Our technology projects

PragmatIC participates in a number of innovative technology projects.

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

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

HiperLAM (High Performance Laser-Additive Manufacturing) is developing laser-based additive manufacturing for high resolution printed conductive lines in applications including RFID antenna. Project partners include Orbotech, Oxford Lasers and TNO. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Contract No. 723879. 

SWAMP (Smart Waste Management of Packaging) involves the application of low-cost FlexIC-based RFID for smart waste management. The project was awarded funding by the UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) under the GovTech Catalyst programme.

ALFIE (Assembly Line for Flexible Integrated Electronics) is a PragmatIC project that will 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. 

FlexiBat is developing thin flexible batteries for integration into electronic wearables and IoT devices. The project is led by Zinergy and has received funding from InnovateUK.