LOMID

The EU-funded LOMID project (Large cost-effective OLED microdisplays and their applications) aims to develop next-generation large-area OLED microdisplays for VR and AR applications. The partners will produce flexible OLED microdisplays sized 13 x 21 mm (about 1-inch diagonal) with a resolution of 1200x1920 (2,300 PPI).

Project duration: 
2015 to 2017

EnDK

The Korean EnDK project (launched in June 2015) aims to develop a 11K (2250 PPI) mobile display, to enable unique 3D displays for mobile devices (probably based on OLEDs, but that is not certain).

The project partners include 13 companies, led by Samsung Display. The Korean government supports this five-year project via its GiGA Korea initiative with $26.5 million grant. The company aim to show the first prototype by the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Project duration: 
2015 to 2020

Flexibilis

Flexibilis is a European project that aims to develop both an ITO-replacement material and an encapsulation technology for flexible OLED and OPV panels.

Flexibilis is coordinated by the UK's CPI center and other partners include Teer Coating, the University of Bolton, and Austria's NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft and High Tech Coatings.

Project duration: 
2013

ROBOLED

ROBust OLED (or ROBOLED) is a UK project that aims to investigate and overcome the challenges in driving OLED displays with OTFT backplanes.

The project has two partners: Plastic Logic (the leader) who will supply OTFT backplanes and the CPI that will integrate the OLEDs. As current OTFTs do not have the performance, uniformity or stability required for OLED displays, the project will focus on understanding and overcoming the technical challenges.

Project duration: 
2012 to 2015

Flex-o-Fab

The Flex-o-Fab project is a new €11.2-million 3-year project that aims to help commercialize flexible OLEDs within six years. The project partners will create a a pilot-scale modular yet integrated manufacturing chain for flexible OLEDs, and use it to develop reliable fabrication / production processes. In January 2015 the project demonstrated the first prototype.

The Flex-o-Fab project will draw on technologies and expertise already used to produce glass-based OLEDs and flexible displays. It will look to migrate existing sheet-to-sheet processes to roll-to-roll (R2R) production to further reduce costs and enable high-volume production. The encapsulation, one of the key challenges of flexible panel production, will be the multilayer barrier technology developed by Holst Centre. The project will also develop novel anode technologies that will need to be transparent with low resistivity, reliable, robust and scalable for R2R production on foil substrates.

Project duration: 
2012 to 2015

FLAME

The FLAME (Flexible Organic Active Matrix OLED displays for Nomadic Applications) was a EU project funded under the 7th FWP. The aim of this project was to research the materials, processing technology (including encapsulation) and substrate handling procedures to make OLEDs on very thin plastic foils and driven by organic thin-film driving transistors.

Project duration: 
2008 to 2011

iStar project

iStar (interactive See-Through Augmented Displays) is a Fraunhofer collaborative project that aims to make displays for interactive Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs).

Project duration: 
2008 to 2011

So-Light

Update: in Janury 2013 the so-light project successfully concluded, results published

So-Light is a German project that aims to develop OLED displays and lighting applications - including new materials (transport materials, redox dopants, triplet-emitters, matrix materials), new optical technologies for guided light distribution, characterizing lighting application aspects of OLEDs and process technologies for Small Molecule OLEDs. So-Light will also generate studies on applications and demonstrators, and will also work on integrating technologies for application areas such as automotive, architecture and backlight units for large displays).

Project duration: 
2009 to 2012

NEMO

NEMO (NEw Materials for OLEDs from solutions) is an EU project that focused on new emitting systems based on soluble small molecules with long lifetime and efficiency. NEMO was led be four companies (coordinated by Merck) and seven research and academic institutions (including the Fraunhofer institute).

Project duration: 
2009 to 2012

HYPOLED project

Hypoled - High-Performance OLED-Microdisplays for Mobile Multimedia HMD and Projection Applications, is a joint project lead by the Fraunhofer IPMS.

Project duration: 
2008 to 2009