Facilitating cost-effective 5G deployment

Montreal, Québec, December 15, 2020 –EES e2ip technologies today announced that it has been named as CES® 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Engineered Electromagnetic Surfaces (EES) technology in the Smart Cities category. The announcement was made ahead of the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 11-14, 2021. 

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers, and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetics, and design.

e2ip Engineered Electromagnetic Surfaces (EES), developed in conjunction with the Communications Research Centre of Canada, are thin, semi-transparent plastic sheets that reflect, redirect, or block specific radiofrequency waves. These low-cost flexible sheets can be deployed on outdoor or indoor structural surfaces (buildings, signage, interior walls…) to augment, direct, or inhibit specific telecommunication services (5G, Wi-Fi…).

In the case of 5G networks, e2ip EES sheets reduce deployment costs and facilitate network deployment by reducing the number of antennas required to ensure omnidirectional 5G access to mobile users and fixed location access points. e2ip EES printed sheets do not require power and reduce the need for additional small cell antennas – traits highly needed in a 5G NR environment. EES provide an economical opportunity to better manage infrastructure for telecom operators, heads of Smart Cities, and managers of large venues.

EES surface designs are tailored to each network’s specific needs and depending on the design of the surface, EES can act as a band-stop, band-pass structure, reflect signals at varying angles, or act as a diffusing or as a focusing instrument. These properties of EES can then be used to enhance the propagation of mm-Wave signals and help improve the overall reliability of the underlying infrastructure.

“Innovations in engineered surfaces will support the growing demand expected with the introduction of 5G communications and IoT. e2ip is poised to become a dominant market contributor, helping building owners, smart city and infrastructure providers manage their growth while balancing their investments,” says Anna-Marie Marasliyan, Vice-President Technology, Products, and Marketing.

“Our DNA in chemistry and printing functional electronics are at the heart of the EES innovation, enabling us to embed printed electronics in structural surfaces that enhance 5G network performance and reduce network deployment costs,” said Eric Saint-Jacques, e2ip CEO, “EES is another example of our close collaboration with the Government of Canada research teams to create transformative value for our ecosystem of market-leading customers and partners”.

The CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/innovation. Additional honorees will be revealed during CES 2021 on Jan. 11, 2021.  


e2ip creates new possibilities in printed electronics through advanced material science. Our technologies transform the surfaces we touch in our everyday lives and simplify how we all interact with our physical environment. From ideation to fabrication, we rethink the boundaries between technology and design to deliver innovative Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Smart Surface solutions to global market leaders in the medical, industrial, telecommunications, aerospace and transportation industries.

Contact Information :

Annie Couture

Manager, Corporate Communications and Executive projects

(514) 575-7426



Investissement Québec becomes a strategic partner of E2IP

Investissement Québec becomes a strategic partner of e2ip technologies

We are pleased to announce a significant investment round to further fuel e2ip’s growth. Investissement Quebec becomes a strategic partner in addition to the renewed commitment of our private investors.

The strategic partnership with Investissement Québec, will accelerate the implementation of our business plan, both in terms of the development of our intellectual property portfolio and the deployment of our growth strategy through the integration of technological and industrial acquisitions.

Read the full announcement in French here.

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E2IP TECHNOLOGIES mandated by CAE to help deliver critical ventilator initiative

E2IP TECHNOLOGIES mandated by CAE to help deliver critical ventilator initiative

Montreal, Canada, July 9, 2020

e2ip technologies is proud to be one of CAE’s suppliers in the manufacturing of the CAE Air1™ ventilator destined to be used in the fight against COVID-19 throughout Canada.

e2ip will be building the mechanical parts of the ventilator from one of its ISO 13485 certified facilities in Montreal which relies on a specialized workforce of 200 employees supporting primary care electronic device design and manufacturing for global medical industry leaders.

“e2ip is a trusted partner in the design and manufacturing of human machine interface solutions for insulin pumps, hospital beds, infusion pumps, and many other primary care medical devices. We are proud to now be working with CAE on the Air1™ ventilator, a critical initiative for communities across Canada,” said Steve Birrell, Chief Commercial Officer for e2ip technologies.

“e2ip was quick to respond to global call for action to address COVID-19 challenges,” said Eric Saint-Jacques, CEO of e2ip technologies. e2ip plants in Montreal, Minnesota and Casablanca, all required to support global medical industry demand, remained at full capacity. Manufacturing operations increased and production lines were reconfigured to produce face shields for communities and governments across North America. Several disruptive innovations were also developed both by the company’s industry leading R&D team, and in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada, which will add further depth to the company’s broad portfolio of printed electronics intellectual property.

“This project with CAE, and our overall response to the COVID-19 pandemic, speak to e2ip’s core pillars of Innovation, Partnership, Operational Excellence and Talent,” said M. Saint-Jacques. “We also look forward to further developing our footprint in the global Aerospace market, a market in which we are recognized as a technology and innovation leader, through the integration of our printed electronics technology IP.”

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. CAE designed the CAE Air1™ ventilator as a humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada mandated CAE to manufacture and supply 10,000 ventilators to support Intensive Care Units patients treated for COVID-19. The CAE Air1™ ventilator was the first entirely new ventilator to be certified by Health Canada since the beginning of the pandemic.


e2ip creates new possibilities in printed electronics through advanced material science. Our technologies transform the surfaces we touch in our everyday lives and simplify how we all interact with our physical environment. From ideation to fabrication, we rethink the boundaries between technology and design to deliver innovative Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Smart Surface solutions to global market leaders in the medical, industrial, telecommunications, aerospace and transportation industries.



Montreal, 2020/04/23

The Printed Electronics team at e2ip technologies is pleased to announce that we, together with our partners at the National Research Council of Canada have advanced In-Mold Electronics (IME) by developing a next-generation IME capability.

Introducing IMe2

IMe₂™ expands beyond the traditional IME process of printing, forming, and injection molding. IMe₂™ utilizes new ways to combine printed electronic and graphic materials with a variety of new methods and combinations for curing, forming, and molding.

Expanding the range of materials and process options contributes to our e2ip value proposition “from Ideation to Fabrication”. e2ip’s IMe₂™ designs can utilize strategic metallization such as our Molecular Ink (MINK). MINK offers significant advantages in conductivity, stretch, and formability. IMe₂™ designs can also utilize other advanced materials including Dielectrics, Graphic Inks, Adhesives as well as Polymer Thick Film (PTF) and Nano Inks.

Other e2ip technologies are available to address specific features in device design including our CapFlex™ and Lumifilm™ which offer superior touch and light performance as well as our HeatSeal® technology which offers significant ingress protection for environmentally sensitive parts.

Our first IMe₂™ concept device is code-named AVATAR which ties to the embodiment of an idea or person, as an example of a transformative metamorphosis. Ultimately this aligns with the paradigm shift that IME and IMe₂™ will bring to manufacturing and design.

IMe2 is Selected as “Finalist” for Aerospace Industries’ Crystal Cabin Awards 2020

We are extremely proud to have been selected as one of three finalists in the prestigious Crystal Cabin Awards 2020. The Crystal Cabin Awards are held annually during the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg Germany. Our entry in the category of “Material & Components” explains and demonstrates this paradigm shift and how it will impact the airline passenger’s experience from both a functional and brand perspective.

We are currently working closely with several partners in the Aerospace, Medical Device, and Industrial sectors on their next-generation products utilizing our IMe₂™.

About e2ip technologies

e2ip creates new possibilities in printed electronics through advanced material science. Our technologies transform the surfaces we touch in our everyday lives and simplify how we all interact with our physical environment. From ideation to fabrication, we rethink the boundaries between technology and design to deliver innovative Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Smart Surface solutions to global market leaders in the medical, industrial, telecommunications, aerospace and transportation industries.

Press Contact:

Tom Simpson


t.simpson @ e2ip.com

Download the press release here

Business Contact:

Roy Bjorlin


r.bjorlin @ e2ip.com




To our e2ip family,

e2ip technologies would like to provide you with the most recent update in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let me first confirm that all our plants are fully operational with zero COVID-19 related absenteeism, as of March 16th, 2020.

Additionally, all our suppliers have reported they are still operational, and they have all taken preventative measures to protect their staff and minimize disruptions. Currently, we are not aware of any major disruption in our inbound supply chain.

With regards to our outbound supply chain, we hope to receive feedback this week from all customers as to how we can best assist in this time of challenge. Our plants are capable taking on additional work, whether greater volume of existing products or taking over from other suppliers who may be challenged to meet demand.

e2ip technologies has worked diligently to identify the highest risk suppliers and we have been in continuous communication with them to assess any impact to their operations and the measures they have taken to mitigate risk. Where possible, we have expedited components that we believe may become critical. Our component and raw material review is being updated on a weekly basis, based on existing and forecasted demand.

Looking ahead, as the current raw material and work in process (WIP) inventory begins to deplete from some of our suppliers, we do anticipate slightly longer than standard lead times in calendar Q3 and Q4. We encourage you to work closely with our sales and customer service teams, to exercise proactivity in your forecasts and account for a certain level of unpredictability in your requested dates.

e2ip technologies is always focused on providing consistent inventory availability for its customers. With limited forward-looking visibility, we use predictive analysis to ensure we are stocking the required inventory. We strongly suggest that you place firm orders, or at the very least, blanket orders, for the items you know you will need. We have the manufacturing capacity and will work with you to get your products into your facility as fast as possible.

e2ip technologies has taken considerable measures to mitigate potential disruptions to regular operations and risk to employee safety. These measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily monitoring of Governmental recommendations and actions
  • Restrictions on all travel, gatherings and third-party (visitors) access to our facilities
  • Imposed quarantine periods
  • Continuous employee communications
  • Best sanitary practice education
  • Upgrade of daily cleaning services to Disinfectant Level Service
  • Opening of all internal doors to avoid handles and contact
  • Remote access (teleworking) where possible for office staff
  • Updated emergency plan

We continue daily monitoring of the evolution of the pandemic and its impact on the global supply chain. We will provide updates as appropriate. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have additional questions or concerns.

Best regards,

Steve Birrell
Chief Commercial Officer



NOTE: AIX 2020 has been postponed until further notice. For more information click here.

E2IP TECHNOLOGIES will be exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, at a date to be determined. With more than 16 000 visitors, this is the industries’ “must attend” event dedicated to the latest innovations, technologies, and products for cabin interiors.

This year, E2IP is a Crystal Cabin Awards finalist and will be introducing its latest In-Mold Electronic (IME) technology advancements, which we invite you to see in person at our booth 5C60, in Hall B5.

Our onsite team will also be showcasing seat heaters, passenger control units, lighting solutions and more. If you like to meet with our team of experts to discuss your specific needs, please contacts us at info@e2ip.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

E2IP celebrates the opening of a new production center in Casablanca

E2IP celebrates the opening of a new production center in Casablanca

We are very pleased to announce that on Tuesday October 22, 2019 we celebrated the official inauguration of our eip technologies printed electronics production center of excellence in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Casablanca production center will be located in a high-tech Industrial park within the Casablanca International Airport (Midparc Casablanca). This is a state of the art 6,000 m² / 7,176 yd² facility where we will continue to deliver the same high-quality for which we are known while maintaining regulatory and quality control procedures to ensure product consistency. This plant will enable us to support our growth strategy, while further serving our customers. It also positions eip as industry leaders at the forefront of the global transformation to printed and in-mold electronics.

We continue to invest heavily in innovation to improve our products and deliver better solutions to our valued partners and their customers. Now with our manufacturing facilities in Montreal, Canada, Bigfork, Minnesota and Casablanca, Morocco we are better equipped to ensure optimal customer satisfaction and we are excited about the future of eip!

E2IP showcasing its latest printed electronics solutions at the IDTechEX show!

e2ip will showcase its latest printed electronics solutions at the IDTechEx show!

E2IP will be exhibiting at the IDTechEx Show, taking place on November 20-21 2019, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA. This event is the greatest platform where users can learn about the latest emerging technologies and all the opportunities of printed, flexible and hybrid electronics.

As a parent company of a number of brands specialized in HMI and printed electronics, E2IP will be showcasing a broad portfolio of smart surfaces and IME (In Mold Electronics) applications. Visit our booth H20 and meet with our onsite team of engineers and designers.

To book an appointment, contact us at: info@e2ip.com.

For more information regarding the event, please click on the following link:https://www.idtechex.com/usa2019/show/en/

New Corporate Brand and Center of Excellence in Printed Electronics.

Announcing our corporate brand
and the opening of our head office
and center of excellence
in printed electronics.

It is with great pride we have opened the doors to our new head office and center of excellence,  marking the launch of our new brand, e2ip technologies.

This new chapter in our story is built upon GGI’s 30 years of leadership in the HMI market. The launch of e2ip technologies now creates a new foundation leading to our introduction of groundbreaking innovations in material science and  In Mold Printed Electronics technologies. This is an exciting time for the printed electronics industry and we are proud to be leading the way.

Assembled For Growth

Over the last two years, we have brought together three great teams, GGI Solutions, ClickTouch and HeatSeal, to become a broader and more capable HMI solution provider to all our customers. Acquisitions have provided growth opportunity, yet it is mostly organic growth with all our customers that has led to our revenue and employee base doubling over the last 30 months.

We thank all our customers and partners for their continued support and confidence through our growing pains.

A Technology Innovation Leader

As an integrated, larger and more capable company, we are now better positioned to support our customers and their growth requirements. Since 2016, we have also consistently increased our research and development investments, resulting in a portfolio of Intellectual Property and Technology Innovation that is now coming to market. Our material science initiatives in advanced materials have led to the development of a revolutionary conductive ink platform. This new material, Molecular Ink or MINK, has unique electrical and physical properties that open new possibilities in printed electronic applications. Process innovation has led to new manufacturing methods and capabilities that leverage MINK. Together these create an integrated In Mold Printed Electronics solution, which we are bringing to market with global partnership initiatives that we will be announcing shortly.

World-Class Global Manufacturing Infrastructure

In August 2019 we will also open our Tier 1 high volume manufacturing facility in Casablanca Morocco to better support our customers by further extending our reach and capabilities. From a foundation based on our customer’s continued support, we have evolved from our heritage as a niche contract manufacturer that leverages technology into a technology innovation leader with world-class global manufacturing infrastructure.

A New Brand for New Opportunities

To better reflect our technology, innovation road map and our growth trajectory, we are introducing our new corporate brand. As of June 27th, 2019, GGI International’s trade name becomes;

e2ip technologies

Our new name represents what we do in the field of printable electronics, including molecular ink (e2) and intellectual property.

It is important to note that this does not represent a legal name change, a change of company control or structure. Legally we will remain GGI International until February 23, 2020 when we will at that time complete the transition and legally change to e2ip technologies.

The GGI Solutions, HeatSeal and ClickTouch brands, along with the ggisolutions.com domain, will remain in place until February 24, 2020 when all three brands will transition to represent unique product lines in the e2ip technologies solution and technology portfolio.

From the entire e2ip technologies team, we thank you for your interest and to our customers thank you for your continued support. You are the foundation of our success and we look forward to creating greater value with you for many years to come.


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A Global Technology Hub for Printed Electronics

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The birth of a global technology hub for printed electronics.

La naissance d'un pôle mondial en électronique imprimable | JEAN-PHILIPPE DÉCARIE | Grande entrevue lapresse.ca

An interview by Jean-Philippe Décare (lapresse.ca) in French with CEO Eric St. Jacques of Montreal’s e2ip technologies.