The LOPEC Conference 2017 will shed light on every facet of printed electronics, from the laboratory right up to practical application.
“An international committee made up of leading industry representatives and scientists has put together a program aimed not just at insiders, but also at end user industries,” said Wolfgang Mildner, general chair of the LOPEC Conference and CEO of MSW, a consultancy and technology company. The conference, which is split into the three blocks of Business, Technology, and Science, will this year focus on applications for printed electronics in the fields of medical technology, automotive and consumer electronics.
The highlights of the conference include plenary speeches from Dr. Sang Yoon Lee, SVP of Samsung Electronics from Korea, and Jennifer Y. C. Lin, CTO of AU Optronics from Taiwan, the largest manufacturer of LCD flatscreens. Lin will discuss the benefits of printed electronics for display manufacture, while Lee will provide an insight into Korean activities and state subsidization programs. A speech on EU initiatives and the success of European funding policy in printed electronics will be held by Khalil Rouhana, who is responsible for Directorate A/Digital Industry at the European Commission.
In addition, the LOPEC Business Conference will be held March 28. On the same day, 90-minute Short Courses will take place, providing information on key technologies such as printed photovoltaics and biosensors.
Under the slogan “Science in Dialog,” the Scientific Conference on March 29-30 will bring together renowned researchers from all over the world. They will be discussing the scientific foundations for new manufacturing procedures, printing and encapsulation materials, as well as smart textiles and printed components for energy storage systems. Another ideal opportunity to exchange views with researchers is the Poster Session on March 29. The Technical Conference on March 29- 30 will focus on product innovations and technologies that are already on the market or are likely to be launched in the near future.
“More and more branches of industry are using printed electronics in order to produce new products and design options,” Mildner concluded.