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2nd Newsletter



  2nd Newsletter   February 2022




Welcome to the second VIPERLAB Newsletter

One of the many more to come !!!


The VIPERLAB project is a research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project has officially started on 1 June 2021 and will be running for four years until 30 November 2024.

 The project has recently entered in its 6th month. This successful milestone was marked with the second executive board meeting on November 17th, 2021. The consortium continues to move full speed ahead to achieve its next goals.


Upcoming on line workshop on the access to Viperlab  Virtual Infrastructures


>Photovoltaic technology will be the main driver for a carbon neutral energy supply in the future. Within only a few years of systematic research, the unprecedented rise of metal halide perovskites, as a new class of photovoltaic absorber material, has considerably changed the photovoltaic roadmap. The outcomes show that perovskites are an exciting technology with the highest potential to further decrease the cost while increasing the efficiency of solar cells.

VIPERLAB aims at accelerating the perovskite PV development in Europe by fostering collaborations between academia and industry as well as facilitating and coordinating access to the best EU-based perovskite research infrastructures

It will facilitate faster and reliable technology evaluation cycles to enable a swift market entry for Perovskite-based PV products and hence a more wide-spread utilization of renewable energy conversion technology

HZB-EMIL - Energy Materials In-Situ Laboratory Berlin one of the seventeen Research infrastructures  offered by VIPRLAB (13 physical and 4 Virtual). More information.



>Last six months were demanding months for the consortium. 16 deliverables were submitted and five project milestones were reached

A deep Communication and dissemination campaign put on the ground by the Knowledge Exchange platform and by LinkedIn (more than 2300 subscribers today!).


First call for proposals successfully attracted 15 proposals! Deadline for the second call is 28 February.


The VIPERLAB project offers a great opportunity to interested growing scientific perovskite communities as well as industry and SMEs, to realize their project at one of the state-of-the-art EU infrastructures that cover the whole innovation/value chain from material preparation to characterization of perovskite devices and modules.  For many of the physical infrastructures virtual or remote access is also possible.

The VIPERLAB project’s first call for proposals was launched on 15 October 2021 with December 3rd deadline. Researchers were invited to submit their innovative research proposals to access in VIPERLAB Infrastructures. This call attracted 15 promising proposals out of which 12 were granted and 3 excluded not respecting the transnational eligibility criteria. Researchers from both industry and academia are now in the process of planning and implementing their projects.

The second call for proposals has been launched on 3rd Jan.2022. The submission deadline of the call is 28 February 2022. The review outcomes will be announced in March 2022. This call aims, again, at attracting researchers from academia and industry active in perovskite research from and beyond Europe. Check the links below to find out more about the application process and available VIPERLAB infrastructures.



All dissemination and communication tools (website, social media, and promotional materials) are ready to support the entire project’s implementation period and beyond.

VIPERLAB project website and Knowledge Exchange Portal (KEP) are on line!

  • The VIPERLAB project website is running since mid-October 2021 to inform about the project goal and objectives, the consortium, and the available infrastructures.
  • In addition, a powerful and dedicated Knowledge Exchange Portal (KEP)  representing a progress beyond the State of art is running with the aim of providing access to technical documents, webinars, online courses, technical meetings and joint remote tests which will foster reciprocal discussion, saving time and costs, between the partners involved in Joint Research Activities and Networking activities.

Also, VAPo-Vitual Access point, is offering an efficient and uniform platform to share  data, modelling tools and access to HPC-High Performance Computing based on the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles.



Follow us on VIPERLAB LinkedIn!

Viperlab’s LinkedIn has attracted over 2300 subscribers as today! Most of which are relevant stakeholders and very active in the perovskite research and industry.


  • Standardization workshop:
    under Work Package 4, several participants have participated in a half-day workshop organized to discuss harmonized procedures and protocols for standardization.
  • Dissemination and communication workshop:
    the aim of this internal  workshop was to ensure a common vision and understanding of Viperlabs’s Dissemination & Communication procedures in the upcoming years.


Exciting news for Perovskite solar cell research! An international team of researchers led by Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) – one of the partners at VIPERLAB - has collected data on metal halide perovskite solar cells from more than 15,000 specialist publications and made them available in an open-access database. VIPERLAB will further expand the impact of this database by extending it to tandems and/or meta-data, by shedding light on stability, scalability, and reliability.

Expanding the standard research cycle in experimental material science 



VIPERLAB project presented at the 38th European PV Solar energy Conference and Exhibition,September 2021. 




Viperlab project presented @ half-day highly interactive matching event  on Perovskite-Silicon tandem
December 1st 2021





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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 101006715

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