Wanted: Impulses for UV LED based application fields

Idea challenge launched

UV LEDs have the power to make the daily household life significantly more comfortable. But where and how are UV LEDs usable? This is the question Advanced UV for Life needs to be answered. The aim of the idea contest is to find UV LED based innovative solutions for household appliances and house maintenance for every room in the house, the garden, the garage, the basement etc.

The consortium call on creative minds to submit their ideas and to contribute to the development of new tools, applications and technologies that are enabled by UV LEDs.

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About Advanced UV for Life

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.

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, water treatment and production.

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


Antje Mertsch
Advanced UV for Life
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
Gustav-Kirchhoff-Straße 4, 12489 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 6392-3397
Fax +49 30 6392-3392
Email antje.mertsch[at]fbh-berlin.de