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Launch of another amazing project in AMIRES’ portfolio on sustainable electronics – ECOTRON!

AMIRES is excited to announce the start of the ECOTRON project. 

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are a staple these days, you can find them everywhere, from automotive components to everyday objects such as smart watches and medical devices. Despite all their advantages, PCBs are unfortunately not environmentally friendly. This is where ECOTRON steps in: new printed electronics (PE) technologies will be developed to replace the state-of-the-art PCBs. In addition, novel biobased or compostable materials for PE will be developed as well as PE designs that can be recycled to improve to overall circularity of the production process.

Renowned research centres, a university, SMEs and industry have joined forces to demonstrate the developed technologies in four use-cases: an on-body drug dosing device, athletes’ sport tracker, LED light foil and smart packaging for medicinal drugs.

This 4-year project funded by European Union’s Horizon Europe has just started. Stay tuned for more news and first results!