CPES2017 Sponsors

May 23

Pre-conference VIP reception, setup for conference & exhibitors


For conference and exhibitors 3-5pm

Pre-conference VIP Reception

By invitation only

May 24

DAY 1: From Innovation to High Volume Applications

Session 1

Smart Packaging & Smart Retail

Session 2

Intelligent Homes & Buildings

Session 3

Wearables & Smart Textiles



May 25

DAY 2: Manufacturing Printable, Flexible and Wearable Electronics

Session 1

3D Printable Electronics

2017 Innovation Awards

Session 2

Inks and Substrates, Manufacturing, Components

May 26

DAY 3: 8am – noon
Sessions run concurrently

Session 1a


Session 1b

Financing + Mentoring

Startup of the Year Award

DAY 1: From Innovation to High Volume Applications

Peter Kallai
President & CEO
 Gold Sponsor
Paul Smith
Vice President
Xerox XRCC
Chairman of the Board
Opening Remarks

Smart Packaging & Smart Retail
 Supporting Sponsor
James D Downham
President & CEO
PAC, Packaging Consortium
Session Chair: Introduction to Session
Gold Sponsor
Michelle Chretien
Project Manager, Electronic Materials/Printed Electronics
Xerox XRCC
Smart Labels: Key Features and Uses
Aaron Willinsky
R&D Specialist
Array Marketing
Mark Baldwin
What you can learn about your Customers through Smart Packaging and Interactive Displays
Michael Petersen
Founder, Chief Operating Officer
Information Mediary Corporation
Real World PE Smart Packaging for Pharma

Connected Homes & Intelligent Buildings
 Association Partner
Ron Zimmer
President & CEO
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
KEYNOTE: Key Developments and Opportunities for Flexible Electronics in Connected Homes and intelligent Buildings
Michael Hellander
President & CEO
OTI Lumionics
Challenges and Opportunities Bringing OLED Lighting to Market
Stéphane Gagnon
VP Wireless Technologies
Communications Research Centre Canada
Engineering Wireless 5G Propagation Environments using Printed Electronics Engineering Surfaces

Wearables & Smart Textiles
Tony Chahine
Founder & CEO
Session chair: Introduction to Session
Media Partner
James Hayward
Senior Technology Analyst
E-Textiles Value Chain to End Products
Frederic Chanay
CEO and Co-Founder
OM Signal
Rapid Development of Bio-sensing Garments
Doug Wong
Sr. Electronics Systems Designer
MedEng Systems
Wearable Electronics for First Responders
Marie O’Mahony
Professor of Digital Futures
Ontario College of Art and Design University
Global to local – A Review of Key Trends and Innovation in Wearable Technology

DAY 2: Manufacturing Printable, Flexible, and Wearable Electronics

Peter Kallai
President & CEO
Randy Frank, Ph.D
Executive Director, R & D, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
3M Canada Company
Opening Remarks
Michel Popovic
KEYNOTE: The Strengths and Opportunities with France’s Printable Electronics Sector

3D Printable Electronics
Janos Veres
Program Manager, Novel and Printed Electronics
PARC, a Xerox Company
Additive Manufacturing for Electronics
Alroy Almeida
The Rise of Rapid Printed Electronics
Dr. Martin Hedges
Managing Director
Neotech AMT GmbH
Flexible Manufacturing of 3D Printed Electronics via Print Driven Process Chains.

Inks and Substrates, Manufacturing, Components
Russell J. Schwartz
Chief Technology Officer
Sun Chemical Corporation
KEYNOTE: Beyond Colour – Functional Printing for The New Electronics Era
Dr. Soroush Nazarpour
President & CEO
Graphene for Printed and Flexible Electronics
Evolution In Inks and Applications
 Diamond Sponsor
Stan Farnsworth
Chief Marketing Officer
KEYNOTE: From Wearables to IoT and Automotive
 Bronze Sponsor
Tim Luong
National Sales Manager
MGI Ceradrop
High-resolution Functional Materials Deposition Systems Combining Aerosol Jet with Ink Jet Printheads Capabilities and In-line Photonic Post Drying/Curing for Complete Integrated Processing
Stéphane Forget
High Volume Manufacturing
Sorin G. Stan
Program Manager Technology & Business Development
VDL Enabling Technologies Group
Advanced Manufacturing of Flexible Electronics
Dr. Jyoti Malhotra
Director, Technology Advancement Group
Brewer Science
Integrating Unique Materials, Process Designs and Manufacturing for Printed Flexible Sensors and Beyond
 Supporting Partner
Chloé Bois
R&D Manager
ICI – the Printability and Graphic Communication Institute
Printed electronics: From Lab to Fab


 Supporting Partner
Alireza Saidi
Project Manager
ICI – the Printability and Graphic Communication Institute
Flexible and Printable Batteries
Rick Morrison, P.Eng
Technical Director
CSA Group
Haridoss Sarma Ph.D
Research & Technology Scout
Evolving PE Standards
 Supporting Partner
Patrick Malenfant
Group Leader and Project Leader
Arnold Kell
Research Officer
National Research Council of Canada
Inks and Pastes for Printable, Flexible, Wearable Technologies

Financing Panel for Early & Growth Stage Companies
Leo Valiquette
Director of Programs
Kirk Irving
Business Centre Manager
Business Development Bank of Canada
Debt, VC, Seed Financing for SMEs
Jason MacFarlane
Head of Advanced Manufacturing, Venture Services
Access to Financing and Support from MARS for New and Emerging Ventures
Stan Ossias
Ontario Regional Director
IRAP Funding Update for New Product Development
David Smith
Manager, Screening & Evaluation
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
Scale your business: Build and Expand your Product Development and Manufacturing with SDTC for Sustainable Development Technologies
François Gougeon
Senior SRED Manager/chemist
Claiming Tax Credits Under SR&ED? Learn How to Get Your Claims Right


MGI Ceradrop
The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Technology and CERADROP. MGI Digital Technology designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions. CERADROP designs and markets Materials Deposition Digital Printers exclusively for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing.
NovaCentrix, is leading product innovator in printable electronics (PE) manufacturing. It develops, patents, and commercializes new technologies in PE, nanoparticle manufacturing, pulsed power equipment and related fields. NovaCentrix is known for its PulseForge line of tools (used to dry, sinter or anneal thin-film materials on substrates) and its Metalon conductive inks.
Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Xerox Research Centre of Canada is Canada’s leading materials research centre, home to a world-class team of scientists and engineers with broad expertise in materials chemistry, formulation design, prototyping, testing, and chemical process engineering. The centre delivers real-world solutions for Xerox and external customers in areas such as electronic materials, sustainable chemical processes, coatings, and security/authentication, as well as novel technologies for the printing, electronics, and manufacturing industries.
Established in 2014, the CPEIA brings together key Canadian and international players in industry, academia and government to build a strong Canadian Printable Electronics sector. The Association is the united voice for the sector and implements critical development strategies to facilitate growth through networking, stimulating R&D and investment, building a strong PE supply chain and working towards the broad adoption of PE by end customers.
ICI – the Printability and Graphic Communication Institute
ICI offers independent and impartial consulting services adapted to your printability and formulation needs, no matter your business segment. With a team consisting of field specialists, scientists and technicians, ICI offers you an array of services intended to answer to all your printability and formulation needs, no matter your industry sector. The Institute is an integrated centre for innovation and expertise in graphic communications and printability that actively supports companies and their employees in their technological and commercial development. Fields of expertise include; Applied R&D, consultation, training seminars, laboratory, technology watch, customized training.
IDTechEx provides market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies such as printed electronics. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in the USA, Germany and Japan.
IEEE Canada
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 421,000 members worldwide. IEEE Canada is the legal and official presence of IEEE in Canada. It is the largest technical professional association in Canada with over 18,000 members across the country. Many of our members are technology leaders, business leaders and practitioners in industry. The IEEE Ottawa Section, part of IEEE Canada, represents more than 1,800 individual members and serves to organize and promote local events significant to electrical, computing, and software engineering.
Optomec is evolving the world of additive manufacturing by taking 3D printing in new directions. Our production-grade 3D printers support the broadest set of functional materials, from structural metals to conductive electronics and biologic matter. Our flexible systems are used for building prototypes to volume manufacturing to repairing high-value metal components to remanufacturing obsolete parts.
Neotech AMT GmbH
Neotech AMT GmbH is one of the leading companies developing systems for 3D Printed Electronics (3D PE). The company installed the first 5 axis 3D PE system in 2010. Rapid advances lead to the first commercial installation for mass production for printed 3D circuits in mobile communications devices in 2015.
The Voltera V-One is a desktop solution for printing circuit boards, dispensing solder paste, and reflowing components allowing you to go from concept to creation in minutes. Voltera has been named TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield champions, Popular Science Invention of the Year, and the first Canadian company to win the James Dyson Award.
At OMsignal, we believe that greatness comes from within. We seamlessly weave technology into life by designing beautiful and functional smart apparel to help people live active, fit and healthy lives. With OM’s technology, clothes can read the body’s deepest signals, interpret them into actionable insights, and then wirelessly communicate them directly to your mobile device.
AFELIM is France’s printed and organic electronics industry association. Its mission is to create a network of members of different trades in the market for PE, exchange on the issues of the profession, 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 profession and its members at industry events and to European and global bodies.
Academic Posters
CTR Carinthian Tech Research
CTR is an industry oriented research and development center for intelligent sensors and counts as COMET Competence Center to one of the top research centers in Austria. As the connecting link between science and industry, CTR applies its latest research findings in sensors to address current industry challenges and to make products, technologies and processes simpler, safer and more effective. Accessible expert know-how, existing research and measurement infrastructure and interdisciplinary working teams at CTR facilitate technological innovations and therefore contribute to the strengthening of Carinthian businesses in a competitive environment. As a partner in numerous national and international cooperations with research centers and industrial partners, CTR is part of a worldwide network- fostering international exchanges and opening new perspectives for science and industry.
McMaster University
McMaster University, one of four Canadian universities listed among the Top 100 universities in the world, is renowned for its innovation in both learning and discovery. It provides instruction through its engineering, health sciences, humanities, science, and social sciences faculties, as well as its Arts and Science program and its School of Graduate Studies. McMaster is also the only North American host site of a United Nations University. It has a student population of 30,000, and more than 170,000 alumni in 137 countries.
NanoCnet introduces a new generation of nanomaterials for flexible transparent electrodes. Highly transparent electrodes with high electrical conductivity and thermal stability can be fabricated using NanoCnet’s silver based ink. Compared to typical synthesis process of the silver nanowire, synthesis process of NanoCnet’s nanomaterial is fast and happen at room temperature which saves a lot of energy and time for manufacturing . The cost of NanoCnet’s electrodes is 20-30% less than typical silver nanowires on the market and 40-50% less that ITO films. The unique properties of NanoCnet’s electrodes make them ideal for device applications such as touch panels, solar cells, displays, and smart windows.
Western University
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.
University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo is located in Waterloo, Ontario with a student population of over 35,000. In 2016, the University of Waterloo was named Canada’s most innovative university for the 25th consecutive year, and Waterloo Engineering was ranked the top Engineering school in Canada.
National Research Council Canada
The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s premier research and technology organization (RTO). NRC’s Printable Electronics (PE) initiative coordinates research with industrial partners as a springboard for establishing a competitive, sustainable and large-scale PE sector in Canada. NRC has established a research and product demonstration capability to give Canadian designers and manufacturers a decisive competitive edge in producing PE products for world markets. NRC’s current PE research priorities encompass functional materials, devices, security and printing technology.
Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Xerox Research Centre of Canada is Canada’s leading materials research centre, home to a world-class team of scientists and engineers with broad expertise in materials chemistry, formulation design, prototyping, testing, and chemical process engineering. The centre delivers real-world solutions for Xerox and external customers in areas such as electronic materials, sustainable chemical processes, coatings, and security/authentication, as well as novel technologies for the printing, electronics, and manufacturing industries.
University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country. Our advances in social sciences, health, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel.
Simon Fraser University
Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.
École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS)
École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is a public engineering school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1974, the École de technologie supérieure is part of the Université du Québec system. Specialized in applied teaching in engineering and technology transfer to companies, it teaches engineers and researchers who are recognized for their practical and innovative approach.


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