UQ Race Test for Printed Battery Prototypes

UQ Race Test for Printed Battery Prototypes

27 June 2021

Printed thin-film batteries are emerging technologies for powering next-generation Internet-of-Things devices. Researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) have been supporting a leading company in this industy, Printed Energy Pty Ltd, on research and development of printed thin-film batteries through a Commonweath Government funded CRC project. Now, we are ready to test one of the prototypes of a real application of these printed batteries. The printed battery-integrated race timing bibs can be an alternative approach for timing the race event by eliminating the necessity of large timing infrastructures.

Come and explore how this technology can create changes for timing the race event by integrating printed thin-film batteries with timing bibs. Your great support as volunteer runners will help us to properly evaluate the prototypes of this innovative technology in real environmental conditions and improve this technology in the near future. This 10 km race test will be held at UQ St Lucia campus along the riverfront St Lucia Parkrun course on 27th of June 2021 (Sunday). This is not a competition, rather completion of the 10 km run is what we really appreciate. Please come and be part of the action. Look forward to meeting you there!

Event Times (Due to the weather issue, we`ll have to reschedule this event to this Sunday, sincere apologies for that.)

Date: 27th of June 2021 (Sunday)
Check-in: 8:30am - 9.15am
Race Briefing: 9.20am
Race test starts from: 9:30am

Check-in Venue: Play field 7 (Athletic playground), Sir William MacGregor Dr, St Lucia QLD 4067
Running course: Sir William MacGregor Dr, St Lucia QLD 4067 (St Lucia Parkrun Course)

All registrations are online only and close Friday (25th of June 2021) before the event 

Event Pricing

This is a free event with maximum runners of 30. Small souvenirs will be provided for volunteer runners.

Course map
St Lucia Parkrun course with 2.5 km
×4 repeats

COVID-19 and safety

We will adjust our registration process and event plan alongside any changes in Covid Alert Levels. Extra precautions and full COVID Event Plan is in place for this event including screening questions at the venue, contact tracing, availability of hand sanitiser and wipes and frequently cleaning surfaces.

At all times, the safety, health and well-being of our participants and community at this event is our main priority.
Please do not attend event day if you are feeling unwell and have COVID-related symptoms.


We`d like to thanks the great support from UQ Dow Centre, School of Chemical Engineering, EAIT at The University of Queensland, as well as the leading industry partner of the project Printed Energy Pty Ltd and UNSW team. CRC-P UQ team members: Prof. Lianzhou Wang, Prof. Chris Greig,
Dr Jannie Grové, Dr Tong`en Lin, Mr Benoit Clement, Dr Yuxiang Hu, Dr. Songcan Wang and Dr. Miaoqiang Lyu. Financial support from Commonwealth government through CRC project was acknowledged. Queensland government through Advance Queensland Fellowship for Dr Miaoqiang Lyu was acknowledged as well. ONETIME Pty Ltd is acknowledged for great support on the timing bibs and other event support.

Introduction of the team

Printed Energy Pty Ltd a Brisbane-based world-leading company in printed thin-film battery industry.
More information can be found via the company website: www.printedenergy.com.au

Printed Energy is the industry lead participant of the CRC-P printed battery project, working with two Australian leading universities UQ and UNSW. Prof. Lianzhou Wang, an ARC Laureate Fellow at UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), is leading the research team at the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation and has been working collaboratively with the other team leaders Prof. Chris Greig, Prof. Vicki Chen and Prof. Dawei Wang to support Printed Energy on their commercialization targets.

More printed battery story about this project can be found here.

Component Attachment for ONETIME Inlays - by SunRay Scientific

SunRay Scientific Inc., a US based developer of innovative electronic materials, introduces their patented ZTACH® ACE, Anisotropic Conductive Epoxy, which delivers a cost-effective, miniaturized, enhanced performance solution to enable novel hybrid electronic packaging for a wide range of printed electronic applications. Typical applications include flexible RFID tags, wearable diagnostic patches, blood glucose monitoring, and LED arrays.  The simplicity of SunRay’s technology lowers production costs while speeding up production time, enabling a wide range of lighter, smaller, enhanced performance electronics.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the event organizer

Dr. Miaoqiang Lyu, UQ Dow Centre, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0431823486


 Event information
Sunday, 27 June 2021
Playing field 7, Sir William MacGregor Dr, UQ, St Lucia, 4072
See map below
Registration is closed

UQ Race Test for Printed Battery Prototypes

  • Playing field 7, Sir William MacGregor Dr, UQ, St Lucia, 4072
  • Brisbane
  • Australia