An internationally significant number of companies active in Large-Area Electronics (a catch-all term that is intended to include printed electronics, organic electronics, flexible electronics and large-area electronics etc.) are located in and around Cambridge. CIKC, based at the University of Cambridge, has been pleased to facilitate the development of the cluster through meetings, events and representation on the international stage, in, for example, European projects, such as COLAE. (more…)
CIKC is one of five centres of excellence for the UK plastic electronics sector. The PECOEs are a key national resource offering open access facilities with capabilities for accelerating product design and development in plastic electronics. The centres have a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a focused cluster for technology development and prototyping, aiming to translate UK strengths into the industries of the future.
In 2011 many of Europe’s leading R&D organisations active in the sector united to form Commercialisation of Organic and Large Area Electronics (COLAE), a network project funded under the EU-supported Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) that is designed to simplify and accelerate the commercialisation and adoption of organic electronics technology through the creation of industry clusters. (more…)
CIKC is part of a number of wider networks covering the large area electronics sector within the UK and Europe.