The Cambridge Integrated Knowledge Centre (CIKC)
The Cambridge Integrated Knowledge Centre (CIKC) brings together molecular and macromolecular materials technology research in Cambridge University’s Electrical Engineering Division and Cavendish Laboratory with the expertise of the Judge Business School, the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and the Centre for Business Research (CBR), to create innovative knowledge exchange activities spanning business research, training and technology exploitation.
The Mission of CIKC is to facilitate the commercial exploitation of emerging research and technology in flexible and distributed electronics, through the provision of infrastructure, business expertise and funding for technology development and demonstrator fabrication in partnership with industry. The portfolio currently includes major projects in Organic Photovoltaic Devices, Organic Thin Film Transistors, displays, printable waveguides and large-area transparent electronics.
CIKC has a core of capital equipment to enable product development right through to pilot production, including equipment sets for
- Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) device prototyping
- Inkjet printing of organic electronic devices
- Low temperature deposition of transparent conducting oxides on plastic substrates.
- Lamination of large area liquid crystal displays on plastic