Who is OE-A

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OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) is the leading international industry association for the emerging technology of organic and printed electronics. Representing the entire value chain, OE-A provides a unique platform for local and international cooperation between companies and research institutes.

Vision & Mission

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The vision of OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and applications to grow an industry of electronics beyond the classic silicon approach. OE-A enables and fosters collaboration by all participants along the value chain, from research to the integration into final end-products, by coordinating, harmonizing and facilitating their activities.

To promote communication among and business by its members, OE-A organizes networking opportunities for members, workshops, conferences and trade fairs; it also collaborates with related associations in the area of emerging electronics.

Key Activities

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OE-A offers many activities to further strengthen and develop the organic and printed electronics industry. Additionally, OE-A members are supported in meaningful ways and provided with numerous exclusive benefits.

Fostering collaboration and promoting information exchange among all international players along the entire value chain.

Projecting the industry’s growth, providing a forecast for the main application areas and technologies, as well as identifying hurdles yet to be overcome.

Defining R&D funding programs, supporting and coordinating industrial R&D, and organizing projects that develop and demonstrate the various application possibilities.

Developing education and training programs that meet the industry’s needs, relying heavily on the input of industry experts.

Supporting international standardization processes as well as developing dedicated guidelines for device characterization and testing methods.

Promoting the innovations and developments in the industry through a multitude of media outlets and participation in events.

Representing the industry and its interests at national and regional governments, as well as within bodies of the European Commission.

OE-A

Well over 200 members from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Oceania are working together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics.

OE-A Members

Our members are:

  • Component & material suppliers
  • Equipment & tool suppliers
  • Producers & system integrators
  • End-users
  • Research institutes & universities

OE-A members overview

OE-A members represent the entire organic and printed electronics value chain

VDMA Working Group

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OE-A is a working group within VDMA – the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association – located in Frankfurt, Germany.

VDMA represents more than 3,100, mostly medium-sized, companies in the capital goods industry, making it the largest industry association in Europe. VDMA is divided into 15 cross-sector departments, with branch offices in Berlin and Brussels, liaison offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan and Russia, 38 trade associations and working groups, international committees and forums, six state associations and numerous service organizations.

 

Collaborations within VDMA

In order to strengthen synergies within VDMA as well as to encourage knowledge exchange, OE-A is working together with other VDMA associations and working groups on specific topics. These partner associations provide sector-specific expertise to their member companies, many of which are business partners to the organic and printed electronics industry. This not only ensures the best services for our members, but also enables and supports the (further) development of new ideas, technologies and partnerships.

OE-A is assigned to the VDMA sector association EMINT (Electronics, Micro and Nano Technologies), which also includes the sector groups Productronic, Micro Technologies, Photovoltaic Equipment and Battery Production.

The VDMA sector association DUP (Printing and Paper Technology) is the voice of the manufacturers of machinery and systems for prepress, printing and post-print processes, paper production and paper converting as well as components and devices.

The VDMA working group AM (Additive Manufacturing) offers its members from industry and scientific research a variety of services related to industrial 3D printing technologies.

The VDMA sector association NUV (Food Processing & Packaging Machinery) represents a very heterogenous industry and has therefore a broad, manifold product portfolio.

The main activities of the VDMA sector association TXM (Textile Machinery) are economic and technical representation of the branch's interests, exchange of experiences as well as market information and active support regarding political decisions.

The VDMA competence center Future Business aims to recognize trends and disruptions at an early stage in order to secure the future for our industry as well as support the strategic development of new business segments.

The VDMA Startup Machine is an initiative that recognizes the value of start-ups as they turn trends into new technologies and products which are interesting for the machinery industry. Both sides are being brought together – matchmaking with relevance.

FAQ

Some Frequently Asked Questions are answered for you here.

 

Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics – also called “emerging electronics” – which is thin, lightweight, flexible, robust, and produced at low cost. “Emerging electronics” means electronics beyond the classic silicon approach, including flexible, printed electronics from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials.

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OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) is the leading international industry association for the emerging technology of organic and printed electronics. Representing the entire value chain, OE-A provides a unique platform for local and international cooperation between companies and research institutes.

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OE-A offers many activities to further strengthen and develop the organic and printed electronics industry. Additionally, OE-A members are supported in meaningful ways and provided with numerous exclusive benefits.

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With regular OE-A Meetings in Europe, North America and Asia, OE-A supports its members with an effective networking and communication platform, fostering collaboration and promoting information exchange among all players along the value chain. OE-A is also present at various international conferences and trade shows.

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OE-A offers many activities to further strengthen and develop the organic and printed electronics industry. OE-A members are thereby supported in meaningful ways and provided with numerous exclusive benefits. As OE-A member you can make use of a wide array of tools, services and platforms in favor of your organization and products.

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Both established organizations as well as start-ups in the field of organic and printed electronics are welcome to join OE-A.

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LOPEC, jointly organized by OE-A and Messe München, is the leading Printed Electronics exhibition and conference where participants from all over the world demonstrate their outstanding range of technologies – spanning from pioneering research through to applications in-production. This international event defines a new level of excellence by facilitating knowledge-transfer and inspiring innovation throughout the sector, thereby generating new businesses, partnerships and product ideas between and for leaders along the entire value chain.

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