Saxony’s Minister-President Tillich visits Heliatek at the Plastic Electronics Conference & Exhibition in Dresden, Germany

Dresden (Germany), October 11, 2011 – Stanislaw Tillich, Minister-President of Saxony, visited the Heliatek booth during his tour of the Plastic Electronics Conference & Exhibition in Dresden and got updated on the latest development in organic solar technology.

Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO of Heliatek and Dr. Martin Pfeiffer, co-founder and CTO of Heliatek, presented their organic photovoltaic technology and explained the advantages of this latest generation of solar modules to Minister-President Tillich during his visit. Minister-President Tillich was especially impressed by the translucent and flexible panels of Heliatek: They discussed the possibility to use Heliatek’s products in Building-Integrated PV (BIPV) applications.

“As a Dresden based company and global technology leader in the area of organic photovoltaic it was a great honor for us to welcome Minister-President Tillich at our booth. This gave us the opportunity to demonstrate with our patented technology the innovation power of Saxony”, says Dr. Martin Pfeiffer.

The Free State of Saxony is Europe’s largest organic semiconductor cluster. This region covers the complete value chain from basic research at universities to commercial production of high-tech solutions.

Leading companies from all over the world are presenting their recent achievements and developments in organic electronics at the Plastic Electronics Conference & Exhibition until October 13, 2011 in Dresden, Germany.

About Heliatek:
Heliatek was spun-off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden (IAPP) and the University of Ulm. The company’s founding brought together internationally renowned expertise in the fields of organic optoelectronics and organic oligomer synthesis. As the global technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics (OPV) based on small molecules, Heliatek is currently making the transition from pure technology development to industrial manufacture. Heliatek’s goal is to mass-produce organic photovoltaic panels using the world’s first roll-to-roll process for the vacuum deposition of small molecules in 2012.

Heliatek maintains a total staff of some 70 employees and specialists at its facilities in Dresden and Ulm. Investors in Heliatek include leading financial and industrial companies such as BASF, Bosch, RWE, and Wellington Partners. Research and development work, as well as the installation of production technology, has been funded by the Free State of Saxony, the BMBF (Federal Ministry for Education & Research), the BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology), and the European Union.

Über Heliatek

Heliatek wurde 2006 als gemeinsame Ausgründung der TU Dresden (IAPP) und der Universität Ulm gegründet. Dabei wurden international anerkannte Expertise im Bereich der organischen Optoelektronik und der organischen Oligomer Synthese zusammengeführt. Als weltweiter Technologieführer im Bereich der organischen Photovoltaik (OPV) auf Basis kleiner Moleküle vollzieht das Unternehmen aktuell den Wandel von der reinen Technologieentwicklung hin zur industriellen Produktion. Zielsetzung ist es, in 2012 organische Photovoltaikmodule im weltweit ersten Rolle-zu-Rolle-Verfahren durch Vakuum-Abscheidung serienmäßig zu produzieren. Heliatek beschäftigt zurzeit an den Standorten Dresden und Ulm insgesamt 70 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter Die Investoren von Heliatek sind renommierte Finanz- und Industrieunternehmen, unter ihnen BASF, Bosch, RWE und Wellington Partners. Die Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeiten sowie der Aufbau der Produktionstechnik werden mit Mitteln des Freistaates Sachsen, des BMBF, des BMWi und der Europäischen Union gefördert.