1. About us
  2. Organisation


Advanced UV for Life e. V. – Association for the Promotion of UV Semiconductor Technologies is committed to the goal of rapidly advancing innovative and environmentally friendly solutions based on UV semiconductors and transferring them from research to application.


The foundation stone for the association was laid in early 2014, when the consortium Advanced UV for Life began its work. Within the framework of the Twenty20 program funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), more than 40 projects on the development of UV LEDs and their applications were successfully carried out by the partners in an interdisciplinary manner. With the founding of the association, this successful network was then further consolidated and expanded.


There are numerous advantages of semiconductor-based UV devices and their use, in particular with regard to environmental protection, occupational health and safety as well as sustainability.

That’s why our mission is the promotion of science, research, development, cooperation and education about all areas of semiconductor-UV devices and their applications.

We represent the common interests of our members at all levels of science policy and we advocate for a better awareness and broader acceptance of UV technologies (including established UV sources) in the general public, the media and politics.


Goals of the association | Objectives

  • Provide a platform for discussing scientific and technological issues related to the use of UV semiconductor devices.
  • Accelerate technological development of semiconductor-based UV devices and applications.
  • Focus on new developments and new applications.
  • Increase and accelerate the industrial realisation of results from research and development.
  • Establish reliable, national supply chains.
  • Initiate legislation, standards and other regulations at an early stage.
  • Represent the common interests of its members on a scientific, national and European level.
  • Secure skilled workers and promote young talents.

Structure and membership

Association's bodies are:

  • the General Assembly (institutional and personal memberships)
  • the Executive Board: Chairman, three Vice-Chairs and Treasurer
  • the Advisory Board: nine coordinators of the technology and application fields

For the time being, the Advanced UV for Life e. V. association focuses on members from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The Advisory Board and the Executive Board discuss the national and international objectives. Together they set the guidelines and the direction of the association.

The office headquarter of the association is based in Berlin.