Integrated Smart Systems & Components

Holst Centre

Organic and Printed components enable a wide range of applications by being thin, lightweight and flexible, and can be produced in nearly any shape on large areas.

Every electronic system is comprised of numerous individual components, for which many of them can be realized with organic and printed electronics. These components and basic systems have the huge advantage of being thin, lightweight, flexible and free in their shape. When combining organic and printed electronics with classical silicon electronics, powerful hybrid systems can be manufactured, that combine the best of both worlds.
Among the applications that can be realized with such systems are, e.g., wearables to measure body functions, touch interfaces and several different display types to interact with the user.

Implementation Examples


Electrochromic Displays

Due to their low energy consumption and low production costs, electrochromic displays are a perfect electronic component for smart packaging applications, e.g. displaying digital information when connected to a sensor.

Poly IC

Touch pads

Touch pads need a structured transparent conductive layer, that can be easily manufactured by printing processes, to sense the interaction with e.g. a finger. This allows to create human-centric machine interfaces with very intuitive controls.


Brewer Science


Printed electronics enable a wide range of wearables to flexibly track, among others, functions of the human body, without constraining movements or carrying heavy equipment, with applications such as heart and respiratory rate, blood sugar level and temperature.