Flexible electronics has attracted the public attention in recent years. The popular consumer electronics companies started to bring flexible display products, smart phones and other wearable gadgets into the market. To realize the flexible optoelectronics, every involved components needed to be flexible, including the electrode and encapsulation.
We have developed the flexible and transparent electrode that consist of an embedded metal mesh. Our electrodes achieved a high transparency (90% to visible light), high conductivity (≤0.6 Ohm/sq) and environment stability. Also, they are highly flexible that can be freely bent and folded without performance degradation. Moreover, our developed technology allowed us to duplicate fine and conductive patterns on a variety of flexible substrate, including the thin plastic films, papers, natural fabrics and synthetic fabrics. The linewidth, height and spacing of the finest printed lines allowed by our technology is ~200nm, ~10nm and ~50nm, respectively.
Based on the promising results we got in the laboratory, our team is confident that such electrode should have a great application possibility on different kinds of wearable and smart electronics, such as medical devices, flexible consumer gadgets, high-tech fashion items and smart windows.
Background and Objectives
Modelled after the US National Science Foundation I-Corps programme, PolyU Lean LaunchPad Programme (the “Programme”) is a 10-week, evidence-based entrepreneurship development programme targeting the University’s researchers and research teams to search for potential market and application of their technologies.
With the guidance of industry advisors and mentors, the participating teams will conduct extensive market research with stakeholders to gain necessary business knowledge and real market insights, as well as to discover the ways to commercialize their research technologies through this experiential learning programme.
Programme Features and Benefits
First in Hong Kong
First-ever Lean Launchpad programme in Hong Kong targeting for university researchers and research students
10-week Evidence-based Entrepreneurship Development Programme
An experiential learning journey with the direct market insights in the commercial world to guide participating research teams to commercialize their research technologies
Industry Connection and Insights
Guidance and mentorship support from industry advisors, experienced mentors and entrepreneurs
Acceleration of Research to Market
Formulation and validation of commercialization pathway by using different analytical tool - Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas, etc.
Grant of HK$40,000 to each qualified participating team for their prototyping and other expenses throughout the Programme
Access to PolyU InnoHub Resources
Access to resources under PolyU InnoHub Hong Kong and Shenzhen (co-working space, startup consultation, etc.)
Opportunity for Overseas Exhibition
Further considered for showcasing the project in overseas exhibition such as International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Online Learning Mode via ZOOM
*There may be 2 tracks which one will be on every Monday evening and another one will be on every Tuesday evening.
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