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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SmartLine has organized the 9th Workshop – Flexible & Printed Electronics Industry: Targeting the Digital Transformation that took place at Athens, Greece at 22 October 2018.

The Workshop brought together Top-class Scientists, Engineers, Key Industrial Players, End-Users, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Policy Makers and Representatives from the National and EU Authorities to discuss, network and establish the Strategy and Policy for boosting the rapidly evolving Flexible & Printed Electronics multi-Billion Industry in Green Energy, Lighting, Electronics, Automotive, Smart Buildings, Greenhouses, Intelligent Packaging, Wearables, IoT, etc. and its role in the Digital Transformation of the Industry.

Topics discussed include:

  • The Flexible & Printed Electronics Sector and Activities
  • Manufacturing and Processes of Flexible Organic & Printed Electronics
  • Printed Organic Electronics and Automation in Factories of the Future
  • Tools for the Digital Transformation of the Industry
  • Energy and Lighting for Smart Buildings, Automotive, Greenhouses, Healthcare, etc.
  • Sensors, Biosensors in Electronics, Smart Textiles, Wearables, Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Intelligent and Smart Packaging
  • Clusters and Associations in Flexible & Printed Electronics Worldwide
  • Flexible & Printed Electronics Entrepreneurial activities
  • Funding & Commercialization Opportunities

The Workshop brought together more than 50 companies, 20 universities and 120 top Stakeholders from Greece and from abroad (Spain, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg) representing a wide range of fields to which Flexible and Printed Electronics provide added value and ground-breaking applications, i.e. Energy, Lighting, Electronics, the Automotive Industry and Transports, Intelligent Packaging, Smart Textiles, Healthcare, Sensors and Biosensors, Wearables and IoT.

During this event, the SmartLine partners have discussed with significant number of representatives from industries and SMEs about the activities of the project and planned future collaborative activities in order to enable the adoption of the project innovations in the field of closed-loop manufacturing of advanced materials for applications in OEs as well as for other consumer applications.

Find out more here.

Organized by:

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Supported by:

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Workshop's Poster

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Download the workshop's poster from here and workshop's agenda from here.

Here are some of the event's highlights. To see more visit the 9th Workshop's webpage.

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The partners have been involved for the organization of the NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018 multi-event that took place at Thessaloniki, Greece at 30 June-7 July 2018. The SmartLine Project Coordinator (AUTh) is the organizer of these event since 2003 (where it started as an International Workshop on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies) and which currently has been expanded as the largest technology, networking and matchmaking annual event in Europe with more than 800 participants every year from more than 60 countries. As it has been described in detail in the SmartLine Description of Action (DoA) the NANOTEXNOLOGY event will be the main vehicle for the dissemination and exploitation of the project results.

NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018 included the premier and internationally established events:

In addition, in NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018 the following Special Workshops have been organized:

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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