Technical Conference topics

The Technical Conference provides status updates on the development of specific products and business sectors. It is industry and application oriented and promotes the ongoing development of products and business segments.

Below is a list of the topics of the LOPEC Technical Conference

Smart and hybrid systems

Technical challenges of combining film-based electronics with discrete components for IoT applications. Topics include printed electronic components and systems, including interconnection technologies and integration methods, hybrid integration and sensing, and applications.


Flexible and large-area displays

Materials and technologies for emerging display applications, including novel emitters (OLED, QDs, perovskites, microLEDs), novel manufacturing routes, additional in-display functionality, and integration challenges in smart phone displays, TV screens and automotive displays.

Human-machine interfaces (HMI)

Recent advancements and use cases on how printed electronics enables unique touch, gesture and haptic trends in human-machine interactions by creating smart, interactive surfaces in applications like automotive, home appliance, medical and others.

Wearable electronics

Technical challenges and advances in wearable and stretchable electronics applications.


Technologies for energy production, harvesting and storage, including thin-film photovoltaics (Organic solar cells, perovskites, CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) and DSSC (dye-sensitized solar cell), thermoelectrics, thin-film batteries and supercapacitors.

Upscaling production and manufacturing processes

Challenges and advances in upscaling production, printing and patterning processes, including inspection and quality control in production lines.

Biomedical applications

Challenges and use cases of large area, printed or organic electronics in biomedical applications. This includes all applications in biomedical and healthcare such as sensors, diagnostic devices and wearable health patches that contain significant printed and flexible elements.

Functional materials

Organic, inorganic and hybrid materials for opto-electronic devices, novel materials like graphene, active and passive materials that can be deposited cost-effectively over large area.

Substrates and encapsulation

Recent advancements on substrate technologies including thin-film encapsulation.

Publicly funded projects

Latest achievements in publicly funded projects.


(O/µ) LED lighting, signage, integration for required applications, smart enhancement of light sources, smart integrated functionality in (O)LED lighting, and its applications in particular in automotive, aerospace, packaging and wearables.

3D structural electronics

Integration of electronics and components into the housing via 3D printing, in-molding, thermoforming, or 3D MID and its application in for example automotive or aerospace.

Smart textiles

Challenges and advances in materials and integration of various functionalities in textiles. Topics include the interconnection between soft and hard components, advantages of textiles over other transfer media and use cases in close to body scenarios.

Technical Conference Chair:

Prof. Gerwin Gelinck, TNO/Holst Centre (NL), Program Director

Poster Presentation

In addition to the presentations, the Technical Conference will also feature Poster Presentations. This is where companies and research organizations show their latest developments on the topic of printed electronics in a compact poster format, partly supplemented by short explanatory videos.
The posters are available to all trade show and conference participants and exhibitors on demand in the Poster Presentations section of the digital event platform during the event. Conference participants can access the Poster Presentations ONLINE until 6 weeks after LOPEC 2021. This year, you will have the opportunity to contact the authors of the posters at any time. This way, you can gain further knowledge and establish useful contacts.

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