Imec is involved in the The European FP7 project ArtESun, aimed to develop highly efficient organic solar cells with an increased lifetime and a decreased production cost. The ultimate goal of the ArtESun project is to bring organic photovoltaic technologies (OPV) towards introduction into the competitive thin-film PV market.
At the annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York, Econation, a startup from Ghent, received the 2013 New Energy Pioneer award. Each year this global award is granted to 10 game-changing companies in the field of clean energy technology and innovation. The LightCatcher is a compact, intelligent light dome with the sharpest daylight technology: it enhances and spreads daylight into a building in the most optimal way, all day long.
Holst Centre and imec launch a new research program on next-generation flexible OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays. It builds on their proven technology track record and solid base of existing research partners in related fields such as Organic and Oxide Transistors and Flexible OLED Lighting.
Imec is working together with Flamac, a division of SIM vzw (Strategisch Initiatief Materialen in Vlaanderen or Strategic Initiative Materials in Flanders) to develop novel semiconductor materials for solar cell applications. Within this collaboration novel materials are screened as an alternative for the standard solar cells made of copper indium gallium and selenium (CIGS).