HOPE-A will be participating in the EC funded Horizon 2020 Project CORNET which is starting to operate on the 1st of January 2018. “CORNET-Multiscale modelling and characterization to optimize the manufacturing processes of Organic Electronics materials and devices” was granted successful under the Horizon 2020 Call NMBP-07-2017and will be running for 36 months.

HOPE-A will be one of the 11 participants in CORNET, together with the Nanotechnology Lab-LTFN (Coordinator) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of Surrey, UK, the University of Ioannina, Greece, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, Fluxim, Switzerland, AIXTRON, Germany, the National Physical Laboratory, UK, Organic Electronic Technologies (OET), Greece, Centro Riserche Fiat, Italy, and Granta Design, UK.

CORNET will develop a unique EU Open Innovation Environment covering the triangle of manufacturing, modelling and experimentation in order to optimize the Organic/Large Area Electronic materials, materials’ behaviour and nano-devices (OPVs, PPVs, OLEDs) manufacturing processes. This will strongly impact the fast and reliable development of new materials and tailored OE devices and systems for industrial applications (e.g. automotive, greenhouses).

CORNET will develop an Open Innovation Environment Platform and a sustainable Database for documentation of citable and industrially accepted protocols for material & device characterization, modelling and manufacturing and will establish strong links with industrial associations and EU networks to increase the speed of Organic Electronic materials’/devices’ development and push-through standards for adoption by the industry worldwide.

The CORNET Kick-Off Meeting is arranged to take place in Brussels on Friday 26th of January 2018.