A Pioneer Research Infrastructure
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).
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Research on flexible, large-area electronics and photonics gets a boost
EMERGE involves top-ranked European partners from 11 institutions committed to tackling the challenges concerning all the FLAPEP value chain, going from materials and inks formulation to design and architecture of processes, devices and systems, backup by characterization, test modelling and simulation tools.
This project lies on establishing the foundation for the development of a pioneer research infrastructure supporting comprehensive user projects for leading-edge multi-and-trans-disciplinary research on sustainable FLAPEP, 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.
EMERGE provides support to users from all regions of Europe, in particular those that normally have less easy access to open access infrastructures and to large scale facilities (because of geography, competitiveness of proposals due to limited sample preparation and characterization means, lack of assisted high-power computing facilities, etc.).
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.
Free-of-charge access to users from academy, industry and small-medium enterprises
EMERGE project aims to establish the first research infrastructure platform in the field of flexible, hybrid, printed electronics on recyclable substrates using eco-friendly materials and processes that provides open access to research & technological organizations, small-medium enterprises, and industry. Synergies will be realized by EMERGE across a wide range of national and international research and innovation activities in the field of FLAPEP.
Improve the impact of technology transfer
Create added value and roadmap the introduction of new, recyclable electronics products at “half-the-time/ half-the-cost” to establish a sustainable prosperity
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
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
Focus on close-to-market prototype development
EMERGE holds a fertile culture of interchangeable technical and scientific expertise to be shared and transferred between and beyond its consortium members, focused on close-to-market prototype development, that will foster a sustainable implementation of FLAPEP technologies towards the support of investments and experiments.