CIKC supports emerging plastic electronics technology in a variety of ways, as illustrated by the story of this collaboration between a local start up company and Cambridge academics .
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CIKC hosted a showcase of recent progress towards the commercial application of large-area electronics on 18th December 2012 at the Hauser Forum, Cambridge. At this seminar, leading speakers from industry and academia described the challenges and opportunities for new low temperature manufacturing techniques in photonics and electronics as they transition from the laboratory to the marketplace.
The event was very successful with 130 delegates attending from 50 different companies and Universities. An article about the event has appeared in Printed Electronics World. The presentations from the day are available to view on this website by following the links below and some photos of the event are here.
CIKC was present on the COLAE project stand at the UK Plastic Electronics Show 2012 which was held at the NEC in Birmingham. The show was part of the Advanced Engineering UK 2012 group of events which attracted a total attendance of more than 9,000 and 550 exhibitors.
Many major manufacturers are investing in technology that will allow for flexible displays, as they work on their next generation of products. The BBC recently visited Cambridge to look at different technologies that allow flexible displays and talked to Andrea Ferrari, Professor of Nanotechnology at Cambridge University and co-investigator at CIKC, and Michael Banach from Plastic Logic, one of CIKC’s industry partners.
CIKC has joined with Europe’s leading organic and large-area electronics (OLAE) organisations in the Framework 7 project COLAE, which aims to speed up the commercialisation and adoption of organic and large area electronics by promoting collaboration between industry clusters throughout Europe. COLAE will utilise the resources and know-how of the project partners to provide tools and services for the existing organic electronics industry, as well as supporting the entry of new players.