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A Pioneer Research Infrastructure

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Emerging Printed Electronics Research Infrastructure (EMERGE) is a pioneer research infrastructure supporting comprehensive user projects for leading-edge multi-and-trans-disciplinary research on sustainable flexible large-area printed electronics and photonics (FLAPEP).

EMERGE tackles the challenges concerning all the FLAPEP value chain, offering a true open-access facility that connects scientific expertise and technological competencies to a vast network in the ecosystem, intended to boost value creation.

This approach aims to promote synergies in a win-win model, where researchers will have wider, simplified, and more efficient access to the best research infrastructures required to conduct their projects, while triggering and facilitating the formation of European symbiotic clusters.

This synergism among partners and stakeholders envisions a long-lasting, sustainable community, in-line with the Green Deal initiative for environmentally friendly approaches towards a circular economy.

Main Objectives

Research Infrastructure Platform Worldwide

Synergies

Create synergies between academia, small medium enterprises and industry.

Save Time

Shorten technology transfer time towards the market.

Minimize Risk

Minimize the risk of introducing FLAPEP technologies in new products.

Sustainability

Sustain the outputs generated by the project.

Vision, Mission & Uniqueness

Improve the Impact of Technology Transfer

VISION

Create added value and roadmap the introduction of new, recyclable electronics products at “Half-the-time/ Half-the-cost” to establish a sustainable prosperity.

MISSION

Improve the impact of technology transfer in Europe and speed up the market entrance of green FLAPEP technologies by facilitating the linkages between research institute laboratories, facilitators of technological innovation, small medium enterprises and industry.

UNIQUENESS

Unlike the current model of technology transfer in Europe, i.e. unidirectional transfer from research centers to spin-offs, EMERGE adopts an innovative bidirectional approach based on a hybrid, strong cooperation between academia and Industry, acting as facilitator of cross-border initiatives to launch new products in the midterm. The concept relies on a user-centric approach, taking in consideration the needs of users and providing a risk-reduced approach to small/ medium enterprises for introducing new FLAPEP technologies in their products.