PhotonHub Europe – a new pan-European photonics digital innovation hub
The next year will start with some good news for photonics! In 2021 the promising innovation hub for photonics “PhotonHub Europe” will start up working and even three Fraunhofer-Institutes (Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI; Fraunhofer Institute for Laster Technology ILT, Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP) are pleased to be joint partners within the pan-European innovation hub, which aims to join European expertise, technology know how and facilities in order to accelerate the application of photonics technologies by European industry.
PhotonHub Europe has been awarded €19 million investment from the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. The PhotonHub Europe will help European SMEs and mid-caps become highly competitive digital businesses through faster and smarter deployment of photonics-based technologies, directly creating over 1.000 new high-tech EU jobs and nearly €1 billion in new revenues and venture capital by 2025. Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is pleased to be a joint partner within the PhotonHub Europe together with Fraunhofer HHI and ILT.
Fraunhofer FEP will support PhotonHub Europe’s industrial innovation activities with its know-how and expertise along the full value chain for (large area) organic electronic devices, like OLED for lighting and signage, organic solar cells, OPD and OFET. Fraunhofer FEP is able to design and prepare customer specific OLED lighting and signage modules. Furthermore, FEP is able to provide services like material evaluation (organic materials as well as substrates and encapsulation), process technology (patterning, evaporation, encapsulation), system integration and electro-optical characterization and reliability tests.
Read more about the PhotonHub Europe, its concrete offers and the 53 top competence centres from all over Europe in the current press release.