As part of the Horizon 2020 program, the EU published a call for companies to submit OLED lighting research (and innovation) project proposals. The EU will help with "a small contribution". The projects should focus on materials, process and device technology for OLED lighting and will have to provide a demonstrator at the end.

The EU's final aim is to realize OLED devices over larger surfaces, with higher brightness, larger uniformity and longer lifetimes. According to the EU, OLED lighting panels should reach an energy efficacy of over 100 lm/W and a lifetime of a several hundred hours at LT97. The EU are looking for breakthroughs that will enable production costs of 1€/100 lm.

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