Printable Electronics – Ottawa research facility

The NRC's Printable Electronics (PE) lab in Ottawa provides world class expertise in the use and applications of state-of-the-art, multi-functional printing tools. We develop PE solutions that use new functional materials and production processes to enable digital manufacturing of electronic devices, transforming industries and creating new markets.

Our capabilities

The NRC's Ottawa facility prints the functional components required for flexible and low-cost electronics with many applications:

  • thin film transistor (TFT) devices and logic circuits
  • non-volatile memory
  • conductors, resistors, capacitors, and inductors
  • solar cells
  • sensors
  • transparent conductive films
  • radio frequency antennas

We validate and de-risk the introduction of new materials into processes and devices such as electrodes, conductive circuits, and thin film transistors.

Why work with us

NRC clients and partners have access to our unique expertise in materials, processes and devices and our state of the art equipment. Our technology reduces traditional manufacturing costs and significantly boosts performance and reliability.

The NRC's Ottawa facility offers:

  • large scale inkjet printing
  • sheet to sheet gravure
  • fexographic and screen printing
  • organic and inorganic solution processing

Our team of experienced, interdisciplinary commercial and scientific staff can help bring your new PE-enabled products and processes to market faster!