WATIFY MATCHMAKING EVENT ON 3D PRINTED ELECTRONICS

The Watify initiative is an awareness-raising campaign funded by the European Commission, to stimulate the technological transformation of Europe’s industry. Watify organizes in collaboration with FIRA Barcelona, a matchmaking event on 3D printed electronics during the Barcelona Industry Week.

OCTOBER 4, 2017 | 9:00AM-5PM Barcelona, Spain

Focus

As additive manufacturing (AM) goes mainstream, it is increasingly possible to manufacture fully functional electromechanical parts, opening the door to innovative new possibilities in electronics design, production, and use. In addition, conformal - stretchable electronics can already be embedded in fitness trackers, smart apparel, and skin patches—as well as applications in complex supply chains that require on-demand manufacturing and mass customization. Analysts predict that 3D-printed electronics is likely to be the next high-growth application for product innovation.

Objective

  • Explore the already wide range of applications for 3D Printing Electronics and discover how to broaden the potential of manufacturing expanding its functionalities
  • Identify the ways to pursue AM capabilities for our organization
  • To develop joint initiatives /partnerships /demonstration projects in 3D printed electronics

What to expect


Worldwide-level speakers

A plenary session rich of insight from experts, ongoing projects as well as funding opportunities for companies embracing 3D printed electronics


Bilateral meetings

Opportunity to initiate promising contacts via pre-arranged meetings. Learn how to get the most out of bilateral meetings in Watify matchmaking here (coming soon).


Group meetings

Opportunity to connect and discuss with peers in order to trigger inter-regional/cross-border cooperation. The Topics for the working groups are 1) Understanding the challenges to adopt 3D printing for electronics manufacturing; 2) Strategy paths for the adoption of 3D printed electronics - key aspects of product, business model and supply chain evolution; 3) In which type of applications can AM really surpass traditional manufacturing?; 4) Building electronics separate or within the part production process? Learn how to get the most out of working group meetings in WATIFY matchmaking here (coming soon).

Why participate?

  • Benefit from personalized and pre-arranged bilateral meetings with technological/research/financing/commercial partners
  • Get informed on the opportunities and challenges of 3D Printed Electronics
  • Get to know successful projects and initiatives in 3D Printed Electronics
  • Initiate cross-border contacts, and explore potential opportunities for cooperation
  • Get to know funding opportunities to put forward your ideas in the area

Who should atend?

  • Businesses (especially Scale-ups, SMEs and mid-caps)
  • Research & Technology Organizations
  • Regional Development Agencies
  • Business intermediaries
  • Industry associations and Clusters

Venue & Location


FIRA Barcelona – Recinto Gran Vía  Av. Joan Carles I, 64 08908 - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona

Networking Area – HALL 3

Sabina Asanova sasanova@carsa.es

Francisco Buján

Co-organiser

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