The project

PINK BIONIC – smart backpack inspired by Solar Trees

Driven by the project "CHANGE - the next blue in fashion and in interior-/architecture Design", a smart backpack was equipped with organic photovoltaic modules. Integrating new technologies like OPV in fashion shows the easy connection of design and functionality in the future everyday life.

This solar backpack allows you to power any electronic equipment.


The master degree course "Textile Products Design" is led by the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology. "PINK BIONIC" is one student's result, out of the overall project "CHANGE", that is led by Prof. Dr. M.-E. Wachs and supported by Epson Germany GmbH.
OPV ASCA Solar Backpack


Pink bionic - OPV ASCA sun bag

Inspired by the solar trees of the German Pavilion at the Expo 2015 in Milan, the design of the backpack seizes the solar cells' hexagonal structure. Small ARMOR solar power films (formerly OPVIUS) OPV modules were applied on the wearable to accumulate solar energy in order to charge electronic devices, like mobile phones.

Theresa Scholl, MA Textile Products Design, Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Sciences
PINK BIONIC - smart backpack inspired by Solar Trees