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Accessing the breadth of the new markets for electronics arising from global megatrends such as wearable electronics, the Internet of Things, smart packaging and smart textiles demands a fresh approach to electronics manufacturing. To achieve new flexible, thin and light product form-factors that are easy to integrate a hybrid approach to electronic systems design and manufacture is required, combining conventional silicon electronics and Large-Area Electronics (LAE) – meaning electronic systems which include printed, plastic, flexible or organic electronics technologies. LAE is poised to take electronics into new application spaces but its capability is limited. Conventional silicon systems now provide unparalleled performance but lack the physical characteristics needed to move electronics off the PCB and into the new spaces. It is becoming clear that a hybrid approach combining the power of silicon with the flexibility of large-area electronics offers exciting growth opportunities.

Provisional: Activities / Agenda

09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome and Introduction – NMI and EPSRC Centre

The Opportunity

  • The Opportunity for Growth Arising from Global Megatrends – IDTechEX
  • The Limits of Conventional and Large-Area Electronics – EPSRC Centre
  • Smart Systems Integration – FlexEnable

Supplier Elevator Pitches

11:05 Break and Meet the Suppliers

Accelerating LAE Scale-Up

  • 5 Minute Introductory Remarks by Start-Ups – Polyphotonix Ltd, PragmatIC Printing Ltd & Cambridge Innovation Capital
  • Panel Discussion

Supplier Elevator Pitches

12:45 Lunch and Meet the Suppliers

Facilitated Networking Based Around Manufacturing Challenges/Solutions

Hybrid Integration

  • Latest Results and Future Integration Challenges – Printed Electronics Ltd & Xaar
  • Talk and Panel Discussion

15:30 Break and Meet the Suppliers

Accelerating Scale-Up – Centre for Process Innovation
Summary and Wrap-Up – NMI and EPSRC Centre

17:00 Event Close

Evening before

We will be holding a dinner at the Moller Centre on the evening of the 19th October. Dinner will cost £40 (+VAT) per person.


Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ken Williamson.



We have a number of rooms reserved at the Moller Centre for 19th October. These rooms cost £90+VAT Bed & Breakfast. To book please contact Katharine Grisham or cal 01223 465 501, quoting the reference: KX 24497 NMI


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