Cambridge University's Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic have signed a research collaboration agreement on graphene in flexible plastic electronics. This strategic agreement has several activities and goals, one of them is to develop graphene as a transparent, highly conductive layer for plastic backplanes for unbreakable LCD and flexible OLED displays.
The two other research goals are to develop new transistor structures that use graphene-like materials as the active layer and to exploit the commercialization of graphene for flexible electronics.
Plastic Logic is mostly focused on e-paper displays, and the company has recently announced an OTFT-based flexible 42" e-paper (E Ink) display, made from sixteen 10.7" flexible panels tiled together. Plastic Logic will collaborate with Toppan printing to bring these new displays to the market. Plastic Logic received a $700 million investment from RUSNANO back in 2011.
The CGC was established in early 2013 with a £12 million grant from the UK government. It aims to develop new mass production high-quality graphene production processes and also work on potential applications (such as energy storage and, as of today, flexible plastic electroncis).