Light Polymers extends relationship with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

By August 2, 2017 No Comments

San Francisco – Light Polymers, a nanochemistry startup with R&D operations in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Korea, and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced today that they will extend their relationship and sign new agreements.

“We’re excited to continue working with ITRI,” said Marc McConnaughey, President and CEO of Light Polymers. “ITRI provided us a base in Taiwan, establishing Light Polymers’ first Application Center in Asia in 2014. Innovating nanochemistry applications requires patience and diligence and our Taiwan team, working closely with our California team, has been a critical part of accelerating the implementation of our nanochemistry in a number of breakthrough applications by using the facilities and resources available through ITRI.”

“ITRI is very pleased to extend its partnership with Light Polymers,” remarked Dr. Jia-Ming Liu, General Director of ITRI’s Commercialization and Industry Service Center. “We believe that Light Polymers’ lyotropic materials platform has many promising applications.”

Light Polymers conducted extensive application and commercialization research on the use of lyotropic materials in LED lighting, LCD and OLED displays, building materials and in the biomedical field. Light Polymers OLED chemistry is now in trial stages with a number of potential commercialization partners while Light Polymers’ debut LED lighting products are rolling out in select Asia markets in August and September.

About Light Polymers

Light Polymers is a nanochemistry company with deep domain knowledge of lyotropic materials, which has use in many applications including LCD and OLED flat panel displays, LED lighting, advanced building materials and biomedical applications. Founded in 2013 in San Francisco, Light Polymers makes easy to apply water based chemistry for a number of industries. For more information, visit

About ITRI

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan’s industries from labor-intensive into innovation-driven. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality Health, and Sustainable Environment.

Over the years, ITRI has cultivated more than 140 CEOs and incubated over 240 innovative companies, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote opportunities for international cooperation around the world. For more information, please visit


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