The INSPIRED project aimed to address the fundamental issues within the printed electronics industry: ensuring that suitable functional nanomaterials formulations (inks) are available for end users in industrial scale quantities. Production of these nanomaterial formulations on an industrial scale and then depositing them using cost-effective, high throughput printing technologies enables rapid production of printed electronic components, on a wide variety of substrates. Therefore, enabling new electronics applications, whilst overcoming the problems associated with traditional manufacturing.
In summary, ink formulations were developed for the factory of electronic structures printed with different nanomaterials (copper nanoparticles, silver nanofibers and graphene), taking into account both practical aspects of the synthesis and processing of nanomaterials as well as the requirements set by end users. In the case of NANOGAP, we worked to optimize the product for the intended application, reducing the size of the nanofibers, with respect to the standard product, and developing a reproducible process with high performance on a pilot scale. The above achievements have further increased NANOGAP's production capacity, significantly reducing costs at the same time. Finally, two new products were developed that were incorporated into the company's product portfolio, products that are currently being marketed outside the consortium.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646155
- JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
- NANOGAP SUB-NM-POWDER SA, INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED
- M-SOLV LTD
- THOMAS SWAN & CO LIMITED
- BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
- TOUCHNETIX LIMITED
- EUROLCDS SIA
- NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
- ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
- FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
- UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
- MIDSUMMER AB