Plastic Electronics Meeting & Workshop

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Transforming consumer products, advertising, marketing and packaging design in the next five years. 13th January 2010. 12:30 – 5:30 pm. Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects

This exclusive meeting & workshop on January 13th 2010 will showcase how plastic electronic technologies will transform every facet of our lives from packaging design to advertising, lighting to consumer electronics and energy generation to fashion. Plastic electronics is a technological breakthrough that allows people to turn ordinary surfaces into electronic circuits, which are free of components and with materials that are completely flexible. An £8million investment in the form of two competitions was announced by the government backed Technology Strategy Board on December 7th alongside the Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson's launch of The National Strategy for Plastic Electronics. This workshop will encourage input and discussion from delegates and will be instrumental in helping to devise, develop and demonstrate projects that encourage UK business to use plastic electronics in their product development. The meeting will introduce an Interactive Workshop to be held in March 2010 and inform you how to apply. Top sector representatives will have the opportunity to form industry-led collaborations and compete for a total of £3m of funding for demonstrator development projects. Agenda 1:00 Arrive, coffee and sandwiches 1:15 Welcome by KTN Directors 1:30 Richard Kirk – Polyphotonix – what is plastic electronics? 2:00 Gus Desbarats, Director, TheAlloy 2:30 Breakout Working Groups 3:30 Mike Biddle - Technology Strategy Board – competition overview 4:00 Coffee and networking 4:30 Conclusions from groups 5:00 KTN Director - Summary and close on details You can register by emailemail or by calling 01908 276 665. For further information and to download the competition flyers, click here and follow the news link "£8m Investment in Plastic Electronics Technologies Accompanies UK Strategy Launch".