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Flexible Electronics Workshops

Smart Materials & The Future of e-Writing

Kent State Hotel & Conference Center
215 S Depeyster St.
Kent, OH 44240


April 12, 2016 - Tours of the University of Akron National Polymer Innovation Center (optional) & AlphaMicron (optional) and Networking Diner (optional)

April 13, 2016 - Day 1: Smart Materials Workshop & Networking Reception (Sponsored by EMS)

April 14, 2016 - Day 2: The Future of eWriting Workshop & Tour at Kent State Liquid Crystal Institute  

Join FlexTech, TeamNEO for either or both, co-located workshops:  Smart Materials and The Future of E-Writing. Each workshop features an impressive collection of speakers presenting forecasts, markets, new developments, applications, and case studies on the technology, and share plans for the next generation of products.  Every paid attendee receives a free Boogie Board!

Companies confirmed and invited on Smart Materials include n-Tech, Parker Hannifin, Visic, DuPont, Brewer Science, University of Akron, PEN, CIMA NanoTech among others.  Speakers invited and/or confirmed for The Future of e-Writing include, Kent Displays, Kent State University, Army Research Laboratories, E Ink, EMD Performance Materials, Microsoft and Intel. View the Agenda tab for more information as it becomes available.

The event begins on Tuesday afternoon April 12th with two tours.  The first is at the National Polymer Innovation Center (NPIC) at the University of Akron where registrants will view a pilot R2R manufacturing line and unique characterization labs. The second tour will be at Alpha Micron, a materials company with advanced liquid crystal materials being sold into new markets.

A no-host networking dinner will provide introductions to industry colleagues and ample time to exchange information. 

On Wednesday, April 13th the workshop formally opens with an analysis of the market, followed by a full day of presentations from current end users and Q&A sessions. Thursday, April 14th is the Workshop on the Future of E-Writing - a look at all of the factors why handwriting will be co-existing with digitization and the components and technology existing and being developed to make it happen.

Who Should Attend:

- Business Development Professionals
- Market Analysts
- Technology & Scientific Planners
- Supply Chain Companies
- Executives from Both Small and Large Companies  

Visit the agenda tab to see our confirmed speakers list for both days.

Workshop presented by:
FlexTech Alliance