Again this year the OE-A Competition was a great success, including various state-of-the-art products ranging from sensors and smart labels to touch panels and lighting.
The jury, consisting of representatives from international companies and institutes, rated 19 submissions from 12 countries in three categories. LOPEC attendees were also allowed a vote. At the OE-A booth, where all demonstrators were on display, visitors were encouraged to choose their favorite exhibit.
Best Prototype / New Product
Self-Powered Glucometer IMB-CNM-CSIC (Spain)
Best Freestyle Demonstrator
Project Monarch - OLED Design Kit Fraunhofer FEP (Germany)
Best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator
PYCSEL H2020 - Thin Thermal Fingerprint Sensor
CEA, Holst Centre/TNO, IMEC, et al. (France, The Netherlands, Belgium)
Public Choice Award
Smart Windmill Blade IPC & CEA Liten (France)
Young companies are supported by OE-A at the LOPEC Business Conference. The Start-up Forum is a place for young entrepreneurs and start-ups to present their innovative ideas, businesses, and products in a short talk. Their aim is to win over partners and investors for their project.
Two awards were presented:
Best Business Case
Dr. David Forgacs
Most Impactful Technology/Product
Daniel Strohmayr Tacterion (Germany)
Based on the great interest in the demonstrators and lectures – particularly from end-users, OE-A will once again distribute awards in various categories during the next LOPEC, which is scheduled to take place on March 24-26, 2020.