UK-based RK PrintCoat Instruments is now collaborating with the National Centre of Flexible Electronics (FlexE Centre) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IITK) to design, manufacture and supply a bespoke roll-to-roll pilot line for their latest R&D and prototyping projects in the field of printed and flexible electronics.
DuPont Electronics & Communications, a leading innovator and high-volume supplier of electronic inks and pastes, and the Dutch R&D institute Holst Centre announced the third extension of their successful long-term collaboration, which is focused on advanced materials for the printed electronics industry. As a full partner in the Printed Electronics programme, DuPont will contribute new materials and research samples targeted toward Holst’s active projects in the areas of wearable electronics, in-mould electronics, consumer electronics and healthcare.
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a UK-based technology innovation centre, announced the start of a new project to address the manufacturing challenges and exploit the commercial opportunities offered to industry by the ‘internet of things’ (IoT), a market predicted to be worth an estimated $253bn by 2021. The European Regional Development Fund has announced £2.6 million of funding for CPI to establish and run a new national technology centre in County Durham.