Electronic Products & Technology


CPEIA expands membership

1-Material and the University of Ottawa join Canadian association

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association continues to build its presence in both the industrial and academic sides of Canada’s domestic ecosystem with the addition of the University of Ottawa and materials company 1-Material to its growing membership.

1-Material Organic Nano Electronic

1-Material is a contract research and materials company. Its team is 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.

University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa, a public research institution, is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, it has ready access to the great institutions of the nation. Its advances in social sciences, health, engineering, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel.

According to Research Infosource, uOttawa ranks ninth among Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities for 2016 and is among Canada’s Top 10 Research Intensive Universities. uOttawa also ranked eighth on Maclean’s 2016 university ranking in the medical/doctoral category.

Expertise in synthesis, deposition, nano-structuring, nano-characterization of materials

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.

“uOttawa and 1-Material are prime examples of the great work being done across Canada in the materials science and essential R&D required to grow our printable and flexible electronics sector,” says 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.”



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