From October 2014 onwards the new Ghent University spin-off Karybel, originated from the Lemcko lab, will perform the services requiring an in-the-field activity with respect to the analysis of power quality problems. The spin-off will however go beyond analysis and also offer solutions, designing a customer-specific system based on commercially available products. In addition, Karybel will offer project management services to assist its customers with the implementation of the identified solutions.
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.