Revolutionising electronics: PragmatIC CTO speaks at 5th HVM New Materials Conference Cambridge

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Richard Price, CTO of PragmatIC will give a talk on revolutionising electronics in everyday items at the 5th HVM New Materials Conference in Cambridge on 6-7 November 2019. Around 30 excellent speakers will give talks over the two days. Organisers at CIR hope you'll join this conference. Draft information about programming for the two days is given.

Richard has over 20 years' experience in technology commercialisation, focusing on printed electronics and materials chemistry. As a Venture Manager at the University of Manchester Intellectual Property Ltd, he led the creation of spin-out companies, including CableSense, Arvia Technology and Nano ePrint. Previously he was a Senior Chemist at Elam-T, discovering 100 novel materials. He is co-inventor of seven patent families.

With technology from PragmatIC, it is possible to embed intelligent electronics into high volume everyday items. The PragmatIC technology opens up a broad range of applications and possibilities, where the cost of silicon ICs was previously a constraint, enabling the potential for trillions of smart objects.

Day 1: Technologies Briefing Day then Dinner evening
Day 2: Innovation Commercialisation Summit Day Location: Wordsworth Building, Robinson College, Cambridge CB3 5AD, UK

Programmes (draft)

Day 1 (Technologies Briefing Day)
10.30-11.00 Registration and networking

Session 1 11.00-13.00 Introduction + Industrials

11.00 - 11.15 Chair's Opening Remarks
11.15 - 11.30 Professor Andrea Ferrari, Director, Cambrdge Graphene Centre “Developments in Graphenes”
11:30 - 11:45 Professor Kryzystof Koziol, Cranfield & Cambridge Nanosystems "Brief sprint through functional and 2D advanced materials” tbc 

11:45 - 11.55 Mash-Hud Iqbal, Partner, Marks and Clerk "IPR and materials innovation"

11.55 - 12.15 Professor Richard Wilding, Cranfield University “The flexibility of supply chains with EV/materials case studies”

12.15 - 12.30 Dr Erwin Frank Schultz, IBM Energy “Briefing on Digital Twins: what are they and why should we care”

12.30 - 12.45 Dr Richard Price, CTO, PragmatIC Printing “Revolutionising electronics in everyday items"

12.45 - 13.00 Discussion & Q&A Moderators Dr Andrea Lorenz C-Tec

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

Session 2 14.00 - 15.15 Clean growth, mobility, battery technologies 

14.00 - 14.15 Dr Athan Fox, CTIO, Aurelius Environmental "Journey of the molecule: from waste to paste"

14.15 - 14.30 Dr Estel Bray, Head of Research, Space Catapult

14.30 - 14.45 Dr Madeleine Morris, Imperial College Grantham "EnergyREV sprints and storage local energy systems” 

14.45 - 15.00 Martin Agnew, R&T Leader, Airbus "Challenges for materials and ML in space"

15.00 - 15.15 Panel moderated by Dr Jeff Hardy, Imperial College


Tea break 15.15 - 15.45


Session 3 15.45 - 16.55 Data, ML & security technology for industry

15.45 – 16.00, Dr Elena C, Data Scientist, HSBC “A grounding in ML” (tbc)

16.00 - 16.20 NVIDIA AI "The ML Use Cases across key industrial sectors"

16.20 – 16.40 Eleanor Weaver, Technical Director, Darktrace Industrial, “Using AI for Real-Time Threat Detection”

16.40 -17.00 Session Q&A led by Moderator, Mike Handley, CEO, PolyChord

17.00 Close for Day

Dinner evening


Day 2 (Innovation Summit Day)

09.00 - 09.30 Registration and networking
Session 1 09.30 - 11.00 Introduction
09.50 - 10.05 Conference Introduction & chair's Introduction (GES)
10.05 - 10.20 James Baker, CEO, Graphene@Manchester (confirmed) "Graphene, the route to commercialisation from the
lab to the market place”
10:20 - 10:30 Dr Jennifer Peake, William Blythe “Graphene and other materials"
Health & ageing population mini-session
10.30 - 10.45 Dr PingPing Ni, Astra Zeneca, ”AI /ML challenges in Clinical”
10.45 - 11.00 Dr Thomas Moreau, Head of Research, Elpis BioMed “Advanced human cell manufacture by cellular
11.10 - 11.30 Panel with moderator Dr Claire Button, Fusion Biomed
Coffee break 11.30 - 12.00
Session 2 12.00 - 13.00 Storage & battery innovation for Mobility
14.00 - 14.20 Dr Rumen Tomov, CJET Ltd “Novel storage and battery materials”
14.20 - 14.40 Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University "A brief sprint through battery technologies"
14.40 - 15.00 Matilda McAllenan, McLaren tbc “Our challenges in smart mobility for materials"
15.00 - 15.20 Panel moderated by Isobel Sheldon, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Networking in showcase area
Session 3 14.00 - 15.20 Industrials and investment
14.00 - 14.20 Neill Ricketts, CEO, Versarien plc & 2DTech “Advanced materials for industrials”
14.20 - 14.40 Emily Orton, CMO, Darktrace, "Cyber AI : a new era of defence”
14.40 - 15.00 Dr Siva Bohm, CTO, Cambridge Advanced Materials “Graphene materials: a key role in upcoming industrial
energy storage, mobility and industrial products”
15.00 - 15.20 Dr Andrew Williamson, Director, Cambridge Innovation Capital “investing in materials and 4IR
15.20 - 15.40 Panel with moderator Dr Andrea Lorenz, CTEC and Ken Omersa CEO of Omnagen, a clean energy
15.40 - 15.45 Chair closing remarks
15.45 Summit Close and coffee networking 

 Contact: Maya Stancheva CIR


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