SmartEEs2 is an original European acceleration programme dedicated to helping innovative companies digitise their businesses thanks to flexible and wearable electronics (FWE) testing, experimentation and manufacturing support. The programme opened a call for application experiments on 6 March 2020 and set five cut – off dates between June 2020 and August 2021 for the evaluation and selection of submitted proposals. All interested companies, satisfying the criteria, are invited to submit their application experiment proposals.
The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA. 90 percent of the survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year. The worldwide crisis caused by Covid-19 will however not leave companies unaffected.
Brewer Science (Rolla, Missouri) has been recognised by Intel as a recipient of a 2019 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award. The PQS Award honours companies that Intel believes have relentlessly pursued excellence and conducted business with resolute professionalism.
On 2 March 2020, Avery Dennison (Glendale, California) announced the completion of the acquisition of Smartrac’s transponder business, for the purchase price of €225M, subject to customary adjustments.
The European Commission (EC) has signed the €150M grant agreement to continue funding the Graphene Flagship's research and innovation on graphene and related materials from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023. With this signature, the EC continues its commitment to support the €1bn flagship project, which began in 2013.