TNO is an independent applied research institution with a staff of ±3000 people and an annual turnover exceeding €400M€. TNO maintains close contacts with universities and basic research institutions in order to translate up-to-date knowledge and insights into practical applications. Clients include government, large companies and SME’s. TNO will contribute to this project via its Business Unit Holst Centre. Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D center that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. Holst Centre has over 200 employees from 28 nationalities.
The ‘Thin Film Transistor’ research program of the HOLST Centre is the relevant activity of Holst Centre in this project. It specializes in processing on large and flexible substrates, in particular using solution-processing technologies. The “Thin Film Transistor” program has realized backplanes for a wide variety of flexible display and non-display applications using both organic as well as oxide semiconductors. In addition, large area printed OPD frontplane technology for advanced image sensors and X-ray detectors has been realized. In the framework of the Solliance Solar Research, TNO has developed large area perovskite processing technology for state-of-the-art flexible photovoltaic modules. This materials, processing and integration background will be fully exploited within PEROXIS.
Within PEROXIS, TNO together with SHS will focus on processing technology for direct conversion perovskite based X-ray frontplanes using the top down approach. As such TNO will contribute to the manufacturing and characterization of the essential components of the envisioned 20×20 cm2 X-ray detector prototype. In addition, TNO will be the WP lead of WP7 Innovation Management.