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Conference overview

Throughout the year, we participate in and sponsor several conferences relevant to the slot-die coating community, ranging from solar and battery specific to the more generic research conferences. More conferences and events will be added as we confirm our participation.


April 10-14, 2023 - 2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

When: April 10 to 14, 2023
Where: San Francisco, USA
Website: https://www.mrs.org/meetings-events/spring-meetings-exhibits/2023-mrs-spring-meeting

About MRS:

The 2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.

May 29-June 2, 2023 - E-MRS Spring Meeting

When: May 29 to June 2, 2023
Where: Strasbourgh, France
Website: https://www.european-mrs.com/meetings/2023-spring-meeting

About E-MRS:

The conference will be augmented by an exhibition of products and services of interest to the conference participants.

The high quality scientific program will address different topics organized into 21 symposia arranged in 6 clusters covering the fields of Energy materials; Nanomaterials and advanced characterization; Biomaterials and soft materials; Electronics, magnetics and photonics; Functional materials; Education and training.

The latest scientific results will be presented and authors are invited to submit papers in the selected journals that fit the scope of each symposium.

The focus of the scientific program will be both on fundamental investigations and technological applications, providing an international forum for discussing recent advances related to the different aspects to be considered to promote innovation.

June 6-8, 2023 - tandemPV Workshop

When: June 6 to 8, 2023
Where: Chambéry, France
Website: https://tandempv.conexio-pse.de/

About tandemPV Workshop:

The 3rd edition of the tandemPV Workshop will take place from June 6-8, 2023, and will be hosted by CEAINES. The workshop will take place as a hybrid event at the Convention Center Le Manège, a former cavalry riding academy dating from the Sardinian era, located at the heart of the historic city of in Chambéry, France, the capital of the cultural-historical region of Savoy in the Western Alps.

June 17-21, 2023 - Fpi-15

When: June 17 to 21, 2023
Where: Raleigh, NC, USA
Website: https://conferences.coned.ncsu.edu/fpi15/

About Fpi-15:

Fπ15 in Raleigh follows in a line of the Fπ conferences from Japan (Osaka 1989, 1999, 2006, Kobe 1992), USA (Santa Cruz 1995, Ithaca 2004, Atlanta 2010, Seattle 2015), Europe (Ulm-Germany 2002, Graz-Austria 2008, Arcachon-France 2013, Berlin 2019), and China (Beijing 2011, Hong Kong 2017). It initially started as the “International Symposium on Functional Dyes” in 1989. To broaden the scope of the conference and to adjust to the developments in academic and industrial research, it was renamed to the “International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems” in 2002.

August 21-22, 2023 - Oslo Battery Days

When: August 21 to 22, 2023
Where: Oslo, Norway
Website: https://www.oslobatterydays.com/

About OBD:

The 5th OBD Battery Conference we’ll meet to discuss and provide a platform for technological innovations and business opportunities with the latest updates in that fields in Norway and abroad.

For the 2023 event we will offer a beautiful Fjordcruise that includes dinner, networking and a view of Oslo skyline on the classic Norwegian boat MS Nobel.

The first OBD conference took place at Grand Hotel in Oslo in 2016. The conference is the leading Battery conference in Norway, bringing together participants from leading private and public companies, start-ups, investors, academics and businesses that are interested in the battery revolution.

Seniors speakers from Norway and abroad will participate.
The conference will be held in English.
The conference also includes an Exhibition.

September 18-22, 2023 - EU PVSEC 2023

When: September 18 to 22, 2023
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Website: https://www.eupvsec.org/index.php


The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications and at the same time a PV Industry Exhibition, where specialized PV Industry presents technologies, innovations and new concepts in the upstream PV sector. It gathers the global PV community to present and discuss the latest developments in Photovoltaics, to network and to conduct business. It is the world-renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform uniquely focused on the global PV Solar sector. The conference scientific programme is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.

The over 40 year long history and the diverse programme of the EU PVSEC makes it a landmark event in the scientific PV sector.

For 2023, we are more than delighted to welcome you in person and to invite you to celebrate with us the 40th anniversary of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition from 18 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2023 IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF LISBON.

September 18-20, 2023 - PSCO 2023

When: September 18-20, 2023
Where: Oxford, UK
Website: https://www.psco-conference.org/

About PSCO-2023:

The programme will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations in a meeting which will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena.

In addition there will be an optional industry day on Thursday 21 September to discuss the Industrialization of Photovoltaic Thin Film Technology. Speakers from industry will give updates on the progress made and the challenges faced in this sector.

November 26-December 1, 2023 - 2023 MRS Fall Meeting

When: Novemeber 26 to December 1, 2023
Where: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Website: https://www.mrs.org/meetings-events/fall-meetings-exhibits/2023-mrs-fall-meeting

About MRS:

The 2023 MRS Fall Meeting will be held November 26 through December 1, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Hynes Convention Center and adjacent Sheraton Boston Hotel. The world’s foremost international scientific gathering for materials research, the MRS Meeting showcases leading interdisciplinary research in both fundamental and applied areas presented by scientists from around the world.

You can also join us online for The Virtual Experience December 5-7.


Solar conferences and events

ViPerCon - Virtual Perovskite Conference

When: April 4, 2022
Where: Virtual
Website: https://salibalab.wordpress.com/vipercon2022/

About ViPerCon:

Over the past two editions, the Virtual Perovskite Conference has strengthened its position as a meeting point for all the scientists and engineers from the perovskite community. We are delighted to host our third fully digital annual Virtual Perovskite Conference 2022 (#ViPerCon2022) that aims to provide an online platform to learn from the advances in perovskite research and related areas while working from home. The 3rd ViPerCon 2022 will offer the latest updates from the scientists and experts in all the major fields of perovskite, with presentations ranging from single-junction solar cells, memristors, tandem photovoltaics, and advanced characterization techniques.

Hybrid & Organic Photovoltaics 2022 (HOPV22)

When: May 19 to 20, 2022
Where: Valencia, Spain
Website: https://www.nanoge.org/HOPV22/home

About HOPV22:

The 14th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics took place online from the 19th to the 20th of May 2022, and in Valencia, Spain from the 23th to the 25th of May 2022.

In these past ten years, hybrid and organic solar cells have shown remarkable advances in terms of efficiency and lifetime, and they are already finding initial commercial applications. As such, they present both fascinating opportunities and challenges for scientific research and technological development. The main topics of this conference are the development, function, and modeling of materials and devices for hybrid and organic solar cells, including solar cells, organic solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and dye-sensitized solar cells, together with their integration into complimentary devices such as photoelectrochemical water splitting. Building upon the success of the previous HOPV conferences, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers around the world to discuss the latest developments in hybrid and organic photovoltaics.

The conference was led by world-leading invited speakers covering a broad range of the latest scientific advances in morning plenary sessions, and afternoon parallel sessions.

  • Topics
    Topics to be covered by the conference:
    Theory, modelling and simulations of materials and devices
    New frontiers in emerging PV
    Degradation mechanisms, from molecules to systems
    Advanced device and materials characterization
    Emerging concepts in solar energy conversion
    Sustainability and deployment
tandemPV 2022

When: May 30-June 1, 2022
Where: Freiburg, Germany
Website: https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/events/tandem-pv/about-tandempv/tandempv-2022_en.html

About tandemPV 2022:

Why Freiburg? As many know, Freiburg is the home of the famous Black Forest Cake, a material system as complex as a tandem solar cell (First results of a preliminary investigation are shown in. Furthermore, it not only serves as a perfect inspiration but also as the ideal diet for exhausting scientific discussions.

The workshop will take place as a hybrid event. It will be held in the event rooms of the brand-new football stadium of our local team SC Freiburg, close by to the Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems ISE and just a few tram stations away from the beautiful historical city center of Freiburg. We are certain that this stimulating environment will give room for lively personal interaction and inspiring discussions.

The main topics of the tandemPV 2022 will be similar to the workshop in 2021:

  • Day 1: Materials Research for Tandem Solar Cells
  • Day 2: Tandem Solar Cell Devices and Modules
  • Day 3: Upscaling – Industrialisation – Yield (Industry Day)

Again, we will invite leading scientists to report on the latest results in this exciting field. The program will also include lively poster sessions and panel discussions. The call for abstracts will be out soon! Last but not least, social activities and a conference dinner (including Black Forest Cake!) will complement our workshop.

Gordon Research Conference

When: June 12-17, 2022
Where: Ventura, CA, United States
Website: https://www.grc.org/unconventional-semiconductors-and-their-applications-conference/2022/

About Gordon Research Conference:

Discovery of new materials has been the backbone of rapid technological revolution. Metal-halide perovskites, a new class of semiconductors, have recently drawn enormous interest for their potential in cost-effective, high-performance optoelectronics. Discussions at this GRC will encompass fundamental materials physics and chemistry of the metal halides, as well as their applications in solar energy harvesting, energy-efficient lighting, and radiation detection.

8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-8)

When: September 26-30, 2022
Where: Milano, Italy
Website: https://www.wcpec-8.com/

About WCPEC-8:

The Scientific Conference Programme is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre and covers the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications focusing on bringing the latest scientific and technological research trends to the market.

It also offers a variety of broader insights into the current developments in the sector, acknowledging that PV integration needs to be approached from all dimensions – scientific, technical, economic, political, business, and also social- and educational aspects.

The Programme is structured in plenary, oral and visual presentations and is divided into 5 topics. These cover the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications with a special emphasis on the latest scientific, technological and market-related trends.

International Summit on Organic and Hybrid Photovoltaics Stability

When: September 27-30, 2022
Where: Sønderborg, Denmark
Website: https://event.sdu.dk/isos13

About International Summit on Organic and Hybrid Photovoltaics Stability:

Advances and procedures for testing organic and hybrid photovoltaic solar cells will be presented. Like in previous editions, the procedures include directions for shelf life testing, outdoor testing, laboratory weathering testing and thermal cycling testing, as well as guidelines for reporting data. Topics related with synthesis of new photoactive organic materials, dyes and polymer semiconductors will be presented. World leaders in Lab-Scale Fabrication and Industrial Manufacturing of Solar Cells will present their results and contribute with inside inputs.

6th International Conference on Perovskites Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2023)

When: September 18-20, 2023
Where: Oxford, UK
Website: https://www.psco-conference.org/index.php

About PSCO-2023:

The programme will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations in a meeting which will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena.

Educating young researchers is at the core of our mission, which will be enabled by the opening tutorial lectures, in addition to a whole series of invited talks by world leading scientists in their respective specialities.

In addition there will be a special industry day on Thursday 21 September to discuss the Industrialization of Photovoltaic Thin Film Technology. Speakers from industry will give updates on the progress made and the challenges faced in this sector.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline for oral contributions: May 1st, 2023
  • Abstract acceptance notification for oral contributions: Jun 5th, 2023
  • Final registration and payment deadline for oral contributions: June, 30th 2023
  • Final registration, abstract submission and payment deadline for poster contributions: July, 10th 2023
  • Registration for oral as well for poster contributions
  • Final registration and payment deadline: July, 10th 2023

Battery conferences and events

4th Oslo Battery Days (4th OBD)

When: August 22-23, 2022
Where: Oslo Norway
Website: https://www.oslobatterydays.com/

About 4th Oslo Battery Days:

OBD conference is the meeting point for technological innovations and businesses to talk about the latest updates in battery-related topics in Norway and abroad. The attendants are Battery Users Suppliers & Manufacturers, Pack Assemblers, Materials manufacturers & Developers, Production equipment manufacturers, Test equipment makers R&D Engineers, Market Researches, Battery Recyclers, Investment Companies, and Regulatory bodies members. This year we will review and discuss researcher and industry-relevant topics such as “Li-Ion cylindrical cells market 2022”, “Carbon Negative Battery Production” and “Xray Computed Tomography inspection for battery cells, modules, and small battery packs” among others.


International Battery Association Hybrid Conference (IBA 2022)

When: October 2-7, 2022
Where: Bled, Slovenia
Website: https://www.iba2022.org/

About IBA 2022:

IBA22 is a great opportunity to learn about the progress in basic research with practical applications in the field of advanced battery materials, advanced characterization techniques for battery materials, and new systems. We expect that world-renowned representatives from academia and industry from all continents will share insights on their recent advancements and stimulate discussions on interdisciplinary battery research and development.

The program includes a plenary, keynote, and invited talks, which are invited by the IBA Advisory Committee and International Scientific Committee. Only poster presentations are generally solicited from general participants through the online abstract submission system.

The 62th Battery Symposium in Japan

When: November 30- December 2, 2022
Where: Pachifico Yokohama (Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama), North, Yokohama, Japan
Website: https://battery.electrochem.jp/

About the 62th Battery Symposium in Japan:

The Battery Symposium in Japan is held every year under the auspices of the Committee of Battery Technology, the Electrochemical Society of Japan to promote international collaboration and cooperation and provide a forum for scientists and engineers to discuss fundamentals, innovations and applications in the field of batteries. The Battery Symposium in Japan also creates an opportunity to exchange new ideas and latest research results. The 62nd Battery Symposium in Japan will be held in Yokohama, Japan. The symposium objective is to provide a forum for presentations and discussions on all aspects of batteries.

Other conferences and events

2022 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit

When: May 8-13, 2022
Where: Honolulu, Hawai’i
Website: https://www.mrs.org/meetings-events/spring-meetings-exhibits/2022-mrs-spring-meeting/exhibit

When: May 23-25, 2022
Where: Virtual
Website: https://www.mrs.org/meetings-events/spring-meetings-exhibits/2022-mrs-spring-meeting/exhibit

About 2022 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit:

The MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science and offers an opportunity for researchers to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.

In an effort to share and discuss research across the Pacific Rim, provide network opportunities across our communities, and grow a high level of support and awareness for materials research and innovation, MRS is planning several collaborative events with materials societies from Japan, South Korea and Singapore.

2nd International Conference on Materials for Humanity (MH 22)

When: September 19-21, 2022
Where: National University of Singapore, University Town, Singapore + Virtual
Website: https://mh22-mrs.org.sg/

About MH22:

Leveraging on the success of the first virtual “International Conference on Materials for Humanity (MH 21)” held in 2021, MRS-S will move ahead with the organization of a hybrid (physical + virtual) MH 22 on September 19-21 to showcase the latest developments in materials science and engineering that will secure a sustainable future. The conference symposia will encompass the following 6 themes:

  • Materials for environmental protection
  • Materials for clean energy & transportation
  • Materials for communication
  • Materials for healthy living and aging
  • Materials frontiers
  • Materials for education & communication

Clean Energy Testbeds, University of Washington [USA]

“When we sought to build our lab into a world-class facility for advanced manufacturing of energy devices, functional films and printed electronics, FOM emerged as the foremost company that could provide the high precision roll to roll system we needed.

Since then we have very successfully used the FOM tools extensively and have been building new coating, printing and thermal processing capabilities within our research group and with local, national and international users across a range of applications.”

Dr. J. D. MacKenzie, Technical Director

CSML Lab, University of Ioannina [GR]

“In our R&D for Slot-die coated, printed thermoelectrics, FRP prepregs towards printing thermoelectrically-enabled aeroplane wings, the FOM roll-to-roll (R2R) is a
unique coating machinery apparatus thanks to the expertise of FOM.

A highly innovative company in the field of printed electronics & specialised machinery, thereby being our excellent partner in the framework of the EU-H2020 HARVEST project.”

Dr. Lazaros Tzounis, Post-doc Researcher 


KAUST Solar Center [KSA]

“Slot-die coating is one of many methods that can be used to deposit a thin liquid film to the surface of a substrate. Compared to other existing coating techniques this method can easily integrated from lab to scale-up processes. The process results with best quality uniform thin film deposition across the length/width of the coating surface. This coating technique is favorable with a wide range of solution of different viscosities. The process is also suitable with roll-to-roll deposition. This method is of great interest among researchers these days for transition from lab-scale to pilot-level production. Currently, the main focus of research is to use Slot-die coating technique in the field of photovoltaic, OLEDs, quantum dots and many others.”

Dr. Derya Baran, Assistant Professor of Material Science and Engineering