-class research facilities and infrastructure. Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre which develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around shared roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs.

Recent/relevant Holst Centre/TNO projects:
Imperial College London (ICL) is a science, engineering and medicine-based university with 13,000 students and 6,000 staff, and is consistently ranked in the global top 20 universities. Plastic Electronics is one of the College’s key strategic themes for growth, with materials development an important component in the plastic electronics research portfolio. The College has made significant recent investments to create one of the largest global research efforts in this field, encompassing some 25 academics and about 150 pre- and post-doctoral researchers across the departments of Physics, Chemistry and Materials. The Centre for Plastic Electronics (CPE) research activities, occupy well-equipped laboratory space in Physics/Chemistry/Materials and have access to two state of the art clean rooms for device characterisation. The chemistry capability includes a synthetic laboratory area with over 20 recently refurbished fume hoods, flow chemistry, and equipped with small molecule and polymer characterisation equipment, controlled environment device fabrication and testing. A full range of specialist equipment for semiconductor optical and electrical characterization is in place.