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Masterclasses - Interactive consultancy sessions covering Printed electronics, Graphene, OLED and 3D Printing, Displays and Lighting, Sensors, Supercapacitors, Conductive Inks, Electric and Hybrid vehicles, RFID and Internet of Things as well as many other emerging materials and technologies

Business and Technology Masterclasses

The best way to learn the complete picture with detailed technology and market intelligence

  • Complete mapping of technologies and markets
  • Covering key players, progress, innovations, case studies and forecasts
  • Provides a clear perspective to maximize your productivity at the conference and exhibition
  • Impartial and expert-led based on global research conducted by analysts and subject matter experts

These twenty two optional expert-led masterclasses are interactive consultancy sessions that will provide you with a clear picture of the complex technology and market segments covered. They will ensure that you get the most from the conference and exhibition by arming you with the latest progress and perspective on the topic, saving you extensive time in mapping the industry yourself.

Where relevant samples and products will be shown at each masterclass, in addition to the presentations being distributed in printed and electronic formats. Masterclasses are delivered by impartial analysts and subject matter experts that have extensively studied the topic, so that you leave with answers to your questions.

Additionally

1-to-1 time with an IDTechEx analyst is available to masterclass attendees. Emailc.jennings@IDTechEx.com to book your slot.

 

   Morning
   Afternoon
Tuesday - 16 April 2014              
Morning Registration: 8.30am - 9.00am
3
9.00am - 12.00pm
Printing Technologies

Afternoon Registration: 1.30pm - 2.00pm
5
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Energy Storage
6
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Materials
 
  Coffee:
10:15am - 10:30am
  Lunch:
12:00pm - 12:30pm
  Tours:
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 

Friday - 19 April 2014              
Morning Registration: 8.30am - 9.00am
9
9.00am - 12.00pm
Flexible Substrates

10
9.00am - 12.00pm
Displays & Lighting

Afternoon Registration: 1.30pm - 2.00pm
11
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Electric Vehicles
12
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Creating New Products
  Coffee:
10:15am - 10:30am
  Lunch:
12:00pm - 12:30pm
  Tours:
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 

 

Tuesday, November 17 - Morning Sessions

 

1

Introduction to Printed Electronics


Raghu Das
CEO
IDTechEx

Dr Xiaoxi He
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx

Name, Company

  • All key technologies and markets mapped
  • End user needs: case studies and market drivers
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Designed for those who are new to this disruptive technology or who need to understand the big picture to assess the challenges and opportunities, this masterclass will arm you with the latest knowledge of the applications and technology developments involving printed electronics. The class will cover:

    Market Appraisal

    • Actual uses of printed electronics so far
    • Trends by territory
    • Value and supply chain and market drivers
    • Current market size and future market opportunity, with 10 year forecasts to 2025

    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will cover how each of the following technology options work; the advantages and disadvantages of each; 10 year forecasts; case studies; suppliers; costs; technical and market challenges and opportunities:

    • Displays (OLEDs, electrophoretic, electroluminescent, electrochromic)
    • OLED lighting
    • Thin film transistor circuits (organic, inorganic semiconductors, thin film silicon)
    • Sensors
    • Conductive inks
    • Batteries and actuators
    • Photovoltaics

    Manufacturing

    • A review of manufacturing technologies

    This masterclass provides you with a full assessment of this complex and rapidly changing technology from analysts that have studied the topic since 2002. Samples of printed electronics components and products will be shown.

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    2

    Energy Harvesting & Off-grid Renewable Energy:
    From 0.1 microWatts to 10 KWatts


    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx

    Dr Harry Zervos
    Principal Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Key technologies and suppliers covered
  • Market assessment with 10 year forecasts and roadmaps
  • Appreciated detailed technical information.
    Nitto Europe

    Energy Harvesting (EH) is the process by which ambient energy is captured and converted into electricity to power small devices, from wireless switches in buildings to sensors in vehicles and industrial equipment, thus eliminating the need for connection to the grid. IDTechEx is forecasting that the EH transducer market for small devices such as wireless sensors will be over $2 billion by 2025. This introductory masterclass will focus on the different energy harvesting options, their construction and combinations, adoption trends and market proliferation. Specifically, the masterclass will cover:

    Market Appraisal

    Good overview of market segment.
    DetNet

    • Market drivers and needs by application
    • Value chain and system components
    • Roadmaps
    • 10 year forecasts to 2025

    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will cover how different technology options work: materials used and manufacturing processes; advantages and disadvantages; applications; case studies; suppliers; costs; technical and market challenges and opportunities. The main technologies covered will be:

    • Electrodynamic
    • Thermoelectric
    • Piezoelectric
    • Photovoltaic
    • Other (magnetostriction, RF harvesting)

    Applications covered will range from powering wireless sensors and actuators to medical instruments and condition monitoring in industrial automation. In addition, vehicle integrated EH will be covered ( EH shock absorbers, regenerative braking) as well as waste heat recovery in vehicle and industrial applications. Finally, this masterclass will identify and compare important parameters, reveal trends (multi-modal harvesting, ultra-low power electronics, reducing cost and size) and answers questions such as:

    • When will automotive thermoelectric generators, woven photovoltaics and other emerging applications proliferate?
    • Who is working on these concepts and what is their progress?
    • Why is EH going to be essential for the widespread adoption of the Internet of Things, future healthcare roadmaps but also wearable electronics?

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    3

    Wearable Electronics


    Dr Guillaume Chansin
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    James Hayward
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • A critical view of the sector
  • The range of applications and market trends
  • Emerging technologies for the next wearable devices
  • Very interesting overview of wearable electronics in the past and in the future. Nice view of some developments and devices as examples and interesting market analysis.

    Wearable technologies has become the new hot topic. Indeed, it is estimated that the total addressable market will grow to $70 billion in the next decade. But while many are targeting healthcare applications, few have actually succeeded. In this context, it is necessary to have a critical look at the market trends, and to assess what it means in terms of growth and profitability.

    On the technology side, most of the existing products leverage the components that have been developed over the years for the mobile phone industry. However, there are exciting new technologies coming up, from flexible displays to biometric sensors. This session will introduce the new materials and technologies that will enable future wearable devices.

    This session will cover:

    • The current range of wearable electronic products
    • Applications in healthcare and infotainment
    • Risks and challenges
    • The key enabling technologies for next-gen devices
    • Potential market size and opportunities

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    4

    Materials for Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics


    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

    Head of Consulting
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company
    off siteTour
    Materials Masterclass - held at Heraeus offices in conjunction with a company tour. If you are selecting this class you will be unable to attend Masterclass 2 which is also being held off site.

  • Assessment of the complex material landscape that provide "active" functionality
  • Application requirements, latest material progress and unmet needs
  • Key suppliers and global trends
  • The masterclass covered the most recent topics for organic materials, showing recent applications and theoretical aspects.
    CYNORA GmbH

    Considerable investment and development has been made in a wide range of highly functionalized materials which have enabled completely new electrical and electronic components - from OLED displays to flexible photovoltaics. Investors are attracted by the high value, high margin and high volume opportunities possible. However, the current and emerging set of material options are very complex - highly specialized chemistries and performance/scale-up/cost trade-offs, in addition to an increasingly crowded IP landscape. This session provides a clear picture as to what is going and the market opportunities.

    Materials Covered

    • Organic (small molecule and polymer)
    • Carbon nanotubes
    • Graphene
    • Metal oxides
    • Nano silicon
    • Other highly functionalized materials

    Market and Technology Assessment

    For each material above, the following will be assessed:

    • Historic development, current state-of-art and development focus and future potential
    • Current material performance and desired material performance by application
    • Material deposition options and relative costs
    • Material opportunity in key applications including displays, lighting, transistor circuits, memory, photovoltaics, sensors and energy storage
    • Key suppliers

    This session is based on IDTechEx research conducted on advanced functional materials since 1999, in addition to world class academic experts.

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    5

    Supercapacitors


    Franco Gonzalez
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Technology assessment, key players
  • Materials and manufacturing analysis
  • Applications now and in the future with 10 year forecasts
  • Energy storage technologies are the key stone of the future of sustainable energy systems. Supercapacitors are an emerging energy storage technology with exceptional high power characteristics and longer useful lifetimes than mainstream energy storage technologies such as lithium batteries. The development of this technology has been progressing at a faster rate in the last 10 years. The transport industry is using them in trains, electric buses and cars. Smartphones may have supercapacitors in the near future in order to improve their energy efficiency and so on.

    This masterclass will give you all the knowledge you need to understand this emerging technology, its market potential and its role in the energy storage space.

    We will lead you from the basic technical concepts up to the most recent technology developments in the area and to understand applications in different industries.

    Join us as we dive into this exciting emerging technology.

    This masterclass will cover:

    • Introduction to supercapacitor technology and its position in the energy storage space
    • Performance parameters of supercapacitors
    • Performance benchmark of supercapacitors commercially available and under development
    • Technology development pathways for increasing performance of supercapacitor technology
    • Graphene and CNT progress in supercapacitors
    • The role of electrolytes in performance
    • Environmentally friendlier materials
    • Supercapacitor manufacturing
    • Current and emerging applications in the automotive, industrial, electronics and other industries
    • Progress on industry standardisation
    • Supercapacitors market forecast 2015-2025

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    6

    3D Printing: Processes, Markets, Players & Forecasts


    Rachel Gordon
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Dr Jon Harrop
    Director
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Key technologies and markets explained
  • End user needs explored
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends mapped
  • Designed for those who are new to these disruptive technologies, to understand the big picture and to assess the challenges and opportunities, this masterclass will arm you with knowledge of the latest developments in 3D printing applications and technologies. The class will cover:

    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will introduce each of the following technologies:

    • Vat Photopolymerisation (inc. SLA and DLP)
    • Material Extrusion (inc. FDM/FFF)
    • Powder Bed Fusion (inc. SLM, SLS and EBM)
    • Material Jetting
    • Binder Jetting (inc. metal, sand and ceramic)
    • Sheet Lamination
    • Directed Energy Deposition (inc. blown powder)

    They will cover in depth the advantages and disadvantages of each, case studies of applications, market leaders, mapping of key parameters, technical challenges and opportunities.

    Market Landscape and Business Intelligence

    • Existing and emerging applications of 3D printing, including detailed case studies of early adopters
    • Value and supply chains
    • Market drivers
    • Current market size and future market opportunities
    • End-user requirements and unmet needs

    This masterclass provides you with a full assessment of this complex and rapidly changing technology. Samples of objects made using a range of 3D printing technologies will be shown.

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    Tuesday, November 17 - Afternoon Sessions

     

    7

    Conductive Inks, Film & Transparent Conductive Film


    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

    Head of Consulting
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • All key technologies and markets assessed
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Conductive Inks/Pastes

    The conductive ink and paste business is one of the largest in printed electronics space. This will be a $2.2b in 2015 at the ink/paste level and will grow to 3 billion by 2025. Growth will be unevenly spread with several target markets experiencing rapid growth while others decline.

    This market however is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. It consists of touch screens, photovoltaics, automotive, wearables, sensors, logic/memory, smart packaging and in-mold electronics.

    Transparent Conductive Films

    The market for transparent conductive layers (glass and film) outside display elements is $1.4b in 2015 at the layer (substrate included) level. This market will grow to $2.4b by 2025.

    New technologies and numerous companies have been developed to meet the emerging needs but none yet are a run-away success. These new needs are mostly created by the emergence of curved/flexible and/or large-area applications that demand ultra-low sheet resistance values.

    The emerging solutions include metal mesh, silver nanowires, graphene, carbon nanotubes, PEDOT, etc. ITO is however proving a resilient solution and the incumbent suppliers have moved to protect their positions by slashing prices.

    Market Appraisal

    • Current market size and future market opportunity, with 10 year forecasts to 2025. The market will be split by technology as well as by applications
    • Key players
    • Market drivers, dynamics, challenges and future trends

    Technology and Applications Appraisal

    Analysts or industry experts will cover how each of the following technology options work; the advantages and disadvantages of each; case studies; challenges, insights, etc. The technologies and applications to be covered are:

    • Conductive inks and pastes
      • Silver flake paste
      • Silver nanoparticles
      • Copper ink and paste
      • Sintering photo
    • Transparent conductive films
      • ITO on film
      • Silver nanowires
      • Metal mesh
      • Carbon nanotubes
      • Graphene
      • PEDOT and others such as inkjet printable nanoparticle inks

    Applications

    • Touch screens
    • Photovoltaics
    • Wearable devices
    • Smart packaging
    • Sensors
    • In-mold applications
    • Automotive
    • Other

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    8

    E-Textiles and Stretchable Electronics


    Dr Guillaume Chansin
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    James Hayward
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Assessment and progress of electronic and electrical materials on textiles
  • Application needs, case studies
  • Key players and market forecasts
  • The masterclass was a very good overview of electronic textiles, their applications and problems with mass production.

    This masterclass will assess the latest progress with this topic, covering functional materials and components suited for use with textiles, fabrics and stretchable electronics. Typical material choices by substrate type will be shared, including discussion of the challenges around washability, wear resistance, contact resistances etc.

    In addition to these technology details this masterclass will cover application needs for wearable electronics - what end users see as the minimum viable products, and will look at case studies of e-textiles today - covering cost, product functionality and market trends.

    Key suppliers focussing on this area will be revealed in addition to market forecasts based on the latest IDTechEx research.

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    9

    The Internet of Things: Indoor Positioning Systems,
    WSN, RTLS and Active RFID


    Raghu Das
    CEO
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Complex landscape explained and analysed
  • Technology capabilities and what is coming next
  • Applications and future markets
  • 10 year forecasts
  • Good broad coverage of all arguments.
    HASBRO European Services

    This masterclass covers the technology and markets enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) in addition to related technologies such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Active RFID and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS). The class will discuss in detail where all these technologies are going over the next ten years, reality versus the hype, and the business needs and drivers. It specifically addresses:

    • Hardware: including active RFID to WSN systems: their cost structure and advantages and disadvantages for each choice
    • What IoT is and what part does wireless sensing and RFID play - the opportunities
    • It gave me the general look on IoT problems and focus.
      RUSNANO

    • Architecture of IoT from the ground up
    • Traditional Active RFID, RFID enabled cellphones, smart active labels/ battery assisted passive tags, RTLS and Wireless/Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN): technology choices, markets and standards
    • The largest orders and case studies by key market verticals
    • Lessons of success and failure
    • Trends and market size by territory and application type, now and in the future until 2025
    • Challenges to tackle and analysis of early adopters

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    10

    Printing Technologies for Electronic Applications


    Dr Harry Zervos
    Principal Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Assessment of each printing technology type
  • Application requirements and case studies
  • Post-print processing, integration and hybrid device manufacturing
  • This masterclass assesses the range of printing and non-printing manufacturing and handling options for printed, organic and flexible electronics. Attendees will learn about the technology capabilities, market applicability, key players, trends and opportunities. The class will cover:

    Printing Technology and Application Assessment

    The following printing types will be covered:

    • Screen printing
    • Inkjet printing
    • Flexo printing (and offset)
    • Gravure printing (and offset)
    • Nano imprinting and transfer printing
    • Coating systems (slot die)

    For each type, the session will cover:

    • Printing capability (speed, resolution, uniformity, cost etc.) and material suitability
    • Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats assessment
    • Suitability to different applications - existing and future
    • Detailed case studies and learnings from printing commercial printed electronics products
    • Key players

    Integrated Manufacturing and Scaling

    • Assessment of curing/sintering options
    • Integrated systems - suppliers, what is available, what it is being used for
    • The value chain and opportunities in equipment supply
    • 2015-2025 market detail: how much is and will be printed

    This session is partly based on IDTechEx research of over 90 relevant suppliers. Attendees will be shown working demonstrations in addition to handling samples of printed electronics components and products.

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    11

    Batteries: From Thin Film to Post Lithium Ion


    Franco Gonzalez
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Dr Xiaoxi He
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Key technologies and markets covered
  • Material opportunities
  • Suppliers and global trends
  • Presentations were informative and presenters were excited about their subject.
    CSIR - Energy Materials

    This introductory masterclass on the topic focuses on batteries: from thin film or printed primary batteries to rechargeable batteries and the winner lithium batteries as it jumps to $60 billion in 2020.

    Batteries continue to proliferate new wearable electronics, personal medical diagnostics and treatment, and the Internet of Things. 30 billion button batteries poison and choke humans and other animals every year: safer printed batteries remain a small business. Why? 50% of the cost of a pure-electric mainstream car is the battery, but still the range and price are unacceptable and batteries set fire to cars and planes. What to do? Lithium ion is the best battery technology we have ever seen they have achieved increases energy density by 5% per year and decreases cost at 8% per year but cannot achieve transformative factors of five in cost and performance. Post Lithium ion battery technologies are not really new however there are reasons why they have received more attention recently, this is because the promises the next generation of disruptive high energy batteries is progressing.

    The masterclass has many new technology introductions and I collected a lot of information - this is very useful!
    Xinyuan Electronics

    We give basics explaining why lithium batteries cathode, anode and electrolyte are changing, revealing opportunities for fine chemicals and materials through to new applications.

    In particular, it covers:

    • Introduction to Batteries
    • Comparison of battery technologies and alternatives.
    • Types of lithium ion batteries are compared, challenges
    • Post Lithium Ion Batteries, technology development: Lithium Sulphur, All Solid State, Na ion, Magnesium Batteries, Lithium Air, Silicon anodes. Lithium Capacitors, others
    • Post Lithium ion market readiness, applications with forecasts.
    • Printed and thin/flexible batteries compared, challenges and what is coming next
    • Thin/flexible batteries applications and forecasts

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    12

    3D Printing: Materials


    Rachel Gordon
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Dr Jon Harrop
    Director
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Key 3D printing materials and new material opportunities
  • Applications and end user needs
  • Ten year forecasts to 2025 by material type
  • This masterclass will arm you with the latest knowledge of 3D printing materials - what exists, what is coming and what is needed. Learn what the key players are offering, areas of research and development activity, trends and market sizing. Specifically, the masterclass will cover:

    Material Appraisal: Current and Emerging

    Analysts will appraise each of the following types of materials for 3D printing:

    • Photopolymers
    • Thermoplastic filament
    • Thermoplastic powder
    • Metal powder
    • Ceramic powders
    • Sand + binder
    • Welding wire
    • Plaster
    • Graphene
    • Biomaterials
    • Emerging materials

    They will cover the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing with each, key suppliers, costs, performance specifications and limitations, and the impact of new emerging options.

    Material Market Appraisal

    • How existing and emerging applications are dependent on materials properties
    • Need for new materials and opportunities for materials development
    • Current market size for materials by value and volume
    • Future material market opportunity with ten-year forecasts to 2025

    This masterclass provides you with a full assessment of this complex and rapidly changing subject. Samples of objects 3D printed from a wide range of materials will be shown.

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    Friday, November 20 - Morning Sessions

    13

    Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes and 2D Materials:
    Science, Technology & Markets


    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

    Head of Consulting
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company
    off siteTour
    Creating New Products Masterclass - held at the Future Store in conjunction with a company tour.

  • All key technologies and markets mapped
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Graphene and 2D Materials

    IDTechEx projects the graphene market to grow from around $20 million in 2014 to more than $390 million in 2024 at the material level. The market will be fragmented thanks to a multitude of available graphene types, qualities, manufacturing methods and applications.

    The market is still dominated by research interest but the composition will change as other sectors such as energy storage and composites grow. The application pipeline/funnel is very active and some early product examples have already emerged.

    The research has moved beyond graphene to other 2D materials that can complement graphene in many different ways. Indeed, we are now at the early stages of a wave of global research around 2D materials.

    Carbon Nanotubes

    Carbon nanotubes have been around for much longer than graphene yet they have much in common. The production capacity globally is already in the thousands of tonne scale, the prices have dramatically fallen and early medium-volume application have been established. In particular, CNTs have found success as additives in a variety of sectors such as batteries, car parts, and electro-static dissipation packaging.

    This masterclasses is designed to give a detailed assessment of graphene and carbon nanotubes. Below is a more detailed blueprint for the masterclass.

    Graphene and 2D Materials

    • Material properties
    • Detailed assessment of manufacturing including chemical vapor deposition including transfer methods, exfoliation, oxidization-reduction, lasma and other methods
    • Ten-year segmented market projection
    • Application funnel and timeline as well as key challenges
    • Key players and production capacities
    • Latest trends including latest commercial activity, movement in value chain, activity in Asia, patent trends, investment trends
    • Application focus on
      • Energy storage including battery and supercapacitors
      • Transparent conductive films
      • Conductive inks
      • Transistors/Logic
      • Various composites
      • Sensors
      • Thermal applications
    • A look at some emerging 2D materials including MoS2, WS2, BN, etc

    Carbon Nanotubes

    • Ten-year segmented market forecasts
    • Science and chemistry behind different types of carbon nanotubes (SWCNT, DWCNT, MWCNT)
    • Growth techniques including arc discharge, plasma, chemical vapour deposition
    • Separation and purification methods
    • Key players and production capacities
    • Application focus on
      • Transistors/Logic
      • Transparent conductive films
      • Electrostatically painted car parts
      • Li ion batteries
      • Electrostatic dissipation
      • Car tires
      • Mechanical re-enforcement
      • Others

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    14

    Barriers and Substrates for Printed
    and Flexible Electronics


    Raghu Das
    CEO
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • All key technologies and markets covered
  • Technical requirements mapped
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Excellent Masterclass!
    Siemens

    Organic devices, in particular OLED and OPV ones, are highly sensitive to moisture, requiring ultra-high performance barrier or encapsulation layers. Glass is an excellent barrier, but is rigid, therefore potentially stripping away organic electronics of a key differentiating attribute, which is flexibility. Developing flexible, transparent and ultra-high performance remains an unmet technology challenge, and in many cases an impediment against the growth of organic and printed electronics. Numerous solutions are however being developed across the world, ranging from ultra-thin flexible glass to multi-layer films. Success here can change the economics of organic and/or printed electronics.

    Substrates are also an essential and often neglected layer for printed and/or organic electronics. They bring robustness and enable flexibility, but at the same time place substantial constraints on the manufacturing process (e.g., thermal budget, dimensional stability) in a way that they can largely determine device performance. Many plastic solutions are now being offered such as PET and PEN but also paper based substrates are increasingly gaining attention.

    Market Appraisal

  • Ten year market forecasts for barrier films
    • Market at the application level in OLED lighting, OPVs and flexible displays
    • Market at the barrier level
    • Key suppliers, technology/approach and performance achievements by player
    • Market trends, drivers and challenges
  • 10 year forecasts for substrates
    • Addressable market at the application level OLED lighting, OPVs and flexible displays
    • Market at the substrate level
    • Market trends, drivers and challenges
    • Relevancy and challenges per target application

    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will cover how each of the following technology options work; the advantages and disadvantages of each; 10 year forecasts; case studies; suppliers; technical and market challenges and opportunities:

    • Application requirements
    • Layer characteristics
    • Technical challenges and progress
    • Manufacturing processes (where relevant)
    • Performance measurement techniques and challenges

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    15

    Sensors & Actuators: Flexible and Printed


    Dr Guillaume Chansin
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Printed sensor technologies
  • Electroactive polymers
  • Key players, market sizes and latest trends
  • This masterclass will give an overview of sensors and actuators made with printed electronics. Participants will learn about the technology, target markets and value proposition of these devices. Areas where printing adds value will be outlined for each type of sensor (pressure, temperature, optical, touch, electrochemical, etc.). Advantages of flexible sensors, as well as large-area sensors will also be covered and the leading companies in each segment will be presented. For actuators, the main focus will be on electroactive polymers (EAP) and their applications in haptic feedback, speakers, etc.

    During the session, IDTechEx will show the latest trends and identify the commercial opportunities. It will include:

    • The market size today
    • The biggest success so far: the printed glucose sensors
    • Emerging printed sensor technologies
    • Electroactive polymers and printed PVDF devices

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    16

    Perovskites and Other Emerging Photovoltaic
    Technologies and Markets


    Dr Harry Zervos
    Principal Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Dr Xiaoxi He
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Detailed market assessment of photovoltaics including wafer-based, thin film and also third generation technologies (OPV, DSSC, flexible GasAs, pervoskite, etc)
  • All key technologies covereds
  • The photovoltaic industry is already a large business. The installed global capacity in 2014 is estimated as 40.5 GW. The photovoltaic industry is one that has undergone a recent intense period of consolidation trigged by rapid production capacity expansion in China and subsidy reduction in Europe. The market has now recovered and is showing strong signs of growth with demand particularly picking up in non-European territories.

    The photovoltaic industry consist of a multitude of technologies. Wafer-based silicon photovoltaics dominate the market. At the same, however, a range of thin film solutions such as CdTe, CIGS, and a-Si have also matured and captured market share.

    New forms of solar technologies for new, niche markets are also being developed. Here, we will examie several such technologies such as organic photovotlaics, dye sensitised solar cells, flexible GaAs and also pervoskite solar cells.

    This masterclass is designed as follows:

    • Photovoltaic markets
      • Historical prices
      • Historical market development
      • Installed cell capacity and projections
      • Supply split by territory
      • Demand split by territory and application
      • Market split by solar cell technology
      • Market projections split by technology
    • Photovoltaics: basic principles and operation
    • Wafer-based silicon cells, thin film technologies (e.g. amorphous silicon, multi-crystalline, CdTe, CIGS), III-V/ II-VI multijunctions: manufacturing, performance, latest, etc
    • Organic photovoltaic and dye sensitised solar cells:
      • Materials (basic overview)
      • Selling points
      • Challenges
      • Lifetime and efficiency projections
      • Encapsulation technologies
      • Market assessment
        • BIPV
        • Smart packaging
        • Off grid and development world
        • Street furniture
        • Posters and point-of-sale advertisement
        • Consumer goods
      • Key suppliers
      • Ten-year segmented market projection
    • Pervoskites: latest trends, progress, challenges, players
    • GaAs: latest trends, manufacture, progress, challenges, players

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    17

    Electric Vehicles: Markets, Trends, Opportunities
    Land, Sea and Air


    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx

    Franco Gonzalez
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Introduction to electric vehicles on-road, off-road, on water and in the air
  • What is successful, what new types will see success over the coming decade - when and why
  • Market opportunity by electric vehicle type with 10 year forecasts
  • This masterclass addresses the latest progress with hybrid,fuel cell and electric vehicles for land, sea and air. It gives the big picture from the league table of largest EV manufacturers to common factors and components for land, water and air vehicles; and across hybrid and pure electric vehicles.

    This masterclass covers:

    • 10 year forecasts in 45 electric vehicle categories including electric cars, pure and hybrid electric; micro cars; two wheelers such as electric scooters, pedelecs and motorcycles; commercial and industrial EVs such as construction, agricultural and mining electric vehicles; marine electric vehicles such as electric boats and vessels and light electric aircrafts. These are explained in terms of unit numbers, average sales price (ASP) and total market value.
    • The differences in the structure of the value chain of these different electric vehicle segments
    • The different drivers behind electrification of these types of electric vehicles.
    • Commercial, research and pioneering activities in different types of electric vehicles.
    • Different types of charging infrastructure required for different types of electric vehicles.
    • Activities of developers of electric and hybrid vehicles - covering land, water and airborne vehicles
    • Progress of companies are compared in relation to market shares per type of electric vehicle category

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    Friday, November 20 - Afternoon Sessions

    18

    Sensors for IoT, Wearable
    and Autonomous Vehicles


    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

    Head of Consulting
    IDTechEx

    James Hayward
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Dr Steven LeBoeuf - Valencell Inc

  • Coverage of all prominent sensor technologies used today
  • Contextual examples outlining application challenges
  • Supplier and industry trends
  • This class provides coverage of the key sensor technologies used in IoT, Wearable Technology and Autonomous Vehicles. Sensors are the key enabling component for many of the most exciting new applications in these areas. Whilst the end result can be very varied, the sensing technologies used in each of these sectors have inherent similarities. Therefore, this class brings these topics together around their component-level building blocks, describing the broad opportunity available to players in this field.

    This masterclass is setup to provide an overview of each of the technologies used today (including describing the supplier landscape). The speakers will detail the challenges when refining their function for each application. Finally, the opportunities for development and growth in this area will be outlined, using some examples of current research-level projects.

    Sensor technologies covered include:

    • MEMS
    • optical sensors
    • touch sensors
    • chemical sensing
    • broader environmental sensing and positioning systems

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    19

    Displays & Lighting


    Dr Guillaume Chansin
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Dr Harry Zervos
    Principal Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Key technologies in flexible displays
  • The challenge of OLED vs LED lighting
  • Market drivers and bottlenecks
  • Market forecasts
  • Displays are the largest market segment in organic electronics. The OLED display market is now worth more than $15 billion and OLED TVs are already available. For many panel makers the LCD business has become loss making and so display companies seek differentiation. The next step will be flexible OLED displays that are fabricated on plastic substrates instead of glass. In lighting applications, the competitive landscape is fundamentally different as OLED technologies face a tough battle against inorganic LEDs.

    This masterclass will guide you through:

    • The full range of technologies (OLED displays, e-paper, electroluminescent and other emerging display technology options)
    • The latest in the development of flexible OLED displays
    • Manufacturing methods and their pros and cons
    • Next generation solid-state lighting: OLED vs LED
    • Example of applications and products on the market
    • The market drivers and the issues that remain
    • The leading companies in the value chain, along with their positioning and strengths
    • 10 year forecasts

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    20

    RFID and Smart Packaging


    Raghu Das
    CEO
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Detailed global RFID market assessment with current and forecast sales, value chain analysis and application analysis
  • Assessment of RFID and smart packaging manufacturing technologies and technical requirements
  • Smart packaging case studies, drivers, technologies and costs
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Very efficient and informative.
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

    In 2015 more than 8 billion RFID tags will be sold, up from just under 7 billion tags in 2014. Tag cost is reducing with volume but also with new innovations such as antenna manufacture and chip placement. This session provides the complete picture of the RFID industry, including NFC to UHF RFID. Additionally, smart packaging is also explored, including why, who, what, how and when with case studies presented and technology roadmaps given. The RFID market and use and potential use of printed electronics for smart packaging is explored in great depth in this session. The masterclass will cover:

    Detailed global RFID market assessment

    • 10 year forecasts of sales of tags by application and by tag frequency
    • Global RFID market by application
    • Successes and failures
    • Drivers and market adoption trends

    RFID tag manufacturing

    • Price tear down
    • Antenna manufacturing options - including printing assessment
    • Chip attach options
    • Key suppliers

    Printed RFID and other printed technologies for smart packaging

    • Types of printed RFID technologies and full appraisal
    • Leading developers
    • Market traction
    • Challenges and opportunities
    • Integration of multiple printed electronics functionalities

    Smart Packaging

    • Case study assessments - what was done, why, cost and level of successes
    • What is driving smart packaging
    • What is coming - pre-commercial technology and solution work from vendors and brands
    • Outlook and forecasts

    This session is based on research conducted by IDTechEx on the RFID and smart packaging markets since 1999. It will provide an exceptionally comprehensive assessment of the RFID sector and the opportunities for printed electronics within it.

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    21

    Structural Electronics


    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx

    Dr Jon Harrop
    Director
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • Applications and needs for structural electronics
  • Enabling materials and components needed for structural electronics
  • Case studies, trends, key suppliers and market outlook
  • Good, broad overview.
    Trinity College Dublin

    Structural Electronics (SE) is one of the most important technological developments of this century. It forms a key part of the dream, formulated decades ago, of computing disappearing into the fabric of society. Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits that act as load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed upon them. It is of huge interest to the aerospace industry which is usually the first adopter, the automotive industry and in civil engineering both with compelling needs but its reach is much broader even than this.

    Practical demos were excellent.
    Hewlett Packard

    Electric cars badly need longer range and more space for the money and, in civil engineering, corrosion of reinforced concrete structures and tighter requirements for all structures, including early warning of problems, are among the market drivers for structural electronics.

    This introductory masterclass to the topic reviews the applications for structural electronics, now and emerging, assessing what is happening and what is still needed. Progress by key technology type is given including key suppliers and the technology roadmaps. This will cover topics such as smart skin, 3D printed electronics, flexible and printed electronics systems, energy storage (batteries and supercapacitors forming structures), molded electronics, building integrated photovoltaics and textile based electronics. Global trends and the market outlook is provided based on new IDTechEx research on the topic matter.

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    22

    Electric Vehicles:
    New Material and Component Opportunities


    Rachel Gordon
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Franco Gonzalez
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

    Name, Company

  • What new materials and components are needed and why
  • Latest progress with these enabling technologies including suppliers and technical progress
  • Ten year forecast for each technology
  • Unmet needs
  • In the process of electrification of vehicles there is plenty of room for innovation. Petrol car components and systems have evolved during the last 100 years and whilst electric vehicles have been developed for the last 30 years or so, they are still far of being optimized. New materials have been developed recently that are opening new possibilities for new concepts for better performance components. This masterclass explores the evolution of these developments and what could be their impact on future automotive concepts.

    Electric vehicles will need new components and new materials given that the energy source, drive trains, motors and control systems are completely different to conventional vehicles. This masterclass will explore the opportunities for new materials and components, covering each of the main categories as follows:

    • Electric motors
    • Range extenders
    • Regenerative braking
    • Energy harvesting, such as thermoelectrics, shock absorbers and conformal PV
    • Thermal materials
    • Energy storage: batteries and supercapacitors
    • Charging systems and charging infrastructure, including wireless charging
    • Light weight and structural functional materials
    • Technologies and systems for autonomous vehicles
    • 3D printing

    Attendees will learn about the requirement from vehicle makers based on their vehicle development roadmaps, current state of the technology, suppliers, development trends and areas of focus and undersupplied development areas. In addition, ten year forecasts will be provided for some of the key sectors above, allowing you to quantify your opportunity.

    This masterclass covers:

    • The use and impact of emerging technologies such as energy harvesting, supercapacitors, power train systems, wireless sensors and wireless systems and technologies for autonomous vehicles.
    • Latest progress with these enabling technologies including suppliers and technical progress
    • Unmet needs

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