An Academic-Industry Workshop on Technologies for U.S.-EU Collaborations

October 23-24, 2013, Fira Palace, Barcelona, Spain

Printed and flexible electronics technologies have advanced to the stage where inexpensively printing high performance devices on continuous rolls of polymer-based substrates promises to revolutionize advanced manufacturing. Emerging materials and processes will make it possible to economically generate high value-added products at meters-per-minute rates on plastic film, paper, or foil, and to achieve feature dimensions as small as 10 nanometers over areas encompassing billions of devices. Relying on top-down and bottom-up nanoscale processes including nanoimprint and sub-wavelength lithography, directed self-assembly and additive driven assembly methodologies, commercialization of this technology naturally requires scaling system properties while retaining the collective properties of the nanoscopic elements over macroscale dimensions. Meeting this challenge is a key to high-rate manufacturing of nano-enabled products and for establishing viable manufacturing platforms for continuous large-area roll-to-roll and print processing.

This workshop will bring together invited researchers, institutions, and leading companies involved in rollto-roll and print processing and scalable nanomanufacturing methodologies, to identify and discuss challenges for successful merging of these technologies for advanced device and system manufacturing. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of general parameters for a multi-year technology roadmap to guide progress and potential collaborations between the U.S. and EU in roll-to-roll and print processing of nanoscale devices.

Attendees are invited to prepare remarks addressing technical topics such as:

  • Generating low-cost, commodity-scale materials sets
  • Demonstrating precision cooperative assembly
  • Utilization of surface directed/guided assembly of critical features via imprint stamping
  • Fabrication of ordered hybrid nanocomposites at high rates
  • Nanoimprint processes
  • Process integration
  • Online and off-line metrology
  • Global R&D efforts and developing manufacturing capabilities, especially in Europe and the U.S.

October 23-24, 2013, Fira Palace, Barcelona, Spain
(in conjunction with the Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technology Conference 2013, )