Company Visits/Tours

Printed Electronics Europe 2010 will take advantage of being located in Dresden – a centre of excellence for organic and printed electronics by hosting tours to some of the leading companies working on the technology in this region.
These tours will run over the lunchtime period between the morning and afternoon Masterclasses.  IDTechEx will provide transportation and lunch for attendees on these visits.  Places on the tours are on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to attendees on the Masterclasses.

Please note:

Companies hosting the tour retain the right to decline someone from attending. This is beyond the control of IDTechEx and in this case you will be informed of this as quickly as possible.

These tours are extremely popular so please register early to guarantee your place

  12 APRIL
TU Dresden & Heliatek Back to top

IAPP / Heliatek

The "Institut für Angewandte Photophysik", ( 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) and organic solar cells (OSOLs). It covers a wide range of research focusing on organic semiconductors based on small molecules. Heliatek GmbH was founded in 2006 as a spin-off from IAPP (University Dresden) and Ulm University. The company relies on more than 15 years' experience of their founders in the development and characterisation of organic materials and organic devices. The tour will involve a short presentation of the current research activities and visit to laboratories. You will see where solar cells are being made under high vacuum in a cluster tool. The facility allows in-situ electrical and optical measurements. Further solar cell characterisation methods will be presented and discussed.


Novaled Back to top

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 OLED® technology along with its proprietary OLED materials.

Novaled has developed long term partnerships with major OLED players worldwide. Based on more than 440 patents granted or pending, Novaled has a strong IP position in OLED technology.

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

Incorporated with Masterclass 4
The Materials Masterclass will be held at Novaled in Dresden; there will be a tour as part of this visit. Coaches will be provided from and to the Dresden International conference center.


  15 APRIL
Fraunhofer IPMS Back to top

Incorporated with Masterclass 8
The Displays and Lighting Master class will be held at the Fraunhofer IPMS/COMEDD in Dresden; there will be a tour of their clean rooms as part of this visit. Coaches will be provided from and to the Dresden International conference center.

Fraunhofer IMPS / COMEDD
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 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. The Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD) started operations at the Fraunhofer IPMS on October 10, 2008, assigning unique equipment for the fabrication of OLED lighting modules and organic solar cells to Sunic System Ltd., South Korea, and AIXTRON AG. COMEDD stands for combined know-how and infrastructure under the aegis of the Fraunhofer IPMS. This covers research and development as well as pilot-production of devices and fabrication technologies based on semiconducting organic materials, so called small molecules.


Fraunhofer FEP Back to top

Fraunhofer_FEPAbout the Tour
Fraunhofer FEP offers Research and Development in the field of Vacuum Coating of polymer films for a wide range of applications. This includes transparent barrier coatings, transparent or metallic electrodes, optical coatings for packaging, flexible electronics, solar applications and much more. FEP is dedicated to develop new products and vacuum coating technologies that define the state of the art in vacuum roll-to-roll coating. FEP has full in-house capability to take a project from concept through final industrial solution, including hardware and process development. What sets FEP apart from many other research institutions are our advanced coating technologies and in-house, up-scale vacuum roll coating capabilities. During the tour, vacuum roll-to-roll technologies and related equipment will be presented both as a short lecture as well as in form of a lab tour.

About Fraunhofer FEP
The aim of our work is to open up innovative applications of Electron Beam and Plasma Technology in industrial processes. We are dedicated to bringing new business opportunities to our customers through new and novel technologies. Features of our research and development are its customer-orientation and high relevance to industry. In carrying out this work, not just the development of innovative technologies but also their cost-efficiency for production are taken into account. Electron beam technology, pulse magnetron sputtering and plasma activated high-rate deposition are the core areas of expertise on which our work is based. This expertise is constantly being expanded and utilized in innovative business units. The business units include vacuum coating and surface modification and treatment with electrons and plasmas. Besides developing layer systems, products and technologies, another main area of work is the scale-up of the technologies for coating and treatment of larger areas with high productivity. Feasibility studies, development programs, production of key components and pilot production are just a few examples of the extensive range of services we do offer to customers and partners. Our activities are supported by collaborations within networks and alliances on both national and international levels.


For more information about the tours please contact: Back to top
Chris Clare
Event Director
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