Printed electronics – overview of the fundamentals, applications and equipment – Presented by Corne Rentrop, TNO – Holst Centre

Printed electronics – overview of the fundamentals, applications and equipment – Presented by Corne Rentrop, TNO – Holst Centre, at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, on January 22, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Holst Centre has been active in printed electronics for 12 years. In these 12 years the development of printed electronics was matured from basic fundamental research (TRL 3-4) towards application research (TRL6-7). In the latest developments the (R2R) printing and assembly equipment was matured as well as development of new interconnection technologies. The talk will explain these technologies in more detail and wll show the latest (large scale) applications.

Interview
What drives you?
I gain energy from starting new initiatives and bring these to real products. Create the wave, ride the wave.

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Actually it is four, my wife and 3 children.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
3D printing, photonics, and IoT. All these technologies are by themselves not new, but all start to climb out of the valley of death.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
We will see this applications more often in daily life.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
These are the obvious parts, like costs, market needs vs technology push and market acceptance.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
The presentation will show what he printed electronics technology can offer for you and how it can be implemented. The boundaries and possibilities are explained.

“Special Quote”
Create the wave, ride the wave.

About Corne Rentrop
Corne is working for 3 years at the Holst Centre on printed electronics as project manager. Project involve, pilot line, stretchable electronics and European funded projects. Corne is coordinating the InSCOPE project and OP Zuid project.

About TNO – Holst Centre 
Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs.

About 3D Printing Electronics Conference
The 3D Printing Electronics Conference will take place on January 22, 2019, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Focus topics:
Various aspects involving (3D) printed electronics, such as:
combining functional elements such as electronics (sensors or switches) into a (3D) printed product hybrid
processes that integrate electronics onto or within 3D printed parts
3D Printed Optics / Photonics
Challenges for manufacturers / engineers / researchers
Future prospects / applications

Who should attend?
Decision makers in the industrial value chain, such as CTO’s and COO’s of OEMs, managers of (high tech) suppliers and subcontractors; Procurement management; Investors; Design & engineering experts; Professionals involved in developing electronic products, such as product designers, engineers, product managers, (consumer) electronics manufacturers, software developers and ‘internet of things’ system integrators; Anyone curious about new technologies and developments in the (3D)printing electronics/optics/photonics industry