Open Call for Ideas
And the Open Call winner is…
We are very excited to announce that the startup Amphilab is the winner of our Open Call!
Last year we launched a request for new ideas within the printed electronics sector that would benefit from using the integrated electronic platform that the project has been developing over the last three years using paper and conductive inks.
Among the initiatives that participated, the bitBook project, a new paper/digital book hybrid, developed by the engineer Manolis Kelaidis has risen as the winner. The company has gained privileged access to INNPAPER’s printed electronics to boost the innovative technology, along with an elaborate report on its technical viability, its manufacturing process flow, a roadmap to reach Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 and estimated cost.
bitBooks let readers access any digital content by simply touching ‘links’ printed with conductive ink on the book’s pages while looking, feeling and smelling identical to regular books. They avoid cables and large plastic components, making the technology almost invisible and allowing for a multi-sensory reading experience. Learn more about the initiative at our blog.
Opening date: 1st April 2020
Submission deadline: 31st August 2020