st month saw a number of events in the UK and Europe organised by the printed circuit industry.

The Institute of Circuit Technology 41st Annual Symposium brought academics and industrialist to the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, West Midlands.  Kicking off the presentations was CDT-EI and Loughborough University academic, Dr Darren Southee. Darren presented his latest research project that aimed to determine the feasibility of making rechargeable energy storage devices using mass produced printed electrodes. Later in the day CDT-EI Centre Manager Dr Donna Palmer gave a short overview presentation about the CDT and the opportunities it poses for companies to engage with the next generation of scientists and engineers in the industry. For a more information about the Institute of Circuit Technology please visit the website and to read a full write-up of the event by Pete Starkey on I-Connect007 please click here.

The European Institute of Printed Circuits held their annual summer conference in Berlin at the end of June. Dr Donna Palmer (CDT-EI Centre Manager) and Prof. Martin Goosey (Chair of CDT-EI Management Advisory Group) attended the conference. The EIPC is a network of PCB professionals providing platforms to exchange business and technology information for the success of the European electronics industry. Of key signifcance to the CDT-EI were the sessions on new technology such as smart manufacturing systems and the presentations given by researchers at Fraunhofer IZM on new materials, packaging and processes for the next generation of electronics "made in Europe". The conference delegates were given the opportunity to visit Fraunhofer IZM to tour the facilities and find out about the latest research being conducted. For more information about EIPC please visit their website and for more information abotu Fraunhofer IZM vist thier website.


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