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FlexEnable named Co-Lead Sponsor of Cambridge Graphene Days 2015

FLEXENABLE Ltd, a leader in development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, has announced its decision to co-sponsor the Cambridge Graphene Days 2015 (5-6 November).

The greatest graphene and GRM business event in the world in 2015.

“Perhaps the greatest graphene and GRM business event in the world in 2015.”

The Cambridge Graphene Days 2015 is a prime festival of events over two days for networking and learning more about the latest advances in commercialising Graphene and related materials  in sectors such as electronics, displays, energy storage, composites, packaging, aerospace & defence and automotive. The special set of events includes a program of events to be held mainly in Cambridge’s newly opened Graphene Building, with an exhibition of technology and tours of labs as well as a media event, conference and dinner at King’s College. Uniquely, leaders will discuss in a structured masterclass, the value network for graphene and GRMs and how barriers to adoption and use can be removed with services and networks.

Chuck Milligan, CEO, FlexEnable commented ”The relevance of graphene and graphene-like materials to flexible electronics for displays and sensors is clear, and we are proud to be co-sponsors of the Cambridge Graphene Days event – and the opening of the Graphene Building in Cambridge. We believe that our unique manufacturing processes for flexible electronics, together with the exponential growth expected in the flexible display and IoT sensor markets,  provide enormous opportunity for this exciting class of materials.”

Professor Andrea Ferrari added “We are very much looking forward to our Cambridge Graphene Technology Day on the 5th of November, when we will showcase industrial applications of graphene and related materials. We are also excited to be hosting high value manufacturing-oriented meetings on the site of the Cambridge Graphene Centre”.
For further information on development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics please visit www.flexenable.com. To learn more about the Cambridge Graphene Days 2015 please visit http://www.hvm-uk.com/graphene2015

With over a decade of experience, IP development and technology awards, FlexEnable works together with customers to drive innovation across flexible sensors, smart systems and video-rate displays. FlexEnable‘s proven technology platform enables new mobile products, wearables, surface displays and imaging systems.

Cambridge Graphene Days event-set, available as a package via CIR here below, include:

a. MASTERCLASS – this includes media event and dinner at King’s College & is CPD Certified (day 1)

b. MEDIA EVENT & TOURS of LABS  – with Cambridge University “CEO” & Vice Chancellor, Professor Leszek Borysiewicz FRS FRCP (day 1)

c. EXHIBITIONS of real graphene and GRM technologies (both days)

d. 3rd CIR GRAPHENE BUSINESS CONFERENCE – (day 2) Chaired by Professor Andrea Ferrari, Head, Cambridge Graphene Centre, Chair, Graphene Flagship – Fantastic Panel & Speaker Lineup.

Haydale plc are confirmed Lead Sponsors of #CGD15. All takes place in the BRAND NEW CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY GRAPHENE BUILDING with lab tours available throughout the two days of events.

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Amantys CEO on Electronics & the Smart Grid at Cambridge’s flagship Grids & Cleanpower Event

This talk at Smart Grids 2012 Cambridge (tiny.cc/cleanpower) notes that the current market dynamic pits growing demand and global population against the pressure for a reduced emissions and lower dependency on fossil fuels. This introduces instability at both ends of the system. Renewable energy sources are inherently variable, unstable and remote at one end. And meanwhile, consumers are being pushed to change behaviour.
Bookings for the 4th Annual Smart Grids & Cleanpower Conference can be made here.

Power Electronics and the Smart Grid – Bryn Parry, CEO Amantys Ltd

The energy sector is often labelled as – or maybe even accused of! – being a slow traditional industry, one that is resistant to change, and reluctant to adopt new ideas and innovation. This is reflected in the relative scarcity of new companies in power electronics, and the dearth of young engineers coming into the industry.

Existing national grid systems are based on long-established, proven technology and architectures, an aging infrastructure that has changed little in many decades, and a user who is passive whether he or she likes it or not.

The traditional grid has no link between generation and consumption; it operates with centralised control, a passive architecture, and as a result, lacks any degree of operational flexibility – supply is generally on or off, and so is demand.

The current market dynamic pits growing demand and global population against the pressure for a reduced emissions and lower dependency on fossil fuels. This introduces instability at both ends of the system.

Renewable energy sources are inherently variable, unstable and remote at one end. And meanwhile, consumers are being pushed to change behaviour by governments and suppliers, keen to shift them towards a heavily interactive mode, whether with energy monitors in the home, or smart meters and new models of usage.

Amantys believes that one of the core building blocks of an efficient and reliable Smart Grid is effective power switching – something more sophisticated than on, off or fault; something that combines advanced digital control techniques with precision analogue and power engineering.

The intelligent power switch offers real-time adaptation to varying system, load and environmental needs. It deploys a simple, reusable architecture, with a standard digital communications exporting real-time and non-real-time data from the switch to allow remote monitoring and control.
There is a common demand across all medium and high voltage power switching applications for greater reliability and efficiency, for better control and for simpler design.

Perhaps this is why an industry – normally so resistant to change – is engaging with Amantys to deliver the Intelligent Power Switch to meet the challenges of the Smart Grid.

 

Short Biography – Bryn Parry 

Bryn Parry is the CEO and co-founder of Amantys, a start up company based in Cambridge, which is developing intelligent power switching products for the smart grid, renewable energy and motor drive markets. Bryn was previously a General Manager at ARM Ltd. He started his career as an electronics design engineer before moving into applications support and eventually into general management.

About Cleantech Conferences of Cambridge

This 4th Annual Smart Grids & Cleanpower Conference, uniquely covering the core and range of technologies and strategic vision for grids and power, is brought to you by CIR Strategy in association with ARM plc and Schneider Electric, and is part of the Cleantech Conferences of Cambridge Series which has run 16 times since 2007.

Bookings online at: http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/register or by phone at 01223303500