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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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 CPT and imec / Holst Centre Demonstrate 1250 ppi, FMM-free Multicolor OLED Displays with Photolithography

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

CPT and imec / Holst Centre Demonstrate 1250 ppi, FMM-free Multicolor OLED Displays with Photolithography

Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT) together with the European research institute imec in the framework of the Holst Centre collaboration, showcase today an ultra-high resolution display realized by photolithography patterning of organic light emitting diode (OLED) arrays. The results pave the wa...

 Holst Centre showcases flexible electronics demonstrators at Automotive Interior Expo in Stuttgart

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

Holst Centre showcases flexible electronics demonstrators at Automotive Interior Expo in Stuttgart

On June 20-22, 2017, Holst Centre – an open innovation initiative of imec and TNO -  will demonstrate the latest developments in flexible electronics at the Automotive Interior Expo 2017 at Messe Stuttgart. Holst Centre is at the forefront of the development of flexible electronics, that can be embedded directly into fabrics, plastics and construction materials to create systems that conform to our bodies, the surroundings of our daily life including consumer products, interiors and transport vehicles.   In Holst Centre's hybrid printed electronics program, the best of both worlds of printed materials and silicon based electronics are combined to obtain maximum form freedom. We are able to design fully stretchable systems that can be applied in fabric integration....

 Imec and Holst Centre Present Solution for Precise Low-Cost Eye Movement Detection

Posted on May 16, 2017

Imec and Holst Centre Present Solution for Precise Low-Cost Eye Movement Detection

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) today announced the development of a sensing technology to detect eye movement in real time based on electrical sensing. Paving the way for the next generation of eye-tracking technology, imec's solution has promising applications in the fields of virtual and augmented reality.   Today's eye movement detection technology makes use of high-resolution cameras embedded in eye-tracking screens or glasses. Such devices are already being commercialized for numerous applications, including healthcare, research and gaming.     While camera-based solutions can accurately determine where users are looking, most cameras' frame rates...

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 (2)

What next for healthcare monitoring?

The world is aging. There were 600 million people aged over 60 in 2000, and predictions suggest there will be more than 2 billion by 2050. As we get older, we typically get more health problems. Long-term illnesses like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's are rising and are set to accelerate. ...

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 (0)

Putting our energy into novel storage solutions

Holst Centre exists to help the transfer to industrialization of new technologies that could address societal issues and trends. Climate change is perhaps the most pressing issue facing the world today. And it is driving big changes in how we generate and use energy.   A stable renewable...

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 (0)

My end of year thoughts

Looking back at 2016 Where 2016 has been a small disaster for the entertainment and sports industries (just think about the deaths of David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali and others), the technology industry has been pushing forward full steam ahead. Will 2016 be the year where re-usable rock...

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 (3)

One week into my new challenge at Holst Centre ...

The digital transformation It took us over 100 years to evolve from the first telephone to the first website. But just 16 years to bring the first smartphone in our daily life. The rate of innovation acceleration will only increase in the coming years and it's clear that the digital tr...

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