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Solving old problems with flexible approaches.

  • Cooperation and networking are essential to get the tech just right, and to bring viable products to (new) markets.

  • In our SmartEEs matchmaking sessions, we invite you to
    • meet with potential partners through
      • visionary key notes
      • pitching sessions and
      • curated matchmaking

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Past smartees matchmaking sessions

3 Editions ⋅ 40 Pitches ⋅ 125 Unique Participants ⋅ 300 One-on-One Meetings

During the pandemic, SmartEEs project partners Minalogic, OES – Organic Electronics Saxony, and DSP Valley put together the “SmartEEs Matchmaking Fridays” concept. Between January and March 2021, they held 3 successful international online matchmaking sessions. The information below pertains to these EU-funded sessions that supported the SmartEEs Horizon 2020 project.

Health Edition: 29 January 2021

Flexible electronics in healthcare is a combination with a bright future, in part because of the many combinations of possibilities between the two domains.

Personalized medicine, medical devices, digital medicine, diagnostics, and therapeutics are all robust trends within the healthcare industry. They all promise fertile ground in which to bring the digital and electronic together. By one estimate, the market size for flexible electronics in healthcare will exceed $8.3 billion by 2030.

Whether we’re discussing creating medical devices with flexible electronics inside them, or matching flexible electronic technology to digital applications in the healthcare sector, there are many ways the two sectors offer each other fruitful collaboration.

Textiles edition: 5 March 2021

Flexible & Wearable Electronics (FWE) in textiles offers all kinds of possibilities in fields such as medical, sport, artistic, aerospace, military, manufacturing, construction and much more.

Possibilities offered by converging textile and electronic can push limits by extending the functionality and usefulness of common fabrics. The development of smart materials allows for a wide spectrum of functions, for instance: flexibility, ergonomics, low power consumption, integration and eventually autonomy.

FWE can integrate a high level of intelligence in textiles, especially regarding interaction with the environment and users, thereby opening an endless window of opportunities.

This edition is endorsed by Techtera, the European innovation cluster at the heart of textile transformation, and SmartX, the European smart textiles accelerator, and Polymeris, the French cluster for rubbers, plastics, and polymers.

Automotive Edition: 19 March 2021

The combination of flexible electronics and automotive has a bright future, with OLED lighting illuminating the path to come.

Whether it is sensors, OLED displays and lighting, heaters or other applications, there are plenty of opportunities for flexible electronics to be integrated into automotive applications. Some of these technologies have already been on the market for a few years, e.g. OLED lighting appearing in rear taillights, while recent developments in flexible and printed electronics can supply new, exciting functionalities. The current trends of sustainable transportation and self-driving vehicles open a lot more opportunities for flexible electronics to be utilized. Market analysts predicted the market size for flexible electronics in automotive will exceed $5.5 billion by 2026.

Whether we’re discussing integrating flexible electronics into automotive parts, or matching flexible electronic technology to digital applications in the automotive sector, there are many ways the two sectors offer each other fruitful collaboration.

This edition is endorsed by AMZ, Saxony’s network for the actors of the entire automotive industry value chain, and SenSa, the Saxony Sensor Technology Innovation Cluster that bundles all sensor players in Saxony and provides information on all sensor topics.

The SmartEEs projects have received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No. 761496 and No. 872076.