OE-A Position Paper on Thin, Organic, and Large-Area Electronics

31.01.2017 | id:415239

OE-A members helped defining TOLAE funding priorities for the European Commission’s Work Programme 2018-2020.

The European Commission is currently preparing the ICT Work Programme for 2018-2020 under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. Within this scope, OE-A was asked to submit a position paper on TOLAE (Thin, Organic, and Large Area Electronics).

The OE-A actively participated in the prioritization process regarding the future funding of TOLAE and submitted the OE-A Position Paper in January 2017. This paper provides insights for the EC on the priorities of the community regarding TOLAE funding. It furthermore serves as input to the Horizon2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 and is based on a priority setting process within the OE-A European membership base.

The OE-A members identified three major topics:

  • Hybrid electronics for the creation of manufacturing capability in Europe
  • Pilot scale lines with a focus on smart objects and IoT
  • OPV integration into large volume applications like building and urban furniture elements

For every topic the paper elaborates on state of the art, benefit, specific proposal for content of call, and the European impact.
Insights have been added from online surveys among OE-A members, workshop and discussion meetings, and a European Commission Consultation Workshop on Thin, Organic and Large Area Electronics on June 15, 2016 in Frankfurt/Main with support of the OE-A and Photonics21.

The task force consisted of the following OE-A members:

  • Dr. Miguel Carrasco, CDT
  • Dr. Jérôme Gavillet, CEA
  • Dr. Jon Helliwell, CPI
  • Jaap Lombaers, Holst Centre
  • Dr. Giovanni Nisato, CSEM
  • Dr. Karsten Walzer, Heliatek

In a next step the document will be sent by the EC to the national institutions and they are asked for feedback.

For more information, please contact constanze.ranfeld@oe-a.org