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News article16 June 2020San SebastiánDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

Call for innovators who use paper-based electronics to kick start their technology

The European project INNPAPER launches an Open Call for ideas using paper-based electronics. The contest is open until 31 August 2020

Printed batteries, displays, temperature, humidity and genetic sensors… Over the last two years, the European project INNPAPER has been developing these electronic items, using only paper and functional inks. Now the technology is ready to be used, and the project has launched an Open Call, looking for initiatives in the electronics field with innovative ideas on how to use the project’s devices. The deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2020.

The winning proposal will get to kick-start the idea, getting a technical viability assessment, a manufacturing process flow, a roadmap to TRL 7 and an estimation of the cost of the technology. It will also gain privileged access to the project’s pilot printing line that includes, among other technologies, cutting edge roll to roll pilot coating technology, surface characterisation using AFM and SEM and a plant for integrated battery manufacture. A list of all the technologies can be consulted at the project’s website.

INNPAPER has already developed three use-cases following this technology: a cold-chain monitoring smart-label, bedside diagnostic tests for influenza and streptococcus bacteria, as well as caffeine and THC detectors. The aim of the Open Call is to expand beyond these use-cases. From labels to detect food spoilage, to novel diagnostic tests or interactive printing, the possibilities are endless. Researchers, companies and innovators from Europe are encouraged to participate.

INNPAPER is a project funded by the European Commission H2020 programme. The project is led by the research Centre CIDETEC in San Sebastian (Spain) and involves another 2 Research Centres, 2 Universities, 3 Enterprises and 7 SMEs.

More information

All Open Call details

If you have an idea but need more information on the technology to see if it could be viable, please send us an email at opencallatinnpaper [dot] eu (opencall[at]innpaper[dot]eu)


Publication date
16 June 2020
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
San Sebastián