Lab for Thin Films - Nanobiomaterials - Nanosystems - Nanometrology


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"SMARTLINE - Smart in-line metrology and control for boosting the yield and quality of high-volume manufacturing of Organic Electronics"

H2020 - FOF - 08 -2017
Coordination of LTFN
Duration: 36 months (2017-2020)

The main objectives of the SmartLine proposal are:

  • Development of robust non-destructive optical and electrical metrology tools and methodologies
  • Integration of in-line metrology tools in R2R printing and OVPD Pilot to Production Lines
  • Development of a Unique Platform for the feedback of in-line metrology tools to control the processes
  • Optimization of manufacturing processes reliability in pilot and production lines and fabrication of tailored OPV and OLEDs and demonstration to industrial applications (e.g. automotive)

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"CORNET - Multiscale modelling and characterization to optimize the manufacturing processes of Organic Electronics materials and devices"

H2020 - NMBP - 07 - 2017
Coordination of LTFN
Duration: 36 months (2017-2020)

The CORNET main objectives are to:

  • Develop an effective OIE with world-class experts in Manufacturing, Multiscale Characterization & Modelling, connected to EU clusters, and create a reliable database with citable protocols with contribution to Standards
  • Multiscale Characterization & Modelling to Optimize OE nanomaterials and devices fabrication and Models Validation
  • Optimize the nano-device Manufacturing of OPVs, PPVs, OLEDs by Printing (R2R, S2S) and OVPD Processes
  • Fabricate Tailored Devices, Systems and Demonstrate to industrial applications (e.g. automotive, greenhouses)

CORNET has developed a strategic plan for the clustering activities with more than 800 existing related bodies, a Business Plan for the continuation of the OIE beyond the project and the Innovation Management, IPR and legal support services to protect generated foreground and to enable its adoption by the EU research & industrial.

"Semitransparent Organic and Printed Photovoltaics for Energy Efficient Mediterranean Greenhouses"

NSRF 2014-2020 project
Coordination of LTFN
Duration: 36 months (2018-2021)

PHOTOKIPIA is an innovation research project aims to develop an "Energy Efficient Greenhouse" based on large area Organic and Printed Photovoltaics (OPVs) that allow also the proper growth of greenhouse cultivation. PHOTOKIPIA targets to develop and optimize large-scale Semitransparent-OPVs (S-OPVs) with Roll-to-Roll (R2R) printing techniques on plastic substrates. This will be achieved through the development of printed Transparent Electrodes (TE) and the use of unique in-line nano-layer scribing technique with ultra-fast pulse laser and optical metrology to control the thickness and optical properties of the printed nano-layers from the Infrared to Ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum for their final application to Mediterranean (MG) type Greenhouses.
The PHOTOKIPIA Project, with the pioneering combination of energy production with Agricultural cultivation through the creation of "Energy Efficient Greenhouse", has great prospects in the Rural and National Economy since solving energy issues for remote Greenhouses or non by enhancing the ecological sustainability and competitiveness of Greek and International Greenhouse cultivations. The objectives of PHOTOKIPIA include the:

  1. Development and Optimization of R2R Printed Transparent Electrodes (optical transparency> 90%, surface resistance <12 Ohm/cm2, thermal stability ≥300°C)
  2. Optimization of R2R Printing Processes for manufacturing large scale S-OPVs and Optical Engineering of nanolayers (6-7% Efficiency, optical transparency ≤30%, power ~ 40W/m2, weight<0.5Kg , life time 8 years)
  3. Development of wireless monitoring system of MG and recording parameters of S-OPV panels
  4. Integration of H-OPV panels to MG and evaluation of their performance and impact on cultivation


"Printed OLEDS for intelligent, efficient & tunable solid-state lighting devices in large scale"

NSRF 2014-2020 project
Coordination of LTFN
Duration: 36 months (2018-2021)

Today, over 20% of all electricity produced on earth is used for lighting. The amount of energy produces greenhouse gases, which is equal to 70% of the emissions from all passenger cars in the world. Under these circumstances, the European Commission (EC) has agreed to reduce CO emissions by at least 20% by 2020. Recent studies by the EP Joint Research Committee show a huge potential for energy savings with better energy efficiency. At the same time, following the trends of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the rapid penetration of solid state lighting, it is particularly beneficial to produce high-performance lighting products on a large scale. OLEDs of large surface illumination can provide far-reaching light distribution, reduced reflection intensity, reduced light loss, aesthetics, sophisticated design, low weight and volume. For 2020, targets are set for the production of OLED devices with an efficiency >100 lm/W and a lifetime >50,000 hours. Forecasts show that OLED market is expected to grow to $ 2.5 billion in 2027. Therefore, a strong effort is being made to produce efficient, durable and reliable OLED devices having any desired shape, size, color, high flexibility and small bending radius, large stripes and transparency.

The main idea of the APOLLON project is the developing of the methodology and printing processes in a pilot line, large scale OLED devices with optimized performance, functionality and integration capabilities in complex lighting and signage products. Enhancing availability and relevant knowledge about the technology of producing intelligent, functional, flexible and rigid OLED devices is expected to accelerate the commercial adoption of OLEDs and to make a significant contribution to build a sustainable industry in Greece and Europe around this technology. Within the implementation of APOLLON, the cooperation of five partners (two research organizations and three enterprises), which have the necessary infrastructure as well as the additional know-how for the cooperative realization of the envisaged actions and the final achievement of the objectives of the project, is foreseen.


Participation of LTFN
Project Coordinator: INSERM U1205
Duration: 36 months (2017-2020)

The aim of the project is to translate at the bedside a tumour vibrational therapy for glioblastoma patients involving spintronic particles and a low cost magnetic vibrator. Integrating that enough data are available to implement a rigorous translational program as well as the European associated leadership, we implement a synergistic consortium to be able to solve in parallel in an anticipated mode all the preclinical, fabrication, ethical and regulatory prerequisites mandatory for clinical translation. The therapeutic impact of vibrational particles has been demonstrated in vitro by the members of our consortium and more recently in vivo. Objective is now to initiate a full translational approach to be able to move rigorously in glioblastoma patients.

  • Objectives associated to this translational goal are to:
  • Chose the best vibrational particles and associated parameters
  • Set up a “GMP” compatible production of the particles
  • Design and produce a swine and human compatible vibrator.
  • Demonstrate in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility (efficacy on glioma cells sparing healthy tissues)
  • Optimize the delivery and tumor tissue coverage with adequate chemical modifications
  • Demonstrate survival
  • Anticipate the reflexion about Ethics, societal acceptance
  • Generate IP and valorisation strategy
  • Build a new nanomedicine translational methodology using the exemplification of this project

This is also the opportunity to move to a renovated translational nanomedicine approach, trying to boost nanotechnology innovation faster and safer at the bedside. Innovative nanotoxicology approaches, new more relevant animal models integrating also societal concerns in big animal research, as well as the design of “phase O-cognitive proof of concept trial” are some of the paradigmatic innovations we want to deal with during this project.

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H2020 - NMP 646221
Participation of LTFN
Project Coordinator: Ineris, France
Duration: 36 months

NanoReg2 will establish safe by design as a fundamental pillar in the validation of a novel manufactured material.

The NanoReg2 project, built around the challenge of coupling SbD to the regulatory process, will demonstrate and establish new principles and ideas based on data from value chain implementation studies to establish SbD as a fundamental pillar in the validation of a novel MNM. It is widely recognized by industries as well as by regulatory agencies that grouping strategies for NM are urgently needed. ECETOC has formed a task force on NM grouping and also within the OECD WPMN a group works on NM categorisation. However, so far no reliable and regulatory accepted grouping concepts could be established. Grouping concepts developed by NanoReg2 can be regarded as a major innovation therefore as guidance documents on NM grouping will not only support industries or regulatory agencies but would also strongly support commercial launch of a new NM.

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