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Organic Electronics Saxony (OES)
Organic Electronics Saxony

Germany: Saxony
Gronarz, Dominik

Overview

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About us

Vision

Overcome the limits of "classical electronics" and develop organic, flexible and establish printed electronics as the next generation of electronics

The organic, flexible, printed electronics - short TOLAE (thin film, organic, large area electronics) - is impressive in comparison to classical silicon semiconductor electronics with the following properties:

  • flexbile and bendable
  • light-weight and thin
  • luminescent and transparent
  • large-area and printable
  • innovative and green

TOLAE thus breaks down the boundaries of classic electronics and opens up completely new areas of application. Also in combination with classical electronics, so-called hybrid electronics, new fields of application will arise and existing components will be extended and optimized in their function, design and efficiency.

Mission

The OES cluster was founded at the heart of research and development for organic, flexible and printed electronics. The Dresden area is home to the worldwide highest density of players in the field. To draw overarching benefits from this local accumulation was an important trigger for the foundation of the association. Ten years after its foundation, the technology as well as the members of the association and the market situation has developed, so that a total of five statements can be made for the Mission of the network, which also reflects the statutory purpose of the association:

  • Expand and exploit the technology potential
  • Enable market breakthroughs
  • Create stakeholder benefits
  • Promote regional development
  • Forcing network development
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • intercultural training with Japan

Cluster composition

  • 51
    Cluster Members
  • 30
    SME's
  • 6
    Large Companies
  • 14
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Since its foundation in 2009 with 11 members, OES has emerged to one of the most important clusters for organic, flexible and printed electronics worldwide, counting more than 50 companies and research institutions all over Germany, but with a strong regional accumulation in Saxony. OES unites research and production competences in organic electronics technologies (OLED, OPV, transistors, sensors, lasers), but also flexible, printed and hybrid electronics from materials over processes, equipment, design, devices until full products. The local character of the cluster allows intensive contact and support of the members and ideal conditions for mutual cooperation and interlinking between the cluster members

In 2011, three pioneers in organic electronics and co-founders of OES were awarded the German Future Prize of the German Federal President, one of the greatest scientific honours in Germany with a signal effect for the future of this industry. Since 2017, OES is certified with the silver label of the Cluster Management Excellence by the European Commission. In 2018, OES was awarded as a "Landmarkd in the Land of Ideas" by the ‘Germany – Land of Ideas’ initiative for bridging two worlds in our internationalization efforts to our partners in Japan.

Besides the "classical" target markets like the automobile and lighting sector for OLEDs or building integration for OPV, we have been investing intensively over the last years to attract partners from other sectors, with focus on medical technology, but also addressing aviation as well as wearables technologies.

Management team

Dominik Gronarz
Cluster Manager
Jitka Barm
Project Manager
Jonas Jung
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Manufacturing:C27 Manufacture of electrical equipment - Professional, scientific and technical activities:M72 Scientific research and development - Other service activities:S94 Activities of membership organisations
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Sports; games; amusements - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Physical or chemical processes or apparatus in general - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Nanotechnology - C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Organic chemistry - H\: Electricity:Electric techniques not otherwise provided for
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Smart system integration - KETs:Advanced materials - KETs:Micro/Nano-electronics - KETs:Nanotechnology - KETs:Photonics - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables
Cross-sectoral industries
Medical Devices

Key members

Profile name Location
Organic Electronics Saxony (OES)

Germany

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7

Name & description

German Federal Ministry of Research and Education:

  • "Internationalisation of Leading-Edge Clusters, Forward-Looking Projects, and Comparable Networks"
  • "Innovationsforum Mittelstand"

Saxony State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport:

  • "Sensorik Sachsen" - Cross-cluster partnership to boost sensor activities in Saxony

Project name

  • LightJumps – An efficient and effective platform for the cooperation of photonics clusters and the exploitation of European SMEs potential.
  • COLAE: Commercialisation Clusters for Organic and Large Area Electronics

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Finland
France
Netherlands

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Name
SenSa
Website
https://www.sensorik-sachsen.de
Name
go-cluster
Website
http://www.clusterplattform.de/CLUSTER/Redaktion/EN/Standardartikel/go-cluster.html
Profile name Location

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 11.10.2019
German-Japanese Joint Cooperation Projects take first development steps
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