Printable Electronics for Internet of Things program


With a potential to dramatically transform industries and markets, printable electronics (PE) is a field of intense materials and device physics/engineering research, which will enable the lower-cost fabrication of large area electronic devices. We collaborate with leading members of the PE industry to conduct applied research and gain access to comprehensive PE solutions for various energy harvesting devices, physical/chemical sensors, and printed radio frequency surfaces and antennas.

We also coordinate work in key technological areas, including materials, printing, device integration, and information and communications technology, to position Canadian industry stakeholders as early adopters of emerging PE technologies.

Collaborate with us

Collaborate with us on strategic research projects to help de-risk your innovative ideas, reduce your start-up costs and accelerate your commercial development timelines.

Existing collaborations

  • Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI)
  • The University of Ottawa
  • The University of Waterloo
  • Laval University
  • E2IP
  • Raymor / NanoIntegris
  • Carleton University 

Technical and advisory services

The NRC's extensive and proven experience in advanced functional conjugated polymers and nanomaterials, and in the development of energy harvesting devices, environmental sensors, and wearable electronics makes us uniquely qualified to help Canadian industry capture a solid lead in in power-autonomous mini Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor systems by using printable electronics technology.

Contact us

Mohammad Salahuddin,
Business Development Officer
Telephone: 613-291-3989

Marc McArthur,
Business Development Officer
Telephone: 613-949-8680

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