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).

Project duration: 
2013 to 2015


cyFLEX project logoThe cyFLEX project was launched in September 2013 by Cynora and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). The project aims to develop flexible and luminescent surfaces for smart packaging and advertising applications based on OLED lighting panels.

Project duration: 
2013 to 2015


The R2Flex (roll-to-roll production of highly efficient organic devices on flexible substrates) project aimed to develop new technologies for efficient and affordable flexible OLEDs. The project was successfully concluded.

Project duration: 
2011 to 2013

cyCESH project

cyCESH project logoThe cyCESH project aims to research new soluble (printable) materials for low-cost high efficiency OLED lighting devices. The project will develop the mass-market materials and methods for OLED production.

Project duration: 
2013 to 2016


OLYMP ("Organic Light-emitting sYstems based on energy and cost-efficient Materials and Processes") is a German project that aims to improve OLED lighting efficiency and lifetime.

Project duration: 
2013 to 2015


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


GENESIS is a follow-up project to TOPAS started in 2010. TOPAS focused on developing innovative material and component architectures and well as new production machines for lighting solutions with highly efficient OLEDs. GENESIS aims to scale down to manufacture-compliant processes and substrate sizes.

Project duration: 
2010 to 2013


HARPOON is a research project funded in part by the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia. There is very little information available on HARPOON, but apparently it's aim is to improve OLED lighting's efficiency in a cost effective way. The researchers will use software simulation and develop algorithms that will optimize vacuum related production processes.

The project coordinator is Philips.

First results from the HARPOON project are expected by 2014.

Project duration: 
2012 to 2014


The IM3OLED (Integrated Multidisciplinary & Multiscale Modeling for OLEDs) is an international collaboration with the Russian Federation that aims to develop a software tool for multiscale OLED lighting modeling. The tool will enable a more systematic R&D process - which will accelerate efficient OLED design development.

Project duration: 
2012 to 2013
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories - Deutreated Reagents and High-Purity Gases for OLEDsCambridge Isotope Laboratories - Deutreated Reagents and High-Purity Gases for OLEDs