Joint venture (Portugal – Australia)

Following the contacts held during the workshop “Making renewables a reality: Solar” at BIN@SHEFFIELD 2011, a new collaboration started between two Portuguese institutions and an Australian company to explore the industrial application of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. These institutions are now involved in common Research and Innovation projects and the future looks promising regarding the scaling up of this technology.

In addition, a concrete follow up result of BIN@SHEFFIELD 2011 was the concluding of an extensive 5 million euro deal between Dyesol (company’s new name: Greatcell Solar) and EFACEC aimed at taking the technology to the market. See more information about the deal HERE.

‘Don’t forget that it all started in BIN@SHEFFIELD’   (Adelio Mendes – coordinator of the research programme and full professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of FEUP )