OTTAWA—November 9, 2017—The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance (www.intelliflex.org) continues to expand its membership in wearables, robotics and smart textiles with innovative startups and world-leading academic research teams.

intelliFLEX has a strong roster of Members across the spectrum for printable, flexible and hybrid (FHE) electronics on the west coast, organizations that include University of British Columbia, Tangio Printed Electronics and CuePath Innovation, to name but a few.

We continue to expand the bread of this regional group with these new Members:

The Menrva Research Group (http://www.sfu.ca/menrva) at Simon Fraser University is an international and multicultural research group led by Carlo Menon, Professor, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and MSFHR Scholar, that focuses on smart materials (artificial muscles, polymer-based micro/nano sensors), biomedical wearable technology and biorobotics (soft robotics, exoskeletons, human-machine interfaces). The Menrva Research Group looks forward to sharing knowledge and ideas with fellow intelliFLEX Members to support this important area of research and development, and to facilitate translation of research discoveries and prototypes to market.

Movit (www.getmovit.com) can make everything you wear smart. This Vancouver company has developed a unique intelligent thread that will allow you to track every activity of your body. The thread can be seamlessly integrated into any piece of clothing and provide advanced analytics without the need to wear any device but your clothes. Movit is looking for partnership and market development opportunities with fellow intelliFLEX Members, as well as venture capital funding.

“There is wealth of exciting research and new product development taking place on the west coast that promises to put Canada on the map for FHE technologies,” said Peter Kallai, President and CEO of intelliFLEX. “We look forward to working with Menrva, Movit and all the great organizations that have joined us in British Columbia.”

If you are interested in connecting with Menrva, Movit or any of our other Members, please contact Peter at pkallai@intelliflex.org or 613-505-4775, ext. 101 and he can facilitate an introduction.

About intelliFLEX

To become a Member of intelliFLEX, please contact Peter Kallai, President and CEO, at pkallai@intelliflex.org or +1 613-505-4775, ext. 101.

intelliFLEX also has opportunities for corporate and media sponsorships of our programs and events.

Media inquiries can be directed to Leo Valiquette, Director of Programs, at lvaliquette@intelliflex.org or +1 613-505-4775 ext. 102.

About Us

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 and Retail, Intelligent Buildings and Connected Homes, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents and Wearables.

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