What is FlexNet?
In the Network of Excellence (NoE) FlexNet 17 participants from eleven European countries work together in order to support Europe in becoming the world leader in the field of Flexible, Organic and Large Area Electronics (FOLAE). FlexNet aims at interlinking Europe's FOLAE-expertise in the domains of science, technology development, components, devices and systems integration technologies.
Chances for Companies: Research Advisory Service
Does your company have questions regarding the possibilities of FOLAE technology?
Is your company seeking advice in how its products could be used for organic electronics?
Is your company working in the field already and needs a short study or the opinion of an expert?
As part of their work in FlexNet, all Partners can give you advice or carry out small research studies that may facilitate the commercial exploitation in FOLAE. Simply approach us with your questions or needs.
The Structure of the Project
FlexNet is divided in four thematic platforms dealing with Critical Research Issues, Materials & Devices Integration, Systems Integration as well as Knowledge, Dissemination and Transfer to Industry.
The first objective of this work package is to build up and to consolidate a scientific FOLAE experts network, (and to transfer information to it) with focus in South-East Europe and a strong link to West-Central Europe.
The second objective of this work package is to foster the involvement of companies from Middle West and South East Europe in FOLAE. The third objective is to promote the coordination of higher education in European FOLAE activities at the student level but also for industries.
Fact Sheet: EOOE (pdf)
One can identify several topics which will be important in the nearest future, concerning the materials for OTFTs and FOLAE systems and their characterisation and preparation, the devices fabrication, and their integration into systems. For the identification of the most important topics it is necessary however, to establish an internal technical observatory watch to monitor emerging new critical research issues and „bottlenecks” as a base of the task forces' work.
Download:White Paper on Critical Research Issues
Taking into account a crucial role of transistors in any electronic or opto-electronic systems, this particular WP will focus on analysis of the most important steps of OTFT integration: synthesis of new (also multifunctional) materials; modification and adjustment of interfaces; barrier materials, unification of methods of material characterisation (which, if necessary, could be applied on-line); effective and environmentally friendly processing and materials integration.
The FlexNet Platform System Integration (WP3) aims to gather up and to consolidate existing European platforms to form task forces with a strong competence to identify, characterise, analyse, evaluate the possibilities to overcome identified bottlenecks and determined critical research issues.
Of special interests in WP3 are issues related to the integration, design, modelling and manufacturing of FOLAE-specific devices and systems. As results, it is expected that the first versions of FOLAE-specific device integration, design and modelling handbook as well as the roadmap will be realised.
Overview of results
The results of the evaluation of the Deliverable 4.4.4 questionnaire provide a good overview of the educational demands and the necessity to foster education in this field. It further gives information as to the question whether there is a need for offering further special trainings to other employees (skilled worker, certified technician, engineer, senior scientist)
Deliverable 4.4.4 (pdf)
PolyNet Video of research results
This video on You Tube shows that the research on system integration in the NoE PolyNet (FP7 GA No. 214006) resulted in a flexible system integrated complete with printed batteries.
Postdoctoral position in the area of Organic Electronics
Institution: Nanochemistry Lab of ISIS, University of
Strasbourg & CNRS
Expertise: organic electronics, graphene based electronics and self-assembly
Position available: February 2012
Application: CV, at least two references and a motivation letter
Contact: Paolo Samorì, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Paolo Samorì
Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (I.S.I.S.)
Université de Strasbourg & CNRS
8, allée Gaspard Monge
F-67000 Strasbourg (France)
Tel secretary: +33-(0)3-68855204