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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...

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 ...

Posted on Jan 8, 2019

Holst Centre launches at CES 2019 disposable health patch to measure vital signs

This week, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019), taking place in Las Vegas, imec and TNO are presenting the latest version of their health patch. Developed in the framework of the Holst Centre in Eindhoven, the new health patch offers unprecedented comfort and a long battery life, previou...

Posted on Nov 20, 2018

First ever industry demonstration of capacitive communication

Today, at the 2018 European Forum for Electronics Components and Systems (EFECS), Horizon 2020 consortium CAPID has demonstrated prototypes of paper products augmented with new electronic functionality – Capacitive ID (CAPID). It's the industry's first demonstration of CAPID technolo...

Posted on Nov 15, 2018

15-meter roll-to-roll device is world's longest OLED

Working within the framework of Lyteus, Holst Centre and Fraunhofer FEP step into the spotlight with the creation of the world\'s longest single-device OLED. At a stunning 15 meters in length it opens the door to endless OLEDs that manufacturers and designers can then easily tailor to their ...

Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Holst Centre and NovaCentrix light up flexible electronics integration

Holst Centre, a leading innovation center in flexible and printed electronics, and NovaCentrix, a leader in printed electronics manufacturing technologies, have demonstrated a light-assisted technology that speeds up the integration of hybrid electronic systems. Photonic soldering allows standard...

Posted on Jul 4, 2018

Hightech sensortechnologie in kassen biedt grote kansen voor glastuinbouwsector

De glastuinbouwsector in de grensregio Vlaanderen - Nederland heeft een zeer hoge productiviteit, is innovatief en neemt de tweede plaats in als exporterende regio ter wereld. Slimme crossovers tussen glastuinbouw met hightech systemen en materialen kunnen zorgen voor een versterkte en toekomstge...

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Onera Receives Investment to Develop Next-Generation Sleep Diagnostic Device

Onera, a spin-off from imec and Holst Centre, which is a research collaboration between imec the Netherlands and TNO, announces the successful closure of a seed round of financing enabling the company to develop a wearable, fully disposable, medically graded sleep diagnostic device.