Printed electronics technology is the electronics manufacturing technology based on the printing principle; by printed electronics technology, electronic materials are prepared into functional inks, to manufacture electronic devices and systems with the printing method; the printed electronics technology has the advantages of simple production process, small loss of raw materials, low equipment investment, and low costs for production. It is a green manufacturing technology. The related products feature large area, good flexibility, etc., and have shown great development potential and broad market prospects in the wearable electronics, flexible display and lighting, health care and other fields. It is expected that by 2025, the international sales of various types of printed electronics products will reach 300 billion US dollars.
Changzhou Institute of Printed Electronics Industry was established on September 9, 2013. It is China's first printed electronics industry technology development institute initiated and built by the local government. It was co-founded by the Changzhou People's Government and Changzhou National High-tech Zone Management Committee, and supported by the National Printed Electronics Industry Technology Innovation Alliance. The institute implements the enterprise operation mode.
The main operation body of the Institute - "Changzhou Institute of Printed Electronics Industry" is a wholly state-owned enterprise, which was formally established and began operation in September 2013, with a registered capital of 50 million yuan, located at F2, Block E, Creative Industry Park, No. 9-4, Taihu East Road, High-tech Zone. The company’s main businesses cover industrialized technology research and development, research result transformation, technology transfer, venture investment and financing services in the field of printed electronics industry. The construction of the public platform has been initially completed.