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The Zero defect manufacturing workshop was held on 24 October in Brussels and brought together key stakeholders to shape the future landscape of European manufacturing.

During this workshop, Prof. S.Logothetidis Director of Nanotechnology Lab LTFN - AUTh, gave a presentation as the coordinator of the EU project Smartline.

 

LTFN, together with OET, and HOPE-A participated in the Workshop on “Smart Bioelectronic and Wearable Systems” that took place on 22-23 October in Brussels. This two - day EC workshop presented topics covering smart systems across Key Digital technologies. Great emphasis was given on bio-electronics, bio-photonics, and flexible and wearable electronics. This event also highlighted the role of Bioelectronics and Flexible & Wearable Electronics in the context of the Digital R&I Agenda, such as Edge Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity.
Furthermore, in the properly formed exhibition area, running and completed EU-funded projects had the chance to present their results via demonstrators and visuals. Dr. Argiris Laskarakis, LTFN presented among others the results and actions of Smartline Project.

  

AUTh - Nanotechnology Lab LTFN and OE-Technologies participated in the IDTechEx Show 2019, held on April 10-11, at Berlin, Germany. Dr. Argiris Laskarakis (AUTh) gave an interesting invited talk about "Enabling Artificial Intelligence in Nano-manufacturing of Printed Electronics by In-Line Metrology and Control". We would like to thank all of you that visited us!

  

Smartline Project together with NANOTEXNOLOGY Organizing Committee organizes the Workshop on In-line & Real-time Metrology and Quality Control for Nano-Manufacturing, during NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019. The objective of the Workshop is the reveal the huge potentiality of in-line and real-time metrology methods (tools, measurement/analysis methodologies, protocols, integration concepts) to revolutionize the digital manufacturing of advanced materials, devices, components, processes and products based on Organic & Printed Electronics.

The Workshop topics include:

  • In-line/In-situ/Real-Time characterization tools and methodologies
  • Non-destructive metrology methods and tools
  • Novel Instruments and Improvements
  • Optical, Electrical, Structural, Visual characterization
  • Characterization protocols and standards
  • Modeling and analysis approaches
  • Integration concepts in pilot and production lines
  • Defect inspection from nano- to macro-
  • Thin film monitoring and optimization of processes
  • Feedback, Quality Control and Automation
  • In-line Process in Roll-to-Roll, Vacuum and Gas Transport
  • Manufacturing & Applications

Workshop International Organizing Committee (tentative, tbc)

S. Logothetidis, Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, AUTh, Greece
N. Li Pira, Centro Richerche FIAT, FCA Group, Italy
M. Klein, Suragus, Germany
E. Malguth, Laytec, Germany
T. Burke, IBS, The Netherlands
G. Winroth, European Commission, Belgium

You can find more information here.

AUTh has participated at the 7th Korea-EU NanoWorkshop that took place at Seoul, S. Korea at 12 November 2018. Dr. A. Laskarakis (AUTh) presented an invited talk with title: Intelligent In-line Optical Metrology for the optimization of manufacturing of Flexible Organic Electronic Devices. With this presentation, he described the AUTh activities in the manufacturing of OEs and he presented the activities related to the development of in-line metrology tools for the optimization of OE device fabrication. Also, he discussed with representatives from KOPEA (Korean Association for Organic Electronics) for establishment of collaborations (also within the HOPE-A with which there is a singed Momerandum of Understanding-MoU).
Finally, it was discussed a roadmap for collaboration in relevant activities on flexible OEs with the Korean stakeholders and to network with EU entities with expertise in OEs.

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AUTh has participated at the IDTEchEx Printed Electronics USA 2018. Prof. S. Logothetidis r. A. Laskarakis presented an oral presentation for the innovations related to SmartLine regarding the the robust, non-destructive, ultra-fast and in-line Precision Metrology (optical, electrical, structural, etc) and the large experimentation data analytics for the quality control of large area printable & flexible & printable OE devices and the ultra-fast digital feedback to the pilot and production lines for the closed loop manufacturing of OE devices with tailored performance and high production yield.

Prof. S. Logothetidis had several discussions with representatives from industrial communities from USA, Canada, Europe and Asia and exchanged views and prospects about the implementation of in-line metrology and control tools for the digital nanomanufacturing of advanced products based on Organic Electronics. These discussions will benefit the SmartLine project since they create new links for the industrial adoption of the project results to different materials for manufacturing of mass-market products. Also, the innovations of the project were demonstrated by an exhibition booth at this event.

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AUTh has participated to the Industrial Technologies and presented the activities of AUTh in Organic and Printed Electronics at the exhibition booth. Several discussions with the event participants took place and several contacts and plans for further collaboration, which will benefit the SmartLine project were established.

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AUTh has participated to the 1st Workshop Nano – Greece-Turkey 1/10/2018 Istanbul, Turkey and presented the activities of AUTh in Organic and Printed Electronics. The participants presented the SmartLine project activities and targets as well as the prospects for further collaboration with the experts from Sabanci University (SUNUM) to commonly promote the field of OEs by the use of novel materials and device concepts.

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OET has participated at the 9th International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics, Grand Metropark Universal Dinosaur Town Hotel in Changzhou, China, September 25-28, 2018.
OET’s CEO Mr. V.Matskos held the company’s presentation “Tailored Fully Printed OPVs and OLEDs for Mass Market Entry: Towards Industry 4.0”. Specifically, the aim of the travel was to promote Smartline activities at Asia (M6-M12) under the umbrella of "Connections with Academic, Research and Industrial members worldwide" and Connection with Industrial entities worldwide.

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AUTh has participated at the 9th International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics, Grand Metropark Universal Dinosaur Town Hotel in Changzhou, China, September 25-28, 2018. Dr. A. Laskarakis presented an oral presentation with title: Intelligent Nanomanufacturing of Flexible Organic Electronic Devices: Towards the Industry 4.0 to the high number of participants to the ICFPE2018, which include representatives from Universities from China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, as well as from other Asian countries. Furthermore, the majority of the participants to the event came from the Industrial communities of China, which exhibited strong interest to the activities of SmartLine. Dr. A. Laskarakis had several discussions with these representatives and exchanged views and prospects about the implementation of in-line metrology and control tools for manufacturing of a huge variety of novel thin films and products by solution-based processes in sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll configurations. These views are expected to strongly benefit the SmartLine project since they will provide new ideas on how to implement and integrate metrology tools for the quality control of various materials in different manufacturing configurations.

Moreover, Dr. A. Laskarakis has discussed with representatives from the Industrial Association for Organic Electronics of China (IAPE), and the Korean Association of Organic & Printed Electronics (KOPEA) and strengthen the links between these associations with the LTFN and opened the way for future collaborations with the SmartLine partners. Another benefit of this participation/presentation to ICFPE2018 was the commitment of the Asian colleagues to participate to the events to be organized by the SmartLine project to network directly with the partners and establish bilateral industrial collaborations.

Finally, in this event, Dr. A. Laskarakis met with representatives from OE-Association and discussed future activities in the fields of Organic & Printed Electronics.

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Project Information

call: H2020-FOF-08-2017

type of action: Innovation action

grant agreement no: 768707

acronym: SmartLine

title: Smart In-line metrology and control for boosting the yield and quality of high-volume manufacturing of Organic electronics

topic: In-line measurement and control for micro/nano-enabled high-volume manufacturing for enhanced reliability

duration: 36 months

starting date: 1 Sep 2017

This project has received funding from the European Union's HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 768707.   eu flag