OE-A presents its initiative on sustainability at innoLAE 2019


The 5th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2019) will be held at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK on 22-23 January 2019. The conference programme highlights the most innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics (LAE), a new way of making electronics that includes printable, flexible, plastic, organic and bio electronics.

Besides that OE-A and LOPEC will be exhibiting, OE-A will present its initiative on sustainability. For the first time at innoLAE, there will be a session dedicated to exploring the issues of LAE and the circular economy. Society, governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the need to shift the design, manufacture and end-of-life treatment of products towards a more sustainable, circular model. This provides a timely opportunity for the LAE community to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy for our industry.

On the first day of the conference Marco Meloni, research analyst at the Ellen MacArthur foundation, will set the scene by delivering a keynote presentation introducing the circular economy.

The workshop will take place on the second day, providing attendees the opportunity to explore the topic further with examples and discussion specific to LAE. The workshop includes a presentation by Sophie Verstraelen, project manager at OE-A, presenting what the industry is currently doing to address sustainability and introducing the aims and activities of the OE-A Sustainability Working Group.

Caption: Sustainability will be a major topic of innoLAE 2019 (photo: innoLAE)  

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