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 Nov 15, 2019

Holst Centre shows next step towards cheaper flexible electronics

Researchers from Holst Centre have become the first to use spatial atomic layer deposition (sALD) to create both the semiconductor and dielectric layer in a thin-film transistor (TFT) backplane.

Posted on Sep 12, 2019

An OLED pilot line introduces itself: From PI-SCALE to LYTEUS

Flexible OLED light - a dream come true for many product designers! The PI-SCALE project funded by the European Commission has been successfully completed.

Posted on Sep 11, 2019

PYCSEL, a new thermal fingerprint sensor

PYCSEL, a new thermal fingerprint sensor, winner of the best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator Award in the OE-A competition, will participate in the EAB conference.

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...

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.