From automotive to healthcare and everything in between, companies and institutes from all around the globe submitted their latest visions and creative concepts in the area of organic and printed electronics to the OE-A
Annually organized by the Organic and Printed Electronics Association, a working group within VDMA, this competition challenges the printed electronics industry. The four best submissions were rewarded at LOPEC
2019, the international exhibition and conference for printed electronics, in Munich, Germany.
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.
“Taking part in the OE-A Competition motivates the participants to think out of the box,” said Stan Farnsworth, OE-A chairman and chief marketing officer of NovaCentrix. ”This brings new ideas and practicality to the printed electronics technology development as well as product and design.”
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.
The awards were distributed during the LOPEC Dinner & Award Show to the following winners:
Self-Powered Glucometer IMB-CNM-CSIC (Spain)
Project Monarch - OLED Design Kit Fraunhofer FEP (Germany)
PYCSEL H2020 - Thin Thermal Fingerprint Sensor
CEA, Holst Centre/TNO, IMEC, et al. (France, The Netherlands, Belgium)
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.
“We are pleased to announce record participation in the Start-up Forum this year,” said Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth, chair Start-up Forum Jury and CEO at JBN Consulting and Invest. “New product and business ideas from the start-up companies provide an important impetus for the industry.”
A jury consisting of international industry leaders and investors determined the winners.
Two awards were presented:
Dr. David Forgacs
Saule Technologies (Poland)
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.