Companies / Markets

PragmatIC Semiconductor (Cambridge, UK), a world leader in flexible electronics, is working on an Innovate UK, Manufacturing Made Smarter project to increase the quality of plastic recyclate. In the project, code-named SORTIT, packaging will be given unique digital IDs to facilitate the tracking and separation of packaging waste in a materials recovery facility (MRF).


Companies / Markets

Wiliot, a sensing as a service company and Internet of Things (IoT) technology leader whose self-powered, stamp-sized computer is intended to change the relationship between manufacturers and their products, recently received $200M in a Series C funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.


Companies / Markets

A group of eleven UK companies has been awarded funding by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for a project designed to bring technology to the fore in the farm-to-fork ecosystem. The award is part of ‘Made Smarter Innovation delivered by UK Research and Innovation’.



InnovationLab (Heidelberg, Germany), the expert in printed electronics "from lab to fab", has been working with Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to integrate its printed sensors into an innovative logistics application. Trelleborg’s IntelliStok inventory management system eliminates the need for the manual scanning of items, thereby saving time, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.


Exhibitions / Events

Brewer Science (Rolla, Missouri), a leader in developing and manufacturing next-generation materials and processes for the microelectronics and optoelectronics industries, will be demonstrating its smart devices and printed electronics capabilities at the NextFlex Innovation Days 2021, an international industry showcase held virtually on 3-5 August.