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Eye Wear of the Year

Monday, August 9th, 2010
EYEWEAR OF THE YEAR (EOY) 2011 Entry Request
General Guide Winning Privileges Past Media Coverage Previous Winners
The EYEWEAR OF THE YEAR Award takes place annually inside IOFT. Recognized as one of the world’s leading design awards for eyewear, EOY draws keen attention from the whole industry, selecting the best new products of coming year. It consists of six categories, and winners will be announced in the Award Ceremony on the first day of IOFT in October.
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Entry Category
Screening will be held on mid Sept. by Award Committee members. 3 Award-winners, including 1 Grand Prix among them, for each category will be selected.
Category Profile
â‘ Men's Eyewear Category
Men’s frames which increase one’s attractiveness at all scenes.
â‘¡Ladies' Eyewear Category
Ladies’ frames which highlight elegance, beauty, and charm.
â‘¢Sunglasses & Sports Glasses Category
Sunglasses & sporty frames for fashion, sports, and driving scenes which excel in design and function.
â‘£Luxury & High-classes Category
Luxury & high-end frames made with high-value materials such as jewelry, gold and turtle shell.
⑤Functions & Technologies Category
Frames & sunglasses with innovative technology and/or superiority in function.
â‘¥Accessories Category
Accessories that spice up frames and sunglasses (glass chain, glass holder, case etc.)
EOY2011 Award Committee Members

Mr. Gugi Akiyama

Mr. Gugi Akiyama
Art Director

Mr. Hirokuni Toga

Mr. Hirokuni Toga
Editorial Director and
Editor in Chief of
“Men’s CLUBâ€?

Ms. Terumi Hagiwara

Ms. Terumi Hagiwara
Fashion Director

Mr. Keisuke Baba

Mr. Keisuke Baba

Mr. Takao Mizukami

Mr. Takao Mizukami
Editor in chief of
“Real Design”
Award Ceremony
Terms and Conditions of Participation
1. Entry Product : New models to be released after Sept. 1, 2010
Only finished products are accepted. Any products released before Sept. 1, 2010 will not be screened.
2. Entry Fee: FREE*
*All the shipping costs, including fees and taxes, must be completed at the participant’s expense.
3. Number of Entry: Up to 10 products per company
4. Handling of Entry Products
Entry products will be returned in principle. However, retuning is not possible in case of any loss or damage. Show Management cannot take any responsibility for loss or damage. Make sure that your entry products, particularly expensive items, are covered with insurance, with extra-territorial coverage.
Entry Request
For Inquiry
EYEWEAR OF THE YEAR (EOY) Secretariat / IOFT Show Management
Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Attn: Hiroki Miyazaki (Mr.)
TEL: +81-3-3349-8508   FAX: +81-3-3344-2411   E-mail:
General Guide | Winning Privileges | Past Media Coverage | Previous Winners
What's New
All five Award Committee Members announced
EOY 2011 Entry started
Accessories Category opened
Visitor Pre-registration
Concurrent Fair

12th Small Fuel Cells – Portable & Micro Fuel Cells & Hybrid Devices for Commercial & Military Applications

Friday, February 12th, 2010

BOSTON, MA – The Knowledge Foundation has announced the complete Program for the 12th Small Fuel Cells conference which will be held in Cambridge, MA from April 12-13, 2010. In its 12th year, Small Fuel Cells & Hybrid Devices for Commercial & Military Applications is the primary source of information for end users, developers and manufacturers of portable fuel cell powered devices.

This year, Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG, will deliver the opening presentation. SFC Smart Fuel Cell has shipped more than 15,000 commercial products in the past five years, and Dr. Podesser will provide insight into the growing number of commercial and defense applications for fuel cells, including new products and markets as well as other latest developments.

Topics to be addressed at the conference include:
Commercial success of small fuel cells: DMFC, PEM, SOFC, and direct borohydride
Advances in fuel development
Portable fuel cells for military & commercial applications
Micro fuel cells for mobile electronics
Hybrid portable power systems
System integration & balance of plant engineering
Materials challenges and use of materials-by-design approach
Role of nanotechnology & nanomaterials
End-user and OEM perspective on manufacturing & applications
Safety, durability & reliability

Distinguished Faculty
George C. Bandlamudi, PhD, University of Duisburg-Essen
Daniel A. Betts, PhD, EnerFuel
Hyuk Chang, PhD, Samsung Electronics
Horacio R. Corti, PhD, National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina
James C. Cross III, Nuvera Fuel Cells
Tsali Cross, PhD, Neah Power Systems, Inc.
Ravindra Datta, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Emory S. De Castro, PhD, BASF Fuel Cell Inc.
Paolo Fracas, Genport Power Solutions
William Gleason, PhD, Montana Tech – The University of Montana
Robert Hahn, PhD, Fraunhofer IZM
Christopher Hebling, PhD, Fraunhofer ISE
Anders Lundblad, PhD, CTO, myFC AB
Audrey Martinent-Beaumont, PhD, CEA – French Atomic Energy Commission
Madeleine Odgaard, IRD Fuel Cells LLC
Peter Podesser, PhD, SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
Jim Prueitt, MTI MicroFuel Cells, Inc.
Shriram Ramanathan, PhD, Harvard University
Mareike Schneider, PhD, Fraunhofer IKTS
Eugene S. Smotkin, PhD, NuVant Systems and Northeastern University
Andrew P. Wallace, SiGNa Chemistry, Inc.
Shijie Wu, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

About The Knowledge Foundation

The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy including fuel cells and lithium ion batteries, nanotechnology, and chemical/biological detection technologies.

The Knowledge Foundation
18 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 232-7400

Media Contact:
David Mello
Director of Marketing
(617) 232-7400 ext. 203

Post Show Report: 22nd International Optical Fair Tokyo (IOFT 2009)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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Printed Electronics/Photovoltaics Asia 2009 – Register Now!

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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End User Requirements, Market Analysis, Technical Progress and Routes to Market

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This third annual event will provide you with insight into printable electronics and photovoltaic activities in Asia, Europe and North America.
The bi-lingual two day conference will cover the full breadth of technologies and applications.
Leading global organizations will present at and attend this important event.
The exhibition will showcase printable electronics in action
Participate in IDTechEx expert-led Masterclasses and hear from world recognized experts
IDTechEx hosted tours allow you to visit the leading printable electronic organizations in Tokyo for an exclusive view into their work and progress.

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The highly rated IDTechEx conference and masterclasses (including new topics) and Company Tours all make this event unmissable.


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New Topics Covered at Printed Electronics Asia

Friday, July 24th, 2009

New Topics Covered at Printed Electronics Asia
By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx

While some involved in OLEDs and OTFTs and moving out of the business of printed and potentially printed electronics, work on inorganic materials and compounds is increasing, and is at least half of the effort on the topic as a whole and will continue to be so. That is why the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Asia event in Tokyo on Sept 30 – Oct 1 gives this balanced view, with 40 speakers from 13 countries.

Covering the recent surge in activity in zinc oxide transistors, Dr Flora Li from the University of Cambridge, UK, presents on the fabrication and stability of Indium Zinc Oxide deposited at low temperature. Zinc Oxide is transparent and offers higher mobility compared to that of aSi or organic TFTs, and is therefore of great focus to display companies as a backplane technology, particularly for OLEDs. In contrast, Professor Elvira Fortunato presents on transistors on paper, where the paper substrate also doubles as the transistor dielectric. The Tokyo Institute of Technology also present on inorganic transistor developments.

Japan’s largest printing and packaging companies, Dai Nippon Printing and Toppan Printing, with revenues of approximately $16 billion each, will be presenting on their latest printed transistor work, as will the $80 billion consumer electronics giant Sony. Indeed, attendees joining the hosted company visits have the opportunity to visit these companies, including Toppan Forms and Hodogaya Chemical.

Reinventing organic electronics

While a shakeout in organic TFT developers continues, there is increased interest in the higher performance organic carbon nanotubes (CNTs).  Earlier this year Fujitsu, Japan, demonstrated carbon nanotube and graphene transistors, the later with a mobility of 2000cm2/Vs. NEC, Japan, has successfully printed CNTs onto plastic film at low temperature (below 200°C). In a different tack, US based Vorbeck Materials is developing printable graphene to be used as a viable alternative to expensive silver flake conductors. All these companies will be presenting their latest work at the event. In addition, the new IDTechEx report “Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene” covers the latest progress from 78 organizations around the world

Who is winning the race for the best barrier layer

The event features companies from US, Europe and Asia comparing the latest and best in transparent, flexible  barrier layers. Prof Beng Ong of A*STAR Singapore will reveal the closely held details of their impressive specifications, while Alcan packaging and Vitex give the latest work from the West.

Colour E-readers, flexible displays and RFID

One cannot miss the e-reader tipping-point that has been reached, thanks to successes at Sony, Amazon and many others. Now the next target is colour e-readers, and technology from Liquavista and Bridgestone are exposed at the event. Progress with displays from Samsung and Kodak are also covered, as are stretchable displays from the University of Tokyo. The $100+ billion Marubeni Corporation discusses RFID developments in Japan and Sunchon University, Korea, presents its progress with roll to roll RFID printing.

End use applications

As usual, this IDTechEx event also focuses on printed electronics applications and products. US based T-ink cover new applications involved printed conductors where they create new products and markets. In healthcare, Dr Tina Ng of PARC USA covers flexible printed sensor tape for diagnostics of mild traumatic brain injury; Imperial College UK looks at using printed lighting and photo detectors for medical diagnostics, and Power Paper Israel covers the success of printed batteries in the skin patch market, delivering cosmetics and ultimately drugs by iontophoresis.


Japan is one of the leaders in photovoltaic production, and after Germany, it has the largest PV install base in the World. We cover global photovoltaic developments including the new world record in OPV efficiency from US based Solarmer, at 6.77%, to CIGs. IDTechEx analyst Dr Harry Zervos analyses all the latest PV trends and technologies, giving ten year forecasts and the market reach of each technology.

Why attend Printed Electronics Asia

This event, unlike others, is not “more of the same”. It brings an international line up of leading academics and companies together with Asia’s leading exhibition on the topic. Many presentations are World firsts. The event sessions are simultaneously translated in Japanese and English. Over 300 attendees are expected based on 238 attending last year.

For more information see Attendees receive for free the IDTechEx report “Printed & Organic Electronics in East Asia”, profiling 196 organizations in the region, worth $2500. If you want to learn what is going on in the territory and meet the leading companies in the field, attend Printed Electronics Asia, hosted by the leading global analyst on the topic, IDTechEx.

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For more information on the topic please contact the author Raghu Das at or to find out more about the Printed Electronics Asia 2009 conference please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Chris Clare at

IDTechEx Dates:

RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK

Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan

Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA

RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA

Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA

Post Event: International Optical Fair Tokyo (IOFT 2008)

Thursday, October 9th, 2008


Dear GoingToMeet,

Thank you very much for cooperating with IOFT 2008.

Fortunately, the show drew tremendous number of visitors not only from Japan but also from other countries and received a high degree of media coverage, of course, including you!

We have heard a lot of voices saying that the show was even more successful than ever.

All this success was primarily due to the unstinting support of you.

We still have plans for next year (27-29, Oct) to continue the progress and expansion of IOFT and look forward to receiving continuous supports from you.

We hope to have a further cooperation with you for the coming years, and thank you again for your kind supports for IOFT 2008!

Best regards,

Satoko Hombu (Ms.)
IOFT Show Management/Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Tel: +81.3.3349.8508
Fax: +81.3.3344.2411


Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

As organisers, Japan Medical-Optical Equipment Industrial Association, Fukui Optical Association, and Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. are proudly to announce its’ 21st consecutive year, International Optical Fair Tokyo to be back at Tokyo Big Sight Japan from October 1-3, 2008. If you wish to witness the latest industry trend from frames to the technology, you must save your date for this leading optical trade fair in Asia. This year, Show Management is witnessing most excited response ever from the industry, expecting to welcome 500 exhibitors and 16,500 visitors to have 7.50 billion yen (approx. US$68 million) on-site sales during 3 day show period.

Both the exhibitors and the visitors expressed great satisfaction after the show in 2007. G–TTI from Switzerland said, IOFT proved to be a truly international show, and we received orders from Chinese and Korean visitors. This year, our 100,000 USD worth of orders exceeds the amount last year.Visual Tech from Taiwan said, We visited IOFT to buy the latest frames. There were many frames matching Taiwanese wealthy consumers, and we made orders around 30 thousand USD on-site. It was our first visit to IOFT, and we are pretty sure to visit again next year. Also Uno Optic from Korea said, “We walked around the fair thoroughly to buy fashionable eyewear. There were many overseas exhibitors in the BOUTIQUE Area targeting the Asian Market, and we made orders up to 40 thousand USD on-site.

Newly launched IOFT Eyewear Accessories Zone

With a huge demand from both the exhibitors and the visitors, Eyewear Accessories Zone is newly launched for IOFT 2008. Not only cases or clothes, but also fashion accessories, hats, bags, and other miscellaneous goods are gathered in this corner. It is a perfect place for the visitors to find various products that can go together with the frames, and this unique and dynamic platform gives a great opportunity to discover new perspective to the optical industry. Also with Eyewear Accessories Zone, there will be other special exhibit zones; IOFT BOUTIQUE, IOFT SHOP DESIGN, and IOFT LUXURY COLLECTION. IOFT BOUTIQUE is a corner dedicated to the world’s most avant-grade and expressive concepts in eyewear.

IOFT SHOP DESIGN was launched in 2005 at the request from many buyers as the shop displays are often as important as it is for the sales of the products. It will feature ever wider varieties of shop-display related goods in 2008. Lastly, IOFT LUXURY COLLECTION will showcase elegant, top-of-the-line eyewear, including platinum, gold and jewel frames. These precise zoning will help the visitors their easy access to what they are aiming for.

Special Events spice up the show!

Show Management will be hosting Reception Party, Eyewear of the Year (EOY) Award 2009, Best Dressed Eye Awards, and Educational Seminars. These special events spice up the show to draw more and more attention not only from the industry but also from the public.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the latest movement of the optical industry from Oct 1-3 at trend-setting city, Tokyo. Now is the best timing to mark your calendar and be keen for more news about IOFT 2008!

For more information please contact IOFT Show Management:
Attn: Satoko HOMBU (Ms)
18F Shinjuku-Nomura Bldg., 1-26-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0570, Japan
Tel: +81.3.3349.8508
Fax: +81.3.3344.2411