UMass Lowell PERC's Alkim-Akyurtlu with student Mahdi Haghzadeh looking at printable electronics

Why Develop PERC?

The mission of the Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC) is to establish strategic partnerships between industry (large, medium, and small companies), universities and government that contribute to development of a printed electronics ecosystem. PERC research will develop technologies relevant to the entire supply chain - from enabling materials up through system applications. PERC will establish working research relationship between its members that pre-positions a team for pursuit of large federal funding opportunities.

This unique Center pre-positions UMass Lowell and regional companies to compete for large, federal grants

Why Develop PERC? These are just some of the reasons:

  • Establish interdisciplinary team to develop enabling technology
    • Pre-positioning a team for larger federal funding opportunities in PE
  • Organize key elements of the Printed Electronics supply chain
    • Materials, Processing Equipment, Components, Subsystems & Systems
    • “Best of the Breed” organizations
  • Provide a source for regional economic growth and workforce development
  • Leverage Support from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Mass Tech Collaborative (MTC) funding ($4M)
  • Impact Other Industry Clusters in long term
    • Consumer Electronics, Health, Logistics, Energy