Current Projects


01/2017 – 12/2019


INTRES – Within the INTRES project, further improvement of the electrode materials for batteries is intended

Therefore, state-of-the-art electrode materials shall be replaced by innovative materials, with the focus lying on specific surface structuring of the carrier material.



6/2017 – 05/2020

Flex-G – The aim of the Flex-G project is the research of R2R technology for the production of flexible, switchable facade elements, which allow a tuning of the energy passage

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The device is directly deposited onto a flexible 
ETFE foil and production is realized utilizing only R2R processes.





04/2017 – 03/2020


SOLGEL-PV –  is about different applications for sol-gel materials within solar cells

On the one hand, the Nano imprint structured, sol-gels shall be used as an anti-reflex layers, while on the other hand the sol-gels shall be utilized as a conducting adhesion layer.



12/2016 – 11/2019

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PowderSizing  – Within the PowderSizing project a full process chain for the material efficient production of thermoplastic bicomponent fibers for endless fiber enforced components shall be developed

The thermoplastic shell around the glass fiber core will be powder-coated during the extrusion.




07/2017 – 06/2019


iCoat – In the iCoat-Project Coatema, VerAutomation and Holst Centre develop, integrate and qualify novel slot-dies for intermittent coating of low-viscous inks used in Perovskite solar cells in the Solliance Pilot Line at Holst Centre

The ultra-fast switching of the novel slot-dies is enabled by use of Piezo Technology and will allow less material consumption and higher production yields, offering further potential for lower production costs.



01/2018 – 12/2020


SUPERSMART –  intends to participate in the advent of IoT by enabling the emergence of printed electronics products

This technology allows reduction of the cost/function for electronic devices to widely spread these systems. Materials drives the performances, sustainability and cost. So, SUPERSMART intends to industrialize key materials and processes to secure the electronic material supply chain and to consolidate the current European leadership.



01/2018 – 12/2021

Greensense – In Greensense paper-based recyclable printed electronic devices with technical, economic and environmental advantages shall be produced. Nanocellulose (NC) based printed electronics, produced mainly from wood pulp, offer better printability and performance than paper

Therefore, the integration of NC-based printedGreensense Logo Transparent electronics and biosensors is a promising source of innovation in the biomedical industry. In GREENSENSE we propose the development of a sustainable NC-based biosensing platform for Drug-of-Abuse (DoA) analysis.



10/2017 – 09/2020

SOLID – Within the SOLID project the aim is to develop a solid state battery

For the solid-state-battery it is planned to use cheap and SOLID Logofully scale able production steps like nano imprint lithography that already exist in industry but need to be adopted to the battery technology. By using the solid-state-battery we should be able to use new cell concepts that would lead to a higher amount of electrochemical active material in the cell and reduce the waste and costs for the wiring.


01/2016 – 12/2018

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PI-SCALE – Bringing flexible organic electronics to pilot innovative scale

The PI-SCALE project will integrate existing European infrastructures into a "European flexible OLED pilot line", which will operate in an open access mode and serve customers from along the value chain with individual product designs, validation of upscaling concepts, and system-level flexible OLED integration.



05/2016 – 04/2019


HEA2D - Production, properties and use of 2D-Nanomaterial

The HEA2D project to investigate the production, qualities, and applications of 2D nanomaterials.

Joint project HEA2D is now researching an end-to-end processing chain consisting of various deposition processes for 2D materials, processes for transfer onto plastic foils, and mass integration into plastics components.

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06/2016 – 12/2019


PhotonFlex - Photonic process chain for the roll to roll production of flexible organic solar cells

COATEMA Coating Machinery GmbH, the Ruhr University Bochum (Chair for Laser Application Technology), the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Ortmann Digitaltechnik GmbH and LIMO are researching and developing innovative technologies for the semiconductor industry in a research project – within a regional call of EnergieUmweltwirtschaft.NRW - Cost-effective and highly productive production of flexible organic solar cells. The focus of the project is the use of laser-based processes for high-density series interconnection as well as highly efficient laser-based drying processes. In addition, innovative encapsulation solutions based on plastic laser welding are qualified for high-rate processes.

These technologies are intended to provide high-performance processes and system components to machine manufacturers based in North Rhine-Westphalia in order to enable them to play a leading role in the market for flexible solar cells and printable electronics.

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