Following the very successful “Chemicals and Materials for Printed Electronics” event, delegate feedback indicated a strong desire for a follow-up event – hence the “PECoE Clinic”.
Experts from each of the Centres of Excellence (C of Es) attended the clinic and met on a 1-2-1 basis with companies and organisations looking to engage with and/or be part of the emerging Plastic Electronics industry. This helped support the companies attending and also raised the profile of PECoE, allowing the individual C of Es to present a united single face to the industry.
Dr Mike Cowin of Smartkem Ltd liked the 1-to-1 sessions: “I think this format is the way forward – well done – it eliminates the feel of “talking shops”, opens up the opportunity to get organised feedback on technology, opportunity etc. and because it is one to one, the expert can offer an honest opinion on technology and/or company without having to be too concerned about diplomacy“. Mike continues to support the work of ESP KTN.
Stuart Green of Victrex said “A useful way to network in a short period of time with key UK players in this industry. The format of using an appointment system and separate meeting rooms was a great idea to extract maximum benefit from the day. Having a guest speaker to start things off was useful opener.
Marie-Beatrice Madec of Solvay Interox commented “It was really interesting for industrial to meet with all the CoE’s and understand how we can work together. I hope there are more like this to come. “