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innoLAE 2015 Conference Programme

Jan 14, 2015   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

The programme for the Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) has been announced by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics. The conference is being held at Downing College, Cambridge from February 3-4 2015.

Professor Tsuyoshi Sekitani, University of Osaka and Dr Christian Brox-Nilsen from Thin-Film Electronics ASA have been confirmed to deliver keynote talks about Large-Area Electronics (LAE) in bio-electronics and the Internet of Things. Other confirmed talks include speakers from

  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd,
  • Robert Bosch GmbH,
  • 3M,
  • Silvaco Europe Ltd,
  • Plastic Logic Ltd,
  • Oxford Lasers Ltd,
  • Pragmatic Printing Ltd,
  • Merck Chemicals Ltd and
  • InnovisCoat GmbH

They  will report on LAE technologies, business cases, and perspectives and needs from various industry sectors.

Presenters from lead research institutes, academic groups and government agencies include:

  • Professor George Malliaris from Ecole des Mines,
  • Dr Barbara Stadlober from Joanneum Research,
  • Professor Don Lupo from the University of Tampere,
  • Professor Martin Taylor from Bangor University,
  • Dr Ravinder Dahiya from University of Glasgow,
  • Dr Himadri Majumdar from VTT,
  • Professor David Worsley from SPECIFIC,
  • Pit Teunissen from Holst Centre,
  • Matteo Donega and Dr Antony Sou from the University of Cambridge,
  • Dr Simon Ogier from CPI,
  • Dr Andy Sellars of innovateUK and
  • Professors Henning Sirringhaus and Thomas Anthopoulos from the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics.

The conference programme also includes an exhibition, poster session and a gala dinner.  The full programme can be downloaded here.


innoLAE 2015 is sponsored by SIJ Technology and Printed Electronics Ltd (Platinum sponsor), NovaCentrix, Plastic Logic (Gold sponsors), PixDro and DZP Technologies (Silver sponsors).

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For more information or to register, please visit the conference webpage.

OPV spin-off raises £1m

Nov 12, 2014   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

The CIKC spin-out company Eight19, which is working on low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology, has raised another £1 million of equity finance. The latest investment was led by UK-based IP Group and one of its managed funds, with existing investors also supporting the round. 

According to Eight19 - whose name reflects the time taken for solar photons to reach Earth - the money will be used to further develop its proprietary production processes in anticipation of future volume manufacturing, and to aid other commercial activity.

More details visits:

Call for papers – Innovations in Large-Area Electronics 2015

Nov 13, 2014   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

Conference-banner2 The Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) will take place on February 3-4 2015 at Downing College, Cambridge. The conference is organised by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics and will combine a varied 2-day presentation programme, poster session and an exhibition. With an emphasis on manufacturing, the conference aims to provide an opportunity to hear the latest results from UK academic researchers, the latest developments from UK and international companies active in the technology, and keynotes from leading international organisations. There will be a poster session, drinks reception and conference dinner to provide ample networking opportunities throughout the conference.

Interested contributors are invited to submit a one page abstract  by email to  by the deadline of 30th November 2014 (please see the call for papers for details). Papers should cover innovative aspects of LAE materials and technology, processing methods and tools; manufacturing challenges; testing and application opportunities; business cases and industrial perspectives; standardization and sustainability.

Conference registration: £200 before 1st Dec 2014/£250 regular rate/£125 student rate.

For more information on the innoLAE Conference 2015, please consult the conference web page:  If you are interested in opportunities for sponsorship or exhibiting at the conference, please contact Dr Luigi Occhipinti at or +44 (0)1223 332838.

Launch Event for EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics

Dec 17, 2013   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

The industry launch event for the new EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics will be held on February 3rd at the Hilton London Euston Hotel. This will be an opportunity to learn about the vision for the new EPSRC Centre, its staff and capabilities and to explore how we can work together on collaborative projects. If you would like to attend this event please contact Karen Smith at More details can be downloaded from the EPSRC Centre website at Read more >>

National Outreach Manager: EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large Area Electronics

Nov 8, 2013   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

CIKC is looking to recruit a National Outreach Manager for the new EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics.

The primary purpose of the role will be to develop and implement a national outreach strategy for the EPSRC Centre to create an outwardly-focused national centre, acting on behalf of the whole UK Large Area Electronics sector and Read more >>

Anti-fraud lasers and inks for transparent electronics

Nov 5, 2013   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

Two CIKC-funded demonstrators – a detection device which uses printed lasers to fight fraud, and a piano game which demonstrates the potential of graphene inks for printing flexible and transparent electronics – have been featured on the Cambridge University website and in the press.

The printed anti-fraud laser and flexible graphene demos were made possible with small grant funding from the CIKC for the PORTALS and 2DINKS projects. The team responsible for the printed laser is now working closely with companies to take their research further, while the second team has already started a spin-off, Cambridge Graphene Platform Limited and are now developing customised inks with their industrial partners. Read more >>