Printed Electronics Week

Printed Electronics Week will be held from 17-21 March 2014 in Cambridge, UK.

17th - 19th March: the 3rd Plenary meeting of the TC119 Printed Electronics standards committee, which is a global effort to provide the technical foundation for the printed electronics - see panel opposite.

19th March: Printed Electronics Week Dinner. This will provide networking opportunites with international experts by bringing together members of TC119  and the delegates at the conference. The dinner will be held at Clare College ( - the second oldest college of Cambridge University.

20th MarchManufacturing for Printed Electronics Conference. This will be an international conference covering the recent advances in fabrication techniques and materials for Printed Electronics. See below.

21st March: Company Visits to local organisations. Cambridge considers itself the birthplace of printed electronics with local organisations covering the fuill range of the the printed electronics supply chain.

Manufacturing for Printed Electronics Conference

There will be specific focus on making the transition from ‘Lab to Fab' and integrating devices into a final product.   The conference will have 3 main themes and a number of sub-themes:

  • Materials
    • Substrates
    • Barriers
    • Functional Inks
    • Ink Chemistry
  • Manufacturing Processes
    • Deposition Techniques
    • Impact / non-Impact printing
    • Roll to Roll / Sheet fed
    • Metrology
    • Quality Assurance
  • Applications
    • Smart Packaging
    • Aerospace/Automotive
    • Biomedical
    • Wearable


Call for Papers

Presentations are sought from organisations across the value chain on any subject related to printed, plastic, organic and large area electronics. Potential topics could comprise, but are not restricted to, recent developments in applications, materials and processing. Examples include OLEDs, OPVs, OTFTs, smart packaging, printed biosensors, developments in thin film printing and in understanding of the underpinning physics etc.

The conference will be a great opportunity for individuals to present their work and to meet others, from around the world, who are working in similar fields. This event is open to all. The registration for speakers is free of charge and will include lunch and refreshments.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words and need to outline the highlights of a 20-minute oral presentation.

Initial Deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 7th January 2014

After the deadline there will be a sifting panel of experts from the IOP PGS, PELG and ESP KTN, to select abstracts for presentations.

Abstracts can be emailed to

For further details send an email with your query or suggestion to Any sponsorship opportunity enquiries should also be emailed to the address above.

International Standards

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world's leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.   Over 10 000 experts from industry, commerce, government, test and research labs, academia and consumer groups participate in IEC Standardization work.

Technical Committee 119 (TC119) was established in 2012 to develop standards for ‘Printed Electronics'.  Working groups have been established standarisation of the terminology, materials, printability, and equipment used for printed electronics devices. 

The third plenary meeting for TC119 will be held at Clare College Cambridge from March 17-19th.  

If you are interested in attending the standards meeting please email the contacts below: