The SciPiL network connects research organizations, the lighting industry and the lighting design community enabling knowledge sharing that triggers the development of vital innovations.

The Needs:
Research needs external input to continue its essential work. Industry can only thrive when it has access to the latest scientific findings. The SciPiL recognizes the need to build partnerships that will create an information exchange and collaboration, creating new possibilities for both researchers and industries in lighting.

The Benefits:
Foster connections | Share knowledge | Develop vital innovations | Disseminate findings 
The SciPiL drives lighting innovation contributing to sustainability and well-being for a better future.

SCIENTIFIC PARTNERS

CSEM
CSEM is a private research and technology organization, ensuring competitiveness through the transfer of technologies and know-how from fundamental research to industry. CSEM realizes its mission by collaborating with its extended network in academia, research, and the economy. Exploiting its advanced technology platforms and multidisciplinary know-how, the center delivers working innovation. From medical, transportation, space, and energy, to security, manufacturing, life sciences, and telecommunications – CSEM works with all sizes of company. Its clients come from a huge range of industries and from every corner of the globe. Their requirements are just as diverse, ranging from contract R&D, through small series production, to the development of specific business solutions. http://www.csem.ch/

evateg
The Research, Development, Training and Application Center for Energy Efficient LED Lighting In order to reach a bright future with innovative steps, EVATEG performs many inland technological projects with various institutions, organizations and people, offers solutions with various service types. EVATEG Center develops thermal and optical technologies for electronics, solid state lighting and display technologies. EVATEG’s capability includes both theoretical studies and experimental validation with prototypes at the chip and system level. EVATEG is open to license technologies through Ozyegin University Technology Transfer Office and spin off companies in the technology eco-system. Developing a cost effective, low weight, and sustainable thermal or optical solution with customer focus is the primary goal of the EVATEG technology team. http://www.evateg.com/ 

Holst Centre 
Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs. Light plays a fundamental role in our lives. It provides illumination and stimulation; it can affect our emotions and bring safety to the darkness. Light even regulates basic biological processes deep within our bodies. Flexible, lightweight and shining over large areas in almost any shape, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) will let us do more with light than ever before – opening up new designs and ways to treat illness. And with lighting currently using around 20% of the world’s electricity, OLEDs’ potential for high efficiency could save huge amounts of energy and greenhouse gas emissions. www.holstcentre.com 

Joanneum Research 
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is a leading international research organisation that develops solutions and technologies for businesses and industry covering a wide range of sectors. As an INNOVATION COMPANY focused on applied research and technology development, it plays a key role in facilitating the transfer of technology and knowledge in Styria. Design and Manufacture brings together three separate disciplines: optical simulation, the manufacture of optical components and the optical characterization of these components. The aim here is to incorporate aspects relating to optics manufacturing and the overall structure during the optical simulation in a sort of virtual prototyping. The portfolio ranges from diffractive and refractive optical elements to freeform micro-optics. These optical components and systems are integrated into laboratory prototypes within the context of the research topics photovoltaics and lighting. The area of photovoltaics deals with the continuing development and the increase in efficiency of established (silicon- or CIGS-based) and future (e.g. OPV) photovoltaic technologies through the use, for example, of intelligent light guidance in modules. Furthermore, new technologies are developed for the efficient colouring of solar cells and solar glass so as to enable more creative leeway in the design of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). For BIPV applications, laser and printing processes are also researched for manufacture. www.joanneum.at

KTH Sweden and SELITERA AB SELITERA
KTH Sweden and SELITERA AB SELITERA is a KTH Sweden spin-off investigating in the field of Semantic and Cognitive Light (SLC). SLC provides machine understanding and learning of an illuminated scene in order to transform conventional agnostic lighting into dynamic, intelligent lighting by digitally altering the quality, quantity and informational capacity of light based on awareness of the individual, his/her current context, the task at hand, location and mobility. https://www.kth.se/en

The Li-Fi Research and Development Centre
The Li-Fi Research and Development Centre is dedicated to accelerating the development of Li-Fi as a major global industry, through creating a pipeline for innovative ideas, technologies, products and partnerships. http://www.lifi-centre.com/

University of Padova and Light Cube
LightCube is a UNIPD spin-off active in the research, development and design of LED lighting systems. LightCube is specialized in the electronic, optical and spectral development of innovative LED solutions and IoT systems. In electronics, the skills lie in the development of: microcontroller electronics for advanced control of LED systems, power LED drivers, sensors, Wired and wireless communication systems. In optics, the development of custom lenses and reflectors for complex optical tasks: from street lighting to surgical lights. In the thermal field, the design of advanced thermal solutions for reliability, performance and energy efficiency. LightCube’s activity is also focused on the development of Human Centric Lighting solutions, these systems interact with biology and human psyche to improve health, reduce stress, and balance the circadian sleep / wake rhythm. www.light-cube.com

Steinbeis Transferzentrum Beleuchtungstechnik & Lichttechnik
The Steinbeis brand has stood for the successful transfer and sharing of know-how and technology for over 30 years. Steinbeis builds made-to-last bridges between the source of knowledge and the area of application. This is because Steinbeis employees are at home at both ends of the bridge. At Steinbeis, the focus during all projects lies in the tangible benefit for clients or the business partner. Steinbeis operates independently of state backing, always adhering to market rules with all the services it provides. The organizational foundation of our success is based on entrepreneurial transfer processes for which we assume personal responsibility, underpinned by decentralized operations that are coordinated through a centralized framework. http://www.stw.de/su/1495

CSEM
CSEM is a private research and technology organization, ensuring competitiveness through the transfer of technologies and know-how from fundamental research to industry. CSEM realizes its mission by collaborating with its extended network in academia, research, and the economy. Exploiting its advanced technology platforms and multidisciplinary know-how, the center delivers working innovation. From medical, transportation, space, and energy, to security, manufacturing, life sciences, and telecommunications – CSEM works with all sizes of company. Its clients come from a huge range of industries and from every corner of the globe. Their requirements are just as diverse, ranging from contract R&D, through small series production, to the development of specific business solutions. http://www.csem.ch/

evateg
The Research, Development, Training and Application Center for Energy Efficient LED Lighting In order to reach a bright future with innovative steps, EVATEG performs many inland technological projects with various institutions, organizations and people, offers solutions with various service types. EVATEG Center develops thermal and optical technologies for electronics, solid state lighting and display technologies. EVATEG’s capability includes both theoretical studies and experimental validation with prototypes at the chip and system level. EVATEG is open to license technologies through Ozyegin University Technology Transfer Office and spin off companies in the technology eco-system. Developing a cost effective, low weight, and sustainable thermal or optical solution with customer focus is the primary goal of the EVATEG technology team. http://www.evateg.com/ 

Holst Centre 
Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs. Light plays a fundamental role in our lives. It provides illumination and stimulation; it can affect our emotions and bring safety to the darkness. Light even regulates basic biological processes deep within our bodies. Flexible, lightweight and shining over large areas in almost any shape, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) will let us do more with light than ever before – opening up new designs and ways to treat illness. And with lighting currently using around 20% of the world’s electricity, OLEDs’ potential for high efficiency could save huge amounts of energy and greenhouse gas emissions. www.holstcentre.com 

Joanneum Research 
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is a leading international research organisation that develops solutions and technologies for businesses and industry covering a wide range of sectors. As an INNOVATION COMPANY focused on applied research and technology development, it plays a key role in facilitating the transfer of technology and knowledge in Styria. Design and Manufacture brings together three separate disciplines: optical simulation, the manufacture of optical components and the optical characterization of these components. The aim here is to incorporate aspects relating to optics manufacturing and the overall structure during the optical simulation in a sort of virtual prototyping. The portfolio ranges from diffractive and refractive optical elements to freeform micro-optics. These optical components and systems are integrated into laboratory prototypes within the context of the research topics photovoltaics and lighting. The area of photovoltaics deals with the continuing development and the increase in efficiency of established (silicon- or CIGS-based) and future (e.g. OPV) photovoltaic technologies through the use, for example, of intelligent light guidance in modules. Furthermore, new technologies are developed for the efficient colouring of solar cells and solar glass so as to enable more creative leeway in the design of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). For BIPV applications, laser and printing processes are also researched for manufacture. www.joanneum.at

KTH Sweden and SELITERA AB SELITERA
KTH Sweden and SELITERA AB SELITERA is a KTH Sweden spin-off investigating in the field of Semantic and Cognitive Light (SLC). SLC provides machine understanding and learning of an illuminated scene in order to transform conventional agnostic lighting into dynamic, intelligent lighting by digitally altering the quality, quantity and informational capacity of light based on awareness of the individual, his/her current context, the task at hand, location and mobility. https://www.kth.se/en

The Li-Fi Research and Development Centre
The Li-Fi Research and Development Centre is dedicated to accelerating the development of Li-Fi as a major global industry, through creating a pipeline for innovative ideas, technologies, products and partnerships. http://www.lifi-centre.com/

University of Padova and Light Cube
LightCube is a UNIPD spin-off active in the research, development and design of LED lighting systems. LightCube is specialized in the electronic, optical and spectral development of innovative LED solutions and IoT systems. In electronics, the skills lie in the development of: microcontroller electronics for advanced control of LED systems, power LED drivers, sensors, Wired and wireless communication systems. In optics, the development of custom lenses and reflectors for complex optical tasks: from street lighting to surgical lights. In the thermal field, the design of advanced thermal solutions for reliability, performance and energy efficiency. LightCube’s activity is also focused on the development of Human Centric Lighting solutions, these systems interact with biology and human psyche to improve health, reduce stress, and balance the circadian sleep / wake rhythm. www.light-cube.com

Steinbeis Transferzentrum Beleuchtungstechnik & Lichttechnik
The Steinbeis brand has stood for the successful transfer and sharing of know-how and technology for over 30 years. Steinbeis builds made-to-last bridges between the source of knowledge and the area of application. This is because Steinbeis employees are at home at both ends of the bridge. At Steinbeis, the focus during all projects lies in the tangible benefit for clients or the business partner. Steinbeis operates independently of state backing, always adhering to market rules with all the services it provides. The organizational foundation of our success is based on entrepreneurial transfer processes for which we assume personal responsibility, underpinned by decentralized operations that are coordinated through a centralized framework. http://www.stw.de/su/1495