OE-A Competition and LOPEC Start-up Forum winners announced at LOPEC 2019

Messe München

State-of-the-art printed electronics products as well as start-up companies were offered a platform to promote the continuous development of the technology of the future.

From automotive to healthcare and everything in between: Companies and institutes from all around the globe submitted their latest visions and creative concepts in the area of organic and printed electronics to the OE-A Competition 2019. Annually organized by OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, this competition challenges the printed electronics industry. The four best submissions were rewarded at LOPEC 2019, the international exhibition and conference for printed electronics, in Munich, Germany.

Again this year the OE-A Competition was a great success, including various state-of-the-art products ranging from sensors and smart labels to touch panels and lighting. “Taking part in the OE-A Competition motivates the participants to think out of the box”, says OE-A Chairman and Chief Marketing Officer of NovaCentrix, Stan Farnsworth. ”This brings new ideas and practicality to the printed electronics technology development as well as product and design,” continues Farnsworth.

The jury, consisting of representatives from international companies and institutes, rated 19 submissions from 12 countries in three categories. LOPEC attendees were also allowed a vote. At the OE-A booth, where all demonstrators were on display, visitors were encouraged to choose their favorite exhibit.

The awards were distributed during the LOPEC Dinner & Award Show to the following winners:

  • Best Prototype / New Product
    Self-Powered Glucometer
    IMB-CNM-CSIC (Spain)
  • Best Freestyle Demonstrator
    Project Monarch - OLED Design Kit
    Fraunhofer FEP (Germany)
  • Best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator
    PYCSEL H2020 - Thin Thermal Fingerprint Sensor
    CEA, Holst Centre/TNO, IMEC, et al. (France, The Netherlands, Belgium)
  • Public Choice Award
    Smart Windmill Blade
    IPC & CEA Liten (France)

The OE-A Competition 2020 will soon be launched. More information about the OE-A Competition can be found on our website.

OE-A presents two LOPEC Start-up Forum Awards 2019
Young companies are supported by OE-A at the LOPEC Business Conference. The Start-up Forum is a place for young entrepreneurs and start-ups to present their innovative ideas, businesses, and products in a short talk. Their aim is to win over partners and investors for their project. “We are pleased to announce a record participation in the Start-up Forum this year.”, states Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth, Chair Start-up Forum Jury and CEO at JBN Consulting and Invest. “New product and business ideas from the start-up companies provide important impetus for the industry”. A jury consisting of international industry leaders and investors determined the winners.

Two awards were presented:

  • Best Business Case
    Dr. David Forgacs
    Saule Technologies (Poland)
  • Most Impactful Technology / Product
    Daniel Strohmayr
    Tacterion (Germany)

Based on the great interest in the demonstrators and lectures - particularly from end-users, OE-A will once again distribute awards in various categories during the next LOPEC, which is scheduled to take place on March 24-26, 2020.