The 10th Conference & Exhibition on FPEs Industry (Targeting Digital Transformation, Green Energy, Lighting, Mobility, IoT, Wearables, Smart Cities, Smart Packaging, ...) – the leading event in the cutting-edge technologies, with a market share of more than 100 B€ – concluded with great success and eagerness for business by industrial entities which will make use of the innovations, applications and solutions generated by FPEs.
The 10th C&E on FPEs took place on 12-13 October 2020 at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece, combining both Live and Virtual Participations and was co-organized by the HOPE-A Industry Association and the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN. The 10th C&E was also supported by the SEKEE, HETiA, HELAPCO, AGMPM Industrial Associations.
The 10th C&E brought together more than 80 companies and 210 top Stakeholders from Greece and from abroad representing a wide range of fields to which FPEs provide added value and groundbreaking applications, i.e. Green Energy, Energy Autonomous Systems, Lighting, Electronics and Communications, Automotive, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Greenhouses, Intelligent Packaging and Security, Health Care, Wearables, IoT, etc.
Through 26 inspiring talks, comprising of 8 Keynote and 18 Invited speakers, internationally acknowledged scientists and professionals from the Industry and Research emphasized how the state-of-the-art technologies and applications are exploited by the Industry and Manufacturing sectors leading to a Digital, Green and Circular Economy. Key industrial players presented how FPEs could be integrated in new and promising solutions. Business Associations outlined their activities and plan of action in FPEs and in coordinating industrial players with the scope to grab the chance lying ahead and create joint ventures and commercialization opportunities. Moreover, representatives from the EC informed the attendees on funding tools there are to support their R&I plans.
All participants had the opportunity to learn about our ambitious 14 running EU and National Projects like Smartline, Cornet, RealNano, FlexFunction2Sustain, MusiCode, Apollon, Photokipia, NanoAthero, OsteoFit, EKOBuilt, AGRORES, NFCPak, OPENERGY and SpinNano. In the framework of 10th C&E, parallel events with the Project partners participated either Live or Virtual in several EU and National Project meetings took place. For example, the 6M Consortium meeting of the Horizon RealNano and the 34M Technical meeting of the Cornet Project were held. During these meetings the progress of the planned activities and the next steps of the Projects were discussed.
The Greek National authorities showed their actual interest to the 10th C&E goals and FPEs' financial potential. The Deputy Minister for R&T Dr. Christos Dimas, the Deputy Minister of Education, Prof. Vasilios Digalakis, the Former Alternate Minister for Energy & Environment of Greece, Mr. Sokratis Famellos, the Secretary General for Int. Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Grigorios Dimitriadis, the Vice Rector for Research of AUTh, Prof. Efstratios Stylianidis, greeted the event highlighting the significance FPEs and their exploitation carries for the country’s green deal, digital industry and economy.
In addition to that, it was pleasure the Exhibition to have been visited by the Ambassador of India to Greece, the head of the Research and Technology Department of KINAL, the representatives of the Attiki Region, of the Municipalities of Athens and Halandri, impressed by the innovative and intelligent products and their multiple applications. Lastly, many entrepreneurs from the energy, construction, shipping and fashion sectors visited the exhibition and appeared great interest in utilizing innovative energy and lighting technologies and their applications in smart cities, shipping, architecture, fashion etc.
The 10th C&E was ended with the Competition and Awards Session, where Start-Ups and SMEs pitched their business and the ones with the most well-structured plan on FPEs were awarded. The first award was granted to OET, the second to Depia Automations and the third one to BL Nanobiomed. These ambitious companies are members of HOPE-A and managed to be distinguished for their innovations.
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FLUXIM co-organized the 7th International Conference on Simulation of Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics, SimOEP'20 (30th August - 2nd September).
The online conference comprised of talks from distinguished speakers and training seminars with R&D tools from Fluxim AG.
Also an oral presentation of CORNET results took place with the title: "Finite Element Modeling for Analysis of Electroluminescence and Infrared Images of Thin-film Solar Cells" 363 researchers have registered for the event.
- Light management for enhanced light-absorption in solar cells and enhanced light emission in OLEDs
- Charge and exciton transport modeling in organic semiconductor devices – from molecular to the device level
- Charge transport modeling in various organic and hybrid solar cells:
planar and bulk heterojunction perovskite and organic solar cells
- Charge injection, transport and recombination processes in state-of-the-art OLEDs
- Models for a variety of electrical device characterization techniques from DC, transient to AC operation
- Advanced optical and electrical characterization techniques and experimental validation
- Parameter extraction techniques
- Morphological structure and property correlation
- Advanced materials and devices such as novel LEDs, ionic devices, QD materials, and non-fullerene acceptors
- Machine Learning
NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020 multi-event, organized by Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, together with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nano|Net Research and Innovation Network, HOPE-A and the Horizon 2020 Projects, Smartline and CORNET concluded successfully on the 11th of July 2020. NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020 became a vibrant hub of top-class scientists, business experts, policymakers and young entrepreneurs!
This year, NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020 was organized both Live and Virtual and comprised more than 400 exciting presentations from 47 Countries providing an overview of the latest advances and future prospects in Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Photonics, Nanomedicine, and 3D Printing & Bioprinting. New international collaborations were sealed at the EXPO20, Business Forum and the Matchmaking Event among Technology starters, developers and Industry Professionals bringing research from bench to market, and young researchers were inspired to move the state-of-the-art forward.
The starting point of this year’s NANOTEXNOLOGY were the ISSON20 Summer Schools commenced on Saturday 4th of July. ISSON20 comprised fascinating lectures and demonstrations of state-of-the-art techniques on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics and Nanomedicine gathering 45 students from 25 different countries and 29 poster presentations!
ISFOE20, the International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics started on Monday 6th of July consisting of more than 132 presentations from 27 different countries and NN20, the International Conference on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, which began on Tuesday 7th of July encompassing 227 presentations from 38 different countries. I3D20 - Workshop on 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, Digital, and Additive Manufacturing commenced on 8th July, with 25 presentations. During the CORNET project, the partners have organized dedicated Workshops focused on Open Innovation and Standardization and Computational Modeling of Materials Devices & Processes, with the participation of numerous acknowledged experts (from academia and industry). The partners presented and discussed their latest achievements and promoted the CORNET Open Innovation Environment. During these activities, the CORNET partners have connected with these stakeholders in order to establish new collaborations in similar subjects.
During the fourth day of NANOTEXNOLOGY, inspiring Plenary talks were delivered online by three world-class experts, Prof. Joachim Spatz from Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany and Prof. Norbert Koch from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. The Plenary Session attendants were informed on the recent advances in the evolution of cellular compartments for spatially and temporally controlled assembly of biological processes as an essential step in developing life by evolution and the controlling of Controlling hybrid inorganic/organic electronic materials interfaces which is a key parameter for electronic and optical processes in devices.
Parallel to the Conferences and the Summer Schools, EXPO20, the 10th International Exhibition on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine gathered more than 20 exhibitors, creating a vibrant environment of business interactions, together with the Matchmaking Event, which comprised more than 53 bilateral meetings, and the Business Forum with presentations from companies' representatives.
Throughout NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020, there was a strong presence of representatives of the country's political authorities, academic leadership and many businessmen who had the opportunity to visit the EXPO and see innovative products from Greek companies, members of the Hellenic Organic & Printed Electronics Association (HOPE-A) and such as a smart bus stop, antiseptic gels and sprays with nanoparticles, flexible OPVs installed in an electric car, smart bags etc.
Thank you for your contribution to this exciting multi-event! We look forward to seeing you in NANOTEXNOLOGY 2021!
HOPE-A participated in the great event of the emerging technologies in the IDTechEx Show, in Santa Clara USA. Within its participation had the chance to raise the awareness of the CORNET project, describing the achievements, the results in the standardization needs and the contribution in large scale manufacturing within the roll-to-roll printing technology by demonstrating related applications. Also, the dissemination activities on the CORNET platform and database has highlighted the importance of these tools in the manufacturing, modelling and characterization processes.
LTFN, together with OET, and HOPE-A participated in the Workshop on “Smart Bioelectronic and Wearable Systems” that took place on 22-23 October in Brussels. This two - day EC workshop presented topics covering smart systems across Key Digital technologies. Great emphasis was given on bio-electronics, bio-photonics, and flexible and wearable electronics. This event also highlighted the role of Bioelectronics and Flexible & Wearable Electronics in the context of the Digital R&I Agenda, such as Edge Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity. Furthermore, in the properly formed exhibition area, running and completed EU-funded projects had the chance to present their results via demonstrators and visuals. Dr. Argiris Laskarakis presented among others the CORNET Project results and ongoing actions.
NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 concluded successfully on the 6th of July 2018, after an exciting week of innovative scientific, technological, business and networking parallel events. Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, together with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nano|Net Research and Innovation Network, HOPE-A and the Horizon 2020 Projects, Smartline and CORNET co-organized this year’s multi-event. Thank you for visiting our booth and meeting us and our activities!
This year NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 comprised more than 650 exciting presentations from 56 Countries providing an overview of the latest advances and future prospects in Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Photonics, 3D Printing & Bioprinting, and Nanomedicine.
The starting point of this year’s NANOTEXNOLOGY were the ISSON19 Summer Schools commenced on Saturday 29th of June. ISSON19 comprised fascinating lectures and demonstrations of state-of-the-art techniques on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics and Nanomedicine gathering more than 110 students from 25 different countries and 60 poster presentations!
Coming next, ISFOE19, the International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics started on Monday 1st of July consisting of more than 150 presentations from 32 different countries, to be followed by NN19, the International Conference on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, which began on Tuesday 2nd of July encompassing 380 presentations from 50 different countries. During the same day, the I3D19 - Workshop on 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, Digital, and Additive Manufacturing commenced, gathering 120 presentations from 25 countries.
During the fourth day of NANOTEXNOLOGY, inspiring Plenary talks were delivered by three world-class experts, Prof. M. Leclerc from Laval University, Canada, Prof. S. Pantelides from Vanderbilt University, USA, and Prof. Nicholas Peppas from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. The Plenary Session attendants were informed on the recent advances in the preparation of less toxic and expensive conjugated polymers and their utilization in plastic solar cells, design & study of novel 2D dimensional materials and the recent accomplishments on the engineering of intelligent, recognitive nanoscale systems for Advanced Therapeutic Agent Targeting & Delivery.
Also, a greeting was given by the newly elected rector of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Prof. Nikolaos Papaioannou, congratulating the organization and the polythematic index of the NANOTEXNOLOGY multi-event, while expressed his support to these actions.
This year 7 new parallel Special Workshops enriched NANOTEXNOLOGY’s program with more than 130 presentations.
In the workshop on Open Innovation and Standardization for materials characterization, materials modeling and materials process and manufacturing, Projects’ Coordinators and Participants gave an overview of the combined efforts that take place to promote and progress in the state-of-the-art Scientific and Research fields of Nanotechnology and Organic Electronics through the adoption of an Open Innovation environment which is an open framework process that can accelerate innovation through collaboration between expert stakeholders from academic, research and industrial communities.
Also, Representatives from EU funded R&D Projects participated in the workshop on EU projects, by presenting their latest advances and outcomes of their R&D activities and provided the attendants with new information in European and International level in Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics, and Nanomedicine.
In the Special Workshop Women in Nano Science & Technology, women in research delivered remarkable presentations presented their work with the target to highlight and advance the role and recognition of women working in cutting edge fields of Nano Science and Technology.
In the Workshop on In-line & Real-time Metrology and Quality Control for Nano-Manufacturing, presenters revealed the huge potentiality of in-line and real-time metrology methods (tools, measurement/analysis methodologies, protocols, integration concepts) to revolutionize the digital manufacturing of advanced materials, devices, components, processes and products based on Organic & Printed Electronics.
On Thursday 4th of July 2019, an agreement between the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) of Istanbul, Turkey was signed bringing forward the cooperation between the two organizations.
On the same day, the annual Nano|Net General Assembly took place, where partners and also new members of this special network were gathered and had discussions on the related activities, communication policies and collaborations between research and business organizations involved in the fields of Nano-Bio-Technologies.
Parallel to the Conferences and the Summer Schools, EXPO19, the 9th International Exhibition on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine gathered more than 40 exhibitors, creating a vibrant environment of business interactions, together with the Matchmaking Event, which comprised more than 150 bilateral meetings, and the Business Forum with presentations from companies' representatives.
Thank you for your contribution to this exciting multi-event! We wish your participation in NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 brought you fruitful discussions, networking and stimuli!
AUTh - Nanotechnology Lab LTFN and OE-Technologies participated in the IDTechEx Show 2019, held on April 10-11, at Berlin, Germany. Dr. Argiris Laskarakis (AUTh) gave an interesting invited talk about "Enabling Artificial Intelligence in Nano-manufacturing of Printed Electronics by In-Line Metrology and Control". We would like to thank all of you that visited us!
Cornet Project together with OYSTER Project, MMAMA Project and NANOTEXNOLOGY Organizing Committee organizes the Workshop on Open Innovation and Standardization for materials characterization, materials modeling and materials process and manufacturing during NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019.
A prerequisite for the enhancement of the innovation capacity of European (as well as global) industries in the fields of Organic Electronics and Nanotechnologies is the adoption of an Open Innovation environment which is an open framework process that can accelerate innovation through collaboration between expert stakeholders from academic, research and industrial communities. The adoption of an Open Innovation approach allows the breaking down of boundaries that prohibit the internal ideas and approaches to be adopted by other entities, which would facilitate the mutual progress in relevant fields without duplication of effort in national, European and global levels.
Europe embraced Open Innovation in characterization and modeling by supporting the implementation of cutting edge research in selected topics that cover Organic Electronics, Microwave Microscopy and advanced nano-architectured and bio-inspired hard/soft interfaces.
The combined efforts to promote and progress in state-of-the-art Scientific and Research fields requires the compatibility with internationally accepted roadmaps and frameworks, towards the development of future standards.
During the Workshop a series of Invited talks, Oral and Poster presentations will be given by representatives from currently running EC R&D projects in that cover different aspects of Open Innovation for materials characterization & modeling (ranging from the atomic to the macro-scale or multiscale) applied on a broad range of subjects and applications.
The Workshop topics include:
- Open Innovation for multiscale modeling of materials
- Open Innovation for multiscale characterization of materials
- Modeling Data Analysis (MODA)Process and Manufacturing
- Standardisation needs in the manufacturing sectorIndustry needs on Open Innovation approaches
- Business Models and Sustainability for Open Innovation Databases
Workshop International Organizing Committee (tentative, tbc)
S. Logothetidis, Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, AUTh, Greece
F. Castro, National Physical Laboratory, UK
D. Dykeman, Granta Design, UK
M. Sebastiani, Department of Engineering, Università degli studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
C. Charitidis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering NTUA, Greece
G. Dambrine, University of Lille Nord de France, France
J. Costa Dantas Faria, European Commission, Belgium
You can find more information here.
At the 7th Korea-EU NanoWorkshop Dr. Argiris Laskarakis presented an overview of the activities, pilot lines and in-line characterization facilities for Organic & Printed Electronics in Greece.
He outlined the connection of OEs characterization, modelling and manufacturing data to industry applications (automotive, energy and construction) which is achieved in the Open Innovation Environment Platform being developed in the Horizon 2020 Project CORNET. The optimization of the manufacturing processes of Organic & Printed Electronics devices taking place in the Horizon 2020 Project Smartline were also thoroughly outlined.
The Open Innovation Environment on Experimentation, Modelling and Manufacturing of Organic Electronics developed in CORNET was presented at the "9th Workshop on Flexible & Printed Electronics Industry (Targeting the Digital Transformation)" on 22nd October, in Athens. Dr. Argiris Laskarakis from Nanotechnology Lab LTFN explained how CORNET will be advancing the Flexible and Printed Electronics Industry.