Nanotechnology Lab LTFN - Center for Organic & Printed Electronics (COPE-H) Lab for Thin Films - Nanobiomaterials - Nanosystems - Nanometrology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) Physics Department
University Campus, 54124, Thessaloniki (Greece)
The Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is an internationally acknowledged specialist in Organic Electronics–OEs (OPVs, OLEDs, OTFTs, biosensors, etc.), Thin Films & Nanomaterials Technology, vacuum, printing (roll-to-roll, inkjet), OVPD & CVD Pilot Lines, Nanometrology, in-line optical sensing & Nanomedicine.
LTFN has established the Center of Organic & Printed Electronics for Research & Manufacturing of OE Devices for Applications in Energy, Displays, Lighting, Electronics, NanoBiomedicine, Smart Textiles, Smart Food Packaging, Greenhouses, etc. The Center has an area of 1500 m2 with clean room facilities of 600 m2 and includes state-of-the-art infrastructure and pilot lines (R2R printing, OVPD, CVD, S2S) for the manufacturing of large area OE devices.
LTFN coordinates several EU/National Projects, the Hellenic Organic & Printed Electronics Association HOPE-A (www.hope-a.com), and it organizes annually the NANOTEXNOLOGY multi-event (www.nanotexnology.com) that combines International Conferences, Summer Schools and Exhibitions on Nanotechnology - Organic Electronics and Nanomedicine
Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry
Market and Services
- TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
- TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
- TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
- TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
- TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
- TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
- TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
- Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
- Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
- Collaborative Researchs
- Concept validation and prototyping
- Testing and validation
- Pre-competitive series production
- Digital Maturity Assessment
- Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
- Education and skills development
Implementation, Screening and Testing of novel polymer nanomaterials for large area fabrication of OE Devices (e.g. OPVs) by R2R Pilot-to-Production Lines
Advent supplies innovative, easy-to-use materials and formulations for next-generation solar cells – products (e.g. Organic PhotoVoltaics -OPVs) which enable their customers to improve cell performance and to save costs in cell manufacturing. Advent focuses on novel materials, formulations and process chemicals for both printing and chemical coating technologies used in solar cell manufacture.
LTFN collaborates with Advent for the implementation of its polymer donor nanomaterials in R2R printing process for the large area fabrication of OPV devices in the unique R2R pilot line at LTFN. Also, LTFN provided testing activities of the materials printability, functionality, performance and stability in combination with other OE nanomaterials. This contributed to the optimization of Advent’s polymer donors in order to ensure high reproducibility and reliability in combination with maximum performance.
Advent Technologies SA
Stadiou Str. 26504 Platani Achaias, Patra – Greece
Integration of Innovative Organic Electronic & Photonic Devices to Electronic Components for Commercial Products
Prisma Electronics designs, develops, and manufactures a wide array of IT, smart-grid and wireless-based systems, and integrated electronic components.
LTFN collaborates with Prisma for the combination and integration of Organic Electronic devices (e.g. Organic Photovoltaics, Organic Light Emitting Diodes) with electronic components, interconnections and circuits (e.g. PCBs) in order to advance their functionality in terms of energy efficiency (by the integration of OPVs) and the visualization of information (by the integration with OLEDs).
Prisma Electronics SA
87 Democratias Avenue, P.C. 68132, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Manufacturing of OE Devices and Modules & Integration to innovative Commercial Products
OET is a world leader in manufacturing and technologies for flexible Organic and Printed Electronics (OEs). Its core activities include thin films manufacturing processes and production for OPVs and OLEDs, encapsulation technologies, and unique in-line optical precision metrology and pulsed laser for patterning tools. OET integrates all OEs processes and technologies for the production of OE devices for Energy and lighting in automotive, buildings, wearables, IoT, smart packaging, etc.
LTFN collaborates with OET for the development of novel manufacturing processes using R2R printing techniques (e.g. inkjet, gravure, slot-die), the digital nano-patterning of OE nanomaterials and devices by in-line ultra-fast laser patterning, and for the optimization of the manufacturing processes providing know-how on the in-line optical metrology of the properties and homogeneity of R2R printed OE devices. This contributes to the strengthening of the OETs competences and competitiveness to expand its customer base and market position and to gain a competitive advantage in regional, national, European and global markets.
Organic Electronic Technologies (OET)
Antoni Tritsi 21B, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
BL Nanobiomed focuses on the development of novel nanotechnologies, manufacturing processes for the development of innovative drug eluting nano-systems, nanoparticles and nanoplatforms to advance the performance of implants, the implementation of nanoscale techniques for their thorough characterization and validation, the technology licensing and technology transfer.
LTFN collaborates with BL Nanobiomed for the synthesis and biofunctionalization of nanoparticles, nanofibers and nanofilms by unique pilot lines that include 3D ElectroSpraying and Printing Systems in order to support BK Nanobiomed for the development, validation and production of drug eluting nanosystems, scaffolds for drug delivery and tissue regeneration, and tissue engineered implants.
BL Nanobiomed P.C.
145 Vasilisis Olgas, Thessaloniki, Greece
Organic Electronics & Photonic devices for Wearables
ELVE S.A. is a European group, invested in a variety of projects, as well as in the specialization in the production and sales of uniforms, corporate clothing, accessories and personal protective equipment.
LTFN collaborated with ELVE for the improvement of its clothing products (e.g. uniforms, corporate, protective clothing, etc.) by providing light emitting and signage functionalities by the implementation and integration of flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) for wearables and smart clothing applications.
N. Peramos, Agios Andreas, 64007, Kavala
Thin Film Technologies & Nano-engineering for improvement of commercial products
Union Optic is an innovative leader SME in the ophthalmic lens market and produces ophthalmic lenses that cover all customer ranges (from simple single vision lenses to sophisticated, individual freeform lifestyle progressives).
LTFN collaborated with Union Optic for the improvement of the functionality of its ophthalmic lenses of Union Optic by providing novel nanomaterial concepts and solutions for the custom colouring and the increase of the mechanical resistance (hardness, scratch resistance) of its ophthalmic lenses by the implementation of novel inorganic, plasmonic and hard/scratch resistant coatings by Physical Vapor Deposition Pilot Lines.
19a Tomeas, Sindos Industrial Area, 57022, Thessaloniki, Greece
Concepts for Hardware & Processing for the Manufacturing of Organic Electronic Devices
Compucon develops leading technologies and innovative integrated applications including software and hardware solutions for specialized markets. LTFN provided to Compucon know-how related to the hardware and processing for manufacturing of Organic Photovoltaics in order to extend its capabilities and market base to the fields of Organic Electronics.
9th km of Thessaloniki – Thermi, PO Box 60445, PC 57001,Thessaloniki, Greece
(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)
Number of employees
- Horizon 2020
- European Regional Development Fund
- National basic research funding
- Regional funding
- Private funding
- Partner resources
- Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE)
- Micro and nano electronics, smart system integration
- Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
- Photonics, electronic and optical functional materials
- Screens and display technologies
- Robotics and autonomous systems
- Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
- Simulation and modelling
- Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
- Laser based manufacturing