Flexolighting is a EU-funded €4.4 million three-year OLED lighting project that focused on developing new materials, processes and methods to overcome current challenges in OLED lifetime, lighting uniformity and more.

The main target of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of cutting OLED lighting production costs from around €15 for 100 lumens (2015) to around €1 (about $1.17 USD).

Project duration: 
2015 to 2017


The UltraWELD project, supported by the UK innovation agency (Innovate UK) aims to improve airtight bonding in OLED lighting for aerospace and defense applications. The project partners will develop photonic-based processes for highly dissimilar material joining.

The project consortium includes the CPI institute, Xoford Lasers, Glass Technology Services, Coherent, Heriot Watt University, Gooch & Housego and Leonardo MW.

Project duration: 
2018 to 2020


The LYTEUS initiative, launched as part of the EU PI-SCALE project, provides the expertise and capability required to progress an OLED lighting concept from an idea and into a commercialized product.

Lyteus helps companies with sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll prototyping of flexible OLEDs, technology transfer, device encapsulation and more. At launch Lyteus serves four customers: Audi, Rehau, Emde and Pilkington, to develop flexible OLED lighting products in the automotive, aeronautics and designer luminaires sectors.

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The SOLEDLIGHT (Solution Processed OLEDs for Lighting) project was launched in 2015 by the EU with an aim to develop cost efficient, roll-to roll (R2R) solution processed OLEDs, including their integration in prototype multiple-panel OLED lighting systems and luminaires.

SOLEDLIGHT specific target is to develop hybrid and fully R2R solution processed multilayer OLEDs with a power efficiency of over 100 lm/W and a lifetime of over 15,000 hours (at 3,000 cd/m2).

Project duration: 
2015 to 2017


PI-SCALE logoThe PI-SCALE project aims to to create a European-wide pilot line which will enable companies of all sizes to quickly and cost effectively test and scale up their flexible OLED lighting concepts and turn them into market ready products.

PI-SCALE is coordinated by the Holst Centre, and includes 14 partners from five countries - including the UK-based CPI, Fraunhofer, FlexEnable, Audi, Coatema, Emdedesign, DuPont Teijin Films and more. The European Commission contributed €14 million for this project.

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Graphted is a UK project that aims to evaluate the potential of graphene as a transparent electrode when dispersed in a polymeric matrix. The one-year long project (which began at April 1st 2015) will start by looking at graphene's use in phototherapy medical devices.

The project is led by PolyPhotonix, who's partnering with Applied Graphene Materials and the CPI.

Project duration: 
2015 to 2016


Leo project logoThe LEO project (Low-cost / energy Efficient OLEDs) was launched in June 2015 with an aim to develop efficient and cost-effective OLED applications for the lighting industry. The three-year project was launched as part of the EU's Horizon 2020 framework with a grant of €4 million.

The project partners are Osram, France's CEA and Italy's CNR, ArcelorMittal, Fundacion Gaiker (as the sustainability experts) and Cynora that will contribute innovative emitter and host materials for OLEDs.

Project duration: 
2015 to 2017


The two-year R2D2 project, launched in October 2013, aims to investigate flexible OLED lighting panels production technologies, including roll-to-roll techniques. One of the main subjects of investigation will be the system integration of flexible OLEDs in automobiles, aircraft and household applications.

Project duration: 
2013 to 2015


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.

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The LASSIE (Large Area Solid State Intelligent Efficient luminaries) project is a 3-year 3.15 million project funded by the EU that aims to develop hybrid inorganic and organic lighting technologies. The aim is to develop a device with the efficacy and long life of high-power LEDs and the color-tunable diffuse lighting of OLED panels.

Project duration: 
2014 to 2017
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