The 5th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE2019) returned to the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in Hinxton, Cambridge, from 22-23 January 2019, to deliver another key event in the large-area electronics calendar – recording continued growth, increased reach and expanding topic areas.
The innoLAE Conference attracts interest and engagement from researchers, manufacturers, integrators and users involved in large-area electronics (LAE) – a new way of making electronics which includes printable, flexible, plastic, organic and bio- electronics.
Designed to host an equal balance of representatives from industry and academia, this conference creates an important platform for supporting innovation, building collaborations, sharing knowledge and, ultimately, promoting the growth of the field and advancing the state-of-the-art – so we are delighted to announce continued growth, record abstract submissions, the highest conference sponsorship to date and registrations from more institutions and countries than any previous year.
The three days of innoLAE events – innoLAE industry day, conference and exhibition – attracted over 300 delegates, reaching people from 156 institutions across 21 countries. The conference once again managed to attract the unique academia : industry balance which makes it such a productive space.
The flourishing innoLAE programme highlighted the most recent, innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics through parallel presentation sessions, keynote addresses, topical workshops and poster presentations. Parallel track presentations covered the latest innovations in LAE devices, circuits, materials, manufacturing, applications and bioelectronics, and the two workshops provided space to engage with the evolution of electronic textiles for wearable applications and the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy for the LAE industry.