We are thrilled to share the latest developments from the EMERGE project, a groundbreaking European initiative focused on fostering innovation and collaboration in flexible large area electronics and photonics (FLAPEP). The project’s open calls have witnessed remarkable achievements and engagement from a diverse range of participants from academia, industries, start-ups, and small-medium enterprises across Europe and beyond, contributing to its resounding success.
Over the course of the project, a total of four open calls were organized, resulting in an impressive submission of 63 projects. The collaborative efforts of 11 European partners have brought together a vibrant community of 83 participants from 26 nationalities. This multicultural and multidisciplinary approach has fueled invaluable knowledge exchange and fostered a dynamic environment within the EMERGE project.
The strong interest and involvement of research institutions in the EU is evident, with 43 projects submitted by participants working in institutes located in EU countries. Equally remarkable is the fruitful contribution of 20 projects from industry, start-ups, and small-medium enterprises, ensuring that the projects developed under EMERGE are both relevant and applicable in real-world contexts.
One of the key highlights of the project is the exceptional quality and relevance of the submitted proposals. An impressive 88% of the 34 projects submitted during the first three open calls have been approved for further development. Currently, the projects submitted during the fourth call are undergoing evaluation, promising additional exciting outcomes.
The approved projects have already generated valuable insights and tangible outcomes, with 14 of them successfully completed at EMERGE institutions, leading to the publication of 1 research paper and the receipt of 1 prestigious award, validating the impact of EMERGE project.
As the EMERGE project continues to progress, it is poised to make even greater contributions to the European innovation ecosystem and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of green FLAPEP technologies.