Prof. Karl Leo nominated for the European Inventor Award 2021!

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The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced that physics professor Karl Leo of TU Dresden has been nominated for the 2021 European Inventor Award as a finalist in the „Lifetime Achievement“ category. 

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EPO is honoring Prof. Leo’s pioneering work in the field of organic semiconductors, which led to the development of high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic solar cells and organic transistors. Currently, half of the world’s smartphones and many types of solar cells incorporate his technology. 

In a career spanning over 30 years he has also founded several tech companies in the field of organic electronics, including OES, Novaled and Heliatek. 

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