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Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs.

 

Holst Centre's fundamentals are to contribute to answering global societal challenges in healthcare, lifestyle, sustainability and the Internet of Things. This is visible through the motivation of its researchers,  its different collaboration models and the choice of its research topics.

 

Holst Centre was set up in 2005 by imec (Flanders, Belgium) and TNO (The Netherlands) and is supported by local, regional and national governments. It is named after Gilles Holst, a Dutch pioneer in Research and Development and first director of Philips Research.


Located on High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Holst Centre benefits from, and contributes to, the state-of-the-art on-site facilities. Holst Centre has over 200 employees from some 28 nations and a commitment from more than 40 industrial partners.

 

 

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 Completion of Flex-o-Fab project signals next stage of flexible OLED industrialization

Posted on Apr 28, 2016

Completion of Flex-o-Fab project signals next stage of flexible OLED industrialization

Flex-o-Fab, a major collaborative project run by Holst Centre, has successfully completed its goals in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Building on existing technologies and innovating new processes, the project's partners can be congratulated on many achievements – including indium-free electrodes and brighter OLEDs. Overall, the project has strengthened Europe's leading position in the lighting industry by taking flexible OLEDs a giant step closer to commercial reality.   More robust than their rigid, glass-based counterparts, flexible OLEDs open up a whole new field of lighting systems. Thin, lightweight, bendable and transparent, they can be embedded into all kinds of everyday objects – imagination is the only limit to their ...

 Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre win "Best Product" award at Printed Electronics Europe

Posted on Apr 27, 2016

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre win "Best Product" award at Printed Electronics Europe

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre are proud to announce to have  won the "Best Product" - Award at Printed Electronics Europe  2016 for their ultra-thin plastic RFID technology integrated into Cartamundi's playing cards. The jury has hereby recognized the potential of this technology to become a gamechanger for the gaming industry, as well as for many other printed electronics applications in the Internet-of-Things domain.   With economic and form-factor advantages compared to traditional silicon-based technologies, Holst Centre's and imec's ultra-thin plastic RFID solution is essential to improve and broaden the applicability of electronics seamlessly integrated in paper. This enables Cartamundi to develop connected devices with additional value and c...

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

Panasonic joins Solliance as an Industrial Partner

Solliance is pleased to announce that Panasonic Corporation has joined a research program concerning the development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes aimed at large scale production of flexible perovskite solar cells as one of the industrial partners. Research will be carried out at the S...

 Europe's best collaborate to create open access pilot line to accelerate the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting

Posted on Mar 2, 2016

Europe's best collaborate to create open access pilot line to accelerate the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting

Europe's technology leaders in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting and signage applications have joined together in a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new technology. ...

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