Materials for Energy & Light

Energy generation, storage and use is one of the main challenges for the future of Europe.

This is reflected in a number of European initiatives and strategies:

It is clear that this is also an important focus for Flanders, as each member state of the EU has to play its part in this societal challenge.


When SIM started, a work group was put together with experts from industry and academics. Its task: to identify those areas that should have the highest interest in Flanders from the point of view of pre-competitive demand driven research. It was concluded that focus should be on the following domains:

  • Harvesting of energy with photovoltaics
  • Energy conversion with fuel cells
  • Energy storage with batteries.

Domains that are outside of the SIM scope currently:

  • Solid state lighting: current advances in international research would make it difficult for Flanders research group to gain a competitive position with a critical mass.
  • Photocatalysis: wide industrial opportunities are considered to be too far away
  • Hydrogen storage: closely related to fuel cells, but it was not given a high priority by the work group experts.

There is currently one SIM research program in this theme: SOPPOM, "Solution based Processing of Photovoltaic Modules".

 

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Materials_for_Energy_Light_Theme_Description.pdf

SIM Call 16 - Call for projects

SIM Call 16 is open for project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running vertical SIM Program (see links below). This is an OPEN Call in 2018.

Call 14 - Call for Projects

This project call aimed at submitting project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running vertical SIM program. Deadline for submission was May 2nd, 2017. THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED.

Call 13 - Call for Projects

Call 13 has been closed. 7 projects (3 SBO, 4 ICON) have been submitted and evaluation procedure is ongoing. Decision is expected in October 2016.

Call 12 - Call for Projects

This project call aimed at submitting IBO (ICON, Cooperatief or Cooperatief-PLUS) and SBO project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running SIM research program.

Call 10

Call 10 is a project call aimed at submitting project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running SIM research program.

SIM User Forum 2013 21/10/2013

The annual SIM User Forum was organized 21st October, location Stuurboord in Antwerp. The goal of the event was to bring together the materials’ community in Flanders from an industrial as well as an academic perspective, to facilitate discussions and stimulate further crosslinking of the network.
Location: 
Stuurboord Antwerpen

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