The European ENAB-SPOLED project aims to use solution-based OLED materials to enable high performing cost competitive OLEDs for the lighting market and to develop a functional luminaire demonstrator. More specifically, the project partners will develop new materials (transport materials, emitters), new optical technologies for light guiding, and also process technologies for solution processing of small molecule and PLEDs.

This 2-year project has a budget of €4 million and is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF), the UK's Technology Strategy Board (TSB), and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

The project partners are:

  • Novaled, they will develop solution processable doped transport layers for optimal carrier injection and transport as good as vapor based materials)
  • Cambridge Display Technology. CDT will further develop and optimize the lighting device structure and panel using state of the art high efficiency white materials developed at CDT
  • The Fraunhofer IAP will use its expertise on polymer systems to develop charge transport polymers for solution processing.
  • The University of Durham will aid the material research and employ advanced spectroscopy methods.
  • Tridonic will develop the module integration that will combine reliable electrical contacting and optical outcoupling enhancement.
  • Zumtobel will integrate the modules into a luminaire with intelligent light control and presence detection systems.