Greek TV channel SKAI visited the facilities of COPE-H (Center of Organic and Printed Electronics Hellas), where OET's scientists are working in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Laboratory of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, towards building the factory of the future.
OET took part in the "International Summit on Stability of Organic & Perovskite Solar Cells" (ISOS-10), held on October 18-20, 2017 in Malta by Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST). During the event, interesting results and developments regarding the stability testing and lifetime of Organic & Perovskite Photovoltaics have been shown and OET has presented some of its latest results regarding the stability of OPVs in extreme weather conditions in "Stability Testing of Printed OPVs Manufactured by R2R Production Line with Ultra-Fast Laser Patterning & In-Line Optical Metrology".
The Factory of the Future is based in Thessaloniki and in three years time it will be able to provide the global industry with "infallible" printed nanotechnology products that can be applied in a number of areas such as automotives, green houses, energy, buildings, "smart" fabrics and packaging. The Factory's construction is based on the ambitious Smart Line project, funded by the EU and includes OET alongst the seven participating partners, with the Nanotechnology Laboratory of the Aristotle University in the lead as coordinator. Stergios Logothetidis, the project manager, said during the presentation of the facilities of the Center for Organic and Printed Electronics (COPE-H), that it is one of the most ambitious projects that will play a decisive role in the digital transformation of Greece and Europe.
OET participated as a visitor in the IoT Solutions World Congress, which took place from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2017 in Barcelona, in order to enable the accelerated uptake by the industry of in-line metrology tools, methodologies and related control automation systems on pilot and production printing lines on organic electronics for digitization manufacturing.
This year’s main theme was the accelerating growth, adoption and widespread use of industrial IoT. Over 13,000 visitors, 250 speakers and 220 exhibiting companies, enjoyed the leading international event. OET had the opportunity to engage in networking and enable the accelerated uptake by industry IoT thinkers towards the Smartline concept with innovative solutions benefitting many industries. OET participated also, in the RespiceSME workshop on Light technologies in Transport, Manufacturing, Energy & Environment in order to establish networks with other European Clusters, Associations, and Projects.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki took on its role as coordinator in a major program, which sets the foundation for the digital industry and is considered the industry of the future.
In the facilities of COPE-H (Center of Organic and Printed Electronics Hellas), OET's scientists in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Laboratory of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, are building modern printed photovoltaics, which have already stimulated Fiat's interest, who tests them in one of its models.
OET participates in one of the most ambitious competitive EU-funded research project, Smartline, in terms of Horizon 2020 and Factory of Future, which targets in creating a Factory of Futute in Thessaloniki (EL). The presentation of Smartline took place in COPE-H (Center of Organic & Printed Electronics - Hellas) facilities in Thessaloniki. The project has two directions, in order to create the Factory of Future in Organic Electronics, on Quality and on Mass Production, minimizing defects and losses during production phase.
Smartline started on September 1st, 2017 and its duration is 3 years. Smartline targets at
- development of smart non-destructive optical metrology tools for quality control of Nanomaterials and Organic Electronic (OE) Devices
- automation of the production of OE devices after the implementation of metrology techniques in pilot lines for adjusting the production parameters in order to optimize the production of OE devices (OPVs, OLEDs for lighting)
- optimization of the OPVs & OLEDs Production
- integration of OPVs & OLEDs in Automotive Applications
OET, at Smartline, is responsible for co-ordinating the manufacturers of all scientific instruments and quality control systems and these systems, which are or will integrated in the Production Line. These metrology systems will automatically decide the corrective movements in the production process. "As part of SmartLine, we will create the software for the decisions and the corrective actions that the Production Line will make. We will strengthen our expertise in the OPVs production and we will create the conditions for our strong presence in the Digital Industry (Industry 4.0). "
Stay tuned for latest news & upcoming results!!
You can view the press release (in greek) here.
Below you can find some of the press clippings about the Smartline press conference.
OET participated in Graphene Week 2017, in Athens, Greece, presenting its booth alongside the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, from the 25th til the 29th of September. Moreover OET presented its latest results in graphene: "Graphene Layers: Production, Characterization, Integration & Devices (EU FP7 Project GLADIATOR)", the overview results of the GLADIATOR Project which finished successfully in April 2017.
OET participated in SMARTLINE Project Kick-off meeting, on the 15th of September. SmartLine is an EU Horizon2020 project funded coordinated by the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN. The Project's mission is to create intelligent and zero-defect manufacturing processes by developing robust and non-destructive in-line metrology tools and a process control platform to achieve the reliable and closed-loop manufacturing of Organic Electronic devices (OPVs and OLEDs for lighting) by R2R Printing and OVPD pilot lines.
For more info visit SmartLine's website www.smartline-project.eu.
NANOTEXNOLOGY 2017 successfully concluded last week to give way to the next year's multi-event!
NANOTEXNOLOGY 2017 gathered more than 730 presentations and 35 EU Projects Presentations from 59 Countries.
These exciting presentations from exceptional scientists gave an overview of the latest advances, achievements and future prospects in Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics and Nanomedicine.
OET one of the major sponsors of this Multi-event, has presented its latest results in the field of Organic Electronics like:
"Manufacturing of Large area, Fully Printed, Flexible & Semi-Transparent Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) in R2R process with In-line Quality Control"
"Fully printed OLEDs with tailored light emitting colors"
"3rd Generation Photovoltaics, OPVs and Organic Electronics"
"Printed OPVs Technology"
"Unique Manufacturing and Commercialization of Organic Photovoltaics by OET"
"Gladiator Project: An overview"
"In-Situ and Real-Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry monitoring of Graphene growth by Chemical Vapour Deposition"
"Roll-to-Roll manufacturing of Organic Photovoltaics in pilot line with laser patterning and optical metrology for quality control"
OET booth was visited by many distinguished guests who had the ability to be informed about the state of the art product & services of our company. A variety of OPV-based applications were presented in our booth at the EXPO forum.
Below you can find some photos of the Multi-event.
Looking forward to meeting you again!
Nanotexnology 2016 – Forum & Multi Event: www.nanotexnology.com
Nanotechnology Lab LTFN: www.ltfn.gr
Hellenic Organic & Printed Electronics Association: http://www.hope-a.com
Organic Electronic Technologies (OET): http://www.oe-technologies.com
In Situ & Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for monitoring Graphene growth was performed by OET and AUTh within GLADIATOR project.
OET together with of AUTh (LTFN lab) have shown for the first time the growth differentiation between mono- and multilayers graphene using Horiba’s UVISEL spectrometer for in situ measurements of CVD graphene production to a customized Black Magic reactor from Aixtron installed at the LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Moreover within Gladiator Project, Ultra-violet sensitive photodiodes with graphene electrode have been successfully tested as fire sensors (UV smoke detection system) by OET, which also designed and fabricated the electronic circuit board to support their operation, as can be seen in the video below:
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A large Press Conference took place on 29 June 2017 at the Porto Palace Conference Hotel, Thessaloniki, in order to inform the public about the prestigious award of the FP7 EU Project Smartonics coordinated by LTFN and the inauguration of the NANOTEXNOLOGY 2017 multi-event at 1st July in Thessaloniki.
The first part of the press conference focused on the presentation of the Award of the EU Smartonics Project by EU during the EuroNanoForum 2017 event organized by EU in Valeta, Malta at 21-23 June 2017. Smartonics has been awarded as a 1st Runner Up for the Best Project Competition, a highly prestigious award from EU in recognition of the project's potential impact, dissemination and outreach towards industry and society. For more information click here.