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InScope EU project aims to develops an open access pilot line service for hybrid and printed systems

Maturing the hybrid printed electronics roadmap requires parties to supply large amounts of products at a high quality to allow industrial relevant tests, such as consumer satisfaction, clinical trials and large scaled demonstrators

12 May 2017 | Editor

The EU funded project InSCOPE has announced it aims to create an open access pilot line service for Hybrid Printed electronics systems.

The pilot line is modular thereby ensuring a comprehensive toolbox of printing, assembly, production integration and process validation facilities distributed over the InSCOPE partners.

Building this revolutionary platform business model on the European ecosystem to allow faster transition of product concept from R&D to product. Thereby support the build of manufacturing capacity will also give a great chance for SMEs to enter the market for hybrid and printed electronics enabled products.

The technology is well suited for electronics applications that require mechanical flexibility

Key applications can be found in the:

  • health
  • smart packaging
  • smart building
  • automotive sector

InSCOPE, the Pilot line service is serviced by top European RTD’s with leading technological positions and state of the art equipment in the domain of hybrid printed electronics.

The InSCOPE consortium brings together a multi-disciplinary group composed of 11 partners and 8 countries within the European Union forming an ideal and well-balanced team that includes:

  • Holst Centre from the Netherlands
  • Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) Limited from United Kingdom
  • Commissariat A L energie Automique et aux energies alternatives (CEA) from France
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oyfrom Finland
  • Interuniversitair Microelectronicacentrum IMEC VZW from Belgium
  • Philips Lighting B.V. from the Netherlands
  • Robert Bosch GMBH from Germany
  • Walter Pak SL from Spain
  • Glaxosmithkline Research and Development LTD from United Kingdom
  • Kone Oyi from Finland
  • Amires from Czech Republic

The project aims to create impact by offering a pilot line service that advances accuracy and reliability of hybrid printed electronics. It will be tested on 15 SME development cases that are devoted to new functionalities enabled by this emerging technology. Moreover, the pilot line will remain accessible to interested parties even after the duration of the InSCOPE project.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731671.

Corne Rentrop project coordinator at the Holst Centre, said, "Maturing the hybrid printed electronics roadmap requires parties to supply large amounts of products at a high quality to allow industrial relevant tests, such as consumer satisfaction, clinical trials and large scaled demonstrators, therefore InSCOPE project is a great opportunity to supply such service and at the same time strengthening the European role in Printed Electronics technology."
More about InSCOPE (www.inscope-project.eu)

http://inscope-project.eu   


About Inscope (EU project)

InSCOPE will set-up an open access pilot line service for hybrid printed technologies capable of sampling products at TRL6-7 and help to educate a large group of potential end-users about the possibilities to integrate hybrid and printed electronics in their products. This will be done by organising technical design seminars, local events, and workshops. Parties that show an interest to make a step towards actual products will be supported via dedicated business development trajectories, including technical feasibility studies, cost analysis and design activities. For elected new cases a funnelling approach towards real commercial cases will be conducted.

Source: Inscope (EU project)


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