OTTAWA—September 06, 2017—The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance is the new name and new brand identity of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA).
Why have we made this change?
At our 2016 AGM in May, Members granted the CPEIA and the Board of the Directors licence to expand the technology scope and membership of the association to include flexible, hybrid and wearable electronics, as well as rebrand the association. The new name reflects the diverse but interconnected nature of the technology and applications for printable, flexible, wearable and hybrid electronics.
The name “intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance” emerged as the clear winner during a ballot vote at the 2017 AGM by all Full and Associate Members in attendance.
Over the summer, our team has worked to develop the visual look and feel, an updated mandate and a new website. As part of the transition, we also revamped all our programs to focus on the five key challenges faced by our Members that we have identified through extensive consultation: manufacturing scale up, product development, global market access, talent acquisition and financing. These programs serve as accelerators for our industry growth.
“This new brand identity provides a better reflection of the diverse nature of flexible technologies that are at play both from a development and an applications perspective,” said Mark Majewski, President and CEO of intelliFLEX. “Many of our members were already involved in these tech domains, going well beyond our original mandate in printable electronics. This new brand and positioning helps us build a more inclusive and effective ecosystem to address the needs of the end-user verticals that best stand to benefit from the application of printable, flexible and hybrid technologies in North America and globally.”
With its expanded mandate, intelliFLEX covers several related technology areas beyond its orjginal mandate in 2D large area and 3D printable electronics. These include new types of smart materials, related semiconductors, integrated circuits, flexible and wearable electronics, smart textiles, hybrid electronics and software.
As before, intelliFLEX remains focused on products and applications for Smart Packaging, Intelligent Buildings and Connected Homes, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents, and Consumer Electronics.
Join us at noon on Sept. 12 to learn more
Join us for an hour-long webinar in which Peter will formally introduce the intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance, why this change was considered necessary and what it means for our activities and our Members going forward.
The webinar is free, but advance registration is required.
Look for our new website launching for Sept. 12 – www.intelliflex.org
intelliFLEX, a not-for-profit industry alliance, is a vital partner for accelerating the growth of the printable, flexible and hybrid electronics sector of more than 300 organizations across Canada. Our technologies add intelligence and connect ordinary objects to enable the Internet of Everything. We unite our growing global membership to build an effective ecosystem of supply chains for flexible, 3D printable electronics, 2D large area printable electronics, wearable electronics, smart textiles and hybrid electronics including related semiconductors, integrated circuits and software. Our programs accelerate the adoption of these innovations for Smart Packaging, Intelligent Buildings and Connected Homes, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents, and Consumer Electronics.