CPI hosts innoLAE Industry Day 2021, featuring AB InBev Digital Packaging Challenge

CPI, an independent technology innovation centre and founding member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, announced it will be hosting the 2021 innoLAE Industry Day, uniting large corporates, SMEs and the associated supply chain in the printed electronics industry. Featuring talks from key industry leaders, as well as an exciting Digital Packaging Challenge hosted by multinational drink and brewing company, AB InBev, the innoLAE Industry Day will take place virtually on the 23rd of February 2021.

Printed electronics enable the mass production of extremely thin, cost-effective and flexible electronic circuits, with broad applications ranging from authentication labels for the food and beverage industry to wellness monitoring devices and wearables. The market has expanded rapidly over the last decade, growing to one worth over £20 billion. CPI has gained extensive experience in this burgeoning sector and has established a large industry network through work at its National Printable Electronics Centre.

The innoLAE Industry Day will be a free event, allowing SMEs, entrepreneurs and digital technology providers from across the printed electronics industry to broaden their network, form collaborations and pitch their offerings to the industry. The online event will feature a number of talks from leading companies and decision makers highlighting key market opportunities, as well as the industry challenges the technology is currently facing. The event will also feature a free online pitching competition.

The Digital Packaging Challenge invites SMEs, entrepreneurs and technology providers to deliver a 10-minute creative solution pitch, addressing a challenge posed by AB InBev, the world’s largest beer company. The challenge involves the creation of innovative returnable crates, incorporating sensors and digital technology to support improved consumer use.

The pitching event will take place during the innoLAE industry day and the winner will have the opportunity to collaborate and nurture their solution with AB InBev. Interested parties should state their intention by filling in the submission form before Thursday the 4th of February 2021. Please send questions or any supporting information to Steven Bagshaw: steven.​bagshaw@​uk-​cpi.​com.

News source: CPI

Learn more about the event and register at the following link: https://www.uk-cpi.com/events/industry-day-at-innolae-conference.

Printed electronics cleanroom at CPI's National Printable Electronics Centre

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