OE-A Competition 2018 showed many printed electronics products

19.03.2018 | id:444471

New visions and creative concepts in the area of organic and printed electronics are what the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, aims to promote in its annual OE-A Competition. Once again this year, there were numerous submissions coming from all corners of the world. The five best submissions were awarded at LOPEC 2018 – the international trade fair and conference for printed electronics – in Munich, Germany.

Innovative concepts illustrating the various possibilities for application of organic and printed electronics are recognized with the competition awards. It is intended to open up new perspectives to end-user industries as well. 

17 projects were submitted from 9 countries.


The OE-A Competition consists out of the following five categories:
  • Prototypes & New Products
  • Freestyle Demonstrator
  • Publicly Funded Projects
  • Printed Electronics Vision
  • Public Choice Award

The jury
The jury, fromed by OE-A members, consists out of the following printed electronics experts:

  • Dr. Martin Krebs, Varta
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Moosheimer, Hochschule München
  • Dr. Sébastien Cochet, Evonik
  • Sebastian Gepp, Schreiner Group
  • Sandy Gunn, CPI
  • Dr. Jukka Hast, VTT
  • Heike Pfistner, BASF New Business
  • Wolfgang Schmidt, Felix Schoeller
  • Corinne Versini, Genes'Ink

The jury has rated each project in a secret vote in five categories. Members of the jury were able to give one up to five points in each category.

  •     Realization of demonstrator
  •     Degree of innovation
  •     Attractiveness of product
  •     Added value by printed electronics
  •     Attractiveness of target market

Public Choice Award
All visitors of LOPEC were able to vote for their favorite demonstrator. All projects were on display at the OE-A booth.