Business forum: ‘Adding Value from Printable Electronics’

Knowledge Exchange Wales (KEW) and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University have joined forces to present the ‘Adding Value from Printable Electronics’ forum for Welsh businesses later this month.

Date: Thursday June 28th 2012.

Time: Registration is from 9.30am, presentations begin at 10am, and the event finishes at 4pm.

Venue: Civil and Computational Lecture Theatre, College of Engineering, Swansea University.

Event summary: Printable electronics could be adding value to the packaging, printed graphics, or decorated product your company produces. So why aren’t you offering these to your customers? Why aren’t end users demanding it?

The objective of this forum is to get behind the hype, explaining the opportunities and relevant aspects of printable electronics for the graphics and packaging printer.

Did you know how many companies are already in the supply chain in Wales? As well as meeting these companies, there will also be the opportunity to hear about the support available from Welsh Government and Technology Strategy Board.

This event will also include tours of the WCPC facilities and networking opportunities.

The event’s speakers include:

- Professor Richard B Davies, Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University, on ‘Innovation and Engagement at Swansea University’

- Professor David Gethin, Co-Director of the WCPC, on ‘What is Printed Electronics?’

- Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Technical Analyst, ID Techex, on ‘The potential market for printed electronics 

- Kate Stone, CEO of Novalia, on ‘Integrating Printable electronics with graphics’

- Professor Tim Claypole, Co-Director of the WCPC, on ‘So what is it that printers need?’

- Alan Hodgson, Chair of ISO IEC TC119 printed electronics and 3M, on ‘Standards and opportunities for Printable electronics’

- Eirion Jones, Business Development Executive – ICT, Welsh Government, on ‘What support is available from the Welsh Government’

- Myrddin Jones, Lead Technologist, Electronics, Photonics, Electrical Systems, Technology Strategy Board, on ‘What support is available from the Technology Strategy Board’.

For a more detailed agenda and to register your attendance, please contact Swansea University’s Department of Research and Innovation, Tel: 01792 606060, or email: