Jan. 31, IT Business: Canada has a golden opportunity to become a world leader in the nascent printable electronics field, but will need government support to get there, according to a new report by the sector’s industry association.

Noting that what it calls the “printable, flexible, and wearable electronics” market is already expected to be worth $70 billion USD globally by 2024, the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) notes in its 2017 “Strategic Directions” report that many of the sector’s building blocks are industries in which Canada already has a strong track record, including advanced materials, micro-electronics, information and communications technologies, printing, and advanced manufacturing.

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