CEA is a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, information technology, healthcare, defense and security.
CEA-LITEN, the CEA institute involved in the SUPERSMART project, has been deeply involved for over a decade in the development of printed electronics for creating smart surfaces.
The CEA printing platform called “PICTIC”, supported by European Regional funds ERDF and the Rhône-Alpes region, develops smart plastics, papers and textiles produced by printing electronic functions directly on flexible large area (320 x 380 mm) surfaces.
Opened to industrial partners, especially SMEs and start-ups, PICTIC fosters printed electronics products to enter the market. The StS (Sheet-to-Sheet) printing platform is designed to scale up printed devices from laboratory level TRL3-4 to products prototypes TRL 6-7.
The portfolio of CEA organic printed devices is large going from sensors and actuators, photodiodes, to transistors for backplane and logics. From functionalized surfaces for the dashboards of automotives to smart patches for well-being and health monitoring, the scope of application is broad.
In the scope of the SUPERSMART project, CEA-LITEN contribution will be focused on the study, development and upscaling of StS printing processes for the materials developed by the partners.