Leuven MindGate Visionary seminar 'When will flexible electronics take over?' -22.02.2018

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.

Practical aspects

Date: Thursday 22 February 2018
Location: imec Auditorium, Kapeldreef 75, 3000 Leuven
Parking is possible near the venue.
[download a route description to the location]


16h00: Welcome coffee
16h30: Welcome by Leuven MindGate and 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: Displays
Gerwin Gelinck, Program Director, TNO
18h30: Coffee break
19h00: Imagers/X-ray
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

The interventions will be held in English.

Registration fee

135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven MindGate/ Leuven.Inc - 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others
Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated and billable to KU Leuven or other universities.  Please contact us by e-mail.

Participation in our activities at a 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 (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuvenmindgate.be (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.

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