Published on 08/03/2019

ARMOR boosts innovation with the ASCA® Solutions Lab

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The ASCA® Solutions Lab is the internal department dedicated to the ASCA® technology, the organic photovoltaic film developed by ARMOR. The objective of the ASCA® Solutions Lab is to exploit new applications and to support its clients' innovative projects by offering bespoke solutions adapted to their specific requirements.

Imagining and designing new applications adapted to specific customer demands
The ASCA® Solutions Lab is a multi-disciplinary team specializing in mechanical engineering, electronics, design and prototyping. The objective of the lab is to provide clients with individualized support for their innovative projects that incorporate the ASCA® technology. Thanks to its flexible operating model, this 'internal incubator' explores and trials new applications to meet new and innovative demands.

Open and collaborative innovation
 The innovation projects are conducted in cross-functional mode with the R&D and Marketing departments of ARMOR. The ASCA® Solutions Lab works in open innovation mode with industrial partners, universities and competitiveness clusters. An interface with the external ecosystem, it actively monitors all developments relating to photovoltaics.
In partnership with JCDecaux, the ASCA® Solutions Lab of ARMOR has developed a stand-alone and interactive street furniture prototype powered by solar energy. The aesthetic and ecological characteristics of the ASCA© photovoltaic film were able to win over JCDecaux, which has now exploited the technology to invent an innovative urban concept.