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Investment & Partnership Summit

Monday 2 April, 2012 | 2.00pm - 5.30pm

IDTechEx Leader

Raghu Das, CEO
IDTechEx Ltd

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.

Why Attend

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.

This is the only and must-attend summit for investors and companies seeking investment in printed and thin film electronics. This optional event precedes the two day conference.