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Printed Electronics Technology Awards

Technology Awards

The winners will be announced during the conference keynote session on the morning of Wednesday November 20. Each award winner will be given the opportunity to give a 5 minute power point presentation to this influential audience.

Award Submissions Is Now Closed

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Awards recognize company innovation, success and development. The award ceremony will be held at Printed Electronics USA, bringing together companies from around the world.

The Awards are hosted by IDTechEx, a leader in providing independent global research and analysis on the development and application of printed and potentially printed electronics (organic, inorganic, composite) and photovoltaics.

If you would like your organization to be recognized for outstanding achievements in the following categories simply follow the entry instructions. Any organization operating within the graphene, photovoltaics, printed or partially printed, organic or thin film electronics market is welcome to apply.

You can enter one or more of the following categories:

Technical Development Materials Award.

This award will be given to the most significant technical development over the last 24 months in the field of material development. A material is defined as any consumable used in the manufacturing of a printed electronic device, for example substrates and fluids/inks. Submission Instructions

Technical Development Manufacturing Award.

This award will be given to the most significant development of a manufacturing device, process or production plant in the industry over the last 24 months. Manufacturing developments optimize the process of lab-scale or mass-scale production by improving productivity, quality, reliability, uniformity, or scale. Submission Instructions

Product Development Award.

This award will be given to a company who has launched a new integrated product based on printed electronics and is in the process of bringing it to market. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the product, its potential market, and benefits it brings over alternatives. For this award, a product is defined as two or more materials integrated through a manufacturing process. Commercial success is not a criterion for this award. Judges will focus on the innovation of the product development. Submission Instructions

Best Commercialization Award

This is the award given to an actual commercial success with an end product using printed electronics. Judges will look for success in terms of products sold and revenues generated, as well as impact on the marketplace and society at large. Mass scale deployment is an important consideration for this award. Submission Instructions

Academic R&D.

This award will be given to an academic research organization that has made a significant contribution over the past 24 months to the understanding of the principles and accrued knowledge behind printed electronics. Submission Instructions

The independent panel of judges include:

Malcolm Keif

California Polytechnic State University

Takao Someya

University of Tokyo

Kenneth McGuire

Procter & Gamble

Scott Stanley

Procter & Gamble

The judges may request further information and submissions should not contain confidential data. Companies that apply will not be named.

Submission Instructions

Please submit the following:

  • Name of organisation
  • Award(s) applying for
  • Title of project
  • Approximate 200 word summary of project
  • Approximate 500 word explanation of why you should win the award with suitable evidence and examples of success
  • Please provide a contact for publicity purposes
  • Please provide a contact for the project
  • Judges may request further information on your submission
  • Submissions should not contain confidential data
  • Companies that apply will not be named
  • The winners will be announced during the conference keynote session on the morning of Wednesday November 20, 2013
  • If you need further information contact:

    Chris Clare
    Event Director
    +44 (0)1223 810270

    Technical Development Manufacturing Award Winner

    "We are truly honored to win the Printed Electronics Award for Manufacturing. There is no better validation for your efforts than recognition by your industry and peers"

    Joel Domino, President of Kent Displays

    Technical Development Device Award Winner

    "IDTechEx has been a great information source and rallying point that has followed the growth of the printed electronics field closely. Add-Vision is proud to have its technology progress towards bringing printed organic electronics to enabling products recognized by IDTechEx. We also continue to benefit from the cross cut of suppliers, investors, technology providers and product developers we interact with at IDTechEx events."

    J. Devin MacKenzie, Chief Technical Officer Add-Vision, Inc

    Technical Development Materials Award Winner

    "Receiving the Technical Development Organic Materials Award was a great honor for all of us at Polyera. We are very proud of our team and our achievements on organic n-type semiconductors in the past years. We will continue to work hard and to develop enabling materials solutions for the Printed Electronics and Organic Photovoltaic Industry"