EXCILIGHT: Donor-Acceptor Light Emitting EXCIplexes as Materials for Easy-to-Tailor Ultra-efficient OLED LIGHTing
EXCILIGHT is an Innovative Training Network (ITN), funded as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The project's objective is to train the next generation of bright young scientists by tackling major research projects.
Our network will train 15 Early Stage Researchers (PhD students) in the development and application of exciplex and TADF (Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent) emitters, who will be able to apply their expertise directly in future positions. EXCILIGHT is characterised by an innovative multidisciplinary approach, based on
- a combination of synthesis, physical characterisation and development of devices with the lighting industry,
- an appropriate balance between research and transferable skills training, and
- a strong contribution from the private sector, including leading industry and SMEs, through mentoring, courses and secondments.
EXCILIGHT will positively impact the employability of its PhD students in the OLED industry through scientific and industrial training at the local and network level. With this approach we aim to train a new generation of scientists and at the same time integrate this exciting new technology into industry.