Elektra Awards 2014 427Elektra Awards 2014 

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Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

Time to be part of the Elektra 2015 success story!

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September – November 2015

Bluetooth SIG – Bluetooth Innovation Series: IoT – London
Sep 14 all-day

Bluetooth Develper Studio BannerTraining for developers interested in getting into the internet of things will be held in London on September 14 as part of a global training programme being run by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

The one-day session will cover Bluetooth Smart fundamentals, testing tools, best practices on adding connectivity to everyday objects, and training from Nordic Semiconductor and Frontline.

Attendees will also get to work with the SIG’s new software development toolkit – Bluetooth Developer Studio.

“Our goal from day one was to understand Bluetooth technology from a developer’s point of view, and then create tools and other resources to make it dead simple for any developer to implement it in their product or app,” said Steve Hegenderfer, director of developer programs at the Bluetooth SIG.

Sponsoring companies are Nordic Semiconductor, Frontline, CSR and Broadcom.

Training dates will take place May 20 in San Jose; May 27 in Seoul, South Korea; June 10 in Berlin, Germany; August 17 in Shanghai, China; September 14 in London, UK; and October 1 in Boston, MA.

The cost for the full day training is $99 USD, plus service fees, and covers two breaks and lunch.


Developers can register here



Bluetooth SIG – Bluetooth Europe 2015 – London @ Hilton London Tower Bridge
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day

bluetooth europe 2015The Bluetooth Special Interest Group will be hosting its second annual Bluetooth Europe event at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on September 15-16, 2015.

The organisers write:

This year’s event focuses on enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The Bluetooth SIG’s recent release of Bluetooth 4.2, which introduced features for IP connectivity, privacy and speed, will directly influence the next generation of IoT devices and is poised to make the potential of the IoT a reality.

Taking place in London, the event will bring together over 450 senior-level decision makers to explore the various applications of Bluetooth technology within the IoT ecosystem. Bluetooth Europe features a two-day, two-track conference (Developers’ Summit and Technical Strategy) that will explore the hottest trends around Bluetooth technology and the IoT market. Content tracks will encompass multiple industries including smart home, wearable technology, automotive, sports & fitness, medical, beacons, start-ups and wireless audio.

Leading these industry segments will be Bluetooth Europe’s global line up of visionaries who will provide delegates with strategies and best practices for the effective adoption of Bluetooth 4.2 within of the IoT ecosystem. Speakers include Howard Baker, BBC, Dr. Jaap Haartsen, Plantronics, Ioana Surpateanu, European Parliament, Paul Lamkins of Wareables, along with senior level executives from Continua Health Alliance, Mobikats, SAM Labs, Pulsate, Barclays, Nordic Semiconductor and many more.

“The Internet of Things is moving quickly from concept to reality and Bluetooth is at the heart of that growth,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “Bluetooth Europe is where today’s innovators learn from each other how to bring tomorrow’s products and services to life and change people’s lives for the better.”

The two-day conference will include over 90 presentations and panel discussions, including case studies of successful technology and market implementations. In addition to networking opportunities throughout, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the Analyst Breakfast Briefings.

The Early Bird Registration, with special discounted rates, closes on June 27th, 2015. To view the full event program and register for Bluetooth Europe, please visit You can also follow on Twitter @BluetoothEvents or using #BluetoothEurope2015



Microchip – Microchip’s European Masters conference – Berlin @ HTW Berlin
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day
Microchip's European Masters conference - 15-17 September 2015 at HTW Berlin

Microchip’s European Masters conference – 15-17 September 2015 at HTW Berlinp

Registration has opened for Microchip’s European Masters conference.

The technical training event for embedded-control engineers runs 15-17 September 2015 at HTW Berlin. Classes are available for all experience levels, says Microchip, from beginner to expert.

The organisers write:

The European MASTERs Conference is a valuable resource for designing with Microchip’s products. It provides design engineers with an annual forum for sharing and exchanging technical information on the Company’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, high-performance analogue and interface solutions, dsPIC digital signal controllers, wireless and mTouch sensing solutions, memory products, and MPLAB development systems – including the industry’s only singular IDE to support an entire 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontroller portfolio.

This three day conference offers a selection of more than 50 classes that cover a broad range of topics, taught by Microchip’s application and design engineers as well as selected industry experts. Learn from these experts and leave with everything needed to get up and running on new designs. Lectures, hands-on classes and unique Open Experts Lab sessions will cover a wide range of embedded control topics including new products and peripherals, C programming, firmware design, connectivity sessions on TCP/IP, USB, CAN and Bluetooth, graphics and capacitive-touch interface development, intelligent power supplies, motor control, selecting op-amps for sensor applications using an RTOS and low-power system design.

Registration is now open, with an early-bird discount available until 27 June 2015. For more information, visit

Extracurricular events include a BBQ Dinner and a Dinner Cruise along the river Spree.


Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015 show – Manchester @ Event City
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day

nm_preview The Northern Manufacturing & Electronics industrial technology show returns to EventCity in Manchester from 30 September – 1 October 2015.

The free-to-attend event has over 250 companies participating. A wide range of engineering and electronics is represented, from production hardware and automation to components, test & inspection equipment, consumables, stock management and software.

There is also a free seminar programme, too, as part of the event.

The organisers write:

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is the largest exhibition dedicated to serving the needs of manufacturing and electronics industries in the North of England. Event City, Manchester, makes the show easily accessible to visitors from the North.

Northern Manufacturing Technology generates quality leads for you before the doors open and long after they close!
Make the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition 2015 a firm date in your diary to discover and evaluate quality Northern and UK suppliers who can help you redesign and pioneer new products, increase productivity and improve your profit margin. When it comes to sourcing and investigating emerging technologies locally, you won’t find a more comprehensive display of precision engineering products, materials, components and state of the art manufacturing processes.

Stay ahead of the competition…

If you’re involved in Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Handling, Industrial Machinery, Mechanical Engineering and Metal Processing sectors, the exhibition gives you an unrivalled opportunity to see the very latest manufacturing technology and production techniques for your industry. See live displays of innovative industrial products, design engineering solutions and local inventions – all under one roof!

A series of FREE TO ENTER Seminar Sessions will take place alongside the Exhibition – Topics will include Lean, Six Sigma, CE Marking and Product Innovation. The full programme, timings and booking details can be found on the Seminars page

For more information see


Qt – Qt World Summit – Berlin
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Qt World SummitQt, the company behind the cross-platform application framework, is hosting its premier global event in Berlin, Germany, on 5-7 October 2015 – the Qt World Summit.

During the three-day event developers as well as business and product managers will be able to learn how Qt can support their technology strategy and quickly adapt to future application development and device creation trends.

The event will include various presentations and workshops on how the Qt cross-platform application and user interface development framework can be used to enhance, simplify and accelerate development for the leading desktop, embedded and mobile platforms.

The organisers write:

The ‘Qt World Summit’ has evolved from the well-established ‘Qt Developer Days’ to offer benefits for those familiar with Qt and also for those new to the technology. For business and product managers, the event is an opportunity to learn how industry leaders have used Qt to create their future-proof products as well as get insight on how Qt can be used in their product technology strategy in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and automation. The sessions will also present how companies can develop with Qt to create their own platforms, control their user experience and their business models. In fact, they will be given the chance to discover how simple it is to launch their own services on top of their independent platforms easily creating seamless integrations between their services and devices. They will also learn about Qt’s approach to the Internet of Things, which involves simply reusing their code with Qt and easily scaling their applications to various devices and screens.

For engineers and developers, the ‘Qt World Summit’ will also include an entire developer day where Qt development experts from the The Qt Company and the ecosystem will present Qt’s latest features, functions, and best practices, as well as several hands on sessions. The developer day will also be dedicated to technical collaboration, lightning talks and networking.

To register your interest for the Qt World Summit, visit


The Technology Expo – London
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

technology expoThe launch of The Technology Expo is taking place on the 6-7 October in Central London.

Full details can be found at

The organisers write:

The Technology Expo has been launched as a platform to showcase and educate on emerging and growing technologies with a focus on Augmented Reality & Contextual Technology / Location Based services.

ARTech Expo will feature as a high level dedicated conference, targeted networking opportunities, exhibition and awards plus with the added advantage of connecting with a larger, yet still targeted audience and increased opportunities to showcasing and explore partnerships.

Contextual Tech will become the focus for the 2nd conference track hosted at the event, the UK’s first event focusing on the growth and platform for contextual technology & location based services.

A third free to attend stage within our expo will feature showcases & workshops on AR, Context Tech, Wearables, 3D Robotics & Drones.

Key points

  • Held at central London venue on 6th & 7th October
  • One day dedicated conference on Augmented Reality & connected technologies
  • One day dedicated conference on Contextual Technology & connected technologies
  • Predicted 150+ conference delegates per track
  • Close net environment for targeted networking within exhibition area
  • Relaxed and informal atmosphere
  • Exposure to wider audience through two day exhibition
  • Unique opportunities to explore partnerships & collaborations
  • Inspiring interactive workshops & showcases within expo area
  • 1000 + visitors to exhibition & workshops
  • The Technology Awards 2015


Elektra Awards 2015 – London @ Lancaster London Hotel
7:00 pm – November 25, 2015 @ 1:00 am

elektra-winners-carousel-300x189The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2015 are launched this week.

Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

We invite companies to enter this year’s awards and be part of the Elektra 2015 success story.

The awards will be presented at the industry’s biggest gala evening dinner on Tuesday 24 November at the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.