Researchers in the smart electronics and materials (SEMS) group in electronics and computer science and the synthesis, catalysis and flow group in chemistry at the University of Southampton are investigating a new technique for achieving light emitting textiles that could be used in future medical, performance sports, automotive, architecture and fashion materials. The project, funded by the United Kingdom’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, is formulating light emitting films on the surface of standard textiles through electronically functional inks and spray coating, along with cutting-edge inkjet and dispenser printing processes, according to a report from the university.