Polymer-Carbon Nanotubes Active Systems for Photovoltaics (POCAONTAS) is a training network that brings together top European players in the field of Organic Solar Cells (OSC) offering a unique opportunity for research career development. POCAONTAS will train a total of 14 researchers in the development of highly efficient and stable OSC based on tailored blends of polymers with single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) that are well suited for OSC due to their inherent extremely high stability and high carrier mobility.


The POCAONTAS network is composed of several european leading teams in the field of Organic Solar Cells. Our partners are located in:

  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Spain.

And they collaborate with many other research groups located in Europe and the rest of the world.


POCAONTAS is an Initial Training Network (ITN), funded by the European commission. Our integrated training strategy has been evaluated to be on the maximum possible level for career building of young researchers. We provide:

  • Interdisciplinary environment
  • Excellent research infrastructure
  • Dedicated training in leadership skills
Organic Solar Cells

POCAONTAS will develop highly efficient and stable organic solar cells (OSC) based on tailored blends of polymers with single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT).
We will build and test solar cells using our blends, with the goal to reach Power Conversion Efficiency values above 5%.

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