ProjectConductive low-cost ink Project

Conductive low-cost ink Project

CLIP (Conductive Low-cost Ink Project) is a 2.9M€ project funded by the EU's 7th Framework Program aimed at developing low cost inks for the printed electronics industry. The project, which brings together partners from across Europe, kicked-off in June 2010.

Project results was presented at an ESMA workshop 12 March 2014. Three project partners discussed results and continued activities at the Workshop Conductive inks in Düsseldorf.
More information can be found at the workshop website:

Over the last 20 years the sophistication of printing systems and technology has grown to a point where the next step towards realising printed electronics will be in reach for a range of applications and companies, including SMEs. However, to do this, there is a need for a low cost conductive ink, which can act as the platform for developing more complicated and valuable technologies. This will accelerate the time to market for new electronic enabled products by utilising printing technologies that already exist within the EU.

The CLIP project brings together a selection of key EU research institutes, high tech SMEs and industry associations, drawing on their specialist technologies, application knowledge and depth of expertise in printing and nanotechnology.

Acreo’s role in as an RTD-performer in this project is to supply the expertise in printing fumctional materials with screen and flexo printing.

The range of organisations involved in the project cover all aspects of the supply chain, from basic materials (Intrinsiq Materials, UK; NANOGAP, Spain; AVL Powders, Belgium) ,supported by Research Organisations (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Sirris, Belgium) through formulation expertise (Paint Research Association, UK) to printing expertise across a range of technologies and applications (Printed Elecronics Ltd., UK; IMPIKA, France; Acreo, the Royal Institute of Technology KTH Sweden; Agfa‐ Gevaert, Belgium ) supported by industrial expertise from some key EU associations (ESMA, Belgium; the Institute of Nanotechnology, UK; PIRA International, UK; Plastic Electronics Foundation, The Netherlands).



This project is financed under the EU's 7th Framework programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), Research for SME Associations programme. The project is carried out under the call Research for SME Associations/ FP7-SME-2008-2 and has the duration 36 months; 1 June 2010 – 31 May 2013.