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 EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics (www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk) brings together the four existing academic UK Plastic Electronics Centres of Excellence: CIKC at the University of Cambridge, the Centre for Plastic Electronics at Imperial College, the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating at Swansea University and the Organic Materials Innovation Centre at the University of Manchester, to work with industry partners to address key research challenges for manufacturing large area electronic systems (more…)
CPI’s Printable Electronics Centre based at Sedgefield is the National Printable Electronics prototyping centre. Focused on the commercialisation and scale-up of printable electronics, it is equipped with an extensive range of assets specifically chosen and developed to allow clients to understand how their products and processes perform under manufacturing conditions.
The Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University is a world leading research and development centre for advanced manufacture by printing. It has comprehensive printing facilities with ink and coating development capacity combined with unique expertise in the fundamental understanding of the physics of the full range of volume printing processes, printing of functional materials, manufacturing process development and production optimisation.
The Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC) in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester provides expertise in the development of new conducting, semi-conducting and dielectric materials and their formulation for controlled deposition – printing onto a wide range of substrates.
The Centre for Plastic Electronics at Imperial College London brings together wide-ranging research in the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering to address the design, synthesis and characterisation of PE materials, the design and fabrication of a wide variety of plastic electronics devices (including organic/inorganic hybrids) and the modelling of both.