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Printed Electronics Europe 2012 will take advantage of being located in berlin - 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.

We will be adding further tours in the Berlin area which will be run between the other Masterclasses.

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 by contacting Chris Clare on c.clare@idtechex.com .

Monday 2
Germany Trade & Invest

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) will present an overview of the Printed Electronics & Photovoltaics landscapes in Germany. Our two industry experts, Max Milbredt (Printed Electronics) and Tobias Rothacher (Photovoltaics) will provide information about verticals of these two dynamic markets, highlighting how Germany actively fosters both industries' development.

GTAI will be joined by Nanosolar, a company that has successfully entered Germany and exemplifies how companies successfully manufacture and market Printed Electronics and Photovoltaics products for all of Europe. Thus, delegates will receive the latest information on both industries and experience highly innovative products made in Germany!

GTAI is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. We support international companies seeking to enter the German market. Our specialized industry teams provide all of the relevant information essential to business success in Germany. All inquiries are treated with utmost confidentiality. GTAI's comprehensive range of free-of-charge services includes:

  • Market and industry reports
  • Market entry analyses
  • Site selection services
  • Information on business, labor and tax laws
  • Funding and financing information
  • Advisory on available incentive programs
  • Information on potential partnering opportunities
  • Access to equipment vendors, R&D institutes, engineering companies and financing institutions
  • Overall project management support
  • In recent years GTAI has successfully applied these services to numerous investment projects from world leading companies such as First Solar, Plastic Logic, Masdar, Avancis, Signet Solar or ITS and has supported the creation of the largest renewable energy production cluster in the world.


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    Monday 2
    Fraunhofer IAP

    Related Masterclass

    The Printing masterclass on Monday 2 April will be held at the Fraunhofer IAP and this will be followed by a tour.

    The Fraunhofer IAP develops customer-specific applications in the field of organic light emitting diodes (OLED), organic photovoltaics (OPV), organic field effect transistors (OTFT) and sensors. The development of these applications requires materials with predictable and reproducible properties. Organic chemistry offers a wide range of customized materials. One advantage of these materials is that they are solution-based so that they can be used in printing processes. Our work is aimed at developing intelligent systems for life science, textiles and architecture by combining OPV, OLED, organic electronics, sensor technology and energy storage technologies. To do this, prototype ideas and technical product concepts are developed.


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          Soltecture and PVcomB will be hosting a combined tour

    Thursday 5
    Soltecture Solartechnik and PVcomB

    Soltecture, which is one of the leading manufacturers of CIS-based thin-film solar modules, launched its first high quality products on the market in 2005. The Berlin high-tech company developed as a spin-off from Europe's leading research institute for thin-film photovoltaics, the Helmholtz Centre Berlin.

    Its shareholders and owners include, among others, the renowned energy supply companies GdF Suez and Vattenfall Europe and Intel Capital, the venture capital company belonging to the Intel semiconductor group.


    PVcomB is a new center for technology transfer in Thin-Film- Photovoltaics, founded by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), Technische Universität Berlin, and the University of Applied Sciences Berlin. PVcomB's main goal is to support world wide growth of thin-film photovoltaic technologies. In a baseline process, two dedicated research-lines produce thin-film PV modules with an area of 30 x 30 cm2 (Si and CIGS).

    PVcomB has created a unique PV-cluster in Berlin-Adlershof, in close proximity to, and supported by many of the important international photovoltaic companies. In 2009, PVcomB was awarded a 15 million € grant from the federal government and the State of Berlin.


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