Our sustainability projects

SPRITE (Sustainable Plastics Recycling Innovation by Tagging Electronically) aims to deliver a system that uses our ultra-low-cost flexible electronics technology and NFC to uniquely identify packaging so that consumers can collect rewards. A contract was awarded from the UK Government Sustainable Innovation Fund. 

PlasticArmPit aims to create an ‘electronic nose’ sensor based on a custom machine learning engine, implemented on a flexible substrate. The project involves Arm, PragmatIC, The University of Manchester and Unilever, and has received funding from InnovateUK. 

Our technology projects

EPIC (Enhanced P-type metal oxides for Integrated Circuits) is a Research and Development collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Pegasus Chemicals and PragmatIC, with InnovateUK funding, to deliver p-type metal oxides with optimised properties suitable for future integration into a CMOS Flexible Integrated Circuit architecture. 

PING (Printed Intelligent NFC Game Cards and Packaging) was a pioneering consortium involving PragmatIC, imec, TMO, Cartamundi, Van Genechten Packaging and Smartrac. This European Union Horizon 2020 project investigated how novel flexible electronics and sensors could be used to introduce intelligence and interactivity into toys and games.

FLEXIBAT is developing thin flexible batteries for integration into electronic wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The project is led by Zinergy and has received funding from InnovateUK.

Our manufacturing projects

MASCOT (Microwave Amorphous SemiConducting Oxides measurement Tool) seeks to develop a microwave metrology capability suitable for industrial implementation, culminating in an in-line tool for thin film measurement with the right sensitivity, throughput, cost and ease of integration to PragmatIC's FlexLogIC system. The project has received funding from InnovateUK.

HiperLAM (High Performance Laser-Additive Manufacturing) was a project focused on laser-based additive manufacturing for high resolution printed conductive lines in applications including RFID antenna. Partners included Orbotech, Oxford Lasers and TNO. Funding was received from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Contract No. 723879.

ALFIE (Assembly Line for Flexible Integrated Electronics) is a PragmatIC project to establish a new capability for assembly of flexible electronics and develop processes that can be transferred directly to customers’ existing production lines. It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. 

NECOMADA (Nano-Enabled Conducting Materials Accelerating Device Applicability) was a project with CPI, Henkel, BSH and Fraunhofer targeted on the incorporation of advanced functional materials to deliver customised conductive inks and flexible adhesives compatible with high volume manufacturing. Funding was received from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Contract No. 720897.