Matchmaking Fridays – Automotive Edition

The second edition, focused on the Automotive sector, will take place on 19 March 2021.

The combination of flexible electronics and automotive has a bright future, with OLED lighting illuminating the path to come.

Whether it is sensors, OLED displays and lighting, heaters or other applications, there are plenty of opportunities for flexible electronics to be integrated into automotive applications. Some of these technologies have already been on the market for a few years, e.g. OLED lighting appearing in rear taillights, while recent developments in flexible and printed electronics can supply new, exciting functionalities. The current trends of sustainable transportation and self-driving vehicles open a lot more opportunities for flexible electronics to be utilized. Market analysts predicted the market size for flexible electronics in automotive will exceed $5.5 billion by 2026.

Whether we’re discussing integrating flexible electronics into automotive parts, or matching flexible electronic technology to digital applications in the automotive sector, there are many ways the two sectors offer each other fruitful collaboration.

This edition is endorsed by AMZ, Saxony’s network for the actors of the entire automotive industry value chain, and SenSa, the Saxony Sensor Technology Innovation Cluster that bundles all sensor players in Saxony and provides information on all sensor topics.

Matchmaking Fridays – Textiles Edition

The second edition, focused on the Textile sector, will take place on 5 March 2021.

Flexible & Wearable Electronics (FWE) in textiles offers all kinds of possibilities in fields such as medical, sport, artistic, aerospace, military, manufacturing, construction and much more.

Possibilities offered by converging textile and electronic can push limits by extending the functionality and usefulness of common fabrics. The development of smart materials allows for a wide spectrum of functions, for instance: flexibility, ergonomics, low power consumption, integration and eventually autonomy.

FWE can integrate a high level of intelligence in textiles, especially regarding interaction with the environment and users, thereby opening an endless window of opportunities.

This edition is endorsed by Techtera, the European innovation cluster at the heart of textile transformation, and SmartX, the European smart textiles accelerator.

More information can be found here.

9th Germany-Japan Joint Workshop – “Flexible, Printed Electronics and Sensors”

OES is pleased to invite interested suppliers to the 9th German-Japanese Workshop on „Flexible, Printed Electronics and Sensors“ on 26th February 2021. Together with partners Yamagata University and the Saxony Economic Development Corporation we bring to you cutting edge technology from the field of flexible and printed electronics and sensors. More information about the event and registration can be found here.