Our history

  • September 2011

    Guglielmo Lanzani, director of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Milan, meets Angelo Bartesaghi, late president of OMET srl. The idea is to start exploring the possibilities of converting printing machineries into manufacturing tools for smart objects such as photovoltaic panels.
  • January 2012

    OMET and IIT establish a joint laboratory in Milan, focused on the development of printed photovoltaic modules and technology transfer from lab scale to industrial-production scale. The team is formed by experienced IIT researchers with a clear track record in printed electronics.
  • March 2016

    Ribes Tech srl is founded, co-owned by OMET srl and former researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology. The mission is to bring to market the photovoltaic technology developed as an innovative energy harvesting solution for wireless device integrations.
  • January 2018

    Regione Lombardia funds AURORA, a project aimed at the development of a printed process for the production of low-cost and high-throughput photovoltaic films.
  • August 2019

    Ribes Tech establishes a new headquarter in Milan for the R&D and administration activities. The new production facility includes a 140 m2 laboratory, equipped with a custom R2R printing line tailored for OPV production.

And more is yet to come!