HI ERN is part of the EU-project EMERGE
07/2021 - HI ERN is part of the EU-project Emerging Printed Electronics Research Infrastructure (EMERGE). In EMERGE 10 research institutions from 6 countries cooperate to support the value chain connected to flexible large-area printed electronics and photonics (FLAPEP), going from materials formulation to design and architecture of processes, devices and systems..
Emerging Printed Electronics Research Infrastructure (EMERGE) is a project within the H2020-INFRAIA-2018-2020 work programme which is part of the Integrating Activities for Starting Communities (INFRAIA-02-2018-2020).
The aim of EMERGE is to establish the first integrated, distributed research infrastructure supporting comprehensive user projects for multi-and-trans-disciplinary research on sustainable flexible large-area printed electronics and photonics (FLAPEP) value chain, going from materials formulation to design and architecture of processes, devices and systems, backup by characterization, test modelling and simulation tools, through a coordinated open-access for RTOs, industry and SMEs to complementary facilities. This is a route for creating added value and road mapping the introduction of new, recyclable electronics products at “Half-the-time/ Half-the-cost” to establish a sustainable prosperity, as required by today’s science and technology challenges and ESFRI landscape analysis. The overall objective of EMERGE is to provide access for users working with materials such as paper, textiles or biocompatible polymers to small-footprint FLAPEP technologies which enables emerging devices by using industrially compatible hybrid printing processes (roll-to-roll (R2R), functional 3D printing, etc.) accompanied with in-line inspection tools and automatic systems for high throughput inks determination, both driven by a novel Knowledge repository powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods. At least 1400 users will be involved in the project through cross-border experiments, while creating at least 4 Symbiotic Clusters transregional connected, 4 Innovation gateway Hubs focusing on technology brokerage and 1 transversal hub valuing the results of the prototypes within a market approach. EMERGE will focus intensively on networking among partners and stakeholders through advocacy and dissemination, sharing data and information management and exploitation to ensure a long lasting, sustainable community in line with the Green Deal initiative for environmentally friendly approaches towards circular economy.
EMERGE is funded under the European Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (No 101008701). HI ERN/FZJ is one of 10 partners funded as part of EMERGE. The overall budget for EMERGE is 6.177.816 Euro for a 48 months period. HI ERN will receive up to 1.009792 Euro as part of the project.