Advanced UV for Life

  • Structured 2 inch GaN wafer © FBH/schurian.com
    Structured 2 inch GaN wafer © FBH/schurian.com
  • Application of UV radiation to plants © Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Großbeeren/Erfurt e.V.
    Application of UV radiation to plants © Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Großbeeren/Erfurt e.V.
  • UV LED based stirrer module for water disinfection © FBH/schurian.com
    UV LED based stirrer module for water disinfection © FBH/schurian.com

Advanced UV for Life is a consortium of academic institutions and industrial companies operation in development and application of UV LEDs. It aims at pushing the technological development, the availability and the use of UV LEDs.

Main issues are

  • replacement of currently dominant mercury vapor lamps by UV LEDs
  • development of novel applications of UV LEDs

Activities of the consortium cover the whole value chain: from material through UV LEDs and UV photodiodes, modules and systems with tailored properties to the final application, such as UV LED based components, systems and processes. The cooperation between component developers and end users of UV radiation will open up new markets and aims at innovative products in the application fields medicine, environment & life sciences, disinfection and production.

Advanced UV for Life is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the program "Twenty20 - Partnership for Innovation".

Topics of the consortium