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Wearables can benefit from advanced features thanks to printed electronics (photo: @StockSnap –

Smart EEs2 call for integration of flexible and wearable electronics is now open

SmartEEs2 is an original European acceleration programme dedicated to helping innovative companies digitise their businesses thanks to flexible and wearable electronics (FWE) testing, experimentation and manufacturing support. The programme opened a call for application experiments on 6 March 2020 and set five cut – off dates between June 2020 and August 2021 for the evaluation and selection of submitted proposals. All interested companies, satisfying the criteria, are invited to submit their application experiment proposals.


The OE-A business climate survey forecasts an 8% increase in turnover for the industry this year. For 2021, a plus of 10% is expected (image: OE-A)

OE-A Business Climate Survey: Printed electronics expects another year of growth

The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA. 90 percent of the survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year. The worldwide crisis caused by Covid-19 will however not leave companies unaffected.


Luminous bottle labels for Coca-Cola (photo: Karl Knauer)

Karl Knauer: Smart eye catchers

They are "beacon projects" in the truest sense of the word, providing the industry with orientation as to where the journey in smart packaging can lead: luminous packaging from Karl Knauer KG (Biberach, Germany).


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