Topic identifier:  ICT-30-2017: Photonics KET 2017
Types of action: RIA Research Innovation action
Contract nr. 779373

The Project

The MiLEDI ambition is to demonstrate that the combination of the laser/electron beam technology and the quantum dots (QDs) optical properties are suitable for the micro LED (mLEDs) and micro OLED (mOLEDs) array manufacturing. MiLEDI project will merge nanotechnology and photonics as building blocks that arranged in a proper way give rise to a robust technology that will be applied for industrial production of RGB mLEDs/OLEDs.

Photonics and nanomaterials and their application on device manufacturing are the key issues of the project that will bring at the realisation of a micro-display. The micro-display is then integrated to create a rear projector for automotive interior. The direct integration of rear projection screen on geometrically complex surfaces is the proposed use of the patterned microdisplays prototypes explored on MiLEDI.

The project impact for the Research & Innovation Action "Disruptive approaches to optical manufacturing by 2 and 3 D opto-structuring” is resumed below:
  • Reinforcing Europe's industrial competitiveness and leadership in photonic market sectors where Europe is strong by assessing the potential of QD-based colour conversion for realisation of RGB pixels at high resolution for microdisplay use.
  • Strengthen European manufacturing base in photonics to safeguard the further potential for innovation and value creation and for job creation.
  • Better exploit the innovation capacity of the photonics SMEs and the innovation leverage potential of the innovation clusters and national platforms.

The success of a project is strictly connected with the team “robustness”. The MILEDI Consortium has been formed gathering 10 groups belonging to 6 different countries (Italy, France, Germany, UK and Israel). It has been built with the scope to cover not only the expertise needed for the project, namely materials synthesis, materials laser/electron beam processing teams and device developers, but also to recruit research groups actively working in the field of the LED research and laser manufacturing.



Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development


Francesco Antolini (Project coordinator)
ENEA - Photonics Micro and Nanostructures Laboratory Frascati Research Centre Rome


Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP)
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-leti)
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMORE)
Ekspla UAB
Centro Ricerche FIAT S.C.p.A. (CRF)
Amsys, Ltd. Advanced Measurement Systems (AMSYS)
School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews (USTAN)