Commercial successes in key markets such as sensors, wearables are fueling growing optimism.
David Savastano, Editor11.16.17
Setting new records for attendance and exhibitors, IDTechEx Live! 2017 opened up its two-day conference Nov. 15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Organized by IDTechEx, the conference offers eight co-located concurrent programs this year, including 3D Printing, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage Innovations, Graphene, Internet of Things (IoT) Applications, Printed Electronics, Sensors, and Wearables.
“IDTechEx has 3,500 attendees from 44 countries, and 270 presentations with 253 exhibitors,” said IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das during his opening remarks. “Last year we had 200 exhibitors. There’s lots to see and get your hands on.”
Das spoke about some of the growing areas of interest at the conference.
“Aerospace is the biggest market for 3D printing and has a 34% AGR,” Das noted. “Bioprinting has a 45% CAGR, and will reach $1.8 billion by 2027. Printed, flexible and orga
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