International R&D Ecosystem

Saule Reseach Institute cooperates with several, international universities, technology centers and industry leaders all over the world.


Saule Research Institute (SRI) is a foundation established to carry out research activities, primarily specializing in the field of optoelectronics. We implement modern approaches allowing young researchers to run international projects and work with scientists from all over the world.
SRI activities will also cover more fundamental aspects of researched areas. It is very important for every scientific unit to find a balance between a work focused on technology development and activities allowing a better understanding of some fundamental processes occurring in a given system.


We Support Your Ideas


We provide training, coaching and mentoring

Financial Support

Support with grants applications and competitions

Community Services

International events & online community


Network of accelerators and internationalization opportunities


We offer a modern technical infrastructure necessary for advanced optoelectronics research.


Saule Research Institute has access to one of the most advanced and constantly growing optoelectronic laboratory complexes in Europe. We provide the necessary high-tech equipment that allows excellent research and development to take place dealing with cutting-edge technology. Our facilities include systems for:

Chemical synthesis

  • organic and inorganic synthesis (fumehoods, ovens, autoclave, centrifuges, extractors, schlenk lines)


  • vacuum-based processes (thermal evaporation, sputtering, ALD, E-beam)
  • solution-based processes, inert or atmospheric conditions (spin-coating, ink-jet, doctor-blade, rod coating, spray coating)


  • spectroscopy (UV-Vis, DLS, FTIR, Raman, Ellipsometry, TCSPC, PLQE)
  • electrical characterisation (solar simulators, IPCE, conductivity)
  • optical characterisation (SEM, AFM, optical miscroscopes, profilometer)
  • crystallographic characterisation (XRD)
  • rheological characterisation (tensiometer, viscometer)


  • module design and fabrication
  • scalable deposition
  • thin-film encapsulation (laminators, barrier level characterisation)
  • reliability testing (climate chambers, aging system, PV outdoor testing)


Scientific Council


From 2018 Foundation is supported by high experienced, internationally recognized experts, specializing in optoelectronics, phisics, chemistry and business fields.

Mr Tomasz Gondek


Business & Development


Chairman of SRI’s Scientific Council

Co-founder of such companies as SensDX, UroScan, FishFar Solutions

Worked for Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency,  Polish Centre of Technology Development

Deloitte Advisory Expert

Prof. Marek Samoć

Physical Chemistry

Technical University of Wroclaw

Linked to National Research Council of Canada, University at Buffalo, Australian National University

Laureate of the Prime Minister’s Prize, the Foundation for Polish Science Prize, City of Wroclaw Prize, the PTChem Nawidzki Medal

Prof. Marek Bryjak


Technical University of Wroclaw

Linked to Center for Surface Science, Lehigh University

Member of Polish Chemical Society

Chairman of Department of Polymer and Carbon Materials of Technical University of Wroclaw

Prof. Detlef Hommel 


University of Wroclaw

Leader of the Modern Materials Area for Photonics and Electronics in Polish Centre of Technology Development

Lined to University of Bremen Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Warsaw, Humboldt-University Berlin,University Leipzig, University Würzburg, University Bremen

Member of many International Advisory Committees

Laureate of Alexander von Humboldt Honorary Research Fellowship of the Polish Science Foundation FNP

Prof. Filippo de Angelis


Senior Research Scientist and deputy director at the CNR Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technology, in Perugia, Italy

Founder and co-leader of the Computational Laboratory for Hybrid/Organic Photovoltaics in Perugia

Linked to the University of Perugia

Laureate of Raffaello Nasini Gold Medal of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society

Prof. Giampero Ruani 


Deputy director at Institute of Nanostructured Materials ISMN, Italian National Research Council Bologna





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