Visionary seminar: ‘When will flexible electronics take over?’

Thursday 22 February 2018

Organised by Leuven MindGate in cooperation with imec

Among the diverse and ever-expanding list of candidate technologies to serve the new wave of digital transformation, the rise of flexible electronics has been nothing short of meteoric.

In less than two decades, new types of organic and oxide semiconductors have been exploited in a large variety of electronic and optoelectronic applications, such as light- emitting diodes (OLEDs), thin-film transistors (TFTs), photovoltaics, and sensors.

Today, several of these technologies have already made their way to the market, especially in the field of flexible displays and integrated circuits. Many more are in the R&D track and about to graduate: large-area biometric image sensors, AR/VR glasses, haptic human machine interfaces are just a few examples.

The interventions will be held in English.


16h00:    Welcome coffee

16h30:    Welcome by Leuven MindGate and short intro by Paul Heremans, Chairman of the programme, Director department for Large Area Electronics, imec

16h45:    Flexible Electronics: Market Trends and Technology Highlights, Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx

17h30:    PlasticARM: Challenges in flexible, printed VLSI circuits, John Biggs, Senior Principal Engineer, ARM

18h00:    Next-generation displays, Gerwin Gelinck, Program Director Holst Centre & Principal Scientist TNO

18h30:    Coffee break

19h00:    X-Ray image sensors with organic and hybrid materials, Sandro Francesco Tedde, Senior Key Expert Research Scientist, Siemens Healthcare GmbH

19h30:    Displays with haptic feedback in mid-air, David Cheyns, Principal scientist, imec

20h00:    Foundry services for flexible electronics applications, Boris Galkin, Business Development Director, Tenflecs

20h30:    Q&A

20h40:    Networking with drinks and snacks


imec Auditorium

Kapeldreef 75

3000 Leuven

Parking is possible near the venue.

Participation fee

135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven MindGate

175 euro (excl. VAT): all others

Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated to and billable by KU Leuven or other universities. Please contact us by email.

Discount via KMO-portefeuille Pijler OPLEIDING:

Leuven MindGate Approval number DV.O219862

More info:


Registrations before 15 February 2018, preferably via the online registration form or by email to (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

Best regards,

The Leuven MindGate team

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