A big thank you to all our sponsors, speakers and poster presenters and most of all thank you to our 150 delegates for attending a very successful innoLAE 2015 , and we look forward to seeing you at innoLAE 2016.
The Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) 2015 was organised by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics and 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.
Our keynote speakers were Professor Tsuyoshi Sekitani from Osaka University (Japan), who gave the audience an overview of the most recent results leading to ultra-flexible imperceptible electronics for biomedical applications, and Dr Christian Brox-Nilsen from Thin Film Electronics ASA (Norway), who presented their recently installed roll-to-roll printing line for mass-manufacturing of their memory products on plastic webs, a great example of industrial products manufacturing for the Internet-Of-Things.
The conference programme covered emerging technologies and application trends in sectors such as automotive, with Jaguar Land Rover, consumer electronics, with PragmatIC Printing, who plan to introduce intelligence into everyday objects and packaging, and healthcare, with talks from Professor George Malliaras (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France), and Matteo Donegà from the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge.
Other highlights included invited talks by Dr. Barbara Stadlober from Joanneum Research in Austria, and Dr. Simon Ogier from the UK Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) as well as presentations from the Holst Centre in the Netherlands and VTT in Finland. There were presentations from Oxford Lasers Ltd, FlexEnable Ltd, Silvaco Europe and Merck Chemicals Ltd. Projects at the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics were presented by Professor Henning Sirringhaus (University of Cambridge) and Professor Thomas Anthopoulos (Imperial College London) and latest research from SPECIFIC, Swansea University, Tampere University of Technology, the University of Cambridge and the University of Glasgow was alsopresented. The audience also had the opportunity to hear about the activities of the IEC TC119 Printed Electronics Standardization committee, and funding opportunities to promote high-value manufacturing from innovateUK. The full innoLAE conference programme can be downloaded here.
The conference was generously sponsored by SIJ Technologies and Printed Electronics Ltd (Platinum), NovaCentrix Inc (Gold), FlexEnable Ltd (Gold), PiXDRO Roth & Rau (Silver) and DZP Technologies Ltd (Silver). They were joined in the exhibition area by Sherkin Technologies, RK Print Coat Instruments Ltd and DuPont (UK) Ltd.
If you are interested in LAE technology from any perspective, whether as a researcher, a manufacturer, an end-user, a business developer, a policy maker or a trade association we invite you to join us for innoLAE2016 conference.
“The Programme Committee has done a great job in building the programme of this first conference, selecting important topics and securing world-class speakers from UK and beyond. We’ve had a wonderful response to our first call for papers which is reflected not only in the excellent oral presentations, but also in the great work outlined in the poster session, which will make judging the poster prize very difficult.”
Dr Luigi Occhipinti, innoLAE Conference Chair
Programme committee members
Mr Chris Rider (EPSRC Centre Director)
Dr Mark Leadbeater (EPSRC Centre Programme Manager)
Professor Steve Beeby (University of Southampton)
Dr Jeremy Burroughes (Cambridge Display Technology)
Dr Martyn Cherrington (Knowledge Transfer Network)
Professor Tim Claypole (Swansea University)
Dr Ravinder Dahiya (University of Glasgow)
Dr Alan Hodgson (3M Chadderton)
Professor Donald Lupo (Tampere University of Technology)
Dr Simon Ogier (Centre for Process Innovation)
Professor Henning Sirringhaus (University of Cambridge)
Professor Natalie Stingelin (Imperial College London)
Professor Michael Turner (University of Manchester)