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CPI

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CPI is an independent technology innovation centre and a founding member of the UK Government's High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Founded in 2004, CPI applies its years of experience across a broad range of industries to ensure that every great invention gets the best opportunity to become a successfully marketed product.
 
CPI's integrated approach provides its partners with a unique combination of assets, expertise and skills to drive successful innovation. With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry-relevant assets, CPI enables products and process to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. By employing bright minds from both academia and industry, CPI helps create a bespoke team that will provide the right support, helping you to navigate the route to commercialisation while reducing risk along the way.
 
CPI form connections throughout the supply chain, bringing together investors, government organisations and academic institutions to facilitate the necessary partnerships for effective innovation. This increases productivity across industries and supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.
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2020
8 Sep 2020

Collaboration to Bring New Advanced Materials and Products to Market

CPI, the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry and the Henry Royce Institute are delighted to announce a collaboration that will enable the organisations to work together to help UK companies develop and commercialise products that use new advanced materials.
1 Sep 2020

SmartKem

SmartKem offers a portfolio of materials for organic thin film transistors. The main target application is flexible display backplanes, including OLEDs, LCDs and EPDs. In August 2020 they announced they had developed a prototype that applied their flexible backplane to an array of miniLEDs with a target applications of full area local dimming (FALD) of LCDs.
31 Aug 2020

RxFunction Awarded DoD Contract for Rehabilitation Research

RxFunction Inc has been selected by the Defense Health Agency to receive a Small Business Innovation Research Direct Phase II contract to fund development that will incorporate Walkasins sensory neuroprosthetic technology into artificial limbs for enhanced rehabilitation of gait and balance for active-duty military members, veterans, and civilians with lower limb trauma and/or loss.
11 Aug 2020

Bringing Smart Connected Products Closer with Flexible Electronics

Printed electronics tags could convert everyday objects into smart devices, exchanging data with each other wirelessly. An EU-funded project addressed the crucial material advances needed for Internet of Things applications - initially in the packaging, healthcare and home appliance sectors.
9 Jun 2020

PST Sensors

20 May 2020

Delektre

Delektre is a Finnish company founded in 2010. The technology was originally developed for University Vaasa and University Hospital of Tempere, using a camera system to measure multiple signals.
12 May 2020

CPI Announces Smart-Labelling Using Battery-on-Circuit Technology

CPI announced a new collaborative project with Reelables to demonstrate a novel technology for printing smart Battery-on-Circuit labels, used to track shared objects in workspaces. This low-cost power source will eliminate the need for expensive and bulky external batteries for printed electronics, overcoming a key barrier to their widening application, mass production and industry growth.
17 Apr 2020

Flexible Hybrid Electronics 2020-2030: Applications, Challenges, Innovations and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
9 Apr 2020

Conductive Ink Markets 2020-2030: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Yasuo Yamamoto
31 Mar 2020

Printed Energy

Printed Energy is an Australian company that is developing batteries based on Zn and MnO that can be directly printed in any shape onto a customer's device. Their target markets are RFID enabled sensors for IoT applications, and wearable devices including skin patches.
12 Mar 2020

Integrated Device Printed Directly Onto Label

CPI's Printable Electronics Centre is a design, development and prototyping facility. We provide support in bringing new printable electronics products and processes to market quickly by offering facilities and expertise that help reduce our clients' level of R&D risk and capital investment. Taking advantage of our state of the art deposition, patterning and printing equipment leads to faster, more efficient development and production enabling clients to enter new markets quickly and with minimal risk. CPI can accelerate new product development by providing access to proven performance conducting, semiconductor, resistive materials and inks.
12 Mar 2020

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison are a major supplier of labels, RFID tags, along with industrial/healthcare mateirals. They have recently invested in flexible IC company PragmatIC, battery-free Bluetooth company Williot and developing RFID temperature sensors. This profile focuses on their RFID plans.
11 Mar 2020

PragmatIC

PragmatIC manufacture flexible integrated circuits (termed FlexICs) which are targeted first at RFID tags and also other applications that require constrained complexity. Their main selling point is their low cost (< $0.01, depending on complexity and volume), making them an attractive alternative to silicon. PragmatIC have also developed a revolutionary approach to fabrication that, when compared to conventional silicon ICs, requires much less capital expenditure and a design-to-production cycle-time of less than one week.
6 Mar 2020

CPI

CPI, established in 2004 as the 'Centre for Process Innovation', is a partly UK Government funded technology innovation center. This profile focuses on their work and capabilities in the printed/flexible/novel electronics area, and their applications in smart packaging.
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5 Mar 2020

NeuDrive

NeuDrive is a small company that has a patented material formulation for organic field effect transistors (OFETs). It previously aspired for these to be used in TFT display backplanes and printed logic applications, but it has recently changed its focus to biological and chemical sensors that utilize its OFET material.
26 Feb 2020

CPI Partners with Canadian SME and National Research Council of Canada

CPI has announced the successful development of a scalable purification process for graphene oxide production in partnership with Graphene Leaders Canada Inc. a Canadian SME, and the National Research Council of Canada. This will overcome a key barrier to future large-scale production of GO, reducing costs and facilitating the adoption of GO to improve performance of industrial products.
20 Feb 2020

CPI Partners with LiNa Energy to Create Next-Gen Battery Technology

CPI announced the success of its £250,000 collaborative project with LiNa Energy and Lancaster University to demonstrate the proof-of-concept of LiNa's novel sodium-nickel-chloride battery technology.
18 Feb 2020

Mühlbauer

Mühlbauer Group was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Germany, employing 3400 people. Alongside precision manufacturing, the company focuses on making manufacturing lines for RFID tags and their applications such as smart cards, labels and e-passports.
29 Jan 2020

FlexEnable

Formerly part of Plastic Logic, FlexEnable has developed a flexible organic thin film transistor (OTFT) backplane that can be produced at low temperatures. It then licenses this technology to manufacturers, with a key selling point that it can be integrated into existing LCD display fabrication lines to produce curved OLCD displays.
24 Jan 2020

Printed Flexible Silver Circuits

CPI's Printable Electronics Centre is a design, development and prototyping facility. We provide support in bringing new printable electronics products and processes to market quickly by offering facilities and expertise that help reduce our clients' level of R&D risk and capital investment.