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nanotimes
10-01 :: January 2010
Companies
! Andreas Meyer, Director, Ravensburger: In gene- ! Andreas Meyer, Director, Ravensburger: For us
ral I think the focus will be in communication issues, at Ravensburger, it’s the possibility of „real“ start-up
including transport and logistics. In the toy industry ideas after the crisis, and a big comeback of environ-
it would be the support of ideas, to maximize possi- mental items and issues.
bilities in an almost ancient tradition: board games.
Printed electronics is one basic idea to shift traditio- ! Martin Jackson, VP, Plastic Logic: From Plastic
nal games into the future. Logic’s point of view bringing the factory up to fully
operational status has been an enormous amount of
! Martin Jackson, VP, Plastic Logic: Plastic Logic’s work. There is a huge difference between demons-
factory in Dresden is the world’s first plastic elec- trating plastic electronics in the laboratory and being
tronics factory producing displays. Flexible plastic able to manufacture at high volume. We have learnt
displays are forecast to go strongly over the next few a lot and this production experience is essential if
years and this is where we see the immediate poten- plastic electronics is going to break through into the
tial. In the longer term other market segments, such mass market.
as automotive, will be able to take advantage of the
flexibility in their products. ! Dr Andreas Rueckemann, CEO, Heliatek: Techni-
cally, the highest OPV efficiency of cells on areas of
! Dr Andreas Rueckemann, CEO, Heliatek: High or above 1 cm², the highest OPV module efficiency,
volume applications are next on the agenda, for progress on transparent OPV, the highest reported
which all USPs of the product are well used, such lifetime, and the combination of lifetime with the
as industrial roof BIPV (off grid). It utilizes the low most efficient cells. There has also been significant
weight, affordable direct production cost, lower progress in developing and specifying the required
transportation and installation cost benefits of OPV, production equipment. From a financial point of
and a 10% efficiency (latest 2015ff) would be plenty. view, our Series B financial round closed in No-
For parts of the market homogeneously semi-transpa- vember netting $27 million, said by the market to
rent materials would also be relevant. be (one of) the most significant Cleantech round of
2009 for companies like us (pre-revenues and pre-
production).
? What are the most interesting breakthroughs of
the past year? We also gained another blue chip company (RWE)
as further investor, which thus completes our va-
lue chain of shareholding, from molecule (BASF) to
! Devin McKenzie, CTO, Add-Vision: OLEDs excee- system (BOSCH) to energy supplier (RWE), supported
ding the efficiency of conventional illumination in a by world class VCs (Wellington et al).
new form factor.
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