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Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association partners with CME

The new partnership between CME and CPEIA will explore ways to integrate printable electronics into manufacturing

18 Feb 2015 | Editor

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) have announced they will partner to explore the manufacturing applications for printable and organic electronics.

The two organisations will collaborate on a number of initiatives over the next two years, including webinars, working groups that will develop white papers, and assisting members in securing third-party funding for development and commercialisation.

Peter Kallai, executive director of the CPEIA, said, "Printable and organic electronics is an emerging manufacturing platform for high-volume, low-cost and automated production of a variety of electronic components." Peter added, "It has far-reaching applications to power the connected world and the Internet of Things, by making objects smart and connected. With CME’s industry clout, we can better educate manufacturers and product companies across Canada about these new business opportunities, and connect technology innovators with end users in a variety of industry verticals, such as automotive components, smart textiles, medical devices and intelligent packaging."
Jayson Myers, President and CEO of CME, said, "Canada has a proud pedigree in advanced manufacturing for a host of industries where printable and organic electronics can increase the competitiveness of our members." Jayson added, "We are excited to explore with the CPEIA and its members—the tech developers—how our members, the tech users, can take advantage of the new opportunities created by printable and organic electronics. Together, we can build a new competitive advantage for Canada in global markets."

Printable and organic electronics give manufacturers and product companies the means to increase their competitive edge and reduce costs, with new applications and alternatives to traditional electronic components. But key challenges remain to apply new materials, microcircuits, manufacturing equipment and processes, and information systems for specific applications, to bring these applications to market. In these challenges lie opportunities for Canadian firms.

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association brings together key Canadian and international players in industry, academia and government to build a strong Canadian Printable and Organic Electronics technology sector.

CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. CME represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide.

Source: CPEIA and CME

www.cpeia-acei.ca    www.cme-mec.ca   


About CPEIA

Established in 2014, the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) brings together key Canadian and international players in industry, academia and government to build a strong Canadian Printable and Organic Electronics technology sector.

CPEIA currently has over 40 members and is growing fast. The Association is the united voice for the sector and implements critical development strategies to facilitate growth through networking, stimulate R&D and investment, build a strong Printable and Organic Electronics supply chain and drive the broad adoption of Printable and Organic Electronics by end customers in a range of Canadian industries, including Packaging, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive, Health and Wellness, Secure Printing, Marketing and Commerce, and Consumer Electronics and Wearables.

Source: CPEIA

About Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. Founded in 1871, CME represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide, and – through various initiatives, including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, international trade, and service-related industries. More than 85 per cent of its members are small and medium-sized enterprises. Collectively, CME's membership network accounts for an estimated 82 per cent of Canadian manufacturing production and 90 per cent of all goods and services exports.

Source: Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters


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