Investment & Partnership Summit
Monday 2 April, 2012 | 2.00pm - 5.30pm
IDTechEx LeaderRaghu Das, CEO
Investment opportunities and prospectives
This half day summit brings venture capitalists and other investors together with leading pure-play printed electronics companies that are gaining traction and substantial revenues today, as well as hidden gems with enormous potential. Attendees will also have access to industry thought-leaders, valuable quantitative and qualitative research, and one-on-one meetings with company executives. Speakers and panelists are cherry picked by IDTechEx and investor partners.
Analysts including IDTechEx will introduce the latest progress in this sector, such as fund raising so far, undersupplied sectors and company profiles. A panel of VCs will then cover their thoughts on the sector and company profiles they seek for investing. This will be followed by company CEOs who seek investment giving 15 minute overviews of their proposition and technology. There will be one to one meetings afterwards.
Suitable funding is required to drive development of printed electronics into viable commercial solutions. With massive opportunities there will be many successes. This summit, now in its third year, aims to help develop the industry by linking investors with leading edge companies.
Analysts, Venture Capitalists & Investors Panel:
The analysts will discuss questions such as: What is the size of the market now and projected? What are they key technical and commercial barriers? What is happening territorially? What are the business model options that can lead to success? Discuss the IP landscape - is this going to hold the industry back?
Venture Capitalists and Investors will discuss their investments, what they seek in companies, valuing a company, routes to fund raising, expected returns.
|2.00pm||IDTechEx, UK, Mr Raghu Das|
|2.20pm||Germany Trade and Invest, Germany, Mr Tobias Rothacher|
|2.40pm||ipal Gesellschaft für Patentverwertung Berlin, Germany, Dr. Kirk Haselton|
|3.00pm||Target Partners, Germany, Mr Berthold von Freyberg|
Printed Electronics Company Presentations:
Executives from leading companies, cherry picked by the hosts, will briefly present their company and technology, followed by discussion from the audience. Companies will be split into the following categories: those developing materials, production/manufacturing, and devices.
|3.15pm||Canatu, Finland, Mr David Brown|
|3.25pm||Nanograde, Switzerland Dr. Samuel Halim|
|3.35pm - 3.50pm Refreshment Break|
|3.50pm||ADT, Germany, Dr. Jürgen Rawert|
|4.00pm||Blue Spark, USA, Mr John Gannon|
|4.10pm||Enfucell, Finland, Mr Risto Huvila|
|4.20pm||ISORG, France, Mr Laurent Jamet|
|4.30pm||Sensoree, USA, Ms Kristin Neidlinger|
|4.40pm||University of Cape Town, South Africa, Prof. David Britton|
|4.50pm||Nth Degree Technologies, USA, Dr William Ray|
|5.00pm||Thin Film Electronics, USA, Mrs Jennifer Ernst|
|5.10pm - Questions and Conclusions|
More company presentations will be added as they are confirmed.
We see this market growing to a multi billion dollar opportunity within five years - namely due to the creation of new markets and going where conventional electronics cannot.
Companies involved or intending to be involved in any part of the printed and thin film electronics value chain and seeking funding should attend this event. There will be ample time to have a one-to-one discussions during the conference.