Our Founding Members



McGill University

Organization Type: R&D Organization

Wide range of expertise available for the development of PE applications. Over 25+ years of electronic circuit integration expertise. Highly motivated team of researchers. At this time, developing models, methods and basic circuit structures for PE integration.


RFID Canada

Organization Type: Industry

RFID Canada is a leading technology provider providing solutions including passive and active RFID (radio frequency identification) and NFC (near field communication).



Organization Type: R&D Organization

IDTechEx provides market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies such as printed electronics. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations.

IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in the USA, Germany and Japan.

Why IDTechEx?
– Deep technical and market understanding
– Research methodology involves interviews, visits and global event attendance, getting the insight first
– Focus on Commercialization: clarity in hype
– We say it as it is, not what you want to hear
– Connected through our extensive global database, enabling us to make introductions


Raiden Andres Cobas Acosta

Organization Type: Individual

Expertise conducting high-quality research to promote relevant strategies and methodologies towards the obtaining of functional thin films using inkjet printing technology. Our research focuses on the processing of hybrid metal-organic water-based inks compatible with salts of a variety of transition metals and rare earths. We also develop reliable methods to achieve sophisticated micro-structured pattern using inkjet printing assisted by a surface charge reversal effect, as well the sintering and characterization of epitaxial thin films with novel magneto electric properties. Our recent findings lead to the path of effective fusion of inorganic and organic hetero-interfaces by simples designing and printing.


Caledon Controls Limited

Organization Type: Industry

Established in 1990, we remain focused in servicing the Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry providing quality products, excellence in service and integrity in business practices.

As part of our commitment to offer unique and innovative products, we are pleased to include Printed Electronics (PE) in our product offering. PE is a global growing field that is unique and Environmentally Friendly in fields such as: Interactive Touch Screen, Solar PV Cells, LED Lighting, RFID, Bio-Medical, Flex Circuitry, Printed Batteries, and many more applications. Caledon Controls is pleased to offer PE Globally


Service Optiprint Inc

Organization Type: Industry

Since 2000, Service Optiprint Inc. has been providing turn-key services for the SR&ED (Scientific Research & Experimental Development) tax credit program to a broad range of Canadian businesses within the Printing, Imaging and Packaging Industries. Optiprint is comprised of an elite team of engineers, chemists, printing experts and tax specialists dedicated to the preparation of SR&ED claims. Printable Electronics (PE) is becoming the next major technological breakthrough in the printing industry. Optiprint’s presence in PE associations and research facilities will help support innovation by providing high level expertise in SR&ED claim preparation.


Memtronik Innovations

Organization Type: Industry

Memtronik Innovations manufactures membrane switches, graphic overlays and electroluminescent lamps. Its products are used in medical equipment, household appliances, restaurant equipment, fuel pumps, security systems and more.


Sam Wong

Organization Type: Individual



Organization Type: Industry

Internationally sought after for design and manufacture of force sensing components. Tangio manufactures printed electronics and provides rapid prototyping services. www.tangio.co

Continental Automated Buildings Association

Organization Type: Industry

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. CABA’s mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives.


CMC Microsystems

Organization Type: R&D Organization

Supporting Canada’s National Design Network – CMC enables and supports the creation and application of knowledge and innovation in microsystems and nanotechnologies by providing a national infrastructure for excellence in research, and by creating a path to commercialization of related devices, components and systems. www.cmc.ca


Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Organization Type: Academia

Looking for partnership to for research and development of Printed Electronics for various applications with main focus on biomedical systems. UQAM is located in downtown of Montreal.


Group NanoXplore Inc.

Organization Type: Industry

NanoXplore is a Montreal-based company specializing in the production and application of graphene and its derivative materials. Our unique manufacturing process provides high-volume, low-cost production (tonnes of material at dollars per gram). Our graphene is very high quality allowing customers to achieve significant product improvements with very little added graphene. For more information, see www.nanoxplore.ca.
The combination of high quality and highly effective graphene, high volume capacity and low costs allows NanoXplore to supply graphene and graphene composite solutions to address printed and flexible electronic applications. Areas of interest include functional inks, substrates and coatings.


National Research Council of Canada

Organization Type: R&D Organization

The National Research Council (NRC) is an agency of the Government of Canada. NRC is comprised of three integrated R&D divisions, each guided by advisory bodies composed of industry leaders. Under these three umbrella R&D divisions, it has 12 integrated and consolidated portfolios focused on key industry sectors. These portfolios represent areas of strategic importance and economic value for Canada. One of these is Printable Electronics. Within each portfolio, NRC has a variety of programs focused on addressing specific business-identified priorities and challenges through a unique offering of technical and advisory services, research facilities, licensing opportunities and programs and partnership opportunities.


E. I. du Pont Canada Company

Organization Type: Industry

DuPont Microcircuit Materials – For over 50 years, DuPont Microcircuit Materials has been a leading innovator in ceramic thick film and printed electronic materials.
We develop, manufacture and sell specialized inks for a wide variety of existing and emerging applications in the photovoltaic, automotive, biomedical device, military, and consumer products markets. We are a leader in customer support and product quality consistency.


Organization Type: R&D Organization

ICI offers independent and impartial consulting services adapted to your printability and formulation needs, no matter your business segment. With a team consisting of field specialists, scientists and technicians, ICI offers you an array of services intended to answer to all your printability and formulation needs, no matter your industry sector.
The Institute is an integrated centre for innovation and expertise in graphic communications and printability that actively supports companies and their employees in their technological and commercial development.
Applied R&D, consultation, training seminars, laboratory, technology watch, customized training.


Jones Packaging Inc.

Organization Type: Industry

Jones is an integrated packaging solutions provider for highly regulated industries. For more than 130 years, our culture of innovation leadership has driven many “market firsts” for consumers, particularly in the field of medication management. Most recently, we have taken on a Tier 1 partnership role in the National Research Council’s Printable Electronics Consortium focused on the development of materials and manufacturing processes to create smart packaging that will help patients manage their complex medication regimes.


INO – Institut National d’Optique

Organization Type: R&D Organization

INO is a technological design and development firm for optic and photonic solutions for the industry. INO offers solutions designed to make businesses more competitive and shares the risks associated with technology development.

INO is involved in optics and photonics applied to printable electronics.


Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Organization Type: R&D Organization

XRCC is Canada’s leading materials research centre, home to a world-class team of scientists and engineers with broad expertise in materials chemistry, formulation design, prototyping, testing, and chemical process engineering. The centre delivers real-world solutions for Xerox and external customers in areas such as electronic materials, sustainable chemical processes, coatings, and security/authentication, as well as novel technologies for the printing, electronics, and manufacturing industries.


Tom Ewart

Organization Type: Individual


Bank of Canada

Organization Type: Government

The Bank of Canada is the nation’s central bank. The Bank’s four main areas of responsibility are:
• Monetary policy: The Bank influences the supply of money circulating in the economy, using its monetary policy framework to keep inflation low and stable.
• Financial system: The Bank promotes safe, sound and efficient financial systems, within Canada and internationally, and conducts transactions in financial markets in support of these objectives.
• Currency: The Bank designs, issues and distributes Canada’s bank notes.
• Funds Management: The Bank is the “fiscal agent” for the Government of Canada, managing its public debt programs and foreign exchange reserves.


Raymor Industries Inc.

Organization Type: Industry

Raymor’s mission is to provide carbon-based materials that make the difference for electrical conductivity applications and the next generation of carbon-based electronics. It strives to provide high batch-to-batch consistency and detailed characterization such that your ideas can be converted rapidly from the R&D stage to commercial production. NanoIntegris is well-known for the high-purity of its nanotube products, and especially its 99% pure semiconducting IsoNanotubes-S SWCNT, as shown by over 300 peer-reviewed publications produced using NanoIntegris materials. In parallel, Nanotech provides large quantities of high-purity SWCNT at low cost for industrial applications such as transparent conductive films, solutions, and inks.


CSA Group

Organization Type: Standards

Every day, CSA Group works with businesses, organizations and code authorities all around the world to help create a safer, more sustainable world for people and for business. From testing and certifying your products today for safety and performance requirements, to developing leading-edge, consensus-based standards to support tomorrow’s technology, CSA Group develops solutions that strive to promote safety to industry and society. Manufacturers, retailers, business, academia, consumers and government organizations alike rely on our worldwide network to assist in their pursuit of innovative solutions for their evolving safety, reliability and sustainability needs.


EPIC Semiconductors Inc.

Organization Type: Industry

Microcontrollers join wearable computing. Overcoming the challenge of powering and communicating with wearable devices enhances the development of new product categories and ideas. By designing ultra-low power devices and an energy harvesting system, EPIC Semiconductors has entered these fast growing and profitable markets with the revolutionary concept of nanoCloudProcessing. The “nanoCloudProcessor” (nCP), a dust grain size device, which powers itself, senses and communicates to a portable reader (e.g. mobile devices). EPIC licenses its technology to a network of partners in several markets, including computing, smartphones, health and wellness, as well as sophisticated medical devices and consumer products.


Laval University

Organization Type: R&D Organization

Since its founding, Université Laval has been training, equipping, and guiding the decision makers who’ve grappled with the major issues of society. Through the advancement and sharing of knowledge, its culture of excellence, and its global outlook, Université Laval’s academic community contributes to the development and international profile of its province. Still today, with the world at a crossroads, Université Laval plays a bigger role than ever in Québec City and on the national and international scene, both as a catalyst for change and a visionary institution where knowledge, curiosity, and innovation are part of everyday life.



Organization Type: Industry

NovaCentrix, is leading product innovator in printable electronics (PE) manufacturing. It develops, patents, and commercializes new technologies in PE, nanoparticle manufacturing, pulsed power equipment and related fields. NovaCentrix is known for its PulseForge line of tools (used to dry, sinter or anneal thin-film materials on substrates) and its Metalon conductive inks.


Keystep Growth & Finance

Organization Type: Industry

Keystep Growth & Finance helps emerging and established high tech product and service companies achieve success that is sustainable over the long term. In these companies there is often an abundance of technical managers and executives who are close to the technology, but lack the world-class business, sales and marketing expertise that is crucial to success. This is what Keystep brings to the table.


FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc

Organization Type: Industry

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world’s premier provider of piezoelectric inkjet printheads and systems, has more than 31 years of experience in advancing the performance of drop-on-demand dispensing devices and applications for the printed electronics industry. Inkjet printing, based on FUJIFILM Dimatix’s MEMS technology, allows creation of products like solar cells, displays, electronics, RFID antennas, smart tags, DNA arrays, smart packaging, and wearable electronics. The Dimatix Materials Printer DMP-2831, a low-cost, cartridge-based piezoelectric inkjet printing system that enables direct deposition of functional fluids, has been accepted as the industry standard for the accelerated development of inkjet solutions in electronics, displays, life sciences, photovoltaics, and other industries.


University of Alberta

Organization Type: Academia

The University of Alberta’s daring and innovative spirit inspires faculty and students to advance knowledge through research, seek innovation in teaching and learning, and find new ways to serve the people of Alberta, the nation, and the world. UAlberta has had the vision to be one of the world’s great universities for the public good since its inception. This university is dedicated to the promise made by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that “… knowledge shall not be the concern of scholars alone. The uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal.”


ArjoWiggins Creative Papers

Organization Type: Industry

A leading manufacturer of creative and technical paper, Arjowiggins has operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Through a strategy of constant innovation, the group provides clients with high added-value environmentally-friendly products. Far from being a traditional paper manufacturer, Arjowiggins is a company with a focus on cutting-edge technology to provide its clients with the pioneering solutions best suited to their specific needs. Arjowiggins has been at the forefront of the move towards environmentally-friendly paper and paper incorporating security requirements.


MW Canada

Organization Type: Industry

MW Canada is a leading manufacturer of window coverings and specialty materials. A vertically integrated textile mill, MW Canada is able to shift gears quickly in sampling and production. New fabrics are created on a CAD system and sampled in the weaveroom utilizing a variety of warp and weft yarns on a wide range of looms. Depending on customer needs, dry and wet textile processing can produce standard or unique end products. The dyehouse creates a wide colour range of yarns and piece dyed goods.


Quebec Center for Functional Materials (CQMF)

Organization Type: R&D Organization

CQMF is a research center focused on the development of functional materials. These materials, also known as smart materials, possess the ability to adapt and transform in response to chemical, physical or biological stimuli. Members of the center are working towards the development of advanced materials for biomedical, environmental and energy applications.

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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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