Intelligent packaging indicating the status of the products, envelope informing about its current location – it sounds fantastic. The idea, however, can become reality in the next few years.
MpicoSys company, partner of PSTP, participates in the EU-funded FP7 research project called ROPAS. Its name – “Roll-to-roll Paper Sensors” – focuses on the key technological challenge: integration, electronic components – such as flat printed batteries, wireless communication devices and sensors into paper. MpicoSys in the consortium of European companies and R&D institutes is responsible for system architecture. Its budget of the project exceeds three million euros and is funded by the European Commission. The project will run for four years.
More information about ROPAS: http://www.ropas-project.eu/