Novel Applications of Printing Consortium Launches in Cambridge

Novel Applications of Printing Consortium Launches in Cambridge


The first Novel Applications of Printing Consortium launched on March 10th 2011 in Cambridge. This consortium brings together global players from retail, food, drink and beyond with technology providers from the Cambridge Cluster.

Members of the consortium will work together over the coming year to find shared interests in many aspects of print technology – both analogue and digital – from novel print decoration to printed electronics.

Debbie Thorp and Mike Willis who lead the consortium tell us “By bringing together a range of stakeholders from across Europe and from different industry sectors, we want to create a learning environment and discuss the challenges of implementing new print technology.”

Meeting themes are decided by the consortium members and guest speakers are invited to enrich the programme at each event. The first meeting included speakers from Dai Nippon Screen, Skalene and the University of Cambridge.

This consortium is managed by the Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI) which also runs consortia for “Microfluidics”, “Open Innovation” and “Inclusive Design”. Peter Hewkin , CEO of CfBI said “Responding to market demand to drive forward novel applications of printing, we are delighted to expand the CfBI offering  which brings together the best companies in Europe in the spirit of ‘collaborative advantage’ to ‘do more with less’”.

Photo shows Julian White of Skalene addressing the First Novel Applications of Printing Consortium