Fraunhofer IAP

Fraunhofer IAP logoThe Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) develops bio-based and synthetic polymers, from the laboratory to the industrial scale. Applications are diverse across many markets, such as bio-based packaging, lightweight materials, truck tires and more.

The Fraunhofer IAP is active in the display industry, with its IAP functional polymer systems division looking into a broad range of materials, including light-emitting polymers and quantum dots. The focus lies in solution processing of these materials with a strong focus on printing methods.

Comptek Solutions

Founded in 2017 as a spin-off from the university of Turku, Finland, Comptek Solutions is develops quantum technology (branded as Kontrox) that boosts the performance of devices such as microLEDs and lasers and makes their manufacturing process easier by solving the problem of aggressive oxidation of compound semiconductor materials.

Kontrox results in a high-quality passivation layer with substantially reduced defect densities that help to greatly decrease the surface recombination phenomena which is a predominant mechanism for such small devices.


Belgium-based QustomDot developed Cadmium-free quantum dots technology that can be applied directly on small microLED chips, based on technology that originated from Ghent University.


Terecircuits logoTerecircuits develops technologies and manufacturing processes for microassembly based on a new class of photo-chemical polymers.

The company focuses on the development of a microLED photo-chemical mass transfer process.

Compound Photonics

US-based Compound Photonics develops high-resolution microdisplay technologies for the AR and MX markets. The company's main products are LCoS displays.


Saphlux logoUS-based Saphlux was established in 2014 at Yale University to develop a semi-polar gallium-nitride on sapphire material that enables next generation high power and high performance LEDs and laser diodes.

Saphlux is developing technologies aimed towards micro-LED displays. The company's NPDQ color conversion technology utilizes quantum dots etched into the GaN LED itself.

Mojo Vision

US-based Mojo Vision was established in 2015 to develop an augmented reality (AR) platform based on displays embedded in contact lenses. The company develops both the software and hardware for its platform.

Mojo Vision raised over $150 million from Google (Gradient Ventures), Motorola, HP, LG and more.

VerLASE Technologies

VerLASE Technologies, spun-off from Versatilis is an early stage company that uses novel processes and materials to develop color conversion technologies in laser diodes and LEDs.