Experts from all areas of expertise will discuss and analyze the latest technological developmements at the LOPEC panel discussion.
During the roundtable discussion, scientific and business experts will discuss capabilities, challenges and market potential. Which new developments have potential, and which trends are pioneering? They will try to answer these and other questions in the panel discussion.
Participating experts come from all parts of the industry and represent the entire value chain—from material research and processes to applications in various branches of industry.
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. The exact date and time of the panel discussion 2021 as well as the topics and names of the speakers will be made available here in January 2021.
The panel discussion format at LOPEC 2020 stands for two exciting expert discussions on current topics from the world of printed electronics.
March 25, 2020 from 15:00 – 15:45 at the LOPEC Forum
The first discussion will focus on the opportunities, challenges and the market potentials of printed electronics in the smart living segment, one of the two focus topics of this year’s LOPEC. Under the title “Weaving Electronics in the Fabric of Everyday Life”, renowned experts from research, science and industry will discuss which innovations have potential and which trends are pointing the way ahead. The participants in the panel discussion come from a range of different areas of printed electronics and represent the entire value chain—from materials research to processes to applications in various industry sectors.
Giovanni Nisato (Moderator)
Founder of Innovation Horizons (CH)
Designer and researcher in the field of fashion technology,
Marina Toeters operates on the cutting edge of technology and fashion design. Through her business by-wire.net she stimulates collaboration between the fashion industry and technical innovators for a relevant fashion system and supportive garments for everyday use. She advises – via prototyping and a research through design approach – Philips Research, Holst Centre, fashion designers and others on product development. She designs and develops concepts to show the world how fashion could be. As a teacher, coach and researcher, she works for the fashion department in the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) and industrial design faculty in Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2019 Marina edited the book Unfolding Fashion Tech: Pioneers of Bright Futures and opened the Fashion Tech Farm, a studio, incubator and small-scale production facility for innovative fashion, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. More info: www.by-wire.net
Northwestern University, Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine (US)
John A. Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Northwestern University, with affiliate appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Chemistry, where he is also Director of the recently endowed Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics. He has published more than 700 papers, is a co-inventor on more than 100 patents and he has co-founded several successful technology companies. His research has been recognized by many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship (2009), the Lemelson-MIT Prize (2011), the Smithsonian Award for American Ingenuity in the Physical Sciences (2013), the MRS Medal (2018) and most recently the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Franklin Institute (2019). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
PD Manager for printing inks and coatings,
Henkel AG (DE)
Stijn Gillissen is the global head for printed electronics at Henkel. Henkel is a market leader for material solutions in printed electronics and aims to build partnership networks to make any application using printed electronics a success. After completing his PhD in polymer and organic chemistry Stijn started his professional career at Henkel 17 years ago as a chemist designing new material solutions (adhesives, coatings and inks) used in the assembly of electronic devices. Since than he held positions in global technology management, strategic marketing and business development in the electronic adhesive division of Henkel.
Chief Operations Officer,
COO CeNTI – Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (PT)
João Gomes holds a Master’s degree in Materials Processing and Characterization from and a Degree in Physics from University of Minho. Previously worked as physical data and device analyst and as a junior meteorologist at the Portuguese National Meteorological Institute. From 2006 to 2007 worked as a researcher for the Electroactive Materials Group of the Department of Physics of the University of Minho. Since 2007 worked a researcher, and from 2013 to 2017 as R&D Manager of the Smart Materials & Embedded Systems Department at CeNTI, focusing on the areas of Printed and Integrated Electronics and Embedded Systems. Currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer at CENTI with the responsibility of overseeing development of new technologies and products with printed and integrated electronics and smart functionalities for the automotive and aeronautic, home and wellness, and construction industrial sectors. He has many publications in this field in international journals including several patents.
March 25, 2020 from 16:00 – 17:00 at the LOPEC Forum
Under the title “Women in Printed Electronics", the second panel discussion will examine the new initiative of the same name by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronic Association). The discussion will focus on how an increase in the number of female managers and employees can be a valuable booster for the innovative power of the printed electronics industry—especially against the background of an increasingly rapidly changing world. The panelists have very different professional and cultural backgrounds, have an international focus and have made impressive contributions in their fields. They work in technical areas—including printed electronics—or are involved in associated supporting measures and initiatives at the political level.
Giovanni Nisato (Moderator)
Founder of Innovation Horizons (CH)
Senior Manager New Business Development,
Helen Kardan received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Sciences from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. After working for several years in various positions in innovation management and business development in high-tech industries, including Semiconductor and Flexible Electronics, she has joined ASML as part of New Business Development team responsible for identifying new business domains for ASML’s future roadmaps as well as supporting high-tech eco-system in the Eindhoven region.
Raynergy Tec (TW)
Broad experience with start-ups, printed electronics technology development, starts-up corporation restructuring, joint venture technology with transfer managing technology and chemical product development; Creating and executing Technology and product roadmaps; Worked through complete R&D cycles from idea to product; intellectual property Portfolio management, establishing partnerships and contracting. Dr. Tan is currently the CEO of Raynergy Tek Incorporation, Taiwan, one of leading specialty chemical supplier in particular photoactive organic materials for emerging applications in renewable and sustainable energy, futuristic sensor and biomedical. Her role is primary focuses on oversees overall corporate operation, strategic planning, intellectual properties management and business development activities, led a team of 23 members. Prior to joining Raynergy Tek, Dr. Tan had extensive experiences in the field of Organic electronics focusing on Organic semiconductor for flexible display and sensors application. She was
previously employed at Polyera Corporation, where her responsibilities covered the product development focusing on solution processed organic TFT materials platform, key coordinator in bridging the gap from lab to fab, leading a team of 13scientists on formulation optimization and coordinating projects for OTFT materials validation in display fab of G2.5 facility as well printed organic sensor platform. Dr. Tan received her Ph.D. In Materials Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2009, she has published more than 20 international journal Papers includes Nature Communication, Joule, Scientific Reports, Advanced Materials and owns 2 invention patents.
Head of Innovation Management R&D Excellence,
Nina Riegel, phd, is with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors since 2018. Her current position is senior project manager for business processes; before she was leading global teams in multi-project management and for R&D excellence. From 2006 to 2018 she was in organic electronics: for OSRAM OLED GmbH she was responsible for Innovation management including IP management, funded projects and Lobbying: During this time, she was Board member of OE-A and Co-Founder of the OLED Licht Verein.
In all her functions she was actively driving diversity and innovation by offering spaces for collaboration, fostering trustful discourse and team work. She starts and supports initiatives for new ways of working and re-thinking leadership. She is actively mentoring women within and outside her Company and takes an active role in diversity networks.
As parents of 3 school children she and her husband together are enjoying the challenges of balancing family and career.
Head of Department A,
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) & European Commission (BE)
Luisa Prista is Head of Department at European Executive Agency for SMEs in Brussels, responsible for the implementing European programmes in the fields of R&I for SMEs and Start-ups including COSME and Horizon 2020 EIC pilot.
She is a Mechanical engineer in Applied Thermodynamics. She started as a researcher and lecturer at university of Lisbon. She worked with Profabril on energy audits in different energy intensive industries. In Switzerland, she joined Lombardi engineering as a project engineer on tunnelling and computer modelling. In 1990 became head of the InfoEnergie office at the Cantonal and Swiss Federal Government, dealing with, environment, energy efficiency and renewables. In 1994 she joined in European Commission in Brussels for different management positions at DG Research and DG GROW related to research, innovation and legislation in a wide variety of industrial sectors (materials and nanotechnologies, transport, security and space, circular economy, eco innovation and chemicals). She was also Head of the Unit dealing with Women in Science and Innovation. Gender issues and women entrepreneurship have been mainstream topics across her life and career. She is a co-author of the report ‘Strengthening Canada’s Research capacity in the Gender Dimension’, while working in 2012 for the Council of Canadian Academies.