Centennial College, Toronto May 23-24, 2018

Program 2018

Day 0 – May 22: Masterclasses

10:00 – 12:00

Using Human-Centred Design Principles in Product Design

Dylan Horvath, President of Cortex Design, a product design and manufacturing firm in Toronto’s burgeoning art and design district. He will discuss industrial design best practices for electronics.

10:00 – 12:00

Evolving standards for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE)

Chris Jorgensen, Director Technology Transfer with IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries. This worldwide trade association represents the electronics interconnect industry. Jorgensen is staff liaison to standards development committees, including committees for e-textiles and printed electronics.

Haridoss Sarma, Research and Technology Scout and Go 2 Scout 4 R&T. A seasoned veteran in evaluating technology readiness levels and in technology transfer and commercialization. He and Jorgensen will discuss evolving new standards for FHE and how to incorporate these into your development processes for faster market access.

1:00 – 3:00

Smart Textiles

Justine Decaens, Group leader, Smart Textiles, at CTT Group, one of the largest research centres for textile in Canada, specializing in smart textiles. Justine will lead our Smart Textiles Masterclass on May 22. The masterclass will cover a wide variety of pitfalls, key market trends and case studies, to equip your team for success in this emerging industry segment.

Day 1 – May 23: Applications

7:30 – 8:30

Registration, Breakfast, Posters, Exhibitors

8:30 – 8:40


8:40 – 9:05

Opening Remarks

Jayson Myers, CEO of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, an industry-led not-for-profit that leads the federal government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster initiative. Jason will discuss how the Supercluster will help companies in Canada’s innovation corridor become world leaders in the adoption, scale-up, and production of advanced technologies in manufacturing, such as FHE.

9:05 – 9:30

Keynote Speaker

Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, CTO of FlexTech Alliance, the American industry association for the flexible and printed electronics industry supply chain. Grupen-Shemansky will deliver a keynote on the FHE Technology Road Map.

Aerospace Session

9:30 – 9:40

Session Chair

Denis Faubert, President of the Consortium For Aerospace Research And Innovation In Canada (CARIC). Denis will chair this session and discuss CARIC’s role as a government funded non-profit to drive relevant industry-focused R&D projects.

9:40 – 10:00

Jonathan Hack, R&D Manager Advanced Interiors and Systems R&D, at Bombardier. Jonathan will talk about next-generation interior and cabin features for business jets and passenger aircraft.

10:00 – 10:25

Kerry Doherty, Senior System Specialist at CMC Esterline will discuss opportunities for printable and flexible electronics integration into cockpit instrumentation systems for military aircraft.

10:25 – 11:00

Networking Break, Posters, Exhibitors

11:00 – 11:20

George Palikaras, Founder and CEO of Metamaterial Technologies Inc., a smart materials and photonics company. George will discuss volume manufacturing and industrial applications for metamaterials using rolling lithography and scanning holography, which enables new levels of performance in flexible electronics.

Automotive Session

11:20 – 11:30

Session Chair

Warren Ali, Director of Emerging Technologies Initiatives at APMA, Canada’s national association representing OEM producers for the worldwide automotive industry. He will serve as chair of our session where we explore FHE applications and market opportunities in automotive.

11:30 – 11:50

Ganesh Iyer, Vice President of Engineering, Martinrea International, will take part in our Session on Automotive and discuss how this diversified global automotive supplier is responding to OEM needs with new materials and FHE applications.

11:50 – 12:10

Sam Alesio, Managing Director, Tyco Electronics, will take part in our Session on Automotive FHE applications for the automotive industry.

12:10 – 12:30

Luc Frechette, Professor at the University of Sherbrooke and its Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation – 3IT. Luc will discuss flexible sensors for intelligent tire monitoring and energy harvesting from tire deformation, for applications intended to improve active stability control and noise reduction in automobiles.

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch, Networking, Posters, Exhibitors

Smart Packaging & Retail Panel

1:30 – 1:40

Session Moderator

James D Downham, President & CEO, PAC, Packaging Consortium will detail The big picture role of smart packaging to remake the traditional retail supply chain and the work of the intelliPACK Leadership Council.

1:40 – 2:00

Gautam Debnath, Packaging Development Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Health, who will take part in our Smart Packaging & Retail panel to discuss expectations and realities in smart packaging for over-the-counter medications.

2:00 – 2:25

James Lee, Director of Technology Innovations for Smart Packaging at Jones Packaging. Jones is a pioneer in adding intelligence to packaging on high-speed production lines. Lee will moderate our industry panel, in which we discuss FHE applications and benefits for the smart packaging and retail supply chain.

2:25 – 2:55

Networking Break, Demo, Posters, Exhibitors

Aaron Willinsky, R&D Specialist, Array Marketing, a global manufacturer of retail merchandising systems and displays for the health and beauty and apparel industries. Aaron will co-present a demonstration of a new FHE-enabled retail display developed in collaboration with TUKU.

Mark Baldwin, Co-founder and President of TUKU, a leader in contactless digital marketing and customer intelligence. Mark will co-present a demonstration of a new FHE-enabled retail display developed in collaboration with Array Marketing.

Smart Textiles & Wearables Session

2:55 – 3:05

Session Chair

Ilaria Varoli, Senior Vice-President at Myant. Myant made headlines last fall when it committed $100 million to the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster proposal. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, named this Supercluster as one of the five winners last week. Varoli will chair our session on Smart Textiles and Wearables.

3:05 – 3:30

Keynote Speaker

Susanne Nejderås, Managing Director of Sweden’s Smart Textiles Institute at Science Park Boras. Susanne will discuss the role and activities of the Institute on the international stage. This unique innovation model reaches across the whole value chain to drive the development and adoption of next-generation smart textiles, particularly e-textiles.

3:30 – 3:50

Wayne Ablitt, President of Jannatec, a developer of communications and safety systems for the mining industry. Wayne will discuss Jannetec’s development of smart industrial vests for mining safety applications.

3:50 – 4:10

Brodie Stanfield, Founder and co-CEO of Inventing Future Technologies. This R&D hardware and software company has developed ARAIG, the world’s first multi-sensory and multi-directional force feedback suit. Stanfield will discuss the scale-up challenges facing wearables companies after getting funded by Manjit Minhas on Dragon’s Den a year ago.

4:10 – 4:25

Linh Le, CEO of Bonbouton, a technology platform for preventative diabetic health care. Linh will discuss the development and applications of BonBouton’s first product, a smart insole that uses printed graphene sensors to monitor the skin for early detection of foot ulcers, a common issue among Diabetes sufferers.

4:25 – 4:45

Ralf Lenigk, Senior Microfluids Researcher, GE Global Health Research, who will take part in our Session on Smart Textiles & Wearables. He will discuss sweat and how it’s a great source of health data.

5:00 – 6:00

intelliFLEX AGM2018

5:00 – 7:00

Poster, Exhibits, Cocktail Reception

Day 2 – May 24: From Materials, Components to Manufacturing

7:00 – 8:30

Registration, Breakfast, Posters, Exhibitors

7:30 – 8:30

Women in FHE STEM Breakfast

Geneviève Tanguay, VP of Emerging Technologies at the National Research Council of Canada. Geneviève will chair our Women in FHE STEM Networking Breakfast and discuss breaking the glass ceiling in STEM and emerging tech.

9:15 – 9:20

Opening Remarks

International Review Session

9:20 – 9:40

Stergios Logothetidis, Founder and Chief Executive of HOPE-A – the Hellenic Organic and Printed Electronic Association. Stergios will talk about the state of the FHE industry and its key market players in Greece as part of our Materials to Components and Manufacturing session on Day 2.

Scaling up Manufacturing Session

9:40 – 10:00

Girish Wable, Manager Strategic Capabilities at Jabil, a product solutions company that provides comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services from its operations in 29 countries. Girish will explore Scaling Up Manufacturing for FHE devices on Day 2 of the conference.

10:00 – 10:15

Doug Suerich, Product Evangelist at The Peer Group Inc., the semiconductor industry’s leading supplier of factory automation software. Doug will discuss moving toward high-volume FHE manufacturing with standards, by drawing on the lessons learned from the semiconductor industry to bridge the gap between prototyping and high-volume production.

10:15 – 10:45

Networking Break, Posters, Exhibitors

Scaling up 3D Printable Electronics Session

10:45 – 10:55

Session Chair

Annie Dallaire, M. Sc., MBA  Director, Business Development at C2MI

10:55 – 11:15

Erika Rebrosova, Electronic Materials Technology Manager at Sun Chemical, the world’s largest producer of printing inks. Rebrosova will discuss material advances for in-mould electronics.

11:15 – 11:35

David Rice, Senior VP of Marketing at TactoTEK, a leading solution provider for injection-moulded structural electronics (IMSE). David will explore use cases that demonstrate how IMSE integrates printed circuitry and electronic components into 3D injection-moulded plastics for in-vehicle applications, home/industrial appliances and wearable technology.

11:35 – 11:55

Simon Fried, President at Israel’s Nano Dimension, which researches and develops advanced 3D printed electronics, including a 3D printer for multilayer printed circuit boards. Fried will discuss revolutionizing printed circuit board manufacturing.

11:55 – 12:45

Lunch, Networking, Posters, Exhibitors

Scaling Up 2D Flexible Electronics Session

12:45 – 12:55

Doyle Edwards, Director of Government Programs, Brewer Science, who will introduce and lead our Scaling Up 2D Flexible Electronics session.

12:55 – 1:15

Chantal Paquet is a research officer at the National Research Council of Canada developing functional materials for printable electronics. She will discuss the development of functional materials and their integration for application of printable electronics.

1:15 – 1:40

Sarah Vella, Senior Research Scientist at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), the global materials research and development centre for Xerox Corporation. XRCC has helped to shape the printed electronics innovation landscape. Vella will highlight research initiatives at XRCC that span materials development to integrated electronic devices.

1:40 – 2:05

Rick Larson, Head of Technical Sales at Novacentrix. Our CPES2018 Diamond Sponsor is a leading product innovator in printable electronics manufacturing known for its Metalon conductive inks and PulseForge photonic curing tools. Larson will discuss scaling up from the lab to commercial production.

2:05 – 2:20

Martin Bolduc, Researcher with INO, Canada’s leading technological design and development firm of optic and photonic solutions for industry. Martin will discuss fabrication strategies for creating the flexible, low-cost sensors required by the intelligent systems associated with the Internet of Things.

2:20 – 2:50

Networking Break, Posters, Exhibitors

2:50 – 3:50

Startup Panel

Mark Majewski,  Business Development Manager of OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence) is a catalyst for change and a passionate innovator. He has an extensive worldwide technology and business experience. He has spent his career from Engineer to Executive in high tech from running the Canadian and Eastern US divisions of a leading semiconductor company to being part of two start-ups.

Snita Balsara is an Investment Manager at MaRS Discovery District. 

Jeff Delorey is the Senior Account Manager, Ontario Technology Group | Directeur principal, Groupe Technologie Ontario for the Business Development Bank of Canada

3:50 – 4:10

Innovation Awards

4:10 – 4:25

Closing Remarks

4:30 – 5:30

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