2016 Membership Options

CPEIA offers two levels of membership.

1. Membership Eligibility – Full Members, Associate Members

Full Membership

According to the bylaws of the CPEIA, the association will be governed by industry. All Canadian, U.S. and international industrial companies that have, in Canada, operations that pertain or relate to printable, flexible or wearable electronics (PE) are eligible for Full Membership. A Canadian operation that consists solely of an office for the purpose of sales activities in Canada does not meet the criteria for Full Membership.

Full Membership is therefore available only to Canadian, U.S. and international for-profit industrial companies with Canadian operations that currently conduct, apply, seek to undertake or lever research, technology development and commercialization in their business related to PE.

This includes technology developers, integrators, manufacturers, printers and end-users that may be Canadian corporations, multinationals with a Canadian presence, Canadian SMEs or Canadian startups.

Full Members are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on resolutions and serve on the CPEIA Board of Directors.

As a national association, the CPEIA welcomes all international industrial firms to participate in Canada’s PE ecosystem. Those companies that do not yet have such operations to meet eligibility for Full Membership in Canada will be Associate Members.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to any other organizations that do not meet the criteria for Full Membership.

This includes governmental agencies, R&D organizations, fellow international PE organizations, associations, partners, colleges, universities, international corporations that do not have substantial Canadian operations, and suppliers of professional services to the PE industry, such as lawyers, accountants and patent agents.

Associate Members are not eligible to vote or hold office in the Association. They can, however, play an instrumental role in CPEIA’s policy, program and service development and otherwise benefit from the complete range of services available to Full Members. They can participate on CPEIA advisory boards and take senior roles through our Leadership Councils for specific industry verticals, such as intelliPACK for intelligent packaging. At all times, they are welcome to provide their input into the priorities and program direction of the CPEIA, and raise any points of concern. This includes during the CPEIA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The key differences between a Full and an Associate Member is eligibility to serve on the CPEIA Board of Directors and to vote at the AGM.

2. Membership Fees

All membership fees are charged on a calendar basis.  We issue invoices by the end of October, with all fees payable by December 15 for the following calendar year. For the first year of membership, fees will be prorated by month based on the month you join in that particular year.

The following are the membership fees for the CPEIA.

Fees for All Industrial Members

Please note there is no difference between the Associate and Full membership fees for industrial firms. Rate is based on total global number of employees in the corporation, including all related companies.

Review: Terms of Membership and Renewal of Membership.

  • 1 to 10 employees: $250/year
  • 11 to 25 employees: $500/year
  • 25 to 50 employees: $750/year
  • 51 to 100 employees: $1500/year
  • 101 to 1000 employees: $2500/year
  • 1001 to 2000 employees: $4500/year
  • 2001+ employees: $5000/year

Fees for Non-Industrial Members

Non-industrial Associate Members include colleges, universities, government agencies, or service providers that demonstrate a strong interest in, and/or current or anticipated commitment of resources to, PE.

Review: Terms of Membership and Renewal of Membership.

  • Universities & Academic: $500/year
  • Public Sector R&D: $2500/year
  • Consultants: $1250/year
  • Economic Development: $2500/year