New for 2015: DOE Merges SSL R&D Workshops

July 16, 2014

In 2015, DOE plans to consolidate its Solid-State Lighting R&D workshops (typically held in January and June) into a single R&D meeting slated for January 27–29, 2015. These workshops generate a robust exchange of ideas and inputs from industry experts from all aspects of the supply chain, and the 2015 R&D workshop will blend discussions on SSL research, product development, and manufacturing R&D needs into one “meeting of the minds.”

The January workshop will feature thought-provoking insights from our nation's top researchers and thought leaders, who will dissect the most complex science and technology challenges facing SSL today and look at new ways to improve manufacturing processes and foster U.S. competitiveness. Separate LED and OLED breakout sessions will enable in-depth discussion of key issues related to advancing both of these technologies. In the end, inputs from attendees will guide the development of a single DOE SSL R&D plan, which in turn will guide the development of future DOE solicitations.

The 2015 R&D workshop promises to be a not-to-be-missed event where our nation's top researchers and industry, government, and academic leaders meet to learn, share, network—and build partnerships and solutions. Save the date, stay tuned, and continue to check this site for more details.