Autonomous driving and self-driving cars represent one prominent example for the use of microelectronics and sensors, most importantly RADAR and LiDAR sensors. Their respective markets have a big potential, e.g., it is estimated that the market size of LiDAR in automotive will double itself in the next two years (within 2020 to 2022). The public awareness and the industrial need for further miniaturization of such sensor packages is the main driver of ongoing efforts in the automotive sector to be able to integrate such devices into the car body like in the bumpers, grilles and exterior lamps (headlights & rear lamps) instead of attaching them (e.g., on top of the car in case of LiDAR device). Safety (for the driver and others) is the most important key aspect of the automotive sector. Therefore, highly-value and high-performance RADAR and LiDAR systems are required for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) as well as autonomous cars. Current bottlenecks are relevantly large size of such sensor devices, their weight and power consumption. Since these factors are highly limited within cars, further miniaturization and improving functionality and efficient use of resources is highly demanded. Read more
boschThe Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31st, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, crossdomain solutions from a single source. Read more
PROFACTOR is an Austrian research company located in Steyr which focuses on developing new methods for integrated production technologies. The technological focus is on functional surfaces and nanostructures, robotics and machine vision. With around 80 employees PROFACTOR covers the whole range from basic research to applied research. Read more

neotech amt logo 150x150Neotech AMT GmbH is one of the leading companies developing systems for 3D Printed Electronics (3D PE). The company began developing this novel technology in 2006 and installed the worlds first 5 axis 3D PE system in 2010. This system expertly combines hard- and software elements into a unique solution capable of production complex circuitry on almost any 3D surface.
Rapid advances have lead the first commercial installation for mass production for printed 3D antenna. This high-throughput system is capable of printing millions of parts per year. Demand for this solution is being driven by the cost reduction potential coupled with technical and environmental benefits compared with current production process. Additional applications are being progressed in for Automotive and Industrial markets. Read more
Established in the 1950’s, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has always had strong values: optimism, collaboration and a dedication to society. These values helped Brainport Region Eindhoven flourish, and resulted in our university being ranked number 1 by Times Higher Education Ranking for collaboration with industry. 15% of our scientific publications are created in collaboration with industry, and we have the highest number of part-time professors from industry in the Netherlands. Read more
Notion SystemsNotion Systems is the future of mass production additive manufacturing. The n.jet inkjet platform from Notion Systems is used by customers to produce printed cirucit boards, OLED & QLED displays, sensors and high quality 3D parts. Notion Systems relies on decades of experience of their staff in bringing precise inkjet systems to customers and scaling up digital printing processes for functional material. Read more
PV Nano CellPV Nano Cell (PVN) offers the first-ever complete solution for mass-produced inkjet based, printed electronics. The proven solution includes PVN’s proprietary Sicrys™, silver-based conductive inks, inkjet production printers and the complete printing process. Read more

brainport techlawBrainport TechLaw exists since 2013 and is a platform where technology and law come together, literally and figuratively speaking. Our goal is to combine, share and ensure specific knowledge in technology and law. This is achieved, among others, by connecting our members – entrepreneurs in (high)tech branches and specialist advisers (including accountants, lawyers, patent attorneys) – and by organizing thematic events.
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The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and more than 50,000 students.
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