The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced 13 new grants for building technology projects that promise to boost the efficiency of buildings.
One of those projects was granted to OLEDWorks, which will investigate novel blue OLED materials. The DoE did not give any more details for this project, but it did say that the award amount of each project was up to $150,000.
Last month the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) awarded OLEDWorks with $100,000 to develop white and amber OLED panels prototypes and get feedback from doctors and nurses at Highland Hospital. The amber light is blue-light free and so may not disrupt patient's sleeping patterns like LED does.
OLEDWorks, established in July 2010 by former Kodak OLED business experts, is a US-based OLED lighting maker (the only OLED lighting producer in the US, actually). In April 2015, US-based OLEDWorks announced it will buy Philips' OLED business activity - including the production facility located in Aachen, Germany, and relevant IP. In November 2015 the acquisition was completed.