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Monday, November 16 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
SYMPOSIUM 4: Challenges & Application Opportunities for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable & Functional Fabric Sensors, Sensor-Based Systems & Electronics

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The rise of sensors and electronics that conform to soft and complex surfaces has grown exponentially, accelerated by new applications for IoT, wearables and medical devices. Fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or printed and woven into fabrics, these technologies offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, weight savings, and lower profiles—opening opportunities to apply sensors and electronics in novel ways not achievable in the past. This symposium explores the recent innovations in this area, exciting new product introductions and real-world applications. Additionally, it looks at the opportunities afforded by 3-D printing of these devices. Attendees get the latest, up-to-date information on:
  • Where’s the technology today in the adoption cycle
  • Progress and recommendations on overcoming the barriers to widespread, successful commercialization
  • A look at some of the early use cases and practical applications
  • Future technology directions and emerging application opportunities
Organized and moderated by Roger Grace from Roger Grace Associates.

Symposium Schedule:
Introduction & Summary - Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates

3D Printing & Sensors: A Match Made in Heaven - Doug Sparks, Hanking Electronics

ChipInFlex: Novel Flexible Technology Manufacturing - Coralie Gallis, PhD, CEA

The Process to Commercialize Flexible Medical Sensors for Scale, Quality, Performance & Profit - David DiPaola, DiPaola Consulting

Flexible, Printed, Environmentally-Safe Batteries for Commercial Deployment in Cold Chain Logistics, Medical Patches & More - Mark Laich - Imprint Energy


Coralie Gallis, PhD

Senior Strategic Partnerships, North America, CEA
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Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application... Read More →
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Mark Laich

Vice President of Business Development, Imprint Energy
Mark Laich is Vice President of Business Development at Imprint Energy, an innovative battery company whose technology is ideal for emerging IoT sensor applications like Cold Chain, Logistic Asset Tracking and Smart Medical Patches. Imprint Energy’s printed batteries are ultrathin... Read More →

Doug Sparks

CTO, Hanking Electronics
Doug has been involved in business, product development, operations and engineering related to semiconductors, MEMS, sensors process and design integration, MEMS packaging, additive manufacturing as well as wafer fab design and start up. Doug has international business experience... Read More →
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David DiPaola

Managing Director, DiPaola Consulting
David DiPaola is Managing Director of DiPaola Consulting. As an engineer / entrepreneur, David specializes in providing inspiration, design and commercialization for his customers. Through inspiration he provides leadership and business consulting to startups and existing corporations... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm PST
Meeting Room 212AB