Annually organized by OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, this competition challenges the printed electronics industry.
This year the presentation and awarding of the OE-A Competition took place digitally due to the cancellation of LOPEC 2020.
"Despite the [coronavirus pandemic], OE-A wants to provide all participants visibility and especially the winners. We had a record number of participants in the competition this year," said Dr. Klaus Hecker, OE-A managing director.
Once again this year, participants submitted numerous innovative products and technologies for the medical, consumer electronics and automotive industries, as well as packaging, wearables and smart buildings.
"With the competition, we are promoting the further development of this future technology," Hecker said. "The OE-A Competition motivates companies to think outside the box. This provides new impulses for the technological development of printed electronics as well as product design and shows users which products and concepts are in the pipeline.”
The jury, consisting of representatives from international companies and institutes, rated 22 submissions from 12 countries in three categories.
The winners of the OE-A Competition 2020 are:
Best Prototype/New Product
ActiSense – Smart Footwear Sensor
Best Freestyle Demonstrator
Flexible, Segmented OLED Panel
Best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator