OE-A Demonstrator Projects and Competition 2005 - 2015

01.09.2012 | id:19309

Organic and Printed Electronics has high potential for multiple applications. The target of the OE-A Demonstrator Group is to illustrate the potential of this emerging technology and to foster cooperation among OE-A members.

Since the Working Group was formed in 2005, an increasing number of project teams from Europe, the U.S. and Asia have worked together on a variety of demonstrators.

OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2015
OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2014
OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2013

OE-A Toolbox for Organic and Printed Electronics

OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2012

OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2011



Figure 1: OE-A Demonstrator projects 2005 - 2012.

OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2015
In 2015, 19 demonstrators were handed in by participants from ten countries. All the demonstrators represented the steady progress of organic and printed electronics. Also in 2015, the OE-A launched for the first time a new, fifth category: The Public Choice Award. In this category the visitors were invited to vote for their favorite demonstrator. Here are the five categories:

  • Prototype / New Product Demonstrator
  • Freestyle Demonstrator
  • Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator
  • Design Concept
  • Public Choice Award

The winners of the competition in the five categories were awarded on LOPEC 2015 in Munich. For details see here.

OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2014
Innovative concepts and ideas in the context of organic and printed electronics – that is what the OE-A was looking for with its 2014 Demonstrator Competition. With the new category “Prototypes and New Products” the OE-A wanted to support the market entry of organic and printed electronics. Those were the four categories in 2014:

  • Best Prototype / New Product Demonstrator
  • Freestyle Demonstrator
  • Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator
  • Design Competition

The winners of the competition in the four categories were awarded on LOPEC 2014 in Munich. For details see here.

OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2013
The OE-A started a competition for young engineers and scientists to develop visionary applications based on organic and printed electronics. Following the huge success at LOPE-C 2012, we once again launched the OE-A competition for multifunctional demonstrators in four different categories in 2013:

  • University Demonstrator
  • Freestyle Demonstrator
  • Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator
  • Design Competition

The winners of the competition in the four categories were awarded on LOPE-C 2013 in Munich. For details see here.

OE-A Toolbox for Organic and Printed Electronics
The OE-A demonstrator team developed the "OE-A Toolbox for Organic and Printed Electronics" in 2010 which provides the opportunity to develop and build new applications and integrated smart systems by using organic and printed electronics components.

The OE-A Toolbox includes more than 35 different organic and printed electronics devices, from sensors to solar cells and paper to transparent films or plastic substrates. The OE-A toolbox will be expanded regularly. Consequently, the Toolbox represents the state-of-the-art of organic and printed electronic components.

 
Figure 2: OE-A Toolbox with more than 35 different components.

For more information about the OE-A Toolbox, please see the OE-A Toolbox Catalogue, available in the download database on the OE-A homepage.
You can read more about the history of the OE-A Toolbox here,


Information folder on the OE-A toolbox

OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2012
In 2012, the OE-A demonstrator team started the OE-A competition for multifunctional demonstrators in four different categories. The OE-A recorded record participation with 16 functional demonstrators and over 30 design concepts. During the Gala Dinner at LOPE-C 2012, the OE-A announced the winners of the OE-A competition.

Freestyle Demonstrator:

The `Inkjet Printed Graphene Biosensor´, Merck Ltd., Japan
University Demonstrator:`

Digital White Board´, Hochschule der Medien (HdM), Stuttgart, Germany
Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator:

`Pedestrian Protection Sensing System´,
coordinated by OE-A member Fraunhofer ISC, EU-Project 3PLAST

Design Competition:
The University College West-Flanders, Belgium,
in collaboration with Bayer MaterialScience and Holst Centre

OE-A Demonstrator Competition 2011
In 2010, the OE-A started a competition for young engineers and scientists featuring the toolbox to develop visionary applications based on organic and printed electronics.

The best demonstrators were awarded during the LOPE-C Gala Dinner. In 2011, the three best projects were: 

1st Place: "Interactive Book"
Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany  

2nd Place: "Solar Powered Aircraft"
Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany 

3rd Place: "Smart Packaging"
Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany

Source of the image: OE-A
 

Verstraelen, Sophie Isabel
Verstraelen, Sophie Isabel