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.

One of the CORNET objectives is to track the Standardization needs of entities active in and benefiting from the Organic Electronics field. Do not miss the opportunity to contribute to a short (~5 min) Survey on Standardization Requirements for Printed Electronics, organised by the CORNET in collaboration with VAMAS. The results of this survey will steer the future direction of international pre-normative work that leads to best practice guides and standards for industry. Do not miss this opportunity. The deadline to reply to this survey is on 31/05/2019.

Why participate?

  • Gain insight into existing and upcoming standards for printed electronics. All participants will receive a draft report (at least 6 months before publication) summarising the current standards, those under development and a summary analysis of all the input from this survey and direct interview about requirements for new standards related to printed electronics.
  • Influence the focus of future international standardization activities. The results of the survey will directly influence the roadmap of pre-normative activities of VAMAS TWA36 and will be disseminated to IEC and other standardisation institutions.

The information collected and the whole process complies with EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The link to the Survey is the following:

The CORNET Month 12 Consortium meeting was successfully held in GRANTA facilities in Cambridge, UK. The first version of the Open Innovation Environment Platform has been launched and will be constantly optimized for its widespread population! Emphasis is drawn into integrating Industry needs in the triangle of Characterization, Fabrication and Modelling of OEs.

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The ongoing innovations of SmartLine are featured in the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) Newsletter "Impact-December 2018 edition". Subscribe to Impact, and keep yourselves updated on the work of projects launched under the EU’s research and innovation programme for advanced manufacturing – "Factories of the Future".

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.

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CORNET met with its sister Horizon 2020 Open Innovation Environment Projects OYSTER and MMAMA at the 7th Korea-EU NanoWorkshop, in Seoul. The 3 OIE Projects worked on aligning their actions in the triangle of modelling, characterisation and manufacturing in order to have a multiplied effect. A joint Workshop will be co-organized by the 3 Projects to present their activities, promote the OIE and connect with industrial partners for the faster market uptake of their innovations. More on the joint Workshop will be announced soon.

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CORNET partners Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, OET Organic Electronic Technologies and HOPE-A presented the project's scope and innovations at “INDustrial TECHnologies 2018 - Innovative industries for smart growth”, organized by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, widening the sphere of Stakeholders contributing and benefiting from the CORNET Open Innovation Environment.

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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.

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SmartLine's 12th month Consortium Meeting took place at Divani Caravel Hotel, in Athens, on October 23rd, with participation of AUTh, CRF, LayTec, Aixtron, IBS, Suragus and OET.

CORNET is featured in European Commission’s CORDIS news article as majorly optimizing manufacturing in the Organic Large Area Electronics sector together with the H2020 Factories of the Future SmartLine Project (

The news article is highlighting how Printed Solar Cells are transforming Electronics' Manufacturing, and some of the fascinating advantages Organic Electronics acquire, which makes them ideal for implementation in existing and new consumer products in a wide range of areas.

In the same article CORNET’s partner - OET - record of a 7.4% efficiency for a fully Roll-to-Roll Printed OPV and the aspiration to achieve 9 % efficiency by 2021 are mentioned!

More info available here.