SmartEEs cluster partners DSP Valley (BE/NL), Minalogic (FR) and OES (DE) are proud to announce a series of online sessions bringing SMEs, Midcaps, Labs and RTOs together around Flexible Electronics Business Opportunities.
New angles, fresh ideas, existing technology.
Logistics and packaging are an integral part of the global economy, something we've all realized even more so as during the Corona Crisis. Adding flexible and wearable technologies to the mix presents myriad possibilities for reimagining age-old issues.
Packages need to be tracked, but so do items in warehouses. Printed electronics and flexible sensors offer new opportunities for discreet and cheaper tracking and inventory solutions. Printed inks can be integrated into packaging for perishable goods, handy for the consumer but also valuable for producers, wholesalers, and distributors.
Entire supply chains depend on efficient and effective logistics and packaging, and the possibilities for integration of flexible and wearable electronics are, quite literally, endless.
Flexible electronics in consumer electronics is a combination with a multitude of benefits for customers.
Whether it is flexible, rollable, or bendable displays and lighting, smart devices, or wearables and smart clothing, there are plenty of opportunities for flexible electronics to be integrated. Some of these technologies already have reached the market for a few years, while recent developments in flexible and printed electronics can supply exciting new functionalities. The current trends of IoT and miniaturized sensors open more opportunities for flexible electronics to be utilized. Market analysts expect the global flexible electronics market to reach $67.06 billion by 2026, with consumer electronics being the strongest application area.
Whether we are discussing integrating flexible electronics to develop new products, or matching flexible electronic technology to consumer electronics applications, there are many ways the two sectors offer each other fruitful collaboration.
Flexible and Wearable Electronics (FWE) are rising in the world economy as one of the most promising technologies in fulling the main objective of energy efficiency: reducing the time needed for operations to be carried out as well as maximizing quality.
Companies in the energy sector are under pressure from the industry, investors, interest groups, and governments to develop a more efficient energy model and effective operational solutions. This is driving a need to invest in technologies that provide innovative methods for emerging necessities, such as power consumption, increased lifespan, compactness, cost, charging cycles, and reliability. In fact, the increasing demand for renewable energy projects and lighting technologies tender promising opportunities for market players.
Therefore, FWE relies on its ability to assemble electric circuits on flexible plastic substrates to introduce a new generation of technological devices with functionalities like ruggedness, portability, light-weight, and low production costs (compared to rigid substrates) to create advantages and market opportunities in the energy and environmental sectors.
Designing products and solutions that are sustainable is the name of the game these days. But what does that buzzword mean? It means making sure that the solution developed in a lab—whether a circuit board or new textile weave—must work ever time, for all time.
Using flexible and wearable electronics (like printed inks, flexible circuits, etc) can help solve reliability and resilience issues for all kinds of products. This edition of our Matchmaking Friday series puts this question front and center, and asks us to look for ways that we can improve lifetime performance and scalable solutions using FWE technologies.
Visionary keynotes exploring how FWE technology and applications will evolve
Ecosystems of various stakeholders from across Europe, and especially the cluster-represented regions brought together in one event.
Parallel pitching sessions as well as time for 1-on-1 meetings means you have plenty of opportunity to network
Dedicated partner matching to stimulate cross-over opportunities, using an AI-powered platform that organizes meetings for you in a snap.
Have FWE technology? Or have an application for FWE technology? Put your request out there in one of 3 parallel pitching sessions.
SmartEEs already works hard to develop FWE business opportunities, from a dedicated helpdesk to a bespoke marketplace and funding possibilities.