Innovation Voucher 2020
Research into automated manufacturing processes for innovative products for the
healthcare sector using components of organic electronics
Organic electronics (organic lighting, sensor technology, circuit technology, photovoltaics and batteries) is a component of many research programs in the EU and the BMBF.
Components based on organic electronics are characterised, among other things, by a very thin, bendable to flexible design. Further processing requires sophisticated automation in order to realise the potential of the very low manufacturing costs.
Specifically, automated product manufacturing for point-of-care diagnostics is to be researched using a modular construction system.
Allocation To Key Objectives:
Industrial Production and Systems
The creation of production-technical prerequisites for the integration of flexible OLED sensor technology in functional systems, as aimed at in this joint project, is associated with great opportunities, but also a high technical and economic risk. The focus here is on special manufacturing technologies for individualised optoelectronic products.
Within the federal lead innovation on organic electronics, which will increasingly focus on application development in the future, and in conjunction with the EU Horizon 2020 framework programme and its successor, Thuringia can secure a share of this future market in healthcare.
The project was supported by the Free State of Thuringia and cofinanced through funds of the European Union within the scope of the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).