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Posted on August 02, 2017

PI-SCALE's flexible OLED design competition

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About the Contest
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 organizations 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.
 
 
 
The Timeline
 
  • Competition launched: 12.6.2017
Phase 1: Sketch and submit your ideas
  • Contest entry due to: 17.9.2017
  • Top 3 Finalists are announced: 26.9.2017
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 informed in the beginning of 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. Best of luck to you!
  • Rules and Instructions
  • The entry form
  • OLED Design Handbook v1.0
 
 
Rules and Instructions
 
Organizer
The PI-SCALE consortium organizes the competition. The PI-SCALE project will integrate existing European infrastructures into a "European flexible OLED pilot line", which will operate in an open access mode and serve customers from along the value chain with individual product designs, validation of upscaling concepts, and system-level flexible OLED integration. The PI-SCALE project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 688093.
 
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To Whom
The PI-SCALE OLED design competition calls on open-minded designers to be bold and inventive, think differently and challenge themselves with flexible OLED lighting and signage technology. The competition is open to individuals, groups and organizations across the European Union. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Participation is free.
 
Timeline
The contest opens on June 9th 2017.
 
If you have any questions related to the contest, please contact markus.tuomikoski@vtt.fi
 
The contest will have two stages. In the first phase, all participants submit the Entry Form in digital format to markus.tuomikoski@vtt.fi Proposed designs will be then judged by the Jury to select three (3) Finalists.
 
Final day to submit your proposals on September 17th 2017.
 
Announcing the list of 3 Finalists on September 26th 2017.
 
In the second phase, the Finalists will develop their ideas further with technical experts to meet feasibility requirements of the production. Mentoring - face to face or Skype - is offered during the process to create more industrially scalable and technically feasible results. After announcement of Grant Winner, the Organizer gives help for the Winner to finalize the OLED design prototype. For instance, the Organizer delivers the OLED elements.
 
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Finalized ideas are to be sent by November 12th 2017 by email to markus.tuomikoski@vtt.fi
 
The Grant Winner will be announced on November 14th 2017.
 
Jury
The PI-SCALE OLED design competition jury will consist of technical and design professionals. The ideas will be judged by their evaluation criteria list:
  • 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
 
Jury members
 
Submission of idea
The entry form must be filled in and submitted in digital format to markus.tuomikoski@vtt.fi. Total size of your email should not exceed 3Mb. There is no other way to submit entries. All entries must be in English and attachments may be submitted in .pdf, .xls, .xlsx, .doc, docx, ppt, or .pptx formats.
 
1. Project title (10 words max.)
2. One-line introduction to your idea (140 characters max.)
3. Images of your design idea (5 pictures max.)
4. Description of the proposed design that also explains how you meet the design evaluation criteria
5. Names and contact information of all team members
 
Legal Notes
Organizer will not claim any ownership or rights to the presented ideas or intellectual property rights to the design works submitted into this competition. Therefore, the idea owners will remain to have all their original rights to their work, unless agreed otherwise. Organizer owns the OLED design prototype.
 
Organizer will have rights to use submitted digital designs and photos of the final artworks in media for promoting this competition and the PI-SCALE project.
 
Source: PI-SCALE
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