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Business and Technology Insight Forums Tokyo 2015

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

28, 29, 30 September, Tokyo, Japan
Room: Next 1, UDX Gallery
UDX Conference Center, 6F, 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021 Japan


Flexible Sensors, Conductive Inks and Stretchable & Textile Electronics

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28 SeptemberMorning

Flexible Displays, Barrier Layers, Batteries and Transparent Conductive Films

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28 September Afternoon

3D Printing: Technologies, Materials, Applications and Opportunities

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29 September Morning

Energy Harvesting: Technologies, Markets

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29 September Afternoon

Electric Vehicles: Land, Water and Air; Hybrid and Pure Electric

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30 September Morning

Energy Storage: Batteries, Supercapacitors, Lithium-ion Capacitors

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30 September Afternoon
Half-day Insight Forum 5
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Dr. Peter Harrop

Electric Vehicles: Land, Water and Air; Hybrid and Pure Electric

Critical business intelligence covering forecasts, players, components and infrastructure analysis and opportunities for land, water and air electric vehicles

The market for hybrid and pure electric vehicles will rise from $147 billion in 2015 to $507 billion in 2025. In this session analyst IDTechEx shares its uniquely detailed research covering 45 categories to reflect newly substantial sectors such as electric motorcycles, multi-rotor aircraft and fuel cell cars. We explain the radical changes in the last year such as orders for up to 2000 large pure electric buses at a time and pure electric car sales growing over 50% last year. Hear why Construction, Mining and Agricultural electric vehicles are newly important but some other sectors are saturating. Understand how all mechanical, electric and electronic parts are changing and merging but two motors, not one, are becoming the norm.

In 2015, many profitable niches are emerging just as the largest major sectors are changing in importance. In addition, all components and parts of value chains are changing, with disruptive technologies such as supercapacitors, new types of batteries, energy harvesting, power electronics and structural electronics powering growth of a huge business.

This forum addresses both the business opportunities and emerging technologies of the electric vehicle market including land, water and air types. Attendees will leave with a clear view of the market size, new technology assessment and development roadmaps, how the value chains are changing, key player profiles and market share and where the best opportunities are.

The forum is hosted by IDTechEx, a global market research and technology scouting firm that has covered the electric vehicle market since 1999. Research is based on direct interviews with vehicle providers, component and assembly companies, material providers and end users. IDTechEx analysts are deeply technical (typically PhD level) and commercially experienced, conducting research from bases in Europe, Asia and USA in six languages.

This event is targeted to those involved in growth strategy, business development, research and engineering, material and system development and innovation management. It is attended by companies involved in vehicles manufacturing, sub systems and component supply and material supply.

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

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30 September | MorningRoom: Next 1, UDX Gallery

IDTechEx Japanese Analysts Yasuo Yamamoto and Mayumi Kozakai,
will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.


8:30 - 9:10
9:10 - 9:30
Introduction to Pure Electric, Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicle Systems and Markets
Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx.
    »Value chain and critical systems components
    »Market structure
    »League table of largest EV manufacturers
9:30 - 10:25
Detailed assessment of electric vehicle markets with ten year forecasts
Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx.
    For each market type, the following will be covered:
    »Forecasts to 2025 in unit numbers and total market value
    »Key players
    »Commercial and academic activities
    »Trends by territory
    »Barrier and opportunity assessment

This will be covered for the following electric vehicle categories

9:30 - 9:45
On road vehicle
    Including Car (hybrid) - plug-in, Car (hybrid) - not plug-in, Car (pure electric) - Premium inc Tesla, Car (pure electric) - Other, Fuel cell car, Buses under 8t, Buses over 8t (divided into pure electric, hybrid, fuel cell), Delivery trucks & other on-road excluding buses, MicroEV - 3 wheel & rickshaw, MicroEV - 4 wheel inc. all-terrain vehicle (ATV)
9:45 - 9:55
Off road vehicle
    Including Indoor forklift/intralogistics, Outdoor forklift/intralogistics, Mining, construction, agriculture, Mobile cranes heavy, Airport Ground Support Equipment GSE, Indoor cranes/platform lifters, Golf cars, Motorised golf caddies, Military land, Off-road other.
9:55 - 10:05
Motorcycles, scooters, bikes and mobility for the disabled
    Including Mobility scooters 3/4 wheel, Mobility scooters 3/4 wheel for the disabled, Pedelec/e-bike, Scooter, Motorcycle.
10:05 - 10:15
    Including Military air, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV drones, Aircraft leisure, Aircraft commercial & industrial
10:15 - 10:20
    Including Military water, On-water leisure, On-water commercial, On-water industrial, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), Underwater leisure
10:20 - 10:25
Other including mobile robots
    Including Home robot vacuum, Home robot lawnmowing, Other mobile robot inc automated guided vehicles (AGV), Other inc research, racing
10:25 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15
Electric traction motor technologies, players and opportunities
Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Founder, Chairman, Principal Analyst, IDTechEx.
    »Assessment of different types of electric motors, including synchronous (PM or switched reluctance), asynchronous, in-wheel
    »Key developers
    »Anticipated technology development such as the rapid move to two traction motors - reasons, future, motor controller trends
11:15 - 11:45
Power Electronics and Range Extender Technologies, Players and Opportunities
Compiled by Dr Gerry Boast and Dr Peter Harrop
    »Power electronics types: Battery Management Systems BMS, Inverters, Converters. New Power Interfaces including Wireless Charging WC, Vehicle to Grid V2G, Vehicle to Building V2B, Emergency Power Supply by Vehicles, Energy Harvesting Power Conditioning
    »Key developers and the new components they will be using: e.g. silicon carbide, gallium nitride, supercapacitors. Integration and road map of change
    »Anticipated technology development and unmet opportunities
    »Range extenders compared: piston, free piston, rotary combustion, gas turbine (jet engine), fuel cell etc.
    »Forecasts for power electronics and range extender systems
11:45 - 12:15
Energy Harvesting, EV Charging and Infrastructure
Compiled by Franco Gonzalez, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
    »Energy harvesting for vehicles including Thermoelectric, Photovoltaic, Regenerative Braking, Energy Harvesting Shock Absorbers alone or as Active Suspension, 3D motion capture.
    »EV electricity and hydrogen (fuel cell) charging options and standards
    »Government investment and infrastructure considerations
12:15 - 12:30
Strategic Opportunities and Insights
Compiled by Raghu Das, CEO and Principal Analyst, IDTechEx
    »Electrification of conventional vehicles as a continuum to electric vehicles. How mechanical parts are replaced by electrical and electronic ones. Many new conventional vehicle electrification opportunities such as energy harvesting stop-start and reversing alternators as torque assist. Low power electronics and wireless sensors everywhere often with local low power energy harvesting instead of batteries: autonomy electronics, telematics, advanced vehicle management systems, Internet of Things.
    »The three options in the zero emission vehicle end game: 1. Vehicles using only energy harvesting (increasing number of land, water and air vehicles using only sunshine for example, others with multiple harvesting alone) vs 2. Fuel cells vs 3. Pure battery/ supercapacitor electric. Together or alone?
    »Changing structure of the industry. Trend to make wider variety of EVs and technologies eg Yamaha and Toyota enter e-motorcycles. Facebook enters solar fixed wing aircraft. Amazon enters pure electric drones. The hydrogen economy or the battery economy? Components-in-a-box becomes smart materials: structural electronics made by 3D printed electronics, in-mold electronics, lamination etc. Winners and losers.
12:30 - 13:00
Questions & Answers followed by networking and lunch

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