A head start for start-ups

As a new technology, printed electronics is precisely the right industry for young, ingenious entrepreneurs who are not afraid to take risks. The LOPEC Start-up Forum offers young businessmen and women the chance to showcase their inventions, concepts, business ideas and new technologies in short presentations to investors.

The Start-up Forum is part of the LOPEC Conference event, which takes place as part of the Business Conference. However, the forum is open to all exhibition visitors with the aim to reach the widest possible audience.

Each speaker has ten minutes to present their idea, in order to encourage investors to get on board with their project by offering seed funding or B-round financing.

We would have liked to welcome you to this year's edition of LOPEC.

A selection of the planned contents as well as information on the top themes of LOPEC 2020 is available here. Furthermore, we will inform you soon about the topics and contents of LOPEC 2021.

Speaker Start-up Forum

Wednesday March 25, 2020
11:00 – 11:10 David Yeung Lionrock Batteries (HK) Lionrock Flexible Batteries for Wearables and IoT Industries (B-Round)
11:10 – 11:20 Sagi Daren Print CB (IL) Next Generation Copper Inks for Printed Electronics (B-Round)
11:20 – 11:30 Dr. Ofer Shochet Copprint (IL) Nano Copper Inks that outperform Silver—Available now. (B-Round)
11:30 – 11:40 Dr. Panayotis Cocolios NORCOP SAS (FR) Innovation in flexible printed electronics: Pin-hole free Conductive Ink Printing (B-Round)
11:40 – 11:50 Dr. Amol Kulkarni CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (IN) Performance of Silver Nanowire Tracks made with various Printing Methods on Flexible Materials (Seed Financing)
11:50 – 12:00 Dr. Sadok Ben Dkhil Dracula Technologies (FR) OPV by inkjet printing, an energy harvesting opportunity to power IoT in indoor conditions. (Seed Financing)
12:00 – 12:10 David Forgacs Saule Technologies (PL) Printed perovskite photovoltaics for IoT applications—a game changer for autonomous smart devices (B-Round)
12:20 – 12:30 Dr. JF Brandon BotFactory (US) Click-and-Print PCB Fabrication - BotFactory's Vision for the Future of 3D Printing and Electronics (B-Round)
12:30 – 12:40 Robert Fuhrmann Prototypen & Sonderlösungen, 3DMA (DE) 3DMA – High Tech in Wood (B-Round)
12:40 – 12:50 Dr. Ander de Bustos Tagenea (ES) Smart and flexible digital labels for the retail Industry (Seed Financing)
12:50 – 13:00 Richard Ellinger American Semiconductor (US) American Semiconductor, Inc's Flexible and Ultra-Thin Silicon ICs (B-Round)

Jury Start-up Forum

A jury comprising investors and business leaders assesses the presentations and awards prizes in the following two categories:

  • Best Business Case
  • Most Impactful Technology or Product


  • Dr. Michael Korell (Head of the jury), Project Manager, Evonik (DE)
  • Dr. Guido van Tartwijk, CEO, Heliatek (DE)
  • Dr. Michael Hack, VP of Business Development, Universal Display Corporation and UDC Ventures (US)

Start-ups can also take advantage of reduced price stand offers if they wish to exhibit at the LOPEC trade fair.

Eligible for the LOPEC Start-up Booth Package are young innovative companies featuring new product or process developments. They should be in existence for less than 10 years, legally independent and have fewer than 50 employees.

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