Electronic technologies to boost diversity in Alberta’s economy

OTTAWA— Jan. 17, 2017—The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (www.cpeia-acei.ca) and The Alberta Council of Technologies (www.abctech.ca) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop Alberta’s printable and flexible electronics industry and boost the regional diversification of Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

ABCtech is a “network of networks” that advocates on behalf of Alberta’s technology-based enterprises, entrepreneurs and industries for the creation of wealth in Alberta. It focuses on the commercialization of disruptive technologies that will place Alberta and Alberta companies at the forefront of emerging economies, to wean the province’s economic fortunes from their dependence on natural resources.

Through the creation of cross-discipline and cross-industry dialogue on emerging technologies and their impact on society, ABCtech germinates unique opportunities for collaboration amongst stakeholders who may otherwise not interact. ABCtech achieves this through a series of carefully constructed and executed events.

“ABCtech’s mandate is very much in accord with the CPEIA’s approach to building the industry ecosystem required to drive the commercialization and end-user adoption of emerging technologies,” said Peter Kallai, President and CEO of the CPEIA.  “To grow Canada’s capability and market opportunity in printable and flexible electronics, it’s critical for us to partner with regional agencies across Canada that support established and emerging technology sectors.”

“Alberta wants to, needs to and is diversifying its economy,” said Perry Kinkaide, Founder and Past President of ABCtech. “Analytics, big data and machine learning are the foundation of the new economy and technology areas that can benefit from the application of printable and flexible electronics. This partnership will help those that can benefit from printable and flexible electronics in our province get the recognition and support they need to take advantage of these market opportunities.”

The Memorandum of Understanding is a non-financial commitment between the two organizations to collaborate on a number of initiatives on an ongoing basis. These include participation in technical working groups and educational events such as webinars, technical seminars and conferences.

Contact the CPEIA

To become a Member of the CPEIA, please contact Peter Kallai, President and CEO, at pkallai@cpeia-acei.ca or +1 613-795-8181.

The CPEIA also has opportunities for corporate and media sponsorships of our programs and events.

Media inquiries can be directed to Leo Valiquette, Director of Programs, at lvaliquette@cpeia-acei.ca or +1 613-769-9479.

About The Alberta Council of Technologies

ABCtech seeks to provide a point of contact and communication for Alberta’s technology leaders and entrepreneurs by developing alliances for emerging technology industries. Through the creation of cross-discipline and cross-industry dialogue on emerging technologies and their impact on society, ABCtech germinates unique opportunities for collaboration amongst stakeholders who may otherwise not interact.

For more information, please contact Perry Kinkaide, Founder & Past President, at +1 780-990-5874.