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Seed Projects

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The Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence (N4E•NoE) opens Calls for Seed Projects twice a year.

The objective of a Seed Project Call is to encourage the exploration of challenging ideas with high potential impact. The programme is open to Members of the N4E Consortium and external Institutions and provides funding under the following conditions:

  • Maximum duration: 6 months. 
  • Minimum number of participants: 2. At least one participant must be a Member of the N4E Consortium.
  • Participants external to the Consortium must become Associate Members (this is a straightforward procedure with no cost involved)

Proposals should address innovative ideas and concepts to increase energy efficiency through the use of nanophotonics.

For further information and to submit your proposals please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

¡Grow your idea!

Projects funded on the 5th Call (March-August 2013)

BE-LED
Boosting Efficiency of Quantum Dot-in-Polymer LEDs

ICMM-CSIC, IMDEA Nanoscience, ACREO AB

CRYS-QD
Salt Macrocrystals of Cd-free Quantum Dots for Stable White Light Generation

Bilkent University, TU Dresden, SECOL Power LEDs Production and Technologies

FUNCAPSOLAR
Functional Encapsulation for Solar Cells

KTH, UPC, Obducat Technologies AB

MULTICOL-LASE
Multi-Colour Lasing Colloidal Quantum Dots for Colour-Conversion of Quality Lighting

Bilkent University, ICMM-CSIC, SECOL Power LEDs Production and Technologies

NANOIII-V/Si PV
Heterogeneus Integration of NIR III-V Nanostructures in Crystalline Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells

KTH, IMEC, Obducat Technologies AB

Projects funded on the 4th Call (July-December 2012)

FEELgiantQDs
FIELD EMISSION EFFICIENT LAMPS OF GIANT QUANTUM DOTS

KTH, Royal Institute of Technology · Johannes Niskanen
Bilkent University · Yusuf Kelestimur
Lightlab AB · Jonase Tiren

icon FEELgiantQDs Publishable Summary

MULTIWIRE
LIGHT TRAPPING IN MULTI-JUNCTION NANOWIRE PV

US, University of Southampton· Otto L. Muskens
Eindhoven University of Technology · Erik P.A.M. Bakkers

icon MULTIWIRE Publishable Summary

OLEIT
ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTERS FOR INFORMATION TRANSFER

LENS, European Laboratory for non-linear spectroscopy · Costanza Toninelli
Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, Institut fur physik, nanooptik · Rolf Simon Schoenfeld
Helmholtz zentrum Berlin, Institut fur nanometeroptik und technologie · Bernd Lochel

icon OLEIT Publishable Summary

Projects funded on the 3rd Call (January-June 2012)

FlexiL-NANO
FLEXIBLE, VERY LARGE-AREA, STAND-ALONE MEMBRANES OF ENVIRNONMENTALLY FRIENDLY NANOCRYSTALS FOR FLEXIBLE SURFACE LIGHTING

Bilkent University · Evren Mutlugun
TUD, Technische Universitaet Dresden · Subhendu Panda
INNOV'COAT Nanocoatings and surface technologies · Gulsen Celiker

icon FlexiL-NANO Publishable Summary

FLSC
Fractal structures to enhance the efficiency of luminescent solar concentrators

LENS, European Laboratory for non-linear spectroscopy · Rajeshkumar Mupparapu
KTH, Royal Institute of Technology · Reza Sanatinia

icon FLSC Publishable summary

HYBRID NP-QD PHOTOVOLTAIC
LIGHT HARVESTING BY HYBRID SILICON NANOPILLAR (NP) - QUANTUM DOT(QD) CONJUGATE VIA NONRADIATIVE ENERGY TRANSFER

KTH, Royal Institute of Technology · Bikash dev Choudhury
US, University of Southampton · Mael Brossard

icon HYBRID NP-QD PHOTOVOLTAIC Publishable Summary

Projects funded on the 2nd Call (July-December 2011)

APERIDODIC SOLAR CELLS
ENHANCING THE LIGHT ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM PATTERNED WITH QUASICRYSTALS

LENS, European Laboratory for non-linear spectroscopy · Vitantonio Matarazzo
KTH, Royal Institute of Technology · Reza Sanatinia
ENEL GREEN POWER + PROPOSED SPIN-OFF LAMBDA-ENERGY

 icon AperiodicSolarCells Publishable Summary

INOPSE
INVERSE OPALS AS HIGHLY EFFICIENT THERMAL EMITTERS

ICMM-CSIC, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid · Alvaro Blanco
UPC, Universitat Politècnica de Calatunya · David Hernández García

icon INOPSE Publishable Summary

Projects funded on the 1st Call (January-June 2011)

COQUASIHYB
COLLOIDAL QUANTUM DOT – SI HYBRID PV STRUCTURES

US, University of Southampton, Pavlos lagoudakis
ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Gerasimos Konstantatos

icon COQUASIHYB Publishable Summary

ecoDOTs
NOVEL ECO-FRIENDLY LUMINOPHOR QUANTUM DOTS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLID STATE LIGHTING

TUD, Technische Universitaet Dresden · Nikolai Gaponik
Bilkent University · Hilmi Volkan Demir
OSRAM GmbH · Berit Wessler

icon ecoDOTs Publishable Summary

GLH
GRAPHENE-BASED LIGHT HARVESTING

ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences · Frank Koppens and Valerio Pruneri
TUD, Technische Universitaet Dresden · Nikolai Gaponik
IO-CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas · Javier García de Abajo

icon GLH Publishable Summary

Na.NO.Tox.SO.C.
NON TOXIC NANOCRYSTAL SOLUTION PROCESSED SOLAR CELLS

ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences · Gerasimos Konstantatos
TUD, Technische Universitaet Dresden · Stephen Hickey

icon Na.NO.Tox.SO.C. Publishable Summary

You can find a public summary of the results from the Seed Projects funded in Call 1 here: icon Newsletter: Results from 1st Seed Projects Call

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