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OTI Lumionics awarded CAD$5.7 million to build OLED pilot line

The new pilot production line makes ten modules next to each other at a time, cutting down the production time from an hour to minutes

23 Feb 2015 | Editor

OTI Lumionics has announced they have been awarded CAD$5.7 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The goal: to implement a pilot production line capable of producing high volumes of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting panels.OTI Lumionics is responsible for producing the aerelight OLED table lamp (see OSADirect - Aerelight Design launches consumer-ready OLED desk lamp) - it was launched in 2014.

OTI was one of seven clean technology projects in Ontario announced to receive investments totalling more than CAD$26.8 million from SDTC’s SD Tech Fund, part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, supporting jobs, economic growth and the environment.

OTI Lumionics - The team

Figure: OTI Lumionics - The team

Michael Helander, co-founder of OTI Lumionics said, "We can make large, flexible OLED panels in about an hour with our rapid prototyping module." Michael added, "This new pilot production line will be the same process, except it’ll be ten modules next to each other, cutting down the production time from an hour to minutes."
Professor Jun Nogami, chair of the U of T department of materials science & engineering, said, "Congratulations to all of our U of T Engineering alumni at OTI Lumionics. This is a well-deserved recognition of the important work they are doing." Professor Jun added, "This investment shows that our federal government has a strong commitment to supporting leading edge technologies that will help grow Canada’s green research and development knowledge base as we all work towards a more sustainable future."

www.aerelight.com    www.otilumionics.com   

About OTI Lumionics

Founded in 2011, OTI Lumionics was created by Michael Helander and several of his U of T engineering colleagues to commercialize their major breakthrough in OLED technology made during their doctoral studies. Today, OTI employs about a dozen employees – most of them U of T engineering alumni – and is located in a 3,300 square foot office and lab space in the Banting & Best Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship across from the MaRS Discovery District.

Source: OTI Lumionics

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