Manufacturing for Printed Electronics Conference


Manufacturing for Printed Electronics

20th March 2014, Clare College, Cambridge, UK


This is an international conference covering the recent advances in manufacturing techniques and materials for printed electronics. There is a specific focus on making the transition from ‘lab to fab’ and integrating devices into a final product. This conference is 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.

There are keynote speakers from the National Centre for Printed Electronics at the Centre for Process Innovation and market research experts IDTechEx. Presentations will cover a range of subjects that include; materials, fabrication technologies, vacuum deposition, metrology and applications. Speakers are from leading organisations in printed electronics research and development including:

  • Merck Chemicals
  • Intrinsiq Materials
  • M-Solv
  • Novacentrix
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Cambridge University
  • Oxford University
  • Manchester University
  • Imperial College London
  • National Physical Laboratory
  • Holst-TNO
  • Fraunhofer-ISIT

The conference will be a great opportunity to find out about the latest innovations in R&D in printed electronics manufacturing and meet others from around the world that are working in similar fields. Registration for delegates is free of charge and includes lunch and refreshments.

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Provisional Agenda

08.30 Registration
09.30 Welcome and Overview
09.40 KEYNOTE: National Centre for Printed Electronics, Centre for Process InnovationSpeaker TBC
SESSION 1: Materials
10.00 Towards integration of solution processable OTFTs into Flexible ElectronicsDr. Irina Afonina, Merck Chemicals
10.20 Applications of low cost copper inks to high volume biosensor applicationsDr. Paul Reip, Intrinsiq Materials
10.40 Droplet Flow Reactors for the Scalable Production of Semiconducting PolymersJames Bannock, Imperial College London
11.00 Poster Session, Exhibition & Refreshments
SESSION 2: Fabrication Technologies
11.30 Roll-to-roll manufacturing of electronic devices on thin flexible glassHelios Chan, M-Solv Ltd.
11.50 Optimization of Manufacturing Scale Photonic Curing of Conductive InksAndrew Edd, Novacentrix
12.10 Technology transfer from Sheet-to-Sheet to Roll-to-Roll processing for industrial scale Printed Electronics manufacturingPit Teunissen, Holst-TNO
12.30 Lunch, Poster Session & Exhibition
14.00 KEYNOTE: IDTechExRaghu Das, CEO
SESSION 3: Vacuum Deposition & Metrology
14.20 Fabrication and Stability of Vacuum deposited OTFTsZiqian Ding, Oxford University
14.40 Non-contact motion in vacuum for OLED deposition processesAndreas Gryglewski, Bosch Rexroth
15.00 Surface metrology challenges for printed electronicsDr. Chris Jones, National Physical Laboratory
15.20 Poster Session, Exhibition & Refreshments
SESSION 4: Applications
15.50 Organic field effect transistor sensor arraysProf. Mike Turner, Manchester University
16.10 A functional integrated plastic systemAntony Sou, Cambridge University
16.30 Flexible insoles preparation with inkjet printing technology and pressure sensors as a part of acoustic gait analysisDr. Thomas Knieling, Fraunhofer-ISIT
16.50 Wrap-up
17.30 Close

About the organisers

ESP KTN     

The Electronics, Sensors, Photonics KTN is a Knowledge Transfer Network funded by the UK Government through the Technology Strategy Board. One of our key programmes is the support of the printed & plastic electronics community in the UK. We carry out these duties through a variety of knowledge exchange tools and activities including industry events, strategy workshops, training courses, international missions, seminars & tutorials. Activities cover the entire value chain, from basic science at universities through process development and manufacturing upto and including end user interaction with brand holders. The KTN is free to join and provides access to people and organisations across the whole ESP technology space.

IOP PGS Group   

The Printing and Graphics Science Group is part of the Institute of Physics. Our objectives are:

  • To promote the application of physics in graphics arts technology, printing, packaging and paper making
  • To promote the development of innovative printing in new markets such as displays, lighting and printed electronics
  • To promote the recognition of the importance of physics in those industries, and to promote physics in these industries as a career choice to graduates
  • To act as a forum for communication within the scientific community in these industries


The Plastic Electronics Leadership Group is a volunteer group representing the UK plastic electronics community. The groups aim is to promote the development of a successful plastic electronics sector in the UK. Success will mean an active community of healthy, growing companies, increasing employment and revenue, based on a well matched set of application needs and technology solutions.