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 key industrial areas - including materials, printing, device integration, and information and communications technology - to position Canadian industry stakeholders as early adopters of emerging PE technologies.


  • Cambridge Display Technology Limited (UK)
  • Printability and Graphic Communications Institute
  • The University of Ottawa
  • The University of Waterloo
  • Laval University

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.

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

George Ross, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 613-949-3717
LinkedIn: George Ross

Michael Davison, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 613-998-9414
LinkedIn: Michael Davison