A newly-designed photo-active TiO2/perovskite blend that will be implemented in a prototype solar cell using high throughput, contaminant free, reproducible and up-scalable synthesis methods. The novelty of the device scheme resides in the photo-anode that is made of a blend between an advanced TiO2 sponge and a reliable perovskite material, deposited by sublimation. The process for the growth of TiO2 sponges, based on sputtering concepts, and sublimation for stable Perovskites, in a proper combination, can rise the interest of industries in view of the large dissemination of the related technologies.
Investing in Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) ranging from 3 to 5 requires a careful assessment of the potential of the technology and the team. Due to the low maturity of these projects, these projects require a de-risking process to be carried out directly at the University and Research Center. Eureka! TT S.r.l. is the Italian limited responsibility company fully owned by “Eureka! Fund I – Technology Transfer that acts on behalf of the Fund, in providing financial resources to the pre-company, Proof-of-Concept (“POC”) projects, as well as in monitoring the advancement and the results of such investments.
The resources provided by Eureka! are given to the University and Research Center, in order to develop the technology, increase TRL and support the team of the “to-be entrepreneurs” in proving their ideas are sustainable. Successful projects will be then span-out into new start-ups. Eureka! TT can effectively bridge the gap between the need for a market-driven test and a University-like environment.