Joint Innovation Lab - Organic Electronics: Research with customers and academic partners

13-Sep-2006

Faster success through cooperation: With the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) BASF opened a research laboratory for organic electronics in Ludwigshafen. BASF will conduct research at the JIL with both industrial and academic partners into new materials in the field of organic electronics. The projects that will be initiated at BASF's joint innovation Laboratory shall help strengthen Germany's position in the emerging market of organic electronics. The first con-gratulations came from German Federal Minister of education and Research Dr. Annette Schavan: "With research activities in the field of organic electronics, the Joint Innovation Lab makes an important contribution to secure Germany's future. We need ideas that take off", she said.

Materials and system know-how are closely interrelated in the field of organic electronics. Cooperation with a technology partner at the earliest possible development stage is therefore a major success factor. The new joint laboratory is positioned precisely at this interface: BASF provides its extensive expertise in materials research and the partners provide their specialist knowledge in the construction and manufacture of lighting systems. The goal is to develop materials and electronic components as quickly as possible to gain an edge in international competition.

Up to 20 BASF experts and cooperation partners will work at the new laboratory. These capacities can also be extended further if required. Together with the BASF employees, the partners make up an interdisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, quantum chemists, synthesis chemists and other experts. The partners include industrial companies and researchers from prestigious universities and research institutes in Germany and abroad.

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