Visionary seminar: 'When will flexible electronics take over?'
22-02-2018 :: imec, Kapeldreef 75, Leuven

Organizer: Leuven Mindgate

Among the diverse and ever-expanding list of candidate technologies to serve the new wave of digital transformation, the rise of flexible electronics has been nothing short of meteoric. In less than two decades, new types of organic and oxide semiconductors have been exploited in a large variety of electronic and optoelectronic applications, such as light- emitting diodes (OLEDs), thin-film transistors (TFTs), photovoltaics, and sensors.

Today, several of these technologies have already made their way to the market, especially in the field of flexible displays and integrated circuits. Many more are in the R&D track and about to graduate: large-area biometric image sensors, AR/VR glasses, haptic human machine interfaces are just a few examples.

The interventions will be held in English.


  • 16h00:    Welcome coffee
  • 16h30:    Welcome by Leuven MindGate and short intro by Paul Heremans, Chairman of the programme - Director department for Large Area Electronics, imec
  • 16h45:    Flexible Electronics: Market Trends and Technology Highlights by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx
  • 17h30:    PlasticARM: Challenges in flexible, printed VLSI circuits by John Biggs, Senior Principal Engineer, ARM
  • 18h00:    Displays by Gerwin Gelinck, Program Director, TNO (tbc)
  • 18h30:    Coffee break
  • 19h00:    X-Ray image sensors with organic and hybrid materials by Sandro Francesco Tedde, Senior Key Expert Research Scientist, Siemens Healthcare GmbH
  • 19h30:    Displays with haptic feedback in mid-air by David Cheyns, Principal scientist, imec
  • 20h00:    Foundry services for flexible electronics applications by Boris Galkin, Business Development Director, Tenflecs
  • 20h30:    Q&A
  • 20h40:    Networking with drinks and snacks

Participation fee

  • 135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven MindGate
  • 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others
  • Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated to and billable by KU Leuven or other universities.  Please contact us by e-mail.

Discount via KMO-portefeuille Pijler OPLEIDING:
Leuven MindGate Approval number DV.O219862
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