DEPHOTEX is made up of 15 partners from 7 different European Countries (Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Check Republic and Switzerland), which gather two very different worlds, each one with different needs and specifications: textiles and photovoltaic, and other secondary sectors, which have the opportunity to collaborate and join their strengths for the first time. The whole consortium will disseminate results to stakeholders, in order to maximize the impact in the different sectors (textile, photovoltaic, chemical, automotive, etc...).
The Consortium presents a balanced combination of complementary capabilities in innovative research and development of novel fibres, textiles and/or flexible photovoltaic cells. Furthermore, several partners are key entities in their own sector, being key stakeholders at a European level:
7 scientific institutes and research entities
- CETEMMSA, as Project Coordinator, has a high technical expertise and experience in leading projects, which gives it a global vision of the whole project, essential to carry out its coordination. They will have many fields for the result exploitation.
- DEUTSCHES TEXTILFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM NORD-WEST - DTNW is specializing in the deposition of CIGS solar cells on textile substrates. As one of the few European entities with high expertise in both textiles and photovoltaic, they will coordinate the technological part of DEPHOTEX.
- BELGIAN TEXTILE RESEARCH CENTRE - CENTEXBEL, one of the most important Textile Research Centres in Europe, is specialised, among other, in research on yarn extrusion and textile coating, including the development of conductive textiles. CENTEXBEL will play an active role in the project and will be leading WP3.
- ASOCIACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA - AIN, is experienced in coating and characterization technologies, and will collaborate in the selection of the materials and techniques that will be used to develop PVtextile cells..
- CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TÉCNICOS, FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES - CENTI which main concern is the technology integration and development of technological intervention strategies in micro/nanotechnologies and materials functionalising, are experienced in the development of inorganic material for PV cells.
- NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTRE - CENER as an industrial technology centre dedicated exclusively to renewable energies, for deposition methods of transparent conductive oxides and the characterization of solar cells.
- BAVARIAN CENTER FOR APPLIED ENERGY RESEARCH - ZAE BAYERN as a group for applied energy research in Bavaria, includes a renowned group working on organic photovoltaics. They have wide access to the industry and will participate in dissemination and exploitation activities.
- BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - BUT as one of the leading Czech research institutions in nanotechnology area, is experienced in the development of organic semi conductive materials suitable for applications in PV cells.
- JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT WÜRZBURG - UWUE is one of the leading universities in Germany. Its Chair of Experimental Physics VI is specialized in characterisation of physical processes in organic semiconductors, in view of applications such as photovoltaics.
- GRADO ZERO ESPACE has experience in Characterization and integration of photovoltaic cell structures. As an SME they will have many fields for the result exploitation, so they will lead exploitation activities.
- NANOCYL are Experts at functionalizing CNT for fibres and are one of the key players in the European industry. As an industrial manufacturer they will have many fields for the result exploitation. They will lead dissemination and exploitation activities.
- TÊXTEIS PENEDO (leader in home textiles in Portugal) will have many opportunities to exploit the results since they are at the end of the value chain.
- GREATCELL SOLAR - DYESOL, the world leader in commercialisation of Dye Solar Cells.
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- CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT, as a research partner and as an end user as well develops optoelectronic devices, energy and sensors to be integrated in automotive applications, and will open the door to applications in other sectors.