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Inkjet Printed Electronics
Evaluation & Opportunities Course

May 2-3, 2022

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The Florida Hotel & Conference

Orlando, Florida

COURSE TO BE RESCHEDULED: Because of a family medical emergency, Course Leader George Gibson will be unable to be present in Orlando on May 4-5, 2022. Thus, this course cannot be held as planned. We are evaluating future options and look forward to rescheduling it for a future date. Please contact Al Keene with any questions.


Course Focus

IMI’s Inkjet Printed Electronics Evaluation & Opportunities one-and-a-half-day course covers the rapid transition of printed electronics from niche markets to mainstream applications such as automotive components, displays, healthcare, RFID, sensors of all types, smart packaging, wearable technology, and many others.  


Based on current technology and ongoing breakthrough research plus new and evolving advances, the Inkjet Printed Electronics Evaluation & Opportunities course will provide insights into printed applications needs and requirements as well as how inkjet can be most effectively utilized in printed electronics manufacturing scenarios. Understanding the basics is essential to any industry’s development and this course will provide valuable insights and knowledge critical for inkjet’s success in printed electronics.


Presented by industry expert George Gibson of G2 Tech Acceleration, the course is designed to provide useful up-to-date information for anyone evaluating inkjet’s role in printed electronics, seeking an update on current and future technologies, or looking for promising fields of printed electronics research & development.


Inkjet Printed Electronics – Evaluation and Opportunities

Course Outline

May 2-3, 2022

The Florida Hotel & Conference 

Orlando, Florida

Monday, May 2, 2022

1:00 pm

1:30 pm


Opening Session


Welcome & introductions

Alvin G. Keene, President, IMI, Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Course Leader: George Gibson, Managing Partner, G2 Tech Acceleration, Fairport, New York

What constitutes printed electronics, why would anyone want to do that, and what applications are people working on?

  • Why print electronics?

  • What sorts of electronic components & assemblies are being printed?

  • What are the critical properties for various applications?

  • What techniques are used to print electronics & what are their characteristics?

  • Why inkjet?

Electric & electronic device architectures

Testing methodologies

  • Measuring the quality of the devices you print

Inkjet printheads – horses for courses

  • Printhead varieties & their operational characteristics

  • Selecting a printhead for your application

    • Nozzle density, redundancy, & dot size

    • Waveforms & other driver concerns

Substrate choice considerations

  • Fundamental types: Their electrical, physical, & chemical properties

  • Considerations for print: Importance of base properties, surface topography, & surface energy

  • Pretreatments: Physical, wet, & dry chemical

6:00 pm

Networking reception in display area

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

8:00 am

Session 2

Inks and functional fluids

  • Functional requirements

    • Rheology, jetting, & chemistries

    • Additive considerations

    • Manufacturing & handling

Fluid supply & management systems

Post processing: From printed patterns to functional devices

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

Networking luncheon

Session 3

Putting it all together: Developing a system design strategy for your application

Current research directions & futures

Open discussion of participants’ potential applications

4:00 pm


Course Leader

George Gibson, Managing Partner, G2 Tech Acceleration, Fairport, New York


Mr. Gibson is Managing Partner of G2 Tech Acceleration, a consultancy designed to assist companies: Find the right technology/Put the technology into the right offering/Get it out of the lab and into the world/Manage your portfolio.

Innovate or die! A shark that stops moving dies – so does a company that stops innovating. As the pace of globalization of commerce accelerates you have more competitors including ones that want to make you obsolete. Many of the brightest minds in your field don’t even work for you. How do you drive success?
There are four key imperatives:

  1. Pick the right technology.

  2. Put that tech in offerings that create huge value for your customers.

  3. Get those offerings out of the lab and into the market.

Create and manage a portfolio of innovation programs

Our practice has developed based on years of experience at the pointy end of innovation. We can advance your thinking and implementation in these critical arenas. There are three technology areas in which we have developed special expertise: Digital printing, Additive Manufacturing, and Sensors & the IoT.                                                


Mr. Gibson spent over 25 years at Xerox, continually involved in bringing new technologies to technical maturity and to market. Prior to his career at Xerox, he ran the end-to-end consumables business for AM Graphics and was Manager, Toner Development for the Savin Corporation.


He holds a BA and MS in Chemistry from Binghamton University and an MBA from The Simon Graduate School of Business of the University of Rochester. He holds 60 US Patents, has published 20 articles in imaging, product development and decision theory and is a frequent lecturer in these domains.

The Inkjet Universe Sponsorships

IMI is excited to provide The Inkjet Universe sponsorship opportunity to expand the number of industry suppliers able to digitally position themselves “front and center” before a key group of inkjet business leaders including executives, product developers, technologists, major users, etc. - PLUS distributing their message to IMI’s global database of nearly 20,000 relevant contacts. Sponsors will receive ongoing recognition, exposure, and publicity for an entire year via multiple channels!

Our goal is to develop an “inkjet community” focused on generating excitement about rapidly expanding inkjet technology developments, markets, applications, and opportunities - thus benefiting all Inkjet industry participants and end users.

Our goal is to develop a “community” focused on the conference program and the Sponsors to generate excitement about inkjet technology, market, and application developments - benefiting all industry participants and end users.


For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, click here OR contact Al Keene

Sponsors of theinkjetuniverse

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Speaking Opportunities

If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI ( for review.


IMI is always looking for potential speakers for upcoming conference programs and will be pleased to discuss your ideas for potential presentation topics.

Free Displays

Printer, materials, and other product demonstrations/displays by both course leaders and registrants are encouraged.  IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the Inkjet Innovation Academy breaks & receptions.   There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table and/or give a 5-minute Suppliers Forum presentation.  Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

Hotel Information


IMI sponsors conferences to assist in understanding emerging technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer attendees unique opportunities for leading hardware, technology development, materials, manufacturing, software, and user companies to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments impacting successful product implementations, market entry/expansion and technology utilization. Since 1990, IMI has held over 600 programs attended by well

over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from companies around the world.


IMI conference programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost-efficient manner.  Attendance at an IMI conference enables attendees to meet with an industry’s leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

Details on all of IMI’s activities can be found on our web site or by contacting us:

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The reference materials for this completed program is not being sold at this time. If you would like to be contacted when another IMI conference on this topic is announced, click here.

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