ORGANEXT Cluster Meeting: Organic Solar Cells

What are the next steps for nanotechnology and organic solar cells? How do we bridge the gaps between research institutes and the business community?

The ORGANEXT project comprises 12 partners from the “EUREGIO” Meuse-Rhine, Eindhoven and Leuven with expertise in nanotechnology, new materials, organic solar cells and economic analysis / valorization. UNU-MERIT is involved in the last of these fields via Prof. René Kemp and researcher Raf Sluismans.

Organic semi-conducting nanomaterials have the potential to offer intelligent, sustainable solutions in cleantech applications and various other innovative domains. For instance, nanotechnology enables the production of organic solar cells, which can be built into double glazed windows or used as flexible solar panels in clothing and bags. The market potential for organic nanotech applications is potentially huge, yet relevant knowledge is mostly confined to public research institutes. ORGANEXT provides a platform for companies to use the skills of the project partners and to assist them with new applications and products.

The 3rd ORGANEXT cluster meeting will be held at Maastricht University on Tuesday 14 January 2014. It aims to gather and inform industrial partners (SMEs and large companies), policy makers and knowledge centres, specifically on the future of organic solar cells and requirements prior to market introduction. Please register via the link below.

Venue: Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht

Date: 14 January 2014

Time: 14:00 - 17:00  CEST