The 4th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2018) was held at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in Hinxton, Cambridge, UK on 23-24 January 2018. The conference programme highlighted the most innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics (including printable, flexible or organic electronics) emerging technologies, their manufacture and the development of products incorporating large-area electronics (LAE). Through innoLAE, we provide a platform to help bring innovation into the market and accelerate take up of new technologies.
The three days of innoLAE 2018 events (including the industry networking event on January 22nd) were attended by 263 delegates representing 142 different organisations from 14 countries. InnoLAE has been particularly successful at attracting an equal balance of delegates from industry and academia, facilitating both dissemination and networking opportunities for researchers and key-decision makers in the LAE community. This year 47% of delegates were from academic institutions, 50% from industry, RTO or government bodies and the remaining 3% from the press.
innoLAE 2018 included both plenary and parallel track oral presentations, a poster session with poster prizes awarded to the most promising scientific and technical developments, an exhibition with leading companies and organizations showcasing their latest products and developments, and networking opportunities, including a reception and a conference gala dinner at Downing College, Cambridge, UK.
Attendees can access copies of the presentations from innoLAE2018 here (login required).
- Flexible hybrid electronics (e.g. combination of organic and printed electronics with thinned and unpackaged silicon devices, stretchable hybrid electronics, novel interconnects)
- Emerging materials and devices for large-area electronics (e.g. stretchable, biocompatible and biodegradable substrates, organic and inorganic semiconductors, conductors and novel dielectrics, quantum dots, and magnetic materials)
- Energy harvesting and storage for large-area electronics (e.g. RF, piezo, thermal and solar harvesting, printable batteries and supercapacitors)
- Bio-electronics for applications in healthcare (e.g. biosensors and electronics to interface biological tissue)
- Internet of Things and large-area electronic sensor technologies (e.g. applications of LAE-based sensors for IoT, manufacturing technologies and applications of LAE components and systems for IoT and wireless sensor networks)
- Novel manufacturing paradigms for large-area electronics (e.g. photonic transfer, paper and fibre-based electronics, sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll flexible electronics, and novel aspects of metrology, reliability and yield)
- Smart wearables and stretchable/ultra-flexible electronics (e.g. applications of stretchable and ultra-flexible electronic technologies in smart wearables)
Why attend innoLAE?
- Gain access to key decision-makers in the LAE community
- Learn from representatives of leading companies active in the technology
- Hear the latest results from academic researchers
- Form new partnerships with delegates, exhibitors and speakers
- Network with colleagues at the gala dinner and the drinks reception
Call for Papers
The Call for papers closed on October 16th and can be downloaded here.
Online registration is now closed.
Feedback from innoLAE 2018 delegates
"The premier UK event" - Dr Mark James, Merck Chemicals - sponsor
"It was great to see a combination of state of the art academic research and industrial implementations of LAE. It was a good opportunity to network with industry and academia in the UK." - Dr Daniel O'Connor, National Physical Laboratory, speaker
"An excellent program, with some of the best "players" in the area" - Professor Elvira Fortunato, New University of Lisbon - invited speaker
"Good to see work progressing out of the lab and into the commercial sector. I think that the frank discussions being held about market prospects and realistic device scope reveals a level of very mature thinking within the sector" - Dr Catherine Gardner, Xaar, delegate
"Many startups and academic scholars show their research and latest progress, and attendees could easily build connection with each other." - Hongbo Tang, University of Manchester, delegate
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