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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Challenges and advances in upscaling production, printing and patterning processes, including inspection and quality control in production lines.
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.
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.
Recent advancements on substrate technologies including thin-film encapsulation.
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Gerwin Gelinck, TNO/Holst Centre (NL), Program Director
In addition to the presentations, the Technical Conference will be hosting a Poster Session. Here, new ideas or technologies are presented in short form. The posters will be presented in the ICM foyer where theyare made accessible to all trade fair and conference visitors.
As part of this session, the authors of the posters are present to answer any questions visitors may have about the interesting and innovative issues they raise. This will take place on March 24, 2021 from 18:00 to 19:30. This event is also open to all visitors attending both the Conference and the trade fair. Here, through one-on-one discussions, guests can gain further knowledge and establish useful contacts.