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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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Posted on May 23, 2019

SALDtech receives further funding to enable mass production of the next generation foldable OLED displays

SALDtech announced today that it has closed a second investment round with Innovation Industries, a leading high-tech VC fund and BOM, Brabant Development agency. TNO, through its subsidiary Holst Centre, has invested over 10 years in developing a new technology called Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition to produce large area ultra-thin layers with world class performance. SALDtech, a spin-off of TNO, will use the investment to develop and build production equipment to be integrated into the production lines of next generation flexible OLED displays for mobile phones, tablets, TVs and more.       "We are very pleased with this investment as it enables us to further develop our product and speed up our sales" Huib Heezen, CEO of SALDtech states: ". SALDt...

Posted on May 8, 2019

Holst Centre demos world's most transparent large-area optical fingerprint sensor

Could your car or an ATM recognize you just from your hand? Holst Centre, an open innovation initiative of imec and TNO, has developed a new large-area optical fingerprint sensor that is over 70% transparent – making it ideal for integrating on top of LCD displays. The new sensor will be publi...

Posted on Apr 3, 2019

Helping flexible solar panels last longer. Holst Centre and DuPont Teijin Films develop production-ready barrier film solution for flexible photovoltaics

Researchers at Holst Centre and DuPont Teijin Films have created a high-performance yet cost-effective roll-to-roll barrier solution designed specifically for flexible photovoltaic (PV) cells. This production-ready solution combines Holst Centre’s advanced barrier technology with DuPont Teijin ...

Posted on Mar 5, 2019

Imec at Holst Centre designs breakthrough sub-mW radar for presence detection in smart buildings

Imec at Holst Centre designs breakthrough sub-mW radar for presence detection in smart buildings   Imec the Netherlands developed a new 8GHz UWB radar. The exceptional radar transceiver is designed as an efficient, low-cost solution for presence detection in smart building solutions. The ...

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