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EPO – Finalist 2016 Research – Paper-based microchips, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins

Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins (Portugal) 

Invention: Paper-based microchips

The invention of paper-based transistors by Portuguese scientist Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins at the New University of Lisbon offers a cost-saving and energy-efficient alternative to silicon chips. Applications in daily life include biosensors, “smart” product packaging, networked shipping labels and animated billboards.

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