MATFLEXEND investigates new materials for energy harvesting that are flexible, durable as well as solution-processable into printable inks, and which therefore enable mass-producible energy harvesters which integrate mechanical-to-electrical energy conversion and storage in a single device. Basic research in developing new materials and formulations will thus be complemented by testing them for printability, so as to enable mass fabrication of such harvesters in a printing process.
Applications include smart textiles such as garments or insoles, as well as other essentially planar devices, such as e.g. a smart card, or an autonomous electrochemical sensor applied to a surface. Selected applications will be analyzed and specified.


FP7 # 604093 MATFLEXEND is co-funded by  the European Commission, and is expected to run from October 1st, 2013 till September 30th, 2016. The MATFLEXEND consortium comprises ten partners and is led by Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin.



Dr. Robert Hahn

Fraunhofer IZM

Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25

D-13355 Berlin

+4930 314 72833

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