Dresden plays host to another successful Plastic Electronics conference and exhibition
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
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:
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.
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