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Who we are - Organic and Printed Electronics Association

The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics. The OE-A represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from R&D institutes, mechanical engineering companies and material suppliers to producers and end-users. More than 230 companies from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Oceania are working together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics. The vision of the OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and application. The OE-A is a working group within VDMA. More than 3,100 member companies from the engineering industry make VDMA the largest industry association in Europe. Source of the image: OEA
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The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association):

  ... is the global strategic platform to build a bridge between science, technology and applications to grow an industry of emerging electronics.*

  ... enables and fosters collaboration by participants of the value chain, starting from research to integration into final end-products, by coordinating, harmonizing and facilitating their activities. Source of the image: Fotolia




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To promote communication among and business by its members, the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Assciation) organizes networking opportunities for members, workshops, conferences and trade fairs; it also collaborates with related associations in the area of emerging electronics.*

The OE-A promotes the  industry by:

- issuing public relations
- generating application and technology roadmap
- supporting the standardization process and organization
- initiating R&D activities, especially for devices that
  demonstrate the capabilities of emerging electronics

- providing relevant information to guide R&D funding

- and initiating and supporting education and training
 Source of the image: Fotolia

*"Emerging electronics" means electronics beyond the classical silicon approach, including: flexible, printed electronics from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials.



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Photonics Forum

The OE-A is partner of the VDMA Photonics Forum.

This Forum is a thematically oriented platform, which

bundles the Working Groups and Associations within
VDMA in the fields of photonics technology.