Innovation Prize Awarded by Netzwerk ZENIT e.V.

© K. Selsam-Geissler, Fraunhofer ISC
Certificate of innovation prize 2017/2018 of Netzwerk ZENIT e.V.

Netzwerk ZENIT e.V. presented the winners of their innovation prize which is in its eightth year. On 6 March 2018, in a ceremony held in the city of Mühlheim an der Ruhr, it was Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economy, Innovation, Digitization and Energy in the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, who handed over the prizes in his position as patron of the competition.

Read more about the innovation prize.

EELICON – Smart shading system

© K. Selsam-Geißler/Fraunhofer ISC
The smart shading system based on ISCoating® can be produced via cost-effective roll-to-roll processing.

Press release / 6.6.2016


For many decades, Fraunhofer ISC has been developing innovative coatings for glass and plastics. Modern coating systems with modular design provide multifunctional properties for more protection, safety, efficiency, comfort and performance. A new smart shading system consisting of electrochromic elements – developed in the current EU project EELICON – can be retrofitted, for example, to car windows. Fraunhofer ISC shows its latest developments in coating at booth C10 at the 11th ICCG (The International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics) in Braunschweig, from 12th to 16th June 2016.


Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Comfort by Smart Light Transmittance Control


EELICON is concerned with an innovative switchable light transmittance technology developed previously in projects co-funded by the EU Framework Programmes. The core of this development are mechanically flexible and light-weight electrochromic (EC) film devices based on a conductive polymer nanocomposite technology with a unique property profile far beyond the current state-of-the art, opening the possibility to retrofit existing windows with a electrically dimmable plastic film.

According to life cycle assessment studies, considerable energy savings may result when such films are included in appliance doors, aircraft cabin windows, and automotive sunroofs, and the comfort is significantly enhanced. The development has been driven to the pilot-line production stage, however, the decisive step from research to innovation could not yet be accomplished for a number of technical and economic reasons. To overcome this gap, EELICON will tackle existing drawbacks by removing equipment limitations, automating processes, and establishing a high-throughput prototype production for a cost-effective high performance EC film technology in Europe.



Electronics Goes Green 2016

International Congress

Berlin, Germany

September 7- 9, 2016

M30 Review Meeting

ACREO, Norrköping, Sweden

May 25-27, 2016

The 12th International Meeting on Electrochromism (IME-12)

Delft, The Netherlands

August 28 – September 1st, 2016

M24 Review Meeting

YNVISIBLE, Caparica, Portugal

Februar 3 - 5, 2016

nano tech German Pavilion

Tokyo, Japan

January 27-29, 2016

EELICON Business Plan Development Seminar

Fraunhofer FEP, Dresden, Germany

December 03-04, 2015

Smart windows with electrochromic film:

almost ready for prime time (Theme pack issued on CORDIS News)

December 11, 2015

IDTechEx – Printed Electronics USA 2015

Santa Clara, CA, USA

November 18-19, 2015