The SmartKem management team has a strong heritage in organic semiconductors and a successful track record building materials based technology businesses.
More specifically, the company has niche scientific expertise delivering high performance molecules and formulated inks into market-driven applications such as the e-paper, OLED and HD LCD display industry.
SmartKem designs, develops and purifies its own molecules using proprietary synthesis. The company sells customised organic semiconductor 'inks' or licenses its technology rights to electronics OEM's and developers of printable electronics.
Smartkem combines leading edge material research with close customer contact and partnership to deliver customised semiconductor inks.
Unlike silicon electronics, SmartKem’s OSC's can be processed in air and deposited at room temperature using simple printing and coating techniques. This allows for the creation of high performance electronics onto a host of lightweight and flexible plastic substrates.
The future of printed and flexible electronics will be driven by pioneering advances in material technology and will enable a new generation of ultra-thin, robust, foldable displays and electronics with limitless applications. Smartkem are leading the development of these materials and we believe our OSC's will become a key enabling technology in making this exciting future a reality.
The demand for printable electronics is anticipated to generate a substantial future market, in excess of $25Bn within 10 years and $190Bn within 20 years. SmartKem is uniquely positioned in this rapidly emerging market offering leading edge molecules, ink formulations, device know-how and a strong IP portfolio.