The centre was proposed by the core team from SCDT, IIT Kanpur, involved in research and development activities in the area of organic and printable electronics, over last fourteen years. The motivation came from the fact that large area electronic manufacturing is in transition with new materials and methods of manufacturing. This transition offers us a window of opportunity. Further, as the transition is necessarily research driven, the role of academia is important. Hence, large area electronics in general and flexible electronics in particular, is an area ready for academia driven academia-industry-government collaboration to usher in flexible electronics manufacturing in India.
Vision and Objectives
Conduct research and development in large area flexible electronics that serves as a foundation for development of domestic industry in this field.
R&D : Conduct basic studies and scientific investigations relevant to field of large area flexible electronics.
Manufacturing : Conduct research and development in large area flexible electronics by developing partnership with industry and with a view that potentially leads to manufacturing.
Ecosystems : Facilitate formation of industrial ecosystem by addressing various aspects, products, materials and machines and academic ecosystem by engaging with reputed centers internationally and individuals nationally.
Entrepreneurship : Incubate small scale industry related to flexible electronics
International Partnerships : Build strategic partnerships that hasten the development cycle.
Human Resources : Undertake human resource development in relevant area.