EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large Area Electronics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Engineering

Abstract

Large-Area Electronics is a branch of electronics in which functionality is distributed over large-areas, much bigger than the dimensions of a typical circuit board. Recently, it has become possible to manufacture electronic devices and circuits using a solution-based approach in which a "palette" of functional "inks" is printed on flexible webs to create the multi-layered patterns required to build up devices. This approach is very different from the fabrication and assembly of conventional silicon-based electronics and offers the benefits of lower-cost manufacturing plants that can operate with reduced waste and power consumption, producing electronic systems in high volume with new form factors and features. Examples of "printed devices" include new kinds of photovoltaics, lighting, displays, sensing systems and intelligent objects. We use the term "large-area electronics" (LAE) rather than "printable electronics" because many electronic systems require both conventional and printed electronics, benefitting from the high performance of the conventional and the ability of the printable to create functionality over large-areas cost-effectively. Great progress has been made over the last 20 years in producing new printable functional materials with suitable performance and stability in operation but despite this promise, the emerging industry has been slow to take-off, due in part to (i) manufacturing scale-up being significantly more challenging than expected and (ii) the current inability to produce complete multifunctional electronic systems as required in several early markets, such as brand enhancement and intelligent packaging. Our proposed Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics will tackle these challenges to support the emergence of a vibrant UK manufacturing industry in the sector. Our vision has four key elements:
- to address the technical challenges of low-cost manufacturing of multi-functional LAE systems
- to develop a long-term research programme in advanced manufacturing processes aimed at ongoing reduction in manufacturing cost and improvement in system performance.
- to support the scale-up of technologies and processes developed in and with the Centre by UK manufacturing industry
- to promote the adoption of LAE technologies by the wider UK electronics manufacturing industry
Our Centre for Innovative Manufacturing brings together 4 UK academic Centres of Excellence in LAE at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge Integrated Knowledge Centre, CIKC), Imperial College London (Centre for Plastic Electronics, CPE), Swansea University (Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, WCPC) and the University of Manchester (Organic Materials Innovation Centre, OMIC) to create a truly representative national centre with world-class expertise in design, development, fabrication and characterisation of a wide range of devices, materials and processes.

Planned Impact

A main beneficiary of our Manufacturing Research Centre will be industry through new or expanded markets arising from the application of the technology we develop. Our research programme aims to develop processes to enable the low-cost manufacture of multi-functional systems for a variety of high-volume markets. This will enable the market for value-added print to grow as well as the market for large-area electronics. All elements of the supply chain will benefit including
- Suppliers of Inks, chemicals, substrates, formulations (of whom three have signed a letter of support (3 LOS))
- Suppliers of manufacturing process equipment (3 LOS)
- The printing industry
- Suppliers of consumables for the printing industry (1 LOS)
- Security printers (2 LOS)
- Manufacturers of large-area electronics (6 LOS)
- End-users of LAE - e.g. consumer brands, drinks companies (1 LOS), clothing brands, high-value retail manufacturers,
- Silicon chip companies - especially microcontrollers, wireless chips that can be incorporated with printed electronics systems
- Companies in the supply chain for sensing systems
- Companies involved with devices and sensors for home healthcare

The wider LAE industry will benefit not just through the economic growth catalysed by the Centre's research programme but also through the development with industry of process roadmaps. One of our users (3M security printing - LOS) has an employee which is chairing the internal standards board for printed electronics.

In the public sector, the defence industry can benefit from the new technology for lightweight and flexible electronic systems. DSTL has signed a LOS. NPL (National Physical Laboratory) has also signed a LOS. The National Health Service can also benefit from the potential for developing systems which will enable new home healthcare services, thus reducing the load on doctors and hospitals through prevention and early-warning.

The Plastic Electronics Leadership Group, sponsored by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the UK industry in the sector will benefit through the academic community speaking with one voice regarding the implementation and development of the UK strategy to grow this emerging industry.

There are wider public benefits of the growth of the LAE sector. Being based largely on additive, low-temperature manufacturing processes, the systems produced generate less waste and use less energy than conventional processes. Another public benefit relates to the new functionality the technology enables. Due to the use of the low-cost production and integration process, it will be possible distribute simple electronic functions much more widely. It is contemplated for example to enable valuable and important documents to have self-powered tracking systems, such that in hospitals, the location of hard-copy images and patient records is always known. It will also be possible to add interactivity and the ability for smart objects to communicate with each other. This will have significant quality of life issues, changing the way we do things, allowing for much for automation and interrogation of devices remotely. We particularly expect there to be substantial benefits for care of frail elderly through remote monitoring.

In the cultural domain, it will be possible to add completely new functions to objects enabling a whole array of new design concepts to be realised. Given that electronic functionality can be formed on surfaces, artists too will be able to use the technology to create totally new art forms. We are also seeing the emergence of electronics in textiles and clothing, for both functional and aesthetic reasons. At the moment this is mainly at the very high-end where custom items are created for celebrities, although LAE is also beginning to be integrated into safety garments. The system integration technology developed by the Centre will accelerate these developments.

Organisations

Publications

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Bayne JM (2018) Phosphorous(v) Lewis acids: water/base tolerant P-trimethylated trications. in Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

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Brossard FSF (2017) Inkjet-Printed Nanocavities on a Photonic Crystal Template. in Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

 
Description The ESPRC Centre for innovative manufacturing in large-area electronics launched on 1st October 2013. The EPSRC Centre was formed to focus on the challenges of scale-up and high-yield manufacture of complete Large-Area Electronics (LAE) systems incorporating multiple functional elements and improving key manufacturing processes for enhanced performance.

Our research is organised into 2 main themes - Advanced Manufacturing Processes and System Integration. Within these themes we have set up 6 projects which aim to develop:
• improved rheological understanding to achieve high resolution, high yield contact printing
• a novel adhesion lithography process for fabricating short channel length high performance devices, such as high frequency and ultra-high frequency diodes to be used in RF energy harvesting
• high throughput coating and patterning strategies based on self-assembly of multifunctional materials
• a hybrid printed sensor and its analogue front-end electronics, controlled by a silicon microcontroller and radio, on a plastic substrate.
• a printed solution for high volume manufacture of a wireless energy harvesting module
• a platform for high speed testing of printed electronics in roll-to-roll manufacturing
Exploitation Route We are working with a wide range of companies who are pioneering this electronics manufacturing revolution and with end-users who see its commercial potential, helping to establish a vibrant new electronics systems manufacturing industry. We are initially engaging with companies interested in the use of our technology to gas sensing (for safety, environmental, automotive and agricultural applications), for product tagging and security, for energy harvesting and storage, for photovoltaics, for printing and for consumer products and packaging.

This academic research at early technology readiness levels funded by the EPSRC grant will create a platform to leverage further research funding as well as significant direct involvement of industrial partners, and we are already involved in four Innovate UK collaborative projects with total funding of over £1.8m.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Retail,Security and Diplomacy,Transport

URL http://www.largeareaelectronics.org
 
Description The academic research at early technology readiness levels funded by the EPSRC grant will create a platform to leverage further research funding as well as significant direct involvement of industrial partners, for example we have been involved in eight Innovate UK collaborative projects with total project size of over £6m. We have 60 industry partners who have been involved in our projects, enabling us to disseminate our research findings rapidly and generate economic impacts for these and other companies. Our national outreach strategy aims i) to build a strong community around LAE manufacturing by engaging with the UK academic community that are active in the field and LAE companies from all parts of the value chain, and ii) to increase the awareness of the potential benefits of LAE technology among end-users, the general public and the next generations of young scientists and engineers. Our main mechanism for this is our annual innoLAE conference, and exhibition and industry networking event which has attracted over 600 delegates from 270 companies/institutions in 23 countries.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Innovate UK - High-Value Manufacturing Landscape and Strategy Refresh
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Plastic Electronics Leadership Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description BIS
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description CDT in Plastic Electronics PhD studentship
Amount £160,000 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College London 
Department EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronics MRes studentship
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College London 
Department EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description China Scholarship Council PhD funding
Amount £190,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department China Scholarship Council
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description China-UK Research and Innovation Bridges
Amount £817,244 (GBP)
Funding ID 102870 
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) 
Sector Public
Country Mexico
Start 01/2016 
End 04/2019
 
Description EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account Partnership Development Award (Cambridge University)
Amount £47,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account: Knowledge Transfer Secondment Programme (Imperial College)
Amount £71,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2013 
End 05/2015
 
Description EPSRC Impact Acceleration Fund Lancaster
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Emerging and Enabling Technologies Round 1 - Stream 2 - 36 months (Plastic ARMPit)
Amount £1,339,681 (GBP)
Funding ID 103390 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description H2020 NMP22-2015 Fibre-based electronics for non-clothing applications
Amount € 7,995,647 (EUR)
Funding ID 685758 - 1D-Neon 
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description H2020-EU.3.7. - Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
Amount € 11,826,452 (EUR)
Funding ID 653323 C-BORD 
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2018
 
Description HT Investigator-led - May 2017
Amount £100,786 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R003823/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description ISCF - BBSRC Investment Ready -Agri-Food Technology Catalyst
Amount £148,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R021597/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account (University of Manchester)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2015 
End 11/2016
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account: Pathways to Impact Programme (Imperial College)
Amount £113,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 03/2016
 
Description Innovate UK Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Electronics - HaRFest
Amount £146,944 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Innovate UK SECURE
Amount £144,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Amount £101,539 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP010131 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2018
 
Description MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2016 
End 06/2018
 
Description MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description MSCA-IF-2014-EF - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-EF)
Amount € 183,455 (EUR)
Funding ID 654682 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description MSCA-IF-2014-EF - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-EF)
Amount € 183,454 (EUR)
Funding ID 658563 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2017
 
Description MSCA-IF-2014-EF - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-EF)
Amount € 195,455 (EUR)
Funding ID 661127 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2017
 
Description Manufacturing Prioritisation Panel
Amount £363,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description Materials and Manufacturing R1 - ISCF
Amount £361,903 (GBP)
Funding ID 103543 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Newton Institutional Links
Amount £143,700 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Sustainable Digital Fabrication of Low Energy Passive Wireless Sensors
Amount £203,223 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L019728/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2016
 
Description TSB Technology Inspired Innovation - AUTOFLEX
Amount £194,642 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L505201/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 03/2015
 
Description TSB Technology Inspired Innovation - FLAGS
Amount £149,137 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L50516X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description Travel Grant
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID G52060 
Organisation Imperial College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description iCASE award
Amount £28,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description ARMPit collaboration 
Organisation ARM Holdings
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise in sensors and neural networks
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, facilities, IP
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description ARMPit collaboration 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise in sensors and neural networks
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, facilities, IP
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description AUTOFLEX partners 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution AUTOFLEX (Automated Integration of Flexible Electronics) was an innovate UK funded project to investigate automated production of high-volume printed electronic system. The university contribution was to investigate techniques for very high-speed testing of printed and large-area electronics.
Collaborator Contribution The project partners developed automated manufacturing processes and system designs based on laser-processing and low-temperature conductive attach for extremely high-volume integration of thin-film components to provide the power, display/lighting, logic and other printed circuitry required for a consumer packaging application.
Impact 10.1109/JDT.2015.2462291
Start Year 2013
 
Description AUTOFLEX partners 
Organisation OpTek Systems
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution AUTOFLEX (Automated Integration of Flexible Electronics) was an innovate UK funded project to investigate automated production of high-volume printed electronic system. The university contribution was to investigate techniques for very high-speed testing of printed and large-area electronics.
Collaborator Contribution The project partners developed automated manufacturing processes and system designs based on laser-processing and low-temperature conductive attach for extremely high-volume integration of thin-film components to provide the power, display/lighting, logic and other printed circuitry required for a consumer packaging application.
Impact 10.1109/JDT.2015.2462291
Start Year 2013
 
Description AUTOFLEX partners 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution AUTOFLEX (Automated Integration of Flexible Electronics) was an innovate UK funded project to investigate automated production of high-volume printed electronic system. The university contribution was to investigate techniques for very high-speed testing of printed and large-area electronics.
Collaborator Contribution The project partners developed automated manufacturing processes and system designs based on laser-processing and low-temperature conductive attach for extremely high-volume integration of thin-film components to provide the power, display/lighting, logic and other printed circuitry required for a consumer packaging application.
Impact 10.1109/JDT.2015.2462291
Start Year 2013
 
Description FLAGS partnership 
Organisation Alphasense
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Flexible Logic for Autonomous Gas sensing (FLAGS) was innovate UK funded project to develop hybrid plastic electronics and dedicated silicon chips with integrated gas sensors. Through the related iPESS project, CIMLAE developed an integration process for printed complementary analogue circuits comprising p-type organic and n-type oxide transistors. This was used to fabricate operational amplifiers for conditioning and amplifying the signal from a chemical gas sensor.
Collaborator Contribution The knowledge of the university group was combined with a polymer electronics company and a gas detector company and resulted in a demonstration of an integrated gas card and a product prototype by our industrial partners.
Impact 10.1016/j.orgel.2015.03.004, 10.1002/aelm.201400024, 10.1016/j.orgel.2014.08.032
Start Year 2014
 
Description FLAGS partnership 
Organisation FlexEnable Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Flexible Logic for Autonomous Gas sensing (FLAGS) was innovate UK funded project to develop hybrid plastic electronics and dedicated silicon chips with integrated gas sensors. Through the related iPESS project, CIMLAE developed an integration process for printed complementary analogue circuits comprising p-type organic and n-type oxide transistors. This was used to fabricate operational amplifiers for conditioning and amplifying the signal from a chemical gas sensor.
Collaborator Contribution The knowledge of the university group was combined with a polymer electronics company and a gas detector company and resulted in a demonstration of an integrated gas card and a product prototype by our industrial partners.
Impact 10.1016/j.orgel.2015.03.004, 10.1002/aelm.201400024, 10.1016/j.orgel.2014.08.032
Start Year 2014
 
Description FlexBook LAE demonstrator 
Organisation Cambridge Display Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The large-area electronics industry struggles to communicate clearly the benefits of LAE to end-users in major industry sectors. This results in a reduction in market pull for the technology which is ultimately necessary to provide growth of the UK LAE supply chain and increased demand for research collaboration. Therefore we have formed a partnership to deliver a portable interactive demonstrator system (FlexBook) comprising several functional LAE elements (sensors, displays, energy harvesting, etc) to illustrate both functional capability as well as new modes of use.This will be used to demonstrate to end-users, manufacturers, product designers, students and non-specialists what LAE technology is and what it can do. CIMLAE has provided funding for the design and construction of the electronics to link together system elements provided by 7 UK suppliers of LAE.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are suppying components and sub-assemblies as examples fo large-area electronics to be incorporated into the completed demonstrator FlexBook
Impact Demonstrator not completed as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description FlexBook LAE demonstrator 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The large-area electronics industry struggles to communicate clearly the benefits of LAE to end-users in major industry sectors. This results in a reduction in market pull for the technology which is ultimately necessary to provide growth of the UK LAE supply chain and increased demand for research collaboration. Therefore we have formed a partnership to deliver a portable interactive demonstrator system (FlexBook) comprising several functional LAE elements (sensors, displays, energy harvesting, etc) to illustrate both functional capability as well as new modes of use.This will be used to demonstrate to end-users, manufacturers, product designers, students and non-specialists what LAE technology is and what it can do. CIMLAE has provided funding for the design and construction of the electronics to link together system elements provided by 7 UK suppliers of LAE.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are suppying components and sub-assemblies as examples fo large-area electronics to be incorporated into the completed demonstrator FlexBook
Impact Demonstrator not completed as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description FlexBook LAE demonstrator 
Organisation FlexEnable Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The large-area electronics industry struggles to communicate clearly the benefits of LAE to end-users in major industry sectors. This results in a reduction in market pull for the technology which is ultimately necessary to provide growth of the UK LAE supply chain and increased demand for research collaboration. Therefore we have formed a partnership to deliver a portable interactive demonstrator system (FlexBook) comprising several functional LAE elements (sensors, displays, energy harvesting, etc) to illustrate both functional capability as well as new modes of use.This will be used to demonstrate to end-users, manufacturers, product designers, students and non-specialists what LAE technology is and what it can do. CIMLAE has provided funding for the design and construction of the electronics to link together system elements provided by 7 UK suppliers of LAE.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are suppying components and sub-assemblies as examples fo large-area electronics to be incorporated into the completed demonstrator FlexBook
Impact Demonstrator not completed as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description FlexBook LAE demonstrator 
Organisation M-Solv
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The large-area electronics industry struggles to communicate clearly the benefits of LAE to end-users in major industry sectors. This results in a reduction in market pull for the technology which is ultimately necessary to provide growth of the UK LAE supply chain and increased demand for research collaboration. Therefore we have formed a partnership to deliver a portable interactive demonstrator system (FlexBook) comprising several functional LAE elements (sensors, displays, energy harvesting, etc) to illustrate both functional capability as well as new modes of use.This will be used to demonstrate to end-users, manufacturers, product designers, students and non-specialists what LAE technology is and what it can do. CIMLAE has provided funding for the design and construction of the electronics to link together system elements provided by 7 UK suppliers of LAE.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are suppying components and sub-assemblies as examples fo large-area electronics to be incorporated into the completed demonstrator FlexBook
Impact Demonstrator not completed as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description FlexBook LAE demonstrator 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The large-area electronics industry struggles to communicate clearly the benefits of LAE to end-users in major industry sectors. This results in a reduction in market pull for the technology which is ultimately necessary to provide growth of the UK LAE supply chain and increased demand for research collaboration. Therefore we have formed a partnership to deliver a portable interactive demonstrator system (FlexBook) comprising several functional LAE elements (sensors, displays, energy harvesting, etc) to illustrate both functional capability as well as new modes of use.This will be used to demonstrate to end-users, manufacturers, product designers, students and non-specialists what LAE technology is and what it can do. CIMLAE has provided funding for the design and construction of the electronics to link together system elements provided by 7 UK suppliers of LAE.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are suppying components and sub-assemblies as examples fo large-area electronics to be incorporated into the completed demonstrator FlexBook
Impact Demonstrator not completed as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description FlexBook LAE demonstrator 
Organisation Printed Electronics Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The large-area electronics industry struggles to communicate clearly the benefits of LAE to end-users in major industry sectors. This results in a reduction in market pull for the technology which is ultimately necessary to provide growth of the UK LAE supply chain and increased demand for research collaboration. Therefore we have formed a partnership to deliver a portable interactive demonstrator system (FlexBook) comprising several functional LAE elements (sensors, displays, energy harvesting, etc) to illustrate both functional capability as well as new modes of use.This will be used to demonstrate to end-users, manufacturers, product designers, students and non-specialists what LAE technology is and what it can do. CIMLAE has provided funding for the design and construction of the electronics to link together system elements provided by 7 UK suppliers of LAE.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are suppying components and sub-assemblies as examples fo large-area electronics to be incorporated into the completed demonstrator FlexBook
Impact Demonstrator not completed as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description GRASS partnership 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The GRASS project was to investigate the potential use of graphene-based materials in supercapacitors which could be used to store the energy supplied by a printed energy harvesting system
Collaborator Contribution The partner was proactively involved in the project including hosting the researcher at their test facilities to characterize cells in a wide range of operating conditions to allow the benchmarking of practical-scale devices under real-world operating conditions and enable the arising performance/benefit/cost outcome.
Impact na
Start Year 2014
 
Description Gas sensing facility 
Organisation Cambridge Display Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Made available the use of gas sensing facilities at the University of Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Made use of the facilities and engaged in discussion on future research partnerships and applications for printed gas sensors
Impact Further funding
Start Year 2016
 
Description GraphClean partners 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sensor expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, IP
Impact none as yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description GraphClean partners 
Organisation NeuDrive Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sensor expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, IP
Impact none as yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description GraphClean partners 
Organisation Novalia
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sensor expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, IP
Impact none as yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description HARFEST partnership 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The haRFest project addressed the use of printed electronics (PE) manufacturing to produce battery-free RF-powered systems, exploiting existing and widespread Near Field Communication (NFC) infrastructure. haRFest developed technologies for high volume manufacturing of self-tuned energy-harvesting modules, for the requirements of flexible, disposable and wearable applications. The universiys partners (Swansea and Cambridge) investigated print techniques for high quality antennas for RF energy harvesting, tuning and the testing of the systems
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners added their expertise in printing of conductive structures , in logic circuitry and the development of technologies for cost-effective electronics manufacturing on foil and in system integration to enable the project demonstrator to be fabricated.
Impact Presentation by Y Mouhamad at innoLAE 2016
Start Year 2015
 
Description HARFEST partnership 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The haRFest project addressed the use of printed electronics (PE) manufacturing to produce battery-free RF-powered systems, exploiting existing and widespread Near Field Communication (NFC) infrastructure. haRFest developed technologies for high volume manufacturing of self-tuned energy-harvesting modules, for the requirements of flexible, disposable and wearable applications. The universiys partners (Swansea and Cambridge) investigated print techniques for high quality antennas for RF energy harvesting, tuning and the testing of the systems
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners added their expertise in printing of conductive structures , in logic circuitry and the development of technologies for cost-effective electronics manufacturing on foil and in system integration to enable the project demonstrator to be fabricated.
Impact Presentation by Y Mouhamad at innoLAE 2016
Start Year 2015
 
Description IQ-PET partners 
Organisation NSI-MI Europe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project at the University of Chester investigates the changes in THz spectra at each stage of the UV Offset printing process for electrically conductive and dielectric inks. This will guide where best to site THz sensors in a commercial offset press to achieve real-time Inline Quality-control for UV cured offset lithographically Printed Electronic-Ink by THz technology (IQ-PET).
Collaborator Contribution Nanoproductss are providing access to their print line for testing the THz systems. NSI/MI, Teraview and TeTechS are contributing staff time, technical support and equipment access.
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description IQ-PET partners 
Organisation Nano Products
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project at the University of Chester investigates the changes in THz spectra at each stage of the UV Offset printing process for electrically conductive and dielectric inks. This will guide where best to site THz sensors in a commercial offset press to achieve real-time Inline Quality-control for UV cured offset lithographically Printed Electronic-Ink by THz technology (IQ-PET).
Collaborator Contribution Nanoproductss are providing access to their print line for testing the THz systems. NSI/MI, Teraview and TeTechS are contributing staff time, technical support and equipment access.
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description IQ-PET partners 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Department School of Social Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project at the University of Chester investigates the changes in THz spectra at each stage of the UV Offset printing process for electrically conductive and dielectric inks. This will guide where best to site THz sensors in a commercial offset press to achieve real-time Inline Quality-control for UV cured offset lithographically Printed Electronic-Ink by THz technology (IQ-PET).
Collaborator Contribution Nanoproductss are providing access to their print line for testing the THz systems. NSI/MI, Teraview and TeTechS are contributing staff time, technical support and equipment access.
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description IQ-PET partners 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department School of Engineering and Materials Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project at the University of Chester investigates the changes in THz spectra at each stage of the UV Offset printing process for electrically conductive and dielectric inks. This will guide where best to site THz sensors in a commercial offset press to achieve real-time Inline Quality-control for UV cured offset lithographically Printed Electronic-Ink by THz technology (IQ-PET).
Collaborator Contribution Nanoproductss are providing access to their print line for testing the THz systems. NSI/MI, Teraview and TeTechS are contributing staff time, technical support and equipment access.
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description IQ-PET partners 
Organisation TeTechS Inc.
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project at the University of Chester investigates the changes in THz spectra at each stage of the UV Offset printing process for electrically conductive and dielectric inks. This will guide where best to site THz sensors in a commercial offset press to achieve real-time Inline Quality-control for UV cured offset lithographically Printed Electronic-Ink by THz technology (IQ-PET).
Collaborator Contribution Nanoproductss are providing access to their print line for testing the THz systems. NSI/MI, Teraview and TeTechS are contributing staff time, technical support and equipment access.
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description IQ-PET partners 
Organisation Teraview Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project at the University of Chester investigates the changes in THz spectra at each stage of the UV Offset printing process for electrically conductive and dielectric inks. This will guide where best to site THz sensors in a commercial offset press to achieve real-time Inline Quality-control for UV cured offset lithographically Printed Electronic-Ink by THz technology (IQ-PET).
Collaborator Contribution Nanoproductss are providing access to their print line for testing the THz systems. NSI/MI, Teraview and TeTechS are contributing staff time, technical support and equipment access.
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description IQ-PET partners 
Organisation University of Chester
Department Department of History and Archaeology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project at the University of Chester investigates the changes in THz spectra at each stage of the UV Offset printing process for electrically conductive and dielectric inks. This will guide where best to site THz sensors in a commercial offset press to achieve real-time Inline Quality-control for UV cured offset lithographically Printed Electronic-Ink by THz technology (IQ-PET).
Collaborator Contribution Nanoproductss are providing access to their print line for testing the THz systems. NSI/MI, Teraview and TeTechS are contributing staff time, technical support and equipment access.
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description ITAPPE partners 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In the Interconnection Technologies for Integration of Active Devices with Printed Plastic Electronics (ITAPPE) project, Imperial College will investigate the use of Non Conductive Adhesive (NCA) packaging as an alternative route for integrating active devices on lowtemperature substrates. If a working process can be established for plastic electronics then it will provide more reliable interconnections than any purely adhesivebased approach.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are supplying devices, flexible integrated cirutis and plastic substrates with printed conductive tracks to be integrated
Impact Poster presentation by Dr G Dou at innoLAE 2017 Conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description ITAPPE partners 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In the Interconnection Technologies for Integration of Active Devices with Printed Plastic Electronics (ITAPPE) project, Imperial College will investigate the use of Non Conductive Adhesive (NCA) packaging as an alternative route for integrating active devices on lowtemperature substrates. If a working process can be established for plastic electronics then it will provide more reliable interconnections than any purely adhesivebased approach.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are supplying devices, flexible integrated cirutis and plastic substrates with printed conductive tracks to be integrated
Impact Poster presentation by Dr G Dou at innoLAE 2017 Conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description ITAPPE partners 
Organisation Tribus-D Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In the Interconnection Technologies for Integration of Active Devices with Printed Plastic Electronics (ITAPPE) project, Imperial College will investigate the use of Non Conductive Adhesive (NCA) packaging as an alternative route for integrating active devices on lowtemperature substrates. If a working process can be established for plastic electronics then it will provide more reliable interconnections than any purely adhesivebased approach.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are supplying devices, flexible integrated cirutis and plastic substrates with printed conductive tracks to be integrated
Impact Poster presentation by Dr G Dou at innoLAE 2017 Conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description KTP partnership 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution With this KTP project, the university will transfer its knowledge of degradation mechanisms in amorphous oxide TFTs into scalable test methods for monitoring and improving device robustness within the partner's production process. The university is investigating the fundamental device physics of amorphous-oxide based logic and the mechanisms involved in degradation.
Collaborator Contribution PragmatIC Printing produces thin, flexible logic circuits based on amorphous oxides. These are much cheaper than silicon, provide more versatile form-factors and are better suited to the electronic simplicity needed in the target applications, however the company needs to improve its understanding and monitoring of device degradation, not only from the standpoint of device improvement but also from a test infrastructure perspective.
Impact None to date
Start Year 2016
 
Description LAFLEXEL partnership 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Department School of Science and Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LAFLEXEL project aimed to deliver high performance zinc oxide-based thin-­film transistors (TFTs) on temperature sensitive substrates by introducing a a laser annealing process. The laser annealing was performed at the academic partner (Nottingham Trent) and device fabrication and test at the industry partner and at Imperial College and Cambridge University.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partner fabricated 4 sets of devices for annealing and subsequently tested device performance and analysed the results.
Impact Talk by D Koutsogeorgis at innoLAE 2016
Start Year 2016
 
Description LAFLEXEL partnership 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The LAFLEXEL project aimed to deliver high performance zinc oxide-based thin-­film transistors (TFTs) on temperature sensitive substrates by introducing a a laser annealing process. The laser annealing was performed at the academic partner (Nottingham Trent) and device fabrication and test at the industry partner and at Imperial College and Cambridge University.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partner fabricated 4 sets of devices for annealing and subsequently tested device performance and analysed the results.
Impact Talk by D Koutsogeorgis at innoLAE 2016
Start Year 2016
 
Description MFBBN partners 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The MFBBN project aims to use multiphoton fabrication to print conducting biomaterials for neuromodulation. THe work wil mostly be performaed at the University of Lancaster. Objective 1) Preparation of conducting polymer-based materials. Objective 2) Characterize their physicochemical and electrical properties. Objective 3) Validation of the efficacy of the bioelectronic devices to interact with brain tissue ex vivo in collaboration with Frances Edwards at UCL Neuroscience
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners will attend meetings and provide guidance on how the early results can be leveraged
Impact Presentation by J Hardy at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description MFBBN partners 
Organisation Kanichi Research Services Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The MFBBN project aims to use multiphoton fabrication to print conducting biomaterials for neuromodulation. THe work wil mostly be performaed at the University of Lancaster. Objective 1) Preparation of conducting polymer-based materials. Objective 2) Characterize their physicochemical and electrical properties. Objective 3) Validation of the efficacy of the bioelectronic devices to interact with brain tissue ex vivo in collaboration with Frances Edwards at UCL Neuroscience
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners will attend meetings and provide guidance on how the early results can be leveraged
Impact Presentation by J Hardy at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description MFBBN partners 
Organisation Lancaster University
Department Department of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The MFBBN project aims to use multiphoton fabrication to print conducting biomaterials for neuromodulation. THe work wil mostly be performaed at the University of Lancaster. Objective 1) Preparation of conducting polymer-based materials. Objective 2) Characterize their physicochemical and electrical properties. Objective 3) Validation of the efficacy of the bioelectronic devices to interact with brain tissue ex vivo in collaboration with Frances Edwards at UCL Neuroscience
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners will attend meetings and provide guidance on how the early results can be leveraged
Impact Presentation by J Hardy at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description MFBBN partners 
Organisation University College London
Department Respiratory, Critical Care and Anaesthesia Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The MFBBN project aims to use multiphoton fabrication to print conducting biomaterials for neuromodulation. THe work wil mostly be performaed at the University of Lancaster. Objective 1) Preparation of conducting polymer-based materials. Objective 2) Characterize their physicochemical and electrical properties. Objective 3) Validation of the efficacy of the bioelectronic devices to interact with brain tissue ex vivo in collaboration with Frances Edwards at UCL Neuroscience
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners will attend meetings and provide guidance on how the early results can be leveraged
Impact Presentation by J Hardy at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description MP-SENS partner 
Organisation Applied Nanodetectors Ltd
PI Contribution Expertise in gas sensing,
Collaborator Contribution Assembly and integration expertise, application
Impact Not yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description OPCAP 
Organisation Bowater Industries Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution THe project partners plan to use offset lithographic printing, rather than flexographic, gravure or screen printing to manufacture SMART labels, including components such as capacitors. The OPCAP project will attempt to use OFFSET Lithographic printing of parallel plate capacitors onto the same flexible plastic substrate which makes up the label. We propose to investigate a new nanoparticle loaded ink made from barium titanate nanoparticles, bismuth trioxide based glass frit sintering agents and conventional hydrophobic polymers used in UV offset inks. The academic partner (Nottingham Trent) will develop and test the ink systems required.
Collaborator Contribution Nano Products will allow time on their printing press for the capacitors to be produced. Promethean Particles provide Barium titanate nano powders. NovaCentrix provide access to their photonic sintering equipment
Impact Poster at innoLAE 2016 conference from B Stevens
Start Year 2015
 
Description OPCAP 
Organisation Nano Products
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution THe project partners plan to use offset lithographic printing, rather than flexographic, gravure or screen printing to manufacture SMART labels, including components such as capacitors. The OPCAP project will attempt to use OFFSET Lithographic printing of parallel plate capacitors onto the same flexible plastic substrate which makes up the label. We propose to investigate a new nanoparticle loaded ink made from barium titanate nanoparticles, bismuth trioxide based glass frit sintering agents and conventional hydrophobic polymers used in UV offset inks. The academic partner (Nottingham Trent) will develop and test the ink systems required.
Collaborator Contribution Nano Products will allow time on their printing press for the capacitors to be produced. Promethean Particles provide Barium titanate nano powders. NovaCentrix provide access to their photonic sintering equipment
Impact Poster at innoLAE 2016 conference from B Stevens
Start Year 2015
 
Description OPCAP 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Department School of Science and Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution THe project partners plan to use offset lithographic printing, rather than flexographic, gravure or screen printing to manufacture SMART labels, including components such as capacitors. The OPCAP project will attempt to use OFFSET Lithographic printing of parallel plate capacitors onto the same flexible plastic substrate which makes up the label. We propose to investigate a new nanoparticle loaded ink made from barium titanate nanoparticles, bismuth trioxide based glass frit sintering agents and conventional hydrophobic polymers used in UV offset inks. The academic partner (Nottingham Trent) will develop and test the ink systems required.
Collaborator Contribution Nano Products will allow time on their printing press for the capacitors to be produced. Promethean Particles provide Barium titanate nano powders. NovaCentrix provide access to their photonic sintering equipment
Impact Poster at innoLAE 2016 conference from B Stevens
Start Year 2015
 
Description OPCAP 
Organisation NovaCentrix
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution THe project partners plan to use offset lithographic printing, rather than flexographic, gravure or screen printing to manufacture SMART labels, including components such as capacitors. The OPCAP project will attempt to use OFFSET Lithographic printing of parallel plate capacitors onto the same flexible plastic substrate which makes up the label. We propose to investigate a new nanoparticle loaded ink made from barium titanate nanoparticles, bismuth trioxide based glass frit sintering agents and conventional hydrophobic polymers used in UV offset inks. The academic partner (Nottingham Trent) will develop and test the ink systems required.
Collaborator Contribution Nano Products will allow time on their printing press for the capacitors to be produced. Promethean Particles provide Barium titanate nano powders. NovaCentrix provide access to their photonic sintering equipment
Impact Poster at innoLAE 2016 conference from B Stevens
Start Year 2015
 
Description OPCAP 
Organisation Promethean Particles Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution THe project partners plan to use offset lithographic printing, rather than flexographic, gravure or screen printing to manufacture SMART labels, including components such as capacitors. The OPCAP project will attempt to use OFFSET Lithographic printing of parallel plate capacitors onto the same flexible plastic substrate which makes up the label. We propose to investigate a new nanoparticle loaded ink made from barium titanate nanoparticles, bismuth trioxide based glass frit sintering agents and conventional hydrophobic polymers used in UV offset inks. The academic partner (Nottingham Trent) will develop and test the ink systems required.
Collaborator Contribution Nano Products will allow time on their printing press for the capacitors to be produced. Promethean Particles provide Barium titanate nano powders. NovaCentrix provide access to their photonic sintering equipment
Impact Poster at innoLAE 2016 conference from B Stevens
Start Year 2015
 
Description P2CAR partners 
Organisation Haydale
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project represents a holistic approach involving the whole supply chain which is required to increase the yield and hence profitability of large area screen printed electronics using advanced rheology for process control of the printing process
Collaborator Contribution Inks for testing, expertise, guidance on applications
Impact not yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description P2CAR partners 
Organisation International Centre for Manufacture by Print
PI Contribution This project represents a holistic approach involving the whole supply chain which is required to increase the yield and hence profitability of large area screen printed electronics using advanced rheology for process control of the printing process
Collaborator Contribution Inks for testing, expertise, guidance on applications
Impact not yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description P4M partners 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing a reproducible manufacturing process for the production of high frequency diodes
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, applications knowledge
Impact not yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description P4M partners 
Organisation Printed Electronics Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing a reproducible manufacturing process for the production of high frequency diodes
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, applications knowledge
Impact not yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description SECURE partnership 
Organisation De La Rue
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SECURE (Security tags Enabled by near field Communications United with Robust Electronics) was a research project carried out with the Innovate UK-funding in collaboration with FlexEnable Ltd and commercial partner De La Rue plc. Printed electronics in the form of high quality organic rectifiers and organic transistor logic circuits were integrated to produce a display-equipped RFID tag to be wirelessly powered at 13.56 MHz and used in secure and innovative packaging concepts. The tag is low-cost and flexible and consists of a user input, a logic operation, an output display and a communication function. The university work focussed on the development of high-performance organic rectifying diodes for the energy harvesting block.
Collaborator Contribution FlexEnable used their production line in Cambridge to fabricate the TFTs and the final demonstrators. De La Rue provided commercial
Impact Presentations at innoLAE 2017 conference from T Agostinelli and S Higgins
Start Year 2015
 
Description SECURE partnership 
Organisation FlexEnable Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SECURE (Security tags Enabled by near field Communications United with Robust Electronics) was a research project carried out with the Innovate UK-funding in collaboration with FlexEnable Ltd and commercial partner De La Rue plc. Printed electronics in the form of high quality organic rectifiers and organic transistor logic circuits were integrated to produce a display-equipped RFID tag to be wirelessly powered at 13.56 MHz and used in secure and innovative packaging concepts. The tag is low-cost and flexible and consists of a user input, a logic operation, an output display and a communication function. The university work focussed on the development of high-performance organic rectifying diodes for the energy harvesting block.
Collaborator Contribution FlexEnable used their production line in Cambridge to fabricate the TFTs and the final demonstrators. De La Rue provided commercial
Impact Presentations at innoLAE 2017 conference from T Agostinelli and S Higgins
Start Year 2015
 
Description SIMLIFT partners 
Organisation Microsemi Semiconductor Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) is a key enabling technology for large area processing of printed electronics capable to print a wide range of materials rapidly and digitally. A major barrier for large scale implementation & adoption of the technology is the current achievable printing resolution, commonly reliably limited to the tens of micron. In the SIMLIFT project we will analyse the effect of varying thin film donor deposition processes (namely spin coating, blade coating, forward roll coating) on the donor film morphology and resulting transfer; it will explore the interaction with varying laser pulse duration that dictates the physical ejection mechanism (namely from nanosecond, picosecond, to femtosecond level duration pulsed lasers). For the first time influencing parameters will be systematically analysed and compared at a dimensional scale close to that of the laser wavelength; introducing novelty both in donor deposition & laser processing, with the exploration of forward roll coating as a new LAE compatible donor layer deposition method.
Collaborator Contribution Oxford Lasers will provide access to their labs and in-kind support to apply the laser LIFT process to deposit nanomaterials, the microlens array optics as well as characterisation techniques (e.g. SEM). The other partners form an end-user advisory panel to promote the commercial viability of the developed technology.
Impact Presentation at innoLAE conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIMLIFT partners 
Organisation NSG Nippon Sheet Glass Pilkington
Country Japan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) is a key enabling technology for large area processing of printed electronics capable to print a wide range of materials rapidly and digitally. A major barrier for large scale implementation & adoption of the technology is the current achievable printing resolution, commonly reliably limited to the tens of micron. In the SIMLIFT project we will analyse the effect of varying thin film donor deposition processes (namely spin coating, blade coating, forward roll coating) on the donor film morphology and resulting transfer; it will explore the interaction with varying laser pulse duration that dictates the physical ejection mechanism (namely from nanosecond, picosecond, to femtosecond level duration pulsed lasers). For the first time influencing parameters will be systematically analysed and compared at a dimensional scale close to that of the laser wavelength; introducing novelty both in donor deposition & laser processing, with the exploration of forward roll coating as a new LAE compatible donor layer deposition method.
Collaborator Contribution Oxford Lasers will provide access to their labs and in-kind support to apply the laser LIFT process to deposit nanomaterials, the microlens array optics as well as characterisation techniques (e.g. SEM). The other partners form an end-user advisory panel to promote the commercial viability of the developed technology.
Impact Presentation at innoLAE conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIMLIFT partners 
Organisation NeuDrive Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) is a key enabling technology for large area processing of printed electronics capable to print a wide range of materials rapidly and digitally. A major barrier for large scale implementation & adoption of the technology is the current achievable printing resolution, commonly reliably limited to the tens of micron. In the SIMLIFT project we will analyse the effect of varying thin film donor deposition processes (namely spin coating, blade coating, forward roll coating) on the donor film morphology and resulting transfer; it will explore the interaction with varying laser pulse duration that dictates the physical ejection mechanism (namely from nanosecond, picosecond, to femtosecond level duration pulsed lasers). For the first time influencing parameters will be systematically analysed and compared at a dimensional scale close to that of the laser wavelength; introducing novelty both in donor deposition & laser processing, with the exploration of forward roll coating as a new LAE compatible donor layer deposition method.
Collaborator Contribution Oxford Lasers will provide access to their labs and in-kind support to apply the laser LIFT process to deposit nanomaterials, the microlens array optics as well as characterisation techniques (e.g. SEM). The other partners form an end-user advisory panel to promote the commercial viability of the developed technology.
Impact Presentation at innoLAE conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIMLIFT partners 
Organisation Oxford Lasers Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) is a key enabling technology for large area processing of printed electronics capable to print a wide range of materials rapidly and digitally. A major barrier for large scale implementation & adoption of the technology is the current achievable printing resolution, commonly reliably limited to the tens of micron. In the SIMLIFT project we will analyse the effect of varying thin film donor deposition processes (namely spin coating, blade coating, forward roll coating) on the donor film morphology and resulting transfer; it will explore the interaction with varying laser pulse duration that dictates the physical ejection mechanism (namely from nanosecond, picosecond, to femtosecond level duration pulsed lasers). For the first time influencing parameters will be systematically analysed and compared at a dimensional scale close to that of the laser wavelength; introducing novelty both in donor deposition & laser processing, with the exploration of forward roll coating as a new LAE compatible donor layer deposition method.
Collaborator Contribution Oxford Lasers will provide access to their labs and in-kind support to apply the laser LIFT process to deposit nanomaterials, the microlens array optics as well as characterisation techniques (e.g. SEM). The other partners form an end-user advisory panel to promote the commercial viability of the developed technology.
Impact Presentation at innoLAE conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIMLIFT partners 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) is a key enabling technology for large area processing of printed electronics capable to print a wide range of materials rapidly and digitally. A major barrier for large scale implementation & adoption of the technology is the current achievable printing resolution, commonly reliably limited to the tens of micron. In the SIMLIFT project we will analyse the effect of varying thin film donor deposition processes (namely spin coating, blade coating, forward roll coating) on the donor film morphology and resulting transfer; it will explore the interaction with varying laser pulse duration that dictates the physical ejection mechanism (namely from nanosecond, picosecond, to femtosecond level duration pulsed lasers). For the first time influencing parameters will be systematically analysed and compared at a dimensional scale close to that of the laser wavelength; introducing novelty both in donor deposition & laser processing, with the exploration of forward roll coating as a new LAE compatible donor layer deposition method.
Collaborator Contribution Oxford Lasers will provide access to their labs and in-kind support to apply the laser LIFT process to deposit nanomaterials, the microlens array optics as well as characterisation techniques (e.g. SEM). The other partners form an end-user advisory panel to promote the commercial viability of the developed technology.
Impact Presentation at innoLAE conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description SiPEM 
Organisation Cambridge Display Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In this project we aim to develop a system integration technology for printed plastic electronics based on laminated multilayer structures with embedded active and passive components
Collaborator Contribution Application expertise and samples to bond
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description SiPEM 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In this project we aim to develop a system integration technology for printed plastic electronics based on laminated multilayer structures with embedded active and passive components
Collaborator Contribution Application expertise and samples to bond
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description SiPEM 
Organisation Inseto UK Ltd
PI Contribution In this project we aim to develop a system integration technology for printed plastic electronics based on laminated multilayer structures with embedded active and passive components
Collaborator Contribution Application expertise and samples to bond
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description SiPEM 
Organisation M-Solv
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In this project we aim to develop a system integration technology for printed plastic electronics based on laminated multilayer structures with embedded active and passive components
Collaborator Contribution Application expertise and samples to bond
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description SiPEM 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In this project we aim to develop a system integration technology for printed plastic electronics based on laminated multilayer structures with embedded active and passive components
Collaborator Contribution Application expertise and samples to bond
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description SiPEM 
Organisation Printed Electronics Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In this project we aim to develop a system integration technology for printed plastic electronics based on laminated multilayer structures with embedded active and passive components
Collaborator Contribution Application expertise and samples to bond
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description SiPEM 
Organisation Tribus-D Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In this project we aim to develop a system integration technology for printed plastic electronics based on laminated multilayer structures with embedded active and passive components
Collaborator Contribution Application expertise and samples to bond
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Stable nanowires partners 
Organisation Bangor University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Metal nanowires are an interesting alternative to ITO for transparent conducting electrodes which has limited longevity on polymer substrates. The project assessed the viability of a new manufacturing approach developed at Bangor University that enable enhanced conductivity and improved long term environmental and electrical stability.for electrodes for solar cells and light emitting applications.
Collaborator Contribution G24 Power Ltd: Potential end user of NW electrodes for solar cells CDT Ltd.: Potential end user of NW electrodes for OLEDs/OPVs GEM Ltd.: Potential end user of NW electrodes for printed sensors/electronics and for applications where transparent,flexible electrodes are needed UPS2: will assist in scale up activities in the project
Impact Poster presentation by J Kettle at innoLAE 2016 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description Stable nanowires partners 
Organisation Cambridge Display Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Metal nanowires are an interesting alternative to ITO for transparent conducting electrodes which has limited longevity on polymer substrates. The project assessed the viability of a new manufacturing approach developed at Bangor University that enable enhanced conductivity and improved long term environmental and electrical stability.for electrodes for solar cells and light emitting applications.
Collaborator Contribution G24 Power Ltd: Potential end user of NW electrodes for solar cells CDT Ltd.: Potential end user of NW electrodes for OLEDs/OPVs GEM Ltd.: Potential end user of NW electrodes for printed sensors/electronics and for applications where transparent,flexible electrodes are needed UPS2: will assist in scale up activities in the project
Impact Poster presentation by J Kettle at innoLAE 2016 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description Stable nanowires partners 
Organisation G24 Power
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Metal nanowires are an interesting alternative to ITO for transparent conducting electrodes which has limited longevity on polymer substrates. The project assessed the viability of a new manufacturing approach developed at Bangor University that enable enhanced conductivity and improved long term environmental and electrical stability.for electrodes for solar cells and light emitting applications.
Collaborator Contribution G24 Power Ltd: Potential end user of NW electrodes for solar cells CDT Ltd.: Potential end user of NW electrodes for OLEDs/OPVs GEM Ltd.: Potential end user of NW electrodes for printed sensors/electronics and for applications where transparent,flexible electrodes are needed UPS2: will assist in scale up activities in the project
Impact Poster presentation by J Kettle at innoLAE 2016 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description Stable nanowires partners 
Organisation The Gwent Group
Department Gwent Electonic Materials
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Metal nanowires are an interesting alternative to ITO for transparent conducting electrodes which has limited longevity on polymer substrates. The project assessed the viability of a new manufacturing approach developed at Bangor University that enable enhanced conductivity and improved long term environmental and electrical stability.for electrodes for solar cells and light emitting applications.
Collaborator Contribution G24 Power Ltd: Potential end user of NW electrodes for solar cells CDT Ltd.: Potential end user of NW electrodes for OLEDs/OPVs GEM Ltd.: Potential end user of NW electrodes for printed sensors/electronics and for applications where transparent,flexible electrodes are needed UPS2: will assist in scale up activities in the project
Impact Poster presentation by J Kettle at innoLAE 2016 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description iPESS2 Partnership 
Organisation ARM Holdings
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Integration of printed electronics with silicon for smart sensor systems - Phase 2 (iPESS2) aims to develop and demonstrate hybrid printed electronics/silicon based sensor systems defined by user needs. Our ultimate aim is to use the printed complementary analogue amplifiers developed at UCAM and the FET gas sensors developed at Manchester in integrated sensor systems for commercial applications identified by industrial partners.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are providing commercial applications for the printed sensors and/or complimentary logic circuits developed in the partner universities.
Impact Presentations by D Tate and by I Nasrallah at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description iPESS2 Partnership 
Organisation Alphasense
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Integration of printed electronics with silicon for smart sensor systems - Phase 2 (iPESS2) aims to develop and demonstrate hybrid printed electronics/silicon based sensor systems defined by user needs. Our ultimate aim is to use the printed complementary analogue amplifiers developed at UCAM and the FET gas sensors developed at Manchester in integrated sensor systems for commercial applications identified by industrial partners.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are providing commercial applications for the printed sensors and/or complimentary logic circuits developed in the partner universities.
Impact Presentations by D Tate and by I Nasrallah at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description iPESS2 Partnership 
Organisation Analog Devices International
Country Ireland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Integration of printed electronics with silicon for smart sensor systems - Phase 2 (iPESS2) aims to develop and demonstrate hybrid printed electronics/silicon based sensor systems defined by user needs. Our ultimate aim is to use the printed complementary analogue amplifiers developed at UCAM and the FET gas sensors developed at Manchester in integrated sensor systems for commercial applications identified by industrial partners.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are providing commercial applications for the printed sensors and/or complimentary logic circuits developed in the partner universities.
Impact Presentations by D Tate and by I Nasrallah at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description iPESS2 Partnership 
Organisation Beko PLC R&D Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Integration of printed electronics with silicon for smart sensor systems - Phase 2 (iPESS2) aims to develop and demonstrate hybrid printed electronics/silicon based sensor systems defined by user needs. Our ultimate aim is to use the printed complementary analogue amplifiers developed at UCAM and the FET gas sensors developed at Manchester in integrated sensor systems for commercial applications identified by industrial partners.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are providing commercial applications for the printed sensors and/or complimentary logic circuits developed in the partner universities.
Impact Presentations by D Tate and by I Nasrallah at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description iPESS2 Partnership 
Organisation Cambridge Display Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Integration of printed electronics with silicon for smart sensor systems - Phase 2 (iPESS2) aims to develop and demonstrate hybrid printed electronics/silicon based sensor systems defined by user needs. Our ultimate aim is to use the printed complementary analogue amplifiers developed at UCAM and the FET gas sensors developed at Manchester in integrated sensor systems for commercial applications identified by industrial partners.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are providing commercial applications for the printed sensors and/or complimentary logic circuits developed in the partner universities.
Impact Presentations by D Tate and by I Nasrallah at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description iPESS2 Partnership 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Integration of printed electronics with silicon for smart sensor systems - Phase 2 (iPESS2) aims to develop and demonstrate hybrid printed electronics/silicon based sensor systems defined by user needs. Our ultimate aim is to use the printed complementary analogue amplifiers developed at UCAM and the FET gas sensors developed at Manchester in integrated sensor systems for commercial applications identified by industrial partners.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are providing commercial applications for the printed sensors and/or complimentary logic circuits developed in the partner universities.
Impact Presentations by D Tate and by I Nasrallah at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description iPESS2 Partnership 
Organisation FlexEnable Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Integration of printed electronics with silicon for smart sensor systems - Phase 2 (iPESS2) aims to develop and demonstrate hybrid printed electronics/silicon based sensor systems defined by user needs. Our ultimate aim is to use the printed complementary analogue amplifiers developed at UCAM and the FET gas sensors developed at Manchester in integrated sensor systems for commercial applications identified by industrial partners.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are providing commercial applications for the printed sensors and/or complimentary logic circuits developed in the partner universities.
Impact Presentations by D Tate and by I Nasrallah at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description iPESS2 Partnership 
Organisation Syngenta International AG
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Integration of printed electronics with silicon for smart sensor systems - Phase 2 (iPESS2) aims to develop and demonstrate hybrid printed electronics/silicon based sensor systems defined by user needs. Our ultimate aim is to use the printed complementary analogue amplifiers developed at UCAM and the FET gas sensors developed at Manchester in integrated sensor systems for commercial applications identified by industrial partners.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners are providing commercial applications for the printed sensors and/or complimentary logic circuits developed in the partner universities.
Impact Presentations by D Tate and by I Nasrallah at innoLAE 2017 conference
Start Year 2016
 
Company Name Zinergy UK Ltd 
Description Producing flexible printed batteries for applications in IoT, healthcare, smart packaging etc 
Year Established 2015 
Impact Too early to say
Website http://www.zinergy-power.com/
 
Description Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training on Sensors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. L. Occhipinti delivered a lecture to CDT students entitled "Flexible, organic and large-area electronics sensing technologies and application"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2015
 
Description ERC Conference,Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Natalie Stingelin: 'Cool' Plastics: concepts based on solution-processable polymers and inorganic/organic hybrid systems
Frontiers in Chemistry -The Basis for Advanced Materials. ERC Conference, HU Berlin July 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.erc2014.hu-berlin.de/public/conferences/1/Downloads/ERC_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf
 
Description Innovative Printed Smart Objects (IPSO) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk by Natalie Stingelin: Printed Electronics and Photonics: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Innovative Printed Smart Objects (IPSO) conference Nov 2014 Aix en Provence France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ipsoconference.com/
 
Description 13th European Conference on Molecular Electronics (ECME) 2015 (Strasbourg, France, September 1 - 5, 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Talk by Prof N Stingelin at the 13th European Conference on Molecular Electronics (ECME) 2015 (Strasbourg, France, September 1 - 5, 2015) "Semiconducting:insulating polymer blends: processing, structure and opportunities for
the organic electronics field"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ecme2015.u-strasbg.fr/index.php/speakers
 
Description 1st International Symposium on Flexible electronics, March 15-20th 2015, Nanjing Tech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by P Stavrinou, 1st International Symposium on Flexible electronics, March 15-20th 2015, Nanjing Tech, Nanjing, China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/centres/plasticelectronics/newssummary...
 
Description 2014 International Conference on Computer Aided Design for Thin-Film Transistor Technologies (CAD-TFT) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact influenced 200 people in TFT modeling area for more advanced modeling to be done in Cambridge.

none as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2016 World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland, January 20 - 23, 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof N Stingelin participated in ERC Ideas Lab at the 2016 World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland, January 20 - 23, 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.weforum.org/people/natalie-stingelin
 
Description A Sou innoLAE 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Antony Sou, University of Cambridge presented at the Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference, Cambridge, February 2015
Design flow for organic integrated circuit design
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/innoLAE2015
 
Description ARPLAE workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop for industry partners to disseminate results from ARPLAE project and seek industry input and support for future research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ASADA Mesh Printing Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact WCPC exhibition stand at ASADA in Barcelona (Sep 2014 and 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Beijing Heeger R&D Centre (Beijing, China, July 15, 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar by Prof N Stingelin at the Beijing Heeger R&D Centre (Beijing, China, July 15, 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bio-inspired nanotechnologies: from concepts to applications (COST Action TD1003) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Increased awareness about the Centre

Made links with European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bioinspired-nano.eu
 
Description C Rider Manufacturing the Future 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rider gave a presentation on Large-Area Electronics at Manufacturing the Future, Churchill College, Cambridge, September 18 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ukmanufacturing2015.eng.cam.ac.uk/
 
Description COLAE Workshop on OTFT Circuit Design Durham 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk on a recent status of TFT modeling technologies in Cambridge to 20 representatives from EU companies/institutes on circuit design and modelling techniques

Enhanced knowledge of Cambridge capabilities in this field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description COSMIC workshop, Cambridge 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Made contacts with UK and European companies

link with a UK and a non UK company who engaged in sponsorship of a Centre event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.project-cosmic.eu/docs/COSMIC_WS2014_Invitation%20III.pdf
 
Description CPE Winter Meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact MLT presented to graduate students from the Centre for Plastic Electronics on OFET sensors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CPE biosensors meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact MLT presented work on printed OFET sensors to post-graduate students from the Centre for Plastic Electronics (Imperial College) at a workshop on bioelectronics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cambridge Graphene Centre Advanced Technology Lecture Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to students, PDRAs and others from several departments about research in the Centre

None so far
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference chair, Plastic Electronics Conference 2014 (Grenoble) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Role as conference chair and panel moderator enabled increased awareness about the Centre

Established contacts with new potential customers and suppliers, informed about Centre events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://plastic-electronics.org/Conference/ConferenceProgram
 
Description D Curtis, innoLAE 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact D Curtis presentation on the ARPLAE project at innoLAE 2017 Cambridge Jan 2017: "Advanced Rheological Characterisation of functional inks for printed electronics (PE) applications yields improved prediction of line width accuracy and electrical performance"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description D Georgiadou innoLAE 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Dimitra Georgiadou, Imperial College London presented results from her project at at innoLAE 2016, Cambridge, Feb 1-2 2016
"Assessing the scalability of adhesion lithography towards highly efficient co-planar nanogap rectifying diodes"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description D Tate innoLAE 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact D Tate presentation at innoLAE 2017 Cambridge Jan 2017 on the iPESS project: Low power OFET based sensors for IoT applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description E Danesh innoLAE 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Ehsan Danesh, University of Manchester presented results from his project at innoLAE 2016, Feb 1-2 2016, Cambridge
"Fully solution-processed OFET platform for vapour sensing applications"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description EMN Meeting on Polymer, Orlando, USA, Jan 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ioan Botiz, invited talk at EMN meeting on polymer "Enhancing Emission Properties of Conjugated Polymers by Light Processing"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.emnmeeting.org/polymer/
 
Description EMR-S Spring Meeting 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Krishna Persaud delivered a plenary lecture "Detecting traces of volatile chemicals using Odorant Binding proteins as Biorecognition elements for new gas sensors"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.european-mrs.com/meetings/2016-spring-meeting
 
Description ESSCIRC 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk on TFT physics, modeling, and circuit simulation to 500 professionals in the field

Increased profile of Cambridge research in this area
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ESSDERC 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Increased awareness about the Centre, it was the first time the flexible and large-area team topics are brought to the attention of this audience

very good interest registered, from conventional electronics community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.essderc2014.org/en/sistemacongressi/european-solid-state-device-conference-2014/website/h...
 
Description Energy Harvesting Roadmap Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with academic and industry participation to look at applications of large-area electronics in energy harvesting area, generated roadmaps for four potential priority applications

Outputs used to inform planning for a Centre project FLEXIPOWER and consortium building for TSB-funded project HARFEST
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/outputs-energy-harvesting-roadmapping-workshop-now-a...
 
Description European Polymer Forum 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact N Stingelin Keynote talk at the European Polymer Federation Congress 2015, Dresden June 21-26 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.epf2015.org/navi/home/home.html
 
Description European Training School Conference on Organic Photovoltaic Stability June 4-11, 2015, Cargèse, Corsica, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Natalie Stinglein gave keynote talk at European Training School Conference on Organic Photovoltaic Stability June 4-11, 2015, Cargèse, Corsica, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Exhibition COST FP1104 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact WCPC exhibition stand at COST FP1104 Exhibition Zagreb 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fall MRS Boston (Symposium Z: Molecularly Ordered Organic and Polymer Semiconductors-Fundamentals and Devices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Talk by Dr Ioan Botiz
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.mrs.org/fall-2015-program-z/
 
Description H Sirringhaus innoLAE 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Henning Sirringhaus, University of Cambridge presented the iPESS project at the Innovations in Large-Area electronics Conference, Cambridge February 2015
"Integrated sensor systems - the iPESS flagship project"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/innoLAE2015
 
Description HKBU/Changchun/CPE Symposium on Recent advances in Organic electronics 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by P Stavrinou, HKBU/Changchun/CPE Symposium on Recent advances in Organic electronics, 20-20th Nov. 2014, Hong Kong
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://physics.hkbu.edu.hk/home/info.php/events_details/eID,58
 
Description I Nasraalah innoLAE 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I Nasrallah talk at innoLAE 2017 , Cambridge January 2017: "Low-voltage polymer transistors for high-performance solutionprocessed
complementary analogue amplifiers on foil"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description IARIGAI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact WCPC exhibition stand at IARIGAI 2014, Swansea (Sep 2014) and IARIGAI 2015, Helsinki (sep 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description IEEE Prime July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IEEE Prime July 2015 in Glasgow, where Luigi Occhipinti delivered a keynote speech on "Manufacturing challenges and innovation technologies for Sensors and Large-Area Electronics","
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ITAPPE workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop to disseminate research results from ITAPPE project and seek input from potential partners on future research direction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ImPACT International Symposium on InSECT 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof. Krishna Persaud delivered a plenary lecture "Detecting traces of volatile chemicals using Odorant Binding proteins as Biorecognition elements for new gas sensors" at ImPACT International Symposium on InSECT 2016 (Nagoya, Japan)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.jst.go.jp/impact/en/index.html
 
Description Industry Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch event for the EPSRC Centre held in London with 60+ attendees from academic and industry. Presentations on Centre plans and capabilities followed by discussion of priorities and potential collaborations

Discussions with industry on participation in EPSRC Centre projects and programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/launch-event/
 
Description International Conference for Printed Electronics, Beijing, October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Solution-Based Organic/Metal-Oxide Complementary Logic with Megahertz Operation" was made at the International Conference for Printed Electronics, Beijing, October 2014 by Vincenzo Pecunia

200 international delegates were made aware of the research progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description International Thin Film Transistor Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk on TFT physics, modeling, and circuit simulation to international audience of 300 scientists in the field

influenced attendees to consider working with us on advanced modeling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description International worshop on Energy Polymers, Potsdam, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk by Natalie Stingelin at University of Potsdam/ Fraunhofer IAP workshop Organic Photovoltaic Devices and Structural Aspects Jan 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.uni-potsdam.de/fsm/home/workshop.html
 
Description J Claypole WCPC Annual Technical Conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr J Claypole presented 'The effect of changes in ink rheology on the ability to print fine conductive lines' at the WCPC Annual Technical Conference November 9-10 2015, Swansea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wcpcswansea.com/
 
Description J Semple innoLAE 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact J Semple gave invited presentation at innoLAE conference, Cambridge, January 2017: "Engineering the world's largest nanofeature for fast, printed diodes on plastic"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description Japan-UK Nanotechnology Frontier Workshop March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact JAIST International School on Japan-UK Nanotechnology Frontier 2014 was held in Akibaplaza, Tokyo from March 10th to 12th, 2014. In this school, the pairs of lecturers from JAIST and three universities in UK gave a lecture about the fundamentals and applications of the most advanced nanoscience and technology to young researchers who major in the field of physics,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.jaist.ac.jp/en/top/newst/2014/04/jaist-international-school-on-japan-uk-nanotechnology-fr...
 
Description KAUST workshop on Organic Electronics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk by Natalie Stingelin: The Power of Materials Science Tools for Gaining Insights in Organic Photovoltaic Cells and Beyond
KAUST Solar Future 2014 Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.kaust.edu.sa/events/sperc-symposium/attachments/Agenda%20KAUST%20Solar%20Future%202014%20...
 
Description LOPEC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact WCPC exhibition stand at LOPEC, 2014 and LOPEc 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description LOPEC 2015 Tutorial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof H Sirringhaus gave invited tutorial on Device Physics of Organic Transistors at LOPEC2015 Munich
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LOPEC 2017 Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CIMLAE exhibited at LOPEC 2017 in Munich to engage potential industry partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LOPEC 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CIMLAE had a stand at LOPEC 2018, a large international exhibition, to engage potential industry partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description LOPEC-2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Made contacts with potential partners

None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lopec.com/en/home
 
Description Large-Area Electronics meets Silicon - from R&D to High-Value Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics held a joint workshop, Large-Area Electronics meets Silicon - from R&D to High-Value Manufacturing, with NMI at the Møller Centre in Cambridge in October 2015. The event was a great success with 16 exhibitors and over 80 delegates in attendance. The workshop brought together conventional electronics system suppliers with Large-Area Electronics (LAE) technology companies to discuss a hybrid approach to electronic systems, combining silicon and LAE to achieve new flexible, thin and light product form-factors and accelerate the development of new market opportunities. The event covered the whole ecosystem from research and development to high-value manufacturing with talks, panel discussions and structured networking sessions. Speakers and panellists included IDTechEx, FlexEnable, Polyphotonix, PragmatIC Printing, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Printed Electronics Limited, Semitronics, CPI, NMI and the EPSRC Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/integration-of-conventional-and-large-area-electroni...
 
Description Manufacturing for Printed Electronics Conference March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Gas Sensors on Printed Polymeric Micro-hotplates" by Dr Ehsan Danesh at the Manufacturing for Printed Electronics Conference, Clare College, Cambridge, 20 March 2014

150 Delegates from industry and academia (UK and international) made aware of work on sensors being undertaken in the EPSRC Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://connect.innovateuk.org/documents/2895721/13839111/ManchesterUniversity
 
Description NCEM-3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contacts made with potential industry partners


Feedback recevied from potential new industrial partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NGPT 1st School on Conf. on Nanoenergy and nanosystems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. L. Occhipinti invited to deliver a tutorial lecture entitled "How to design and manufacture reliable and cost-effective flexible and disposable electronic devices" and round table at NGPT 1st School on Conf. on Nanoenergy and nanosystems, Rome
13-14 June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2016
 
Description NGPT 3rd Int. Conf. on Nanogenerators and Piezotronics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. L. Occhipinti invited to deliver a Keynote speech entitled "Energy harvesting and storage solutions for wearable electronics applications in healthcare and ambient assisted living" at NGPT 3rd Int. Conf. on Nanogenerators and Piezotronics 15-17 June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ngpt.uniroma2.it/
 
Description National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (Beijing, China, July 15, 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Seminar by Prof N Stingelin at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (Beijing, China, July 15, 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Chiao Tung University, Department of Applied Chemistry (Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 18, 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar by Prof N Stingelin at National Chiao Tung University, Department of Applied Chemistry (Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 18, 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New Challenges in Design for Testability (DFT) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics held a joint workshop with NMI on Design for Testability on 16 April 2015. This event examined the challenges of test development efficiency for new manufacturing technologies and discussed some of the new approaches and techniques which can be adopted in Product Design and Development and to ease the challenges of DFT in the future. Speakers included ams, Dialog Semiconductor, LTX Credence, Mentor Graphics, Nujira, Synopsys, Teradyne and University of Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/event/new-challenges-design-testability-dft/
 
Description Newton Bhabha Researcher Links Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in Newton Bhabha Researcher Links Workshop to explore links between UK and India Academia/India Industry in the field of functional nanomaterials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://nmsb.iiserkol.ac.in/index.html
 
Description Organic Materials: New Opportunities for Synthetic Chemists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by PRof Mike Turner at the SCI conference ' Organic Materials: New Opportunities for Synthetic Chemists', 9 April 2014, RSC Burlington House, London, UK

Dissemination and enhanced awareness of our research results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description P Cooper talk at WCPC Annual Technical Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr P Cooper gave a presentation entitled 'Innovation in Large Area Electronics ' at the WCPC Annual Technical Conference 2015 in Swansea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wcpcswansea.com/
 
Description P Hiralal innoLAE 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Pritesh Hiralal, University of Cambridge, presented at innoLAE 2016, Cambridge Feb 10-2 2016
"Powering the internet of things: screen printed batteries"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description P R Williams innoLAE 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Rhodri Williams, University of Swansea, presented: "Advanced Rheology for Printing Large-Area Electronics" at innoLAE 2016, February 1-2 , Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PLANALITH workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop for industry to highlight result of Planalith and seek input form potential partners on future research directions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Peking University, Department of Chemistry (Beijing, China, July 16, 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar given by Prof N Stingelin at Peking University, Department of Chemistry (Beijing, China, July 16, 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Plastic Electronics Conference2014 (Grenoble) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation" Innovating in Plastic Electronics within a manufacturing model" to 100 attendees at Plastic Electronics conference

Colleagues in the industry more informed about our planned innoLAE conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.plastic-electronics.org/node/8431
 
Description Presentation by A Flewitt at NMI Design for Testability Seminar, Cambridge April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Approaches for the Testing of Large-Area Electronic Devices Manufactured at High Speed and Low Cost
Presentation by A Flewitt at Design for Testability, Cambridge April 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation by A Kumar at 11th International Thin-Film Transistor Conference, Rennes February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by A Kumar at 11th International Thin-Film Transistor Conference, Rennes February 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://itc2015.univ-rennes1.fr/Program.htm
 
Description Printed Sensors Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On February 9th, we held an industry consultation workshop to report the results achieved on printed gas sensors by the iPESS project (integration of Printed Electronics with Sensors and Silicon). The workshop was an excellent opportunity for the EPSRC Centre members to obtain guidance on the future direction of the project from UK experts in different fields. The project team is seeking to address real challenges with their printed gas sensor technology and system integration capability to enable the manufacture of pervasive, cost effective and accurate detectors for gases such as ammonia, methane etc. 14 companies participated in the workshop, representing the UK industrial community in the field of gas sensors covering the whole value chain from device manufacturers to system integrators and end-users in different sectors, such as the healthcare, consumer, automotive, defence and built environment market sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/gas_sensors_workshop
 
Description RISE/CPE International Symposium on Plastic Electronics 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by P Stavrinou at RISE/CPE International Symposium on Plastic Electronics, 10-12th December, 2014, Gwangju Institute of Sciece and Technology, Korea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/centres/plasticelectronics/newssummary...
 
Description S Higgins innoLAE 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact S Higgins presented on SECURE project at innoLAE 2017, Cambridge January 2017: "Overcoming the challenges of using organic diodes for energy
harvesting"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description SEMICON/Plastic Electronics 2015 Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr. L. Occhipinti chaired the conference organised in Dresden 6-8 Oct. 2015, The majority of speaking contributors were from the UK, with strong outreach impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SID - Organic Electronics UK, London 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact increase awareness about the Centre

Useful exchange of information with academics at ICL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sid.org/Chapters/uki/UKIIPastMeetingsLink.aspx
 
Description SID Display Week 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk on a recent status of TFT modeling technologies to 1000 display industry professionals

Increased profile of Cambridge research in this field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SPAIS 2014 - nanodevices and molecular machines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact increase awareness about the Centre

Made link with community in the biomolecular field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.unipa.it/flor/spais_2014.htm
 
Description Scientific Conference (APS Spring Meeting) 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by N Stingelin APS March Meeting 2014, March 3-7, 2014; Denver, Colorado
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR14/Content/2694
 
Description Syngenta workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop with Syngenta on applications of printed gas sensing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description T Anthopoulos innoLAE 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Thomas Anthopoulos, Imperial College London gave a presentation to the Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference, Cambridge February 2015
"New materials and patterning methodologies for large-area electronics"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/innoLAE2015
 
Description T Mortensen WCPC Annual Technical Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr T Mortensen gave a presentation entitled 'Development of a Printed RF Energy Harvesting System' at the WCPC Annual Technical Conference November 9-10, 2015, Swansea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wcpcswansea.com/
 
Description TC119 meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mancehster hosted the TC119 standards for printed electronics meeting in Manchester and demonstrated the printed oFET gas sensor work to the delegates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tsinghua University, Department of Chemistry (Beijing, China, July 17, 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar by Prof N Stingelin at Tsinghua University, Department of Chemistry (Beijing, China, July 17, 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UKTI mission to Gothenberg 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact T Claypole participated in UKTI visit to Gothenberg 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description V Pecunia innoLAE2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Vincenzo Pecunia, University of Cambridge gave a presentation:
"Solution-based hybrid organic/metal-oxide integration for complementary circuits on foil"
at innoLAE 2016 Feb 1-2 2016, Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description Workshop on "Smart Packaging" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop on "Smart Packaging" organized by the University of Cambridge, IfM, where Luigi Occhipinti reported about "Manufacturing challenges for sensors and electronics integration in smart packaging",
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop on IoT and Smart Packaging 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-organized a workshop with the Organic and Printed Electronics Association to explore opportuntiies for large-area electronics in IoT and packaging applications. Attended by <120 delegates mostyl from industry , including press representation for dissemination to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Y Mouhamad innoLAE 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Youmna Mouhamad, University of Swansea, presented:
"Mass volume printing of energy harvesting device: development of antenna and tunable capacitor system"
at innoLAE 2016, February 1-2 , Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.innoLAE.org
 
Description iEMRC Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iEMRC Event in February 2015, where Luigi Occhipinti delivered a keynote speech on "Large-Area Electronics: prospects, challenges and the role of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description innoLAE 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) 2015 was organised by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics at Downing College, Cambridge with 25 speakers, 34 poster presenters, 10 exhibitors and 150 delegates The conference combined a varied 2-day presentation programme, poster session and an exhibition. With an emphasis on manufacturing, the conference provided 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. The poster session, drinks reception and conference dinner gave ample networking opportunities throughout the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/innoLAE2015
 
Description innoLAE 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The 2nd Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference was organised by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics on Feb 1-2 2016 at Robinson College, Cambridge. Attendance increased by 30% with over 200 delegates representing 88 different organizations from 11 countries, and the delegates were equally-balanced between industry and academia, making innoLAE the best place to get to know all the UK LAE community. With an emphasis on manufacturing, the conference was 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 top organizations. The packed conference programme featured 37 speakers in 2 parallel sessions and 36 poster presentations as well as a busy exhibition area with 16 exhibitors this year. Delegates also had valuable opportunities for networking with colleagues at the drinks reception and gala dinner at Selwyn College
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description innoLAE 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The 3rd Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2017) took place at the Genome Campus Conference Centre in Cambridge, UK on 31 January- 1 February 2017. The conference programme highlighted the most innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics (LAE) emerging technologies, their manufacture and the development of products incorporating LAE. Over 260 delegates from industry and academia representing 140 different organisations attended the innoLAE 2017 conference and industry day, making innoLAE the best conference to get to know all of the UK large-area electronics community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description innoLAE 2018 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Confernece for acadmia and industry to highlight innovations in large-area electronics,a attended by over 200 delegates from 14 countries including 3 from press/media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.innolae.org
 
Description innoLAE Industry Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CIMLAE organized innoLAE industry day with the KTN and CPI as a networking event for UK LAE industry and gather input for a new industry body eMergent as well as a panel on enduser needs for LAE technology. The event was well-received by the intended audience adn useful feedbakc on the shape and vision for eMergent was received
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.emergentelectronics.co.uk
 
Description innoLAE industry day 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Networking event for large-area electronics industry attneded by 60+ companies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www-large-area-electronics.eng.cam.ac.uk/event/innolae-industry-day-2018/