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C3Nano CTO TO Present at BA-SID November Seminar

What: Dr. Ajay Virkar of C3Nano will present on “An Advanced Materials Platform to Reshape and Reimagine Electronics”

Where:  ITRI, 2880 Zanker Road, Suite 103, San Jose, CA 95134

When: 6:00 pm on November 9, 2022


C3Nano’s platform technology is being utilized to empower a wide variety of electronics ranging from smartphones and switchable windows to biomedical devices and transparent heaters for automotive applications. C3Nano will discuss this platform consisting of the highest quality and scale Silver Nanowires (AgNWs), Noble metal-coated Ultra-Nanowires™ with unprecedented stability and reliability, and its best-in-class ActiveGrid™ inks and coatings. These conductive coatings have outstanding flexibility and mechanical properties and are compatible with a broad array of flexible, stretchable, and formable substrates.  C3Nano will also describe a recent technology breakthrough wherein its new ActiveGrid™ LT ink series can be cured at room temperature incredibly quickly (~25 C for ~ 1 min) to impart electrical conductivity on a variety of low Tg, soft, bio-compatible, and low-cost substrates targeting novel applications in displays, life-sciences, smart-packaging, and anti-statics.   We will also describe how our NWs (and Ultra-NWs) are ideal materials for conductive fillers – achieving excellent conductivities at extremely low volume fractions (loadings) unlocking broad new applications and potentials in the multibillion-dollar conductive composites, adhesives and 3D-printing markets.  Finally, C3Nano will discuss its some of its current commercial traction and how its technology platform is being used to generate smart surfaces and new functionalities in several of the aforementioned sectors. The ability to add electrical conductivity by depositing ActiveGrid ink as ultrathin layers on substrates, or by addition of low volume fractions of Nanowires and Ultra-Nanowires into composites, can liberate the imagination to enable new transformative displays, devices, and HMI experiences.


C3Nano VP of Business Operations To Speak at Flex Conference & Exhibition

What: Dr. Xiaofeng Chen of C3Nano will present on “Advanced Materials Enabling Next Generation Design for Flexible, Foldable, and Rollable Display”

Where: Moscone Center, Room 11, San Francisco, CA

When: 10:15 am on July 14, 2022

C3Nano, The Performance Leader in Transparent Conductive Inks and Films used in flexible displays, touchscreens, and other products, announced that its VP of Business Operations, Dr. Xiaofeng Chen, will present on “Advanced Materials Enabling Next Generation Design for Flexible, Foldable, and Rollable Display” at Flex Conference & Exhibition at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA on July 14th at 10:15 am Room 11.

C3Nano’s patented Gen 8 is the highest performing flexible transparent conductive film technology, employs proprietary chemical sintering agent, NanoGlue™ , that fuses nanowires into a nanoscale metallic grid upon coating and drying. The fusing is achieved by the selective nucleation of the conductor at the junctions between nanowires. The ability to deliver the minimal amount of metal (due to fusing at the high resistance junctions) and still achieve low resistances engenders ultra-low haze transparent conductors which are being integrated into a variety of touch sensors and displays. The nanoscale nature of the material allows for outstanding flexibility and robustness, while a flexible hardcoat film provides excellent scratch resistance, and flexibility.


Display Week 2022

Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center

When: May 10, 2022 – May 12, 2022

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MD&M West 2022

Where: Anaheim Convention Center

When: Apr 12, 2022 – Apr 14, 2022

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LOPEC 2022

Where: ICM – International Congress Center Messe München

When: March 22, 2022 – March 24, 2022

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2019 Display Week San Jose 

C3Nano CTO/Co-Founder Dr. Ajay Virkar To Speak at Display Week

C3Nano Inc., the world’s performance leader in silver nanowire-based transparent conductive inks and films used in flexible displays, touchscreens and other products, today announced that its CTO and co-founder, Dr. Ajay Virkar, will present the benefits of the company’s ActiveGrid inks and films in manufacturing flexible and highly interactive displays at the Display Week conference being held May 13-15 in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

In this presentation, Dr. Virkar will describe the underlying physical mechanism of ActiveGrid formation as well as various advanced technologies related to manipulating and improving optics and flexibility. Unlike conventional flexible transparent conductors, C3Nano’s ActiveGrid is a totally new material formed by chemically fusing silver nanowires into a unique nanoscale grid. ActiveGrid enables outstanding optical properties for a variety of applications ranging from touch sensors, OLEDs, and solar cells to biotechnology and wearables.

What: Dr. Ajay Virkar of C3Nano presents ActiveGrid technology for flexible displays

Where: McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.

When: 3:40-4:05 PM, May 15, 2019

 Dr. Virkar, who co-founded and launched C3Nano in 2010, has more than 25 patents issued or pending related to materials for next generation and progressive electronics, and has co-authored eleven technical publications in peer-reviewed journals.

FLEX 2019: Building Outside The Box


February 21, join Ajay Virkar for his talk ‘Engineering the Highest Performance Flexible Transparent Conductor’ at the The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course

Learn more at FLEX 2019


FEBRUARY 24 – March 1

On February 24, Ajay Virkar has been invited to be the Plenary Speaker at the Waterborne Symposium, Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies taking place at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, LA.

Learn more at Waterborne Symposium

2018 Finetech Japan

Dec 5 – 7, 2018 – Makuhari Messe, Japan

Ajay Vikar and Andrew Moon presented

– Newly launched TCF products based on ultra thin COP for foldable sensor applications.

– ActiveGrid TCF based functional flexible touch sensors for foldable devices.

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2018 Electronic & Conductive Ink Conference

Ajay Vikar has been selected to present ActiveGrid(TM): A Flexible Transparent Conductor with Excellent Optical Properties

Presentation: Thursday, Oct, 11, 2018, 9:00 AM

Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL.  Learn more at



SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council announces “Company Origin Stories – Exploring Entrepreneurship” Nanotech Company Founders Explain How and Why They Started Their Enterprises. Register Here – Discounted tickets til Sept 1.

Tues, Sept 18 – 5:30pm to 9:40pm

Cost: $17 includes dinner. Discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed Industry Professionals

Location: SEMI Global Headquarters 673 South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas

Presenting Companies include: Ajay Virkar, Co-Founder and CTO of C3Nano – the performance leader in transparent conductive inks and films for smarter, flexible touch sensor applications. Vivian Qu, Founder and CEO, ViaeX Technologies –  technology to transform biowaste into renewable nanomaterials for water purification, industrial separation, skin care, food & beverage filtration, wound healing and more. Pavel Lazarev, Founder and CTO, Capacitor Sciences Inc – new materials technology for ultra-high energy density devices that can surpass the performance of lithium ion batteries by at least 10x in every metric


2018 Display Week Los Angeles 

Symposium Presentation: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515B

Ajay Vikar has been selected to present ActiveGrid(TM): A Flexible Solution Processed Transparent Conductor with Excellent Optical Properties  May 23, 2018, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515B.

Exhibition: May 20-25, 2018

Display Week, Los Angeles – May 20-25, 2018


2017 C-Touch & Display Shenzhen 2017, China in San Francisco, Booth #1B10

Exhibition: November 24-26, 2017

We will exhibit the following

  1. Smart window – A4 size demo (using ActiveGrid ink/film)
  2. Touch sensor (small-mid size) – Flexible touch screen: 10.1”, 5.5”, 7” – various sizes (using ActiveGrid film 50 ohms/sq)
  3. Touch sensor (large size) –  65” large screen (using ActiveGrid film 30 ohms/sq film) and 42” large screen (using ActiveGrid film 30 ohms/sq film)

C-Touch & Display Shenzhen 2017

BA-SID August 2017 Seminar

Technical Seminar: Wednesday, August 23, 2018, 6:00 PM / Qualcomm, Building B Cafeteria, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Speaker: Ajay Virkar, PhD, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, C3Nano

In this presentation, ActiveGrid™ will be compared to the incumbent transparent conducting technology for display applications (ITO), as well as other potential replacement solutions. Novel other technologies being developed at C3Nano including manipulating color of transparent conductors, and advanced extremely durable materials for emerging applications will also be covered.  Finally, the supply chain for next-generation and flexible devices, C3Nano’s key industrial partnerships, and a technology roadmap will be discussed. This is a special BASID event with four speakers giving an overview of Display Week 2017.

Bay Area Chapter of The Society for Information Display


2016 SID Display Week in San Francisco, Booth #1321

Exhibition: May 22 – 27, 2016

San Francisco, CA

During this year’s Display Week, visitors will be introduced to the latest C3Nano products, including its hardcoat film and transparent conductive inks and film (TCF). Along with their global touch panel partners, C3Nano will present a number of touch sensor demonstrations, including a 10” flexible touch sensor, a 55” interactive smart TV, and various touch screens for AIO, Notebook and OLED display.

SID Display Week

ID Tech Ex – Printed Electronics USA 2015

Exhibition: November 18-19, 2015

Santa Clara, CA

Ajay Vikar to present ‘An Overview of ActiveGrid™ High Performance Transparent Conductors’

Printed Electronics 2015 Conference

The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators

Exhibition: Oct 25 – 28, 2015

Naples, Florida

Ajay Vikar to present New Materials for Solution Coated Transparent Conductors

AIMCAL 2015 Conference

Display Week 2015
International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition
May 31-June 5, 2015 San Jose, California
Exhibition: June 2-4, 2015
San Jose Convention Center

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