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Smart Materials for Structural Electronics



Forum 3 | 18 September | 3:40pm-5:45pm

Structural electronics is the concept of replacing components-in-a-box with truly embedded and conformally integrated solutions. This steps away from “dumb” materials and provides opportunities in cost, weight, and space-savings amongst others.

Many of the most prevalent commercial entries are for the automotive sector and the rate and magnitude of success for EVs may be underpinned by this. This session looks at the range of smart materials on offer, this includes 3D electronics, smart glass, smart roads, and integrated energy harvesting, energy storage, and sensors.  
Each session will be delivered by IDTechEx analysts who have conducted the underlying research. This research is based on interviews with key players, extensive travel for global conference and events, as well as visiting prominent players in this area. The classes will include technical introductions, benchmarking studies, value chain analysis, case studies, key player analysis, current market analysis, and a global outlook. The slides will be provided to the attendees and there will be time allotted for Q&A and audience networking.

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Forum 3 | 18 September | 3:40pm-5:45pm

 

  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm
  • Networking Break & Registration
  • 3:30pm - 3:35pm

Introduction to Structural Electronics

Compiled by Dr Richard Collins, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Overview of the concept of "structural electronics"
  • Early precursors to structural electronics: examples in transportation
  • 3:35pm - 3:55pm

Technology Options For 3D Structural And Conformal Electronics

Compiled by Dr Richard Collins, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Technology options for polymeric structural electronics: 3D printed electronics, in-mold electronics, molded interconnect device, aerosol jetting.
  • Applications and market landscape for competitive routes into 3D electronics.
  • 3:55pm - 4:35pm

Overview of Nanomaterials And Multifunctional Composites

Compiled by Dr Richard Collins, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Market overview of graphene and CNTs
  • Analysis of multifunctional polymer composites including massless energy, enhanced conductivity, and embedded data transmission
  • Routes into structural health monitoring and market overview
  • Opportunities for smart skins
  • 4:35pm - 4:45pm
  • Break
  • 4:45pm - 5:20pm

Energy Harvesting, Energy Independent Vehicles, And Smart Roads

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to energy harvesting: from microwatts to megawatts.
  • The need for energy harvesting: ubiquitous sensors, actuators, lighting, thermal management etc.
  • Technology options: Thermoelectric, photovoltaics, triboelectrics, piezoelectrics, electrodynamics, electrets, ambient RF, airborne wind energy and more.
  • The source of energy: regenerative braking, solar bodywork, tires, thermals, and more
  • Roadmap for power-generating smart-roads with emerging functionality: structural health monitoring, self-de-icing, dynamic vehicle charging.
  • Outlook for the future iteration of energy independent electric vehicles that never need to be charged.
  • A look at real world examples
  • 5:20pm - 5:35pm

Smart Glass As Electronic Drapes & Solar Windows

Compiled by Luke Gear, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to the concept of smart glass as structural electronics in the automotive industry.
  • Technology overview and comparison for electronic shading.
  • Technology overview and comparison for transparent solar glass.
  • Market outlook by technology: what smart glass is in cars now and in the future?
  • 5:35pm - 5:45pm
  • Conclusions & Questions

Timings and the agenda are subject to change

About IDTechEx

Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to clients in over 80 countries. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in Boston, USA; Berlin, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, Korea.

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