These tours will be run in combination with the IDTechEx Masterclasses on April 7 and April 10.

Places on the tour are on a first come first served basis with preference given to delegates on the Masterclasses. These tours are extremely popular  so please register early to guarantee your place.

* Tours are hosted by the company, who have the right to decline someone from attending. This is beyond the control of IDTechEx and you will be informed of this as quickly as possible if this is the case.




April 7

Masterclass 2
(Dresden Conference Center)

Tour A

Masterclass 3
Printing Technologies
(TU Chemnitz)

Tour B
(TU Chemnitz)

April 10

Masterclass 4
Displays & Lighting

Tour C
(Fraunhofer IPMS)

Tour D
(TU Dresden)

Masterclass 6
(Dresden Conference Center)


Tour A: Novaled | Monday April 7

Incorporated with Masterclass 2

Proceeding the Materials masterclass we will be hosting a tour to Novaled's offices in Dresden commencing at 12.30pm. The tour will start with a presentation on Novaled, doping technology, OLED and OE market and include lunch. There will be guided tour of their chemistry department and sublimation, clean room area and physics department. Delegates will then return by coach to the Dresden International conference center for the Materials Master class. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY 30 DELEGATES CAN ATTEND THIS TOUR.

About the Tour

Novaled offers technology and materials to OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) and OE (Organic Electronics) manufacturer. At the guided tour our visitors can discover the 'Novaled Gold' and how we create unique doping and host materials for leading high tech products in the field of OLED and OE. Attendees will explore the manufacturing process of small molecule OLEDs having a look into the clean room. In the Physics Department visitors will understand the making of OLEDs and why our doping technology achieves world records in power efficiency and lifetime. Finally, guests are invited to experience real OLED samples in operation and to see the potential of theses devices for visionary products in the lighting and display.

About Novaled

Novaled AG is a world leading company in the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) field specialised in high efficiency long lifetime OLED structures and an expert in synthetic and analytical chemistry. The company offers complete solutions to the organic electronic markets, commercializing its Novaled PIN OLEDTM technology along with its proprietary OLED materials.

Novaled has developed long term partnerships with major OLED players worldwide. Based on more than 350 patents granted or pending, Novaled has a strong IP position in OLED technology.

Main investors are Cridit Agricole Private Equity, TechnoStart, TechFund Capital Europe and CDC Innovation. 


Tour B: pmTUC | Monday April 7

Incorporated with Masterclass 3

The Printing Technologies master class will be held at the Institute for Print and Media Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology (pmTUC) and will include both lunch and a tour. A coach will be provided for delegates to and from the Dresden International conference center.

About pmTUC

The Institute for Print and Media Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology (pmTUC) is the world leading institution for research on the adaptation of mass printing methods to printed electronics. This outstanding position has been achieved by a unique combination of mechanical engineering, printing technology and interdisciplinary research. The first completely printed transistor had been introduced in 2003, followed by a mass printed ring oscillator in 2005 and first printed electronic structures on paper in 2007. Since 2006 the pmTUC is part of the growth core printronics, which is an alliance of five medium-sized companies and two research institutions located in and around Chemnitz. It aims at establishing a market leadership for mass-printed electronic products. 


Tour C: Fraunhofer IPMS & MicroEmissive Displays | Thursday April 10

Incorporated with Masterclass 4

The Displays and Lighting Master class will be held at the Fraunhofer IPMS in Dresden. There will be a tour of their clean rooms as part of this visit and it will feature work they are doing in combination with MicroEmmissive Displays. Coaches will be provided from and to the Dresden International conference center.

About the Tour

MicroEmissive Displays is the designer and manufacturer of a unique microdisplay technology that will revolutionise the way we watch TV and video on the move. Our eyescreen™ products are the first emissive Polymer Organic Light Emitting Diode (P-OLED) microdisplays with CMOS integration; the microdisplay can be viewed through magnifying optics to produce a larger virtual image, that appears to the eye as the dimensional equivalent of a picture on a TV screen.

Our Company's manufacturing facility is located in Dresden, Germany within Europe's largest cluster of organic semiconductor expertise in 'Silicon Saxony' and at this site, we have the world's first volume P-OLED manufacturing line situated in a purpose built, state-of-the-art cleanroom. The manufacturing process for eyescreen™ includes deposition of P-OLED and other nano-scale layers onto a fully processed CMOS wafer using vacuum and spin-coating techniques, followed by thin film encapsulation and lamination to a patterned colour filter wafer.

About MicroEmissive Displays

MicroEmissive Displays (MED - AIM, London Stock Exchange) is a leader in polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) microdisplay technology. The company was founded in 1999 and has developed a unique emissive microdisplay technology by using a P-OLED layer on a CMOS substrate. In late 2004, MicroEmissive Displays floated on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM) following a fourth successful funding round, which raised #15.7 M. Funding has been used for proof of principle, technology development and establishing pre-production facilities in Edinburgh, culminating in the first product release and commercial shipments of MicroEmissive Displays' eyescreen™ microdisplays in December 2005.

MicroEmissive Displays has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 registration for the research, design, development and marketing of digital microdisplay solutions and is working towards full accreditation in 2007. MicroEmissive Displays is headquartered at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland and its manufacturing site is in Dresden, Germany. The company employs about 70 people and also has sales representatives and applications support located in Asia, the USA and Europe.

About eyescreen™

MicroEmissive Displays' eyescreen™ products are the world's only polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) microdisplays. The full colour eyescreen™ combines superb TV quality moving video images that are free from flicker, with ultra-low power consumption, enabling greatly extended battery life for the consumer. This enhancement in battery usage time made possible by the eyescreen™ will play a vital role in the widespread adoption of portable head-sets for personal TV and video viewing in the consumer marketplace. The innovative design of the eyescreen™, with its integrated driver ICs and its digital interface, offers product design engineers a fast, robust design-in solution for smaller, lighter-weight, stylish products of the future, all for a size comparable with the pupil of the human eye. 

About Fraunhofer IPMS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (Fraunhofer IPMS) works on electronic, mechanical and optical components and their integration into smallest, "smart" devices and systems. Main focus is on applications, where our customers aim to increase the functionality of their products using Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED) and microsystems (MEMS, MOEMS, CMOS) with increasingly small dimensions and innovative system properties. Our special competence is in using light, meaning the application of optical properties and components.

The Fraunhofer IPMS covers a wide range of industrial applications. Our services include conceptual design, product development and pilot-fabrication in own labs and cleanrooms - from the device up to the complete system solution. 


Tour D: TU Dresden & Heliatek | Thursday April 10

Incorporated with Masterclass 6

We will be hosting a tour to TU Dresden/Heliatek as part of the Photovoltaics master class. The tour will depart the International Conference Center at 12.00noon. Lunch will be included in the tour and delegates will be returned in time for the Photovoltaics master class at 2.30pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY 30 DELEGATES CAN ATTEND THIS TOUR.

About IAPP

The "Institut f|r Angewandte Photophysik", short IAPP, is one of the world-wide leading institutes in the field of organic opto-electronics. From basic research to electronic devices like organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic solar cells (OSOLs), it covers a wide range of research focusing on organic semiconductors based on small molecules.

The tour of the Institut f|r Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP) will involve a short presentation of its current research activities and a visit to some laboratories. You will see where solar cells are being produced under high vacuum in a cluster tool. Our devices are based on a p-i-n structure, i.e. the intrinsic photovoltaic active layer is sandwiched between a p-type and n-type doped organic wide-gap layer used as hole-transport and electron-transport layer, respectively. The production facility allows in-situ electrical and optical measurements. Further solar cell characterisation methods will be presented and discussed.

About Heliatek

Heliatek GmbH was founded in 2006 by Dr. Martin Pfeiffer, Prof. Dr. Karl Leo and Dr. Bert Mannig of the Institut fur Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP), University Dresden, by Prof. Dr. Peter Bauerle of the Abteilung Organische Chemie II, University of Ulm, Jens Drechsel, CreaPhys GmbH and Dr. h.c Harald Eggers. The company relies on more than 15 years experience in the development and characterisation of organic materials and organic devices. Heliatek has got a seed-investment of 500 000 euro from the High-Tech Grunderfonds and 100 000 euro from Dr. h.c. Harald Eggers. 

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