Manufacturing for Printed Electronics: Conference Review

 

On Thursday 20th March 2014, Clare College, Cambridge was the venue for the Manufacturing for Printed Electronics Conference. This was an international conference covering the recent advances in manufacturing techniques and materials for printed electronics. There was a specific focus on making the transition from ‘lab-to-fab' and integrating devices into a final product. The conference was co-located with the 3rd plenary meeting of IEC TC119 (Printed Electronics); the standards committee which is a global effort to provide the technical foundation for the printed electronics industry.

With just under 150 delegates, from around the world, in attendance the Manufacturing for Printed Electronics Conference was one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the UK for this developing industry. Delegates were treated to range of presentations, from companies, universities and research organisations, across a broad range of topics including; materials, fabrication technologies, vacuum deposition, metrology and applications. Keynote speakers from the National Centre for Printable Electronics, from the Centre for Process Innovation, and market research experts IDTechEx gave a great insight into what is happening in the UK and the world in this growing sector.

Preceeding the conference on the Wednesday night saw 99 delegates attend a networking dinner, hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network, in the simply stunning setting of the Great Hall in Clare College, which dates back as far as the 17th Century.

The presentations from this event are available to download in pdf format by clicking here.

Dinner in the Great HallIn the packed Riley AuditoriumNetworking

For details regarding this, and future, events send an email to: plasticelectronics@ktn-uk.org