LAB2FAB

Workshop 2022

Micro-nanotechnology facilities at Canadian universities are a national asset for helping innovators advance and manage their R&D activities. The LAB2FAB bi-annual meeting provides a platform for industry, academic-based fabrication and characterization centres, and government labs to collaborate in overcoming their R&D challenges. 

 

Our goal is to help all parties build their capacity and expertise to increase Canadian competitiveness in manufacturing of microsystems and nanotechnology innovations through team efforts to:

  • Enhance connections among technology developers to maximize benefit from technology offerings throughout the Canadian ecosystem.
  • Enhance access to infrastructure inside Canada and exchange value in cross-border partnerships.
  • Connect funding opportunities to technology resources and end users.
  • To encourage rich exchange among all participants, every speaker session also dedicates time for plenary discussion.

LAB2FAB

Workshop 2022

Whistler, BC

Speaker Session: Lab of the future

Innovations in the usage and management of nanofabrication labs.

  • What noteworthy processing capabilities are emerging in open-access facilities?
  • What expertise and services are users looking for in facilities?
  • What do success stories teach us about the most promising R&D opportunities that can benefit from laboratory capabilities? 

Speaker Session: Bridging discovery to production

Positioning technology development for commercialization and scale-up.

  • Success stories of climbing the TRL ladder, technology transfer, and scale up. 

Pitch Session: R&D Challenges Seeking Solutions  

  • Share lessons learned from a past or current R&D problem.  
  • Invite collaboration for solutions. 

Speaker Session: Photonic Integrated Circuits – A Flourishing Canadian Ecosystem

An ecosystem view of the silicon photonics value chain in Canada.  

  • Examples of advancing photonics developments from concept to product. 
  • Connect to a network initiative or proposal. 
  • Understand industry needs in business and process capability.  

Panel Session: Taking the next steps together

  • What megatrends that will shape the next 10 years? Where should R&D efforts focus?
  • What have the last two years taught us about the possibilities of a better normal?
  • What actions should be taken after this workshop to pursue specific opportunities? 
  • And more… 
 

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Who Benefits from LAB2FAB?

  • Academic-based fabrication and characterization centres
  • Government laboratories
  • Manufacturers and supply chain
  • Technology developers
  • Company builders
  • Stakeholders in collaborative innovation
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