Germany - Cynora (www.cynora.com) GmbH wins the Forum "Organic Electornics competition". Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) with the specific implementation of innovative product ideas in the area of printed and organic electronics – this was the objective of the invitation from the leading-edge cluster Forum Organic Electronics of InnovationLab GmbH to compete in the competition.
This high-tech company convinced the jury as a result of its innovative research project cyFlex. This project focuses on the development and production of flexible, printed, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on new emitter materials.
The leading-edge cluster "Forum Organic Electronics" is a network of collaborating partners from business and science. They work closely together in the area of organic electronics to implement the potential of this seminal technology. This was the first time that the forum had invited companies to participate in the competition.
Motivation and opportunity for this dynamic, ambitious company
Tobias Grab, CEO of cynora, is very happy about the award: "I'm very proud of our team. Every one of us is working very hard to apply all of our know-how so that cynora will be soon ready to market its technology in the form of favorably-priced, large surface area OLEDS with high energy efficiency.
Winning this competition has motivated us even more." CEO Thomas Baumann also sees this award as proof that the company is on the right track: "We now have the unique opportunity with our project to work with the partners of the leading-edge cluster under optimum research conditions in the InnovationLab in Heidelberg, Germany."
"This represents a huge opportunity for us to develop in this outstanding environment. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the jury for recognizing our work and also the complete cynora team for their fantastic performance.“
The cyFlex project from cynora
The technical innovation – for which the jury gave us the award – is based on the following approach: The emitter materials developed by cynora, based on copper, are modified into a form suitable for printing, adapted to various process requirements and verified corresponding to suitable printing techniques.
The advantage of copper as the main material: It is favorably priced and readily available. In this research project, cynora GmbH and the Lighting Institute of the Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT) are planning to extensively cover the value-added chain from material development up to the printed component. This will allow LEDs and solar cells to be printed as foils just like newspapers.