Europe's largest event on Wearable Technology, with over 225 speakers and 170 exhibitors, taking place in Berlin on April 27-28 (www.idtechex.com/WearableEurope ) will feature opening presentations highlighting the latest progress with wearable technology.
World's Largest OLED Investment?
LG Display, which announced last year an investment of approximately $900 million in order to build an OLED display facility, will open the event, covering the latest progress at the company and their outlook for flexible and printed electronics. The total investment in the plant, which is designed to produce both large-size OLED TV and flexible OLED panels for smartwatches and automotive displays, is expected to reach more than $8.7 Billion. Dr. Sang Beom Han, CEO and President of LG Display said of the plant, "LG Display's investment is a historical investment for the industry since it will not only help expand the OLED market but also accelerate the development of future display technologies. We believe the plant will become the center of the global OLED industry."
High Volume Manufacturing Capability for Printed and Flexible Electronics
Following that, Girish Wable will present on "Bringing Emerging Technologies to Market" Jabil is one of the world's largest manufacturing services companies with over 170,000 employees worldwide. The company brings emerging technologies to market by offering high volume manufacturing capability. Jabil has been extensively working on printed electronics, 3D printing, 3D printing electronics and flexible electronics, and this presentation will cover the near time high volume applications and long term programs that Jabil is helping customers to achieve.
Energy Harvesting - Systems to Capture Energy for Earth and Beyond
Dr Hendricks will present on behalf of NASA discussing the latest progress and outlook for energy harvesting. Dr. Hendricks is currently a Senior Staff Member, an ASME Fellow, and IEEE Senior Member in the Power and Sensor Systems Section, Autonomous Systems Division at NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, responsible for designing radioisotope power systems, spacecraft power systems, hybrid solar power systems, thermal management and thermal energy storage systems. He was previously Senior Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
Wearable Technology Meets Fashion
The Cornerstones will be wrapped up by Pauline Van Dongen, a Dutch fashion designer and expert in wearable technology. Her design studio specialises in wearable technology, working across technology companies and fashion and textile companies to bring technology and fashion together. Recent projects include the Solar Shirt, an illuminated running top, a posture shirt, the use of nanocoatings and new developments in computational fashion using body scanning, 3D printing and generative design tools. Partners include: Philips Research, Holst Centre, Alta Devices, 3D Systems, Apple, Vodafone, Schoeller Textiles, University of Technology Eindhoven, Italdenim. Pauline will be showing several wearable pieces and sharing her experience in brining technology to textiles.
In addition, the event features over 225 speakers including major brands, such as Coca-Cola, Ravensburger, GSK, Google, JC Decaux and many others. For the full agenda see www.IDTechEx.com/WearableEurope
Hosted by global emerging technology research and technology scouting firm IDTechEx , the IDTechEx Show! Is a unique event that brings together multiple inter-related emerging technologies in one place, with eight parallel conference tracks on the topics of printed and flexible electronics; wearable technology; 3D printing; sensors; graphene; Internet of Things; energy harvesting and storage; and electric vehicles. The conference events also include optional masterclasses and tours to select organisations in Berlin on 26 & 29 April. For more information, visit www.IDTechEx.com/Europe .