+44 (0)24 7671 8970
More publications     •     Advertise with us     •     Contact us
News Article

Dresden plays host to another successful Plastic Electronics conference and exhibition

The Plastic Electronics Foundation and IntertechPira are pleased to announce it was another successful year for the Plastic Electronics conference and showcase.


With over 400 attendees, 30 sponsors/exhibitors and 30 academic posters as well as the presentation of the coveted Plastic Electronics Awards for Innovation, the show provided a valuable opportunity for science and industry to meet and discuss collaboration to move the industry forward.


Download the showguide for the full list of presentations at the event website

www.plastic -electronics-europe.com


3-days of expert presentations and networking


The show took place over 3 days (27-29 October 2009) at the Maritim Conference Center in the heart of Dresden, Germany.


Day 1 – x2 full day forums, a half day workshop and a half day roundtable discussion (hosted by VTT):


Forum 1 – Integrated Smart Systems

Forum 2 – Smart Fabrics and Intelligent Textiles

Roundtable – Finance & Investment (am only)

Workshop – Energy Harvesting (pm only)


Day 2/3 – morning plenary sessions and afternoon symposia sessions on the following topics:


Flexible Displays


Organic Electronics


Organic/Inorganic Opportunities




Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor at the University of Cambridge and Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Plastic Logic

Heinz Kundert, President of SEMI Europe

Karl-Heinrich Hahn, Senior VP at BASF

Tetsuo Urabe, Corporate Executive SVP at Sony

Prof. Steve Forrest, Professor at the University of Michigan

Prof. Junji Kido, Professor at the University of Yamagata

Dr. Danilo de Rossi, Professor at the University of Pisa

Dr. Konrad Herra, VP of Manufacturing of Plastic Logic

Prof. Karl Leo, Institute Director of Fraunhofer IPMS

Gildas Sorin, CEO of Novaled

Tapani Ryhänen, MD of the Nokia Nanoscience Center

James Buntaine, CTO of Eastman Kodak

Prof. Dermot Diamond, Professor at Dublin City University

Barry Young, President of the OLED Association


See the full line up of speakers at http://www.plastic-electronicseurope.



2009 Awards for Innovation


+Plastic Electronics magazine in conjunction with the Plastic Electronics Foundation presented this year’s Plastic Electronics Awards for Innovation at the conference and exhibition.


A drinks reception took place following the sessions of day 2 of the event where delegates and exhibitors mingled before Sara Ver-Bruggen, Editor-in-Chief of Plastic Electronics magazine took to the stage to announce the presentation of this year’s coveted awards.


And the winner is…

Outstanding contribution to plastic electronics (sponsored by Cambridge Display Technology)
WINNER = Dr. Ching Tang, Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Chemical Engineering of the University of Rochester for his work at Kodak (presented to Jim Buntaine in Dr. Tang s absence)  

Engineering breakthrough
(sponsored by Fraunhofer IPMS)
WINNER - Lumiotec

Most innovative/novel use of plastic electronics

WINNER – Philips for Lumiblade OLED lamp


Visit www.plastic -electronics-europe.com/awards.apsx to read the full article.


About The Foundation

The Plastic Electronics Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation founded by industry guru Ed van den Kieboom. Its main objective is to promote the technology of printable, organic based flexible electronics into marketable applications and products worldwide. The foundation is developing and coordinating the themes of the conference.



About IntertechPira


IntertechPira is a leading events, training, online information and publications provider across a variety of disruptive technologies spanning numerous industries, including plastic electronics, smart textiles, photovoltaics, displays, alternative power and RFID. IntertechPira is responsible for developing the event programme, marketing, management and on-site production.




Anne Schofield

Global Head of Marketing and Communications Strategy


T: +44 (0)1372 802042




Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
  • 1st January 1970
  • 1st January 1970
  • 1st January 1970
  • 1st January 1970
  • 1st January 1970
  • 1st January 1970
  • 1st January 1970
  • 1st January 1970
  • View all news
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Compound Semiconductor Magazine, the Compound Semiconductor Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in: