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SmartKem is the world-leader in the design, synthesis and supply of high performance organic semiconductors and organic thin film transistor (OTFT) technology. SmartKem’s market leading truFLEX® semiconductor platform enables robust, low power, low cost displays across multiple form factors on both glass and plastic including flat, bendable, flexible and foldable.

The opportunity that SmartKem’s technology platform and vision represents was reflected by a successful Series A funding round and continued financial commitment and backing from leading investors including BASF Venture Capital, Octopus Ventures, Finance Wales and Entrepreneurs Fund since 2014. The syndicate’s investment has enabled further development and market penetration of SmartKem’s record breaking truFLEX® semiconductor platform, accelerating the technology towards full commercialization.

SmartKem’s accolades include a Printed Electronics Asia award for Best Advanced Material Development and 2015 Innovative Product of the Year for Wales. The company was a finalist in the prestigious R&D100 Awards in 2015.

SmartKem is the lead partner of the FLEXTRANS project. FLEXTRANS is a two-year programme to support the transition to market of their truFLEX® thin film transistor (TFT) platform for the manufacture of high performance active matrix display backplanes on glass or plastic.

Through a combination of intensive commercial technology transfer and the creation of pre-production prototypes, the EU-funded project will accelerate the market entry of this new benchmark in low power, ultra-thin and lightweight OLED and LC displays for wearable, mobile and computer based applications.

FLEXTRANS is a multi-party project involving several European pioneers in the display industry. It is co funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. The FLEXTRANS website can be found at www.flextrans.eu