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IDTechExShow! Announces Winners of Launchpad New Technologies Competition

Qualcomm-sponsored event showcases innovations from select start-ups

BOSTON, MA, Oct. 15, 2015 - Ten early-stage companies have been selected for the IDTechEx Launchpad, an exciting initiative that provides them the opportunity to showcase prototypes and demonstrations of their new products at the IDTechEx Show! on November 18-19 in Santa Clara, CA. 

IDTechEx Launchpad is sponsored by Qualcomm, the global semiconductor company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services. Also a presenter at the show, Qualcomm will unveil their printed electronics-enabled golf performance sensor - another world first product to be demonstrated at the event. 

Launchpad winners (listed below) will show their innovations to over 3,000 attendees, including product developers, technology scouts and integrators. 

"This is a high honor and a very exciting opportunity," says Francois Jeanneau of Novasentis, developer of film actuator technology that earned the company a place among Launchpad winners. "The IDTechEx Show! is the best place to see new and emerging technologies and we're really looking forward to sharing our new product with the high caliber and wide range of attendees."

The winners will be showcasing their innovative technologies alongside more than 200 other exhibitors that will be demonstrating wearable technologies, 3D printing, printed electronics, IoT and sensors.

Winners of IDTechEx Launchpad are:

  • Argil, Inc., which will demonstrate smart windows using an electrochromic film with adjustable opacity.
  • Atheer, which will showcase smart glasses that combine augmented reality with intelligent gesture.
  • Electroninks, which will demonstrate electronic circuits that can be drawn on paper.
  • Luxexcel, which will show 3D printed transparent objects that can revolutionize the photonics an optics industry.
  • Nikola Labs, which will demonstrate harvesting power wirelessly from ambient cellular or Wi-Fi signals.
  • Novasentis, which will showcase film actuators that enable new applications and features in consumer electronics.
  • Optinvent, which will demonstrate the world's first smart headphones, blending audio with a new visual experience.
  • Orbital Composites, which will showcase enabling 3D printing of satellites in orbit.
  • Owl-works, which will showcase a novel, new 3D printer that uses an LCD panel to create a new price point category for light based 3D printers.
  • Witt Limited, which will demonstrate converting naturally occurring omni-directional motion into a single rotational motion for the production of electrical power.

The IDTechEx Show! is the largest show of its kind, featuring a large exhibition and eight concurrent conferences covering emerging technologies, including printed electronics, wearable technology, 3D printing, sensors, energy harvesting, electric vehicles and new advanced materials. This unique event brings together these industry supply chains and the OEMs or integrators of these technologies, providing exhibitors and attendees with the opportunity to meet suppliers across the full value chain. Visit to learn more about this exciting event.

Established in 1999, IDTechEx provides independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in more than 80 countries. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with additional offices in Boston, Tokyo and Berlin. The IDTechEx Show USA! is part of a global series of events from IDTechEx. The next show is slated for Berlin, Germany in 2016.

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