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OE-A at virtual.drupa 2021

Printed batteries to power sensors for improved product logistics or cool-chain monitoring, RFID and NFC functionality to facilitate immediate cross-media interaction with the customer at the point of purchase or improved waste management – these are only a few applications that have already been enabled by printed electronics all along with innovative materials and processes. Organic and printed electronics is a revolutionary new type of electronics, being thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost. The high degree of freedom of design requires a holistic approach in product design to enable this wide range of novel applications.

drupa cube

On April 20 – 23, 2021, virtual.drupa – the world’s leading trade fair for printing technology – takes place as an online event. OE-A will represent the flexible and printed electronics industry by organizing two web-seminars free of charge at the drupa cube.

Presentations and recordings of the two OE-A Web-Seminars are available for OE-A members here.

Web-Seminar I ‘Printed Electronics to Unleash the Potential of Smart Packaging and IoT’
On Tuesday, April 20 from 15:10-15:50 h, OE-A members talk about the latest developments and applications of printed electronics for smart packaging solutions and IoT.  

Important information

  • Event: ‘Printed Electronics to unleash the potential of IoT and Smart Packaging’
  • Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Time: 15:10 – 15:50 (CEST)


  • Welcome and Introduction  
    Dr. Klaus Hecker, Managing Director, OE-A 
  • What role can low cost electronics play in enabling the circular economy?  
    Dr. Alastair Hanlon, CCO, PragmatIC  
  • Make Your Printed Graphics the Interactive Interface to Smart Packaging and Every Day Objects 
    Tommy Höglund, VP Sales & Marketing, Ynvisible 
  • The next thin thing 
    Carolina Gioscio, Marketing Manager Sustainable Solutions, Evonik Creavis 
  • Q&A

Web-Seminar II ‘Printed Electronics – Materials and Processes’
On Wednesday, April 21 from 11:00-11:40 h, OE-A members will present their latest developments with regard to materials and processes and how they can enable a sustainable future.  

Important information

  • Event: ‘Printed Electronics – Materials and Processes’
  • Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 – 11:40 (CEST)


  • Welcome and Introduction  
    Jan Krausmann, Project Manager, OE-A 
  • Conductive copper ink for additive electronics – sustainable circuit boards 
    Dr. Ofer Shochet, CEO and Founder, Copprint 
  • Upscale for Printed Electronics products by the Lab2Fab development process with the focus on digitalization and sustainability 
    Thomas Kolbusch, Vice President, Coatema Coating Machinery 
  • Q&A

OE-A virtual exhibition booth

Meet the OE-A at the virtual exhibition booth. OE-A offers many activities to further strengthen and develop the organic and printed electronics industry.

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