Posted on September 8, 2015

Paris and Edmonton, 8 September 2015: The EURIPIDES² Board – gathering large companies, SMEs and research institutes – has approved today a new member from Canada, ACAMP.

ACAMP (Alberta Centre for Advanced Micro Nano Technology Products) is providing specialized services to technology-based industries. Their services encompass key areas identified as critical for the commercialization including Marketing & Business Development, Product Development, Packaging and Assembly, Manufacturing, Test and Characterization. ACAMP owns over $15M in manufacturing equipment for component through full system assembly, including modules, subsystems and full system development, both hardware and firmware. Their team is a group of international business professionals and product developers, many with over 30 years’ experience in taking products to market.

“ACAMP is very honored to be the first Canadian company to become a EURIPIDES² Board member. ACAMP presently supports over 200 companies mainly in Canada, a few in US and Europe and our motivation in joining the Board of EURIPIDES² is to engage with European corporations on potential partnership activities with SMEs in Canada. ACAMP is willing to stand as the Western Canadian flagship for EURIPIDES² promoting EURIPIDES² in Western Canada and in particular SMEs engaged in Smart Electronics Hardware.”, says Ken Brizel, ACAMP Chief Executive Officer.

The EURIPIDES² Board is now composed of 25 members based in 11 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

“In the name of all Board members, I warmly welcome ACAMP and Ken Brizel. After Turkey and South Korea, Canada will be from now on duly represented in EURIPIDES². The strategy decided a year ago by the Board to open EURIPIDES² to new countries and companies is starting to bear fruits. We will continue our efforts to catalyze new members not only because this move enlarges the partnerships possibilities but also because of the necessity to gather all actors along the electronic value chain.” says Jean-Luc Maté Vice President of Continental Engineering Services and Chairman of EURIPIDES².


About EURIPIDES²: EURIPIDES² is one of the ICT EUREKA Cluster promoting the generation of innovative, industry-driven, pre-competitive R&D projects in the area of Smart Electronic Systems. Electronics is an enabling technology and a propulsive sector directly contributing to at least 10% of the world GDP. EURIPIDES² is the innovation hub for smart sensors, smart power modules, electronic hardware platforms and more generally electronic product integration and embedded systems for automotive, aeronautics and space, security, medical electronics, smart everywhere (cities, home, wearable) and industrial electronics. EURIPIDES² will support projects involving all actors along the value chain with a specific focus on innovative SMEs.

About ACAMP: ACAMP is providing specialized business services to MNT clients. ACAMP’s services bridge the gap between researchers, small start-up companies and established firms that have a potentially viable product and the help needed in developing it into a profitable business opportunity. ACAMP clients have access to world-class equipment, facilities, expertise and a network of organizations that support and develop nanotechnology devices and advanced materials and manufacturing.