Powering the Internet of Everything Workshop at Georgia Tech, Nov 6-8.

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Workshop: Powering the Internet of Everything

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Cost: Varies
Open to All

Wearables and medical devices, logistics and infrastructure monitoring, and soft robotics for advanced prosthetics and augmented warfighter performance stand to be revolutionized by Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE).

Success, however, depends on innovative power sources or power management schemes that meet the challenging flexible, stretchable, unobtrusive form factors and such varied use cases as a 12-hour wearable monitor for an assembly line worker, to a multi-year unattended infrastructure sensor in an austere environment enabled by FHE.

Presented by: NextFlex Logo 150px Wide  Sponsored by: Georgia Tech NextFlex Academic Tier 1 Member

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This workshop will also provide an opportunity to the members of the FHE ecosystem to lay the foundation for roadmapping as well as potential collaborative project efforts to meet the power challenges of current and future FHE systems.

Bringing Products to Market

Proven or rapidly maturing solutions are required to ensure that energy harvesting, energy storage, and power management solutions are efficient, cost-competitive, adaptable to FHE systems, and do not introduce additional risk.

Get Empowered

Workshop sessions will:

  • Identify FHE power requirements based on input from OEMs, military users, and electronics manufacturers.
  • Feature approaches for energy harvesting, energy storage, and high-efficiency electronics technology to deliver near-term power capabilities needs.

Who Should Attend

  • Wearable & IoT Device Developers
  • Wearable & IoT Device Developers
  • Designers
  • Users Interested in State-of-the-Art and Commercially-relevant Flexible Power Technology
  • Flexible Power & Low-power Sensor Technology Innovators who are interested in connecting with potential government customers and OEMs



Monday, November 6, 2017

2:00pm   TOUR BEGINS
View Georgia Tech’s:

  • Micro/nano fab facilities,
  • Additive printing and component assembly operations,
  • Modeling and simulation suites,
  • Material processing and characterization infrastructure,
  • Reliability testing and failure analysis enclaves,
  • Facilities and operations in the context of addressing challenges associated with health care and human augmentation, sensing and security, energy harvesting and storage, clean water, food supply, mobility and communication, and safety and infrastructure.

And more!

4:00pm   TOUR ENDS

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

8:00am   CHECK-IN

8:30am   WORKSHOP

8:30am   Welcome

9:00am Session 1: Power and Energy State-of-the-Art and Needs

  • “IoT Innovation and Solving Long-term Energy Dependencies” Mallie Eric Preston, AT&T Internet of Things
  • “IoT @ Edge” Mudhakar Srivatsa, IBM Corp.
  • “Needs and Gaps for Wearable Sensing Technologies to Enable Cancer Patient Monitoring, Remotely” Christopher Hartshorn, National Institutes of Health
  • “Opportunities in Powering the Digital Transformation of FHE IOT Ecosystems” Girish Wable, Jabil
  • “DoD Ground Expeditionary Power & Energy Needs” Matt Huffman, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock

11:00am Session 2: Energy Harvesting Strategies

  • “Triboelectric nanogenerator for self-powered flexible electronics and internet of things” Z. L. Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Paul Armistead, Office of Naval Research

11:40am Lunch

12:40pm Session 2: Energy Harvesting Strategies – continued

  • “Leveraging RF Power for Flexible Hybrid Electronics” David Schwartz, PARC, a Xerox Company
  • “Harvesting Electricity from Various Sources of Waste Heat through Thermoelectrics” John Carberry, Silniva Corporation

1:30pm Session 3: Energy Storage Strategies

  • “Flexible, Printable, and High Temperature Lithium Ion Batteries” Mike Durstock, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • “Flexible Batteries for Next-Generation Internet of Things” Gleb Yushin, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • “Solid State Rechargeable Batteries: A Review ” Sergiy Kalnaus, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • “Flexible Printed Batteries Powering Wearables and Other IoT Applications” Frank Feddrix, Blue Spark Technologies

3:30pm Session 4: Power Management & Ultra-Low Power Electronics/Sensors

  • “Beginning the Journey Toward Self-powered Systems on the Right Footing” Michelle Farrington, Analog Devices 
  • “Power Delivery and Management in Flexible Substrates for IoT Applications” Madhavan Swaminathan, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • “Adding Less Power to Deeply Embedded Systems” Mark Buccini, Texas Instruments

5:00pm  Conclusion


7:30pm   ADJOURN

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8:00am   BREAK-OUT DISCUSSION: The Role of NextFlex in Power and Energy (NextFlex Members and Government Partners Only)

11:30am   END

1:00pm    FUTURECAR (Separate fee and registration)
Mercedes-Benz, SAE International, Intel, and more present on Future Car Electronics over the course of three days at Georgia Tech, concluding at 11:00am on Friday, November 10th.



Member – $230
Non-member – $280

For student and government pricing, contact NextFlex.


Group Rates have expired, however rooms may still be available at the following:

Parking: $15/day
800 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
0.6 miles from workshop at Marcus Nanotechnology Building

Parking: $18/day
975 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
0.8 miles from workshop at Marcus Nanotechnology Building

Parking: $32/day
866 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
0.8 miles from workshop at Marcus Nanotechnology Building


Unable to view the registration form? Contact NextFlex by email or call 408-797-2244.

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Planning Committee

Dr. Giuseppe Di Benedetto, U.S. Army ARDEC
Dr. Benjamin Leever, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Professor Devin MacKenzie, University of Washington
Mr. Jason Marsh, NextFlex
Mr. Dennis Quinlan, Georgia Institute of Technology
Professor Suresh Sitaraman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mr. Dean Sutter, Georgia Institute of Technology



Contact NextFlex by email or call 1-408-797-2244.

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