National Centre for Flexible Electronics (NCFlexE)


FlexE 2019 Industry Meet on "Large Area Flexible Electronics" on 18th November, 2019 at IIT Kanpur


NCFlexE is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and IIT Kanpur for promotion of manufacturing of flexible electronics. NCFlexE is facilitating the collaboration opportunities with different entities in India to develop and commercialize these technologies. The objective of this high profile scientific and commercial meet is to disseminate the technology offerings and explore the collaboration / partnership opportunities for accelerating the pace of commercialization. The team at IIT Kanpur has broad and deep expertise in key components of flexible electronics technology including displays, solar cells, sensors and transistors. It has worked for over a decade with national and international partners from industry and academia.

Background

Large area flexible electronics is an emerging segment of electronics that allows development of new applications by integrating intelligence in the form of electronics directly on flexible substrates such as plastics, paper, textiles or metal foils. This opens up new possibilities of developing conformal, flexible, lighter and more robust applications. At the heart of this revolution is electronics that can be printed roll-to-roll by fast manufacturing processes, much the same way as newspapers are printed, thereby making the products much more affordable and if required, even disposable. The applications of flexible electronics are wide ranging and span several sectors. These include – smart packages and labels for brand protection and anti-counterfeiting, wearable and lightweight electronics, distributed energy production through organic solar cells on curved surfaces, disposable sensors or lab-on-a-chip for health monitoring, flexible displays and energy efficient lighting.

Objective

  • Demonstration & facilitation of an emerging field of Flexible Electronics
  • Identify areas of collaboration

Potential Industry Sectors

  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Wearables & Healthcare
  • Printing and Packaging
  • Energy Harvesting & Storage
  • Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Automotive
  • Materials scale up

Proposed Programme Structure :

09:00AM to 09:30AM : Registration
09:30AM to 10:30AM : Inaugural Session
Welcome and Overview of NCFlexE Centre
10:30AM to 11:00AM : Tea/Coffee Break
11:00AM to 01:00PM : Facility tour NCflexE, Display of prototypes and products
01:00PM to 02:00PM : Lunch
02:30PM to 04:00PM : Core Panel discussion
04:00PM to 05:00PM : Industry Feedback, Wrap-up
05:15PM to 05:45PM : High-tea
07:30PM Onwards : Networking Dinner

5:00PM to 6:00PM SLOT FOR ONE ON ONE DISCUSSIONS WITH DOMAIN EXPERTS

Registrations:

There is no fee for registration. However, we request you to kindly fill out and mail the atiached registration form by 8th November, 2019. Local transportation (to and from Lucknow airport) and accommodation will be provided in campus Guest House on 17th to 19th November for participants. (click here for registration form)

Vision and Objectives

Vision: Conduct research and development in large area flexible electronics that serves as a foundation for development of domestic industry in this field.

Objective: Conduct research and development in large area flexible electronics by developing partnership with industry and with a view that potentially leads to manufacturing.

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