We are OPE technology experts and know its manifold of opportunities

  • Energy and space saving
  • Customized product design
  • Large area, extremely lightweight, and transparent components
  • The potential of using coating and digital printing manufacturing steps
  • Lighting elements (OLED), solar cells, displays, sensors, actuators, semiconductor devices, batteries, and memories

Linking University & Industry


ZOEK (Zentrum für Organische Elektronik) gGmbH is a partner with many years of R&D experience in the field of organic and printed electronics (OPE) with a focus on cost-effective, conformable and flexible components. As a technology transfer institute, we see our task in advancing technology and thus, efficiently closing the gap between university research and industrial applications. We use our experience in process development and prototyping to implement project ideas flexibly and quickly. For the project implementation, we use our own equipment and we rent necessary equipment from the University of Cologne in order to expand our offer. Many years of experience with contract research as well as numerous funded projects makes us an OPE specialist.



The COEC has two shareholders Verein zur Förderung des ZOEK e.V., with different research institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises, major enterprises, and financial institutions as members, and the Ideas Factory Cologne (IFC), a subsidiary of the University of Cologne.