The Future of Flexible Electronics, Displays and Sensing

Davis Center Lobby
May 08, 2018 10:00 AM (EDT) 

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The Future of Flexible Electronics, Displays and Sensing: Bridging Gaps between Innovation and Marketplace

Ontario’s largest R&D centre in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is opening its doors on May 8 to interested participants from industry working in the areas of flexible electronics, displays and sensing technologies *G2N (, CAPDS (, and CIRFE (*

The Open House is a half-day forum dedicated to linking industry with leading-edge research in flexible electronic and large-area systems. These technologies span the range from 2-D materials, to organic light-emitting displays, lab-on-a-chip devices, and MEMS.

  • Engage with researchers to leverage their cutting edge research to your advantage
  • Matchmaking sessions highlighting the latest research activities in the field
  • Meet graduate students engaged in research that are employees of the future
  • Tour laboratories enabling groundbreaking research that you may utilize 
  • Keynote presentation by an expert in flexible technologies and their application

University of Waterloo’s unique and state-of-the-art research facilities will be open for tour:

An invited speaker, Dr. Joachim Burghartz, will present his vision of *Ultra‐thin Chips ‐ a New Paradigm in Silicon Technology*.

Meet leaders in flexible electronics, large-area systems, and nano technologies who are developing next generation applications in display, medical imaging, bioanalytical, environmental, and RF systems at the Waterloo-ECE Open House. Engage our academic staff and student researchers in a discussion of R&D and technical problems facing your company.  Our one-on-one R&D matchmaking fair is an excellent opportunity to explore potential solutions to your future staffing requirements. Local funding agencies that specialize in industry/academic collaborations will be on hand to assist in making your match a reality.

Event Schedule:
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. -  Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. -  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joachim Burghartz, IMS-Chips Stuttgart,  Germany
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. -  Poster sessions and lab tours
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. -     Lunch and networking
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. -         Poster sessions and lab tours


Dr. Joachim Burghartz
Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS)


Davis Center Lobby
200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 CA


Open House

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is Waterloo’s largest academic department, with over 2,500 students, 93 full-time faculty members and 50 support staff. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering, ECE provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo’s multidisciplinary mechatronics, nanotechnology, and software engineering programs.

Our research activities cover a wide range of fields, from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy to breakthroughs in wireless technology that will enhance communications across our global society. Our faculty members and students are creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, and building real-time embedded systems that will advance the design and reliability of consumer and industrial products.