Enjoy the holidays and mark your calendar for 2018

Happy Holidays and best wishes to you and yours from all of us here at the intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance.

The past year has been one of growth, challenge and rebirth for us on several fronts:
  • We rebranded to expand our program scope and deliver on the growth priorities of our valued Members
  • We secured recognition from the Government of Ontario as a priority growth sector, aligned ourselves with leading proposals for Canada’s Superclusters Initiative, and advanced our own institute proposals with our Members.
  • We continued to expand our membership and our reach across the ecosystem through our events, alliances with peer organizations in the U.S. and Europe, and by taking over the Smart Textile and Wearables group, STWIA.
  • We expanded our team to build resiliency and grow our events and training programs to give you more of what your organization needs to succeed in flexible and hybrid electronics.
And now we will take a bit of a rest. In the meantime, download our 2017 Annual Report for a full recap of the year past.

To help you plan for 2018, we’ve included below Critical Dates for CPES2018, our annual conference taking place in May, and our Winter 2018 Calendar of Events.
Download the 2017 Annual Report


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Henkel Adhesive Technologies has further strengthened its expertise for printed electronics by investing in Copprint Technologies Ltd (Copprint), Israel. This advanced materials startup has developed a novel technology for producing conductive copper inks that can provide substantial cost benefits for a variety of printed electronics applications.

Read the full article.
Myant & Co. and ZOLL Medical, one of the world’s top makers of cardiac resuscitation devices, have entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement to jointly develop technologies for future generations of the ZOLL LifeVest wearable defibrillator. The LifeVest is worn by patients at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Read the full announcement.
NanoCnet, which won our first Startup of the Year Award at CPES2017 last May, scored $25,000 in funding and was admitted to the Velocity Garage startup incubator at the University of Waterloo. NanoCnet also claimed the additional $10,000 hardware prize.

Read the full story
NovaCentrix has released PulseForge Invent. This state-of-the-art photonic curing system is highly configurable for academic budgets and advanced R&D, for development in applications such as sensors, displays, circuits, and photovoltaics.

Read the full announcement.
Tangio Printed Electronics continued to enhance its market-leading TPE-500 series of force sensing resistors in November, as well as expand its presence in Mainland China.

Visit Tangio’s news page.
XRCC delivers quality innovation with ISO 9001:2015 certification
The Xerox Research Centre of Canada has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification -– a rare distinction for a research facility. ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognized quality management standard that helps businesses improve efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Read the full announcement.


BioInteractive Technologies (BIT) develops custom gesture recognition solutions for the VR/AR, IoT (industrial, agricultural, retail), home automation and healthcare markets. Its TENZR platform is the world's first hands-free and camera-free wrist-worn gesture recognition wearable.

TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. TELUS Health solutions give health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers the power to turn information into better health outcomes.

Vestechpro is a key partner of companies and organizations involved in the apparel industry. Vestechpro offers innovation, research, and development support services, organizes training and development activities, and communicates strategic information that enables companies to position themselves advantageously in a global context.


This content series showcases the resources, expertise and products available from intelliFLEX Members to drive the development, integration and commercialization of new solutions enabled with printable, flexible and hybrid electronics.

Check out:
How the Communications Research Centre (CRC) is shaping Canada’s 5G future with printable electronics in collaboration with fellow intelliFLEX Members GGI Solutions and the National Research Council of Canada.

Read now.


Build your dream team with OPE Careers

Our industry is growing and intelliFLEX Members are hiring. Build your dream team for printable, flexible, and hybrid electronics. OPE Careers is a unique web portal to promote your career opportunities across North America and abroad.

You may have jobs posted on other sites, but only here can you get premier positioning and industry-specific exposure. For professionals and employers alike, the journey to connect talent with opportunity begins right here.

Have you checked out OPE-Careers.com?



Winter 2018 Calendar of Events

January 16, Toronto: intelliPACK Leadership Council (morning)
The intelliPACK Leadership Council will continue its discussions into environmental practices, funding and the future of the sector.  For more information on joining the intelliPACK Leadership Council, please contact Peter Kallai.
Learn more.

January 16, Toronto: intelliWEAR Leadership Council (afternoon)
The intelliWEAR Leadership Council continues is picking up momentum, with a strong representation from the East and the West. Join this group to get solid networking into the sector while sharing your own points of view and experiences.
Learn more.

January 25, Montreal: Strategic Meeting of Quebec Stakeholders
As our membership grows in Quebec, it’s the perfect time to meet in person and discuss some province specific sectoral challenges. For Quebec members only.
Learn more.

February 20, Edmonton: Regional intelliFLEX Networking Dinner & Meeting
Register now.

February 21, Edmonton: Introduction to Flexible & Hybrid Electronics One-Day Course with ABCtech
Space is limited – sign up today. We’ll also be offering one in Calgary that week...  stay tuned for details.
Register now.

CPES2018 - May 23-24 in Toronto

Critical dates for CPES2018

Check out of the full conference site and save some cash by registering early!

Canada’s premier conference and tradeshow exhibition for printable, flexible and hybrid electronics runs at Centennial College in Toronto, May 23 and 24. The full conference site has now launched.

Here are the key dates to remember:

ASAP – because these parts of the CPES2018 program are first come, first served:
  • Startup LaunchPad: Where qualifying startups can exhibit and attend CPES2018 at substantially discounted rates. Limited number of spots available.
  • Startup mentoring for CPES2018 pitch sessions – limited to 10 qualifying companies, mentoring starts March 2.
  • Tabletop exhibit spots: sign up before they are all gone.
January 15: Early early bird pricing ends – save $200 off the regular CPES2018 admission before midnight.
January 18: Deadline for academic poster and speaker abstract submissions.
February 16: Nomination submission deadline for our Innovation Awards and new Women in FHE STEM award.
March 31: Regular early bird pricing ends – save $100 off the regular CPES2018 admission before midnight, March 31.

Visit the CPES Website

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intelliFLEX News

intelliFLEX expands its diverse Quebec membership to 18

Canada takes home the hardware from IDTechEx Show!/Printed Electronics USA

CPES2018 now open for registrations, speaker and exhibitor submissions
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