The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA, Ottawa, Ontario) continues to build its presence in both industry and academia by recently adding the University of Ottawa and leading Canadian materials company 1-Material to its growing membership list.
“uOttawa and 1-Material are prime examples of the great work being done across Canada in the materials science and essential research and development required to grow our printable and flexible electronics sector,” said Peter Kallai, President and CEO of the CPEIA. “Bridging the gap between the academic and industrial sides of this equation is crucial to building a sustainable domestic industry sector.”
1-Material is a contract research and materials company tackling the challenges around standardizing Organic Nano Electronic (ONE) materials for organic thin-film applications. With its accumulated experience in synthesis, purification and characterization, 1-Material is extending its focus to processing, formulation and validation. The company has dedicated itself to standardize these classic and most commonly studied materials, and to make them reliable and reproducible. 1-Material seeks to partner with fellow CPEIA members that can complement its own expertise with the resources for scale-up and production. A priority for its team is to take ONE materials from the research domain into the industrial setting for widespread adoption, and educate the marketplace on their benefits and applications.
The University of Ottawa, a public research institution, is the largest bilingual English-French university in the world. uOttawa researchers in printable electronics have expertise in synthesis, deposition, nano-structuring, nano-characterization of materials, and flexible hybrid electronic integration for photonic and electronic applications.
These applications include printed and flexible devices, reactive printing, smart textiles and paper, renewable energy, memory and logic devices, lighting and displays, gas and biological sensing, and smart packaging.
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, flexible and wearable electronics sector and ecosystem. With 80 members and counting, the Association is the united voice for this sector. It implements critical development strategies to facilitate growth through networking, stimulates R&D and investment, builds a strong supply chain and drives the broad adoption of Printed Electronics (PE) by end customers in a range of Canadian industries. These include Intelligent Packaging, Intelligent Buildings, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents, and Consumer Electronics and Wearables.