AFELIM, France’s printed and organic electronics industry association, plays very much the same role on behalf of France’s printable, flexible and wearable electronics (PE) industry that the CPEIA plays in Canada.
AFELIM’s mission is to create a network of members from across France’s PE supply chain, open dialogue on issues facing the industry sector, enhance the value chain, create a strong link between R&D and production, disseminate market information, open access to major research programs, and represent the sector and its members at industry events and to European and global bodies.
“By partnering with AFELIM, the CPEIA can tap into resources and contacts to assist our members that wish to gain traction in European markets and partner on European projects. In return, the CPEIA can assist AFELIM member companies interested in pursuing opportunities in the North American market,” said Peter Kallai, president and CEO of the CPEIA.
“The CPEIA and AFELIM are kindred organizations that can accomplish great things on behalf of our members if we work together,” added Michel Popovic, president of AFELIM.
The Memorandum of Understanding is a non-financial commitment between the two organizations to collaborate on a number of initiatives on an ongoing basis. These include participation in technical working groups and educational events such as webinars, technical seminars and conferences.