CPES2016 will showcase the convergence of R&D, industry expertise, commercial effort and government activity that gives Canada a tremendous opportunity in the global market for printable, flexible and wearable electronics (PE).
“The market opportunity for PE continues to evolve across industry verticals like healthcare, consumer electronics and wearables, intelligent buildings and automotive, as well as in more developed markets for secure documents and smart packaging,” said Peter Kallai, president and CEO of the CPEIA and CPES co-chair.
“Our fantastic keynote speakers explore the breakthroughs in materials and manufacturing needed to create real products and real applications that have commercial potential today and tomorrow,” Kallai added. “Our hot topics include smart textiles for wearables and 3D printable electronics.”
The five keynotes are:
• Dr. James Buntaine, country lead, EMD Performance Materials Corp. Dr. Buntaine’s areas of technical leadership include novel carbon materials, organic photovoltaics, organic LED lighting and display, cholesteric liquid crystal displays, lithographic and flexographic printing and low temperature co-fired ceramics. He will discuss photolithographic integration of high-performance polymer thin-film transistors suitable for mass production processes.
• Dr. Daniel Frisbie, professor, University of Minnesota, is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and head of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on materials for printed electronics, including organic semiconductors and their applications in devices such as transistors and solar cells. His presentation will explore new materials and printing processes for flexible electronics for a spectrum of applications, including roll-up displays, wearable biosensors, smart labels and e-skins for robotics.
• Prof. Harri Kopola, VP in research in knowledge intensive products and services business area, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland. VTT is the leading non-profit research and technology organization in the Nordic countries, with a national mandate in Finland. Prof. Kopola is responsible for research strategy and a research portfolio that covers digital systems and services, communication systems, microsystems, intelligent sensors, metrology, printed functionalities and health.
• Prof. Vivek Subramanian, University of California, Berkeley, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences. He will discuss progress in advancing the state-of-the-art of printed electronics, including advanced printable materials, improvements in printing technology and design and realization of devices and systems that exploit the capabilities of this emerging technology.
• Mounir Zok, senior sports technologist, U.S. Olympic Committee. Zok is responsible for championing, setting up and running high-performance technology programs that increase the medaling chances of Team USA athletes at the future Olympic and Paralympic Games. His presentation will explore how wearable technology is changing sports forever, by looking at the projects TEAM USA is working on in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.