N-Ink

N-Ink

Winner 2021 2021 Science Start-ups

N-Ink unlocks the full potential of printed electronics by offering inks of unprecedented properties to boost solar cell, battery and display performances. Printed electronics, a market of 41 bn EU, is currently dominated by only one type of material class: p-types that can only transport positive charges. N-type (negative) inks are lacking because of performance and stability deficiencies caused by their intrinsic molecular structures. If there is one thing that we can learn from nature is that nature promotes balance: balance in terms of efficiency and balance in terms of properties. Having only p-type materials available limits the performance since you need a balanced transport of p AND n-type. We have found a way to not only achieve high n-type conductivity, but even make this material in an ecofriendly, sustainable and scalable way. Our inks are patent protected and we just launched our first product in early 2021. n-Ink brings a new paradigm of printed electronics to the market.