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GCMAC Industry Days: Accelerated Materials Integration for Energy Applications

May 10-11 2023

The objective of industry days is to connect German and Canadian industries (incl. SMEs, start-ups), promote opportunities, and generate awareness for collaboration around ÔÇťAccelerated Materials Integration for Energy ApplicationsÔÇŁ along the entire value chain. The event will feature panel discussions, presentations, and in-person networking opportunities.


Day I: Canada – May 10 2023

Location: Virtually & In-person at CanmetMATERIALS Laboratory (183 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A5, Canada)

Time: 9:00 ÔÇô 12:00 EST | 15:00-18:00 CEST

Topic: Adoption & Integration of Accelerated Materials Discovery

Short presentations


  • Jayson Meyers, CEO, NGen 
  • Ira Wolff, Director of Special Projects, NORAM 
  • Khaled Boqaileh, CEO, LabsCubed 
  • Curtis Berlinguette, CEO, Miru


  • Interest, understanding & integration of MAPs
  • Leveraging MAP techniques
  • Support from government and academia

Panel Discussion


  • Curtis Berlinguette, CEO, Miru 
  • Steve Carlson, Executive Vice President of Advanced Materials & Battery Products, Meta Materials 
  • Jennifer Decker, Consul – Principal Advisor, National Research Council Canada 
  • Andrew Johnston, Program Director, National Research Council Canada


  • MAPs investments & opportunities for supporting industry
  • Timeline of materials development
  • Merit of accelerated materials discovery
  • Access vs. internal deployment
  • Q&A

12:00 EST

  • Networking Lunch (Canada) & Optional Lab Tours

Day II: Germany – May 11 2023

Location: Virtually & In-person at Technology Center J├╝lich GmbH (Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Stra├če 13, 52428 J├╝lich)

Time: 9:00 ÔÇô 12:00 EST | 15:00-18:00 CEST

Topic: Hardware scale-up & building

Plenary Talk: Accelerating materials to device integration for H2 and Batteries

Florian Huber, Head of New Technologies & Incubation, hte GmbH

Short presentations from panel members & Panel Discussion


  • Jens Hauch, Head of Research Unit, HI-ERN  
  • Dietmar Janke/ Michael Fedler, Manager, Zinsser Analytic GmbH
  • Michael Paul, Head of Development PEMFC Cell Components, EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH
  • Francesco Matteucci, Program Manager, European Innovation Council 


  • Challenges and opportunities in automation & self-driving labs for energy materials
  • How acceleration can be helpful across various companies in their production processes
  • Opportunities that they might see to integrate accelerated materials into fabrication workflows
  • Identify areas of improvement and lesson learnt that could be beneficial for R&D Labs and innovators across energy materials value chain


18:00 CEST

Networking Dinner (Germany) & Poster Session

Event registration closed.

Date And Time

2023-05-10 to

Registration End Date


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nstitut f├╝r Energie und Klimaforschung, IEK-13: Theorie und Computergest├╝tzte Modellierung vonMaterialien f├╝r die Energietechnik,Forschungszentrum J├╝lich GmbH
Wilhelm-Johnen Str., 52425 J├╝lich,

Tel. 02461-61 85483