The future belongs
to those who create it

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 Jun 19, 2019

Creating a sustainable future

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define a vision for global development. That vision focuses on the wellbeing of individuals, major societal challenges and protecting our environment. It's a vision that Holst Centre shares.     Put simply, we want to create innovations that improve peoples' lives – now and in the future. Our innovation is centered on applications and enabling technologies for SDG-related areas such as healthcare, smart mobility, human-friendly buildings and green energy. In the last year, we have achieved key breakthroughs in areas ranging from high-capacity batteries for electric vehicles that can charge in 5 minutes to sensors for monitoring the heartbeat of unborn babies.   The societal challenges raised in...

Holst Centre invites you to join the Innovation Day 2019

Posted on Jun 14, 2019

Holst Centre invites you to join the Innovation Day 2019

Holst Centre's fundamentals are to contribute to answering global societal challenges in healthcare, buildings, cities, energy and mobility. The Holst Centre Innovation Day 2019, taking place on the High Tech Campus on 20 June 2019, is the ideal gateway to explore the smart technologies wit...

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 Depos...

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...

Careers at Holst Centre

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Join our multidisciplinary team of creative, energetic people and work on tomorrow's challenges today. Top technology is made by top talent.

 

Do you have what it takes to join our team? Shape trends into business opportunities by working closely with industry and academia.