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PI-Scale launches flexible OLED design competition 2017

The overall shape of the OLED can be anything within size limits as laid out in the competition OLED design handbook

5 Jul 2017 | Editor

The EU funded project PI-Scale has announced the launch of an OLED lighting and signage competition.

The OLED Design Competition invites designer proposals for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting and signage applications that highlight the special features of OLED technology: foldable, twistable, bendable, conformable, transparency, large area illumination.

OLEDs enable direct finely patterned designs with the feature size range from 12 cm to few micrometers.

The overall/outer shape of the OLED can be anything within size limits given in the OLED Design Handbook. As the OLED light is cool, it can be implemented in applications where it can be touched.

The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations across the European Union.

There is no limit on the number of entries per person.

Participation is free.

Further interaction with Grant Winner occurs after award of prize, as there is opportunity to fabricate the OLED design prototype with the help of technical experts.

PI-Scale - Flexible OLED lighting panels

Figure: PI-Scale - Flexible OLED lighting panels

Competition Details and Deadlines

The Timeline

  • Competition launched: 12-06-2017

Phase 1: Sketch and submit your ideas

  • Contest entry due to: 17-09-2017
  • Top 3 Finalists are announced: 26-09-2017

Phase 2: Developing Top 3 Finalists’ ideas further with technical experts

  • Detailed ideas due to: 12-11-2017
  • Grant Winner announced: 14-11-2017
  • Award ceremony and showcase of the OLED design prototype: to be announced early 2018

The Award

  • Grant Winner Prize: 2,000 euros

Design Evaluation Criteria

Jury of the Contest will evaluate your design considering the following criteria:

Design uniqueness: highlights form factors, surface of light and quality of light

  • Market potential: design can be sold through channels familiar to the market segment
  • User experience: how the design enhances user experience
  • Path to fabrication: materials required, assembly and integration steps, design must be manufacturable with real world processes

Additional information

The following information will help you make sure your entry meets competition requirements and that you understand the parameters and process.

Rules and Instructions http://pi-scale.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Rules-and-Instructions.pdf

The entry form http://pi-scale.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/The-entry-form.pdf

Handbook http://pi-scale.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/The-entry-form.pdf

Source: http://pi-scale.eu/923-2/


About PI-Scale (Eu project)

PI-SCALE is a European collaboration to create an open access pilot line service offering world class capability in customised flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in order to accelerate the commercial adoption of this technology. The project brings together Europe’s experts and state-of-the-art infrastructure for flexible OLED fabrication, and enables companies to quickly and cost effectively test and scale up their flexible OLED lighting or signage concepts and bring them to a level where they are ready to be transferred to a mass production facility.

Source: PI-Scale (Eu project)

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