At OE-A Networking Meeting on 19 November 2019, hosted by Jabil at the Blue Sky Innovation Center, San Jose, a great occasion will be given to participants to meet with other innovative companies and institutions active in organic, flexible, and printed electronics.

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IoT Solutions World Congress is the platform that makes connections with key decision-makers. This event is committed to bringing together the best minds in the industry to discuss hot topics, get inspired with new ideas and solutions in the IoT business. HOPE-A will attend this event which will take place on 29-31 October in Barcelona, Spain.

More info is available here.

Zero-defects manufacturing (ZDM) or is an emerging paradigm aiming at going beyond traditional six-sigma approaches in highly technology-intensive and strategic manufacturing sectors through knowledge-based approaches. It’s about “first time right, and always right”.

ZDM brings most added-value and benefits at mass customization and one-of-a-kind production as well as a complex and changeable manufacturing context. ZDM can radically increase productivity at multi-stage/single-stage levels and can bring system-level improvements at the shop floor.

ZDM puts together monitoring and control, inter-stage correlations, multi-sensor information, and advanced analytics, in order to act on defects repair, in-line reworks and proactive prevention.

This zero-defect manufacturing event brings together key stakeholders that will shape the future landscape of European manufacturing.

You can find more info here.

Τhis workshop presents breakthroughs and innovations in smart bioelectronics and flexible & wearable systems – two important areas of Key Digital Technologies. Market leaders, innovators, researchers, professional and user organizations will discuss how Europe can keep its global leadership in these areas.

The high-level participants will discuss and provide recommendations on the technology and market challenges and opportunities, and, how to maximize the societal and economic benefits of these technologies in addressing health, aging, agri-food, security, environment & climate change.

Prof. S. Logothetidis, Director of Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, will participate in the panel of the Workshop on 22 October presenting the Open Innovation Environment for the optimization of manufacturing processes and fast business up-take, and International networks and clustering of the industry covering the entire value chain.

You can find more information here.

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Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE) is the core international conference that this year was held in Rhodes. The main areas of the conference are the micro/nanofabrication and manufacturing techniques and the application of the fabricated micro/nanostructures, devices and microsystems into electronics, photonics, energy, environment, chemistry, and life sciences.

You can find more info here.

In the 40th anniversary of Label Expo Europe, which is the world's largest event for the label and package printing industry, we had the chance to experience live demonstrations of the latest innovations, meet the world's leading suppliers and examine the most advanced collection of label and package printing technologies.

You can find more info here.

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HOPE-A participation in the European Research & Innovation Days in Brussels provided the opportunity to explore new potential synergies in upcoming EU projects as well as pay its contribution to the creation of the strategic priorities for the European Commission's investment in research and innovation. These elements are at the core of Europe’s economy and are vital for a sustainable and successful society. Around €200 billion has been invested in EU research and innovation over the last 30 years, resulting in countless improvements to our quality of life.

You may find some useful information for the next research and innovation framework program here!


On 16-19 September the annual European Materials Research Society (E-MRS Meeting was held in Warsaw and HOPE-A participated in order to get informed on the recent advances and information in the field of materials science.

Appealing topics of the conference were the 3D printing and additive manufacturing for the industry of the future and also the green strategy for materials recycling. You can find more info here.

A special visit was paid on Sunday 8/9 from the president of political party KINAL “Movement for Change” Mrs. Fofi Gennimata. This indicates a great interest in the innovative technologies and products that LTFN & OET possess and present. Assistant Professor Argirios Laskarakis, responsible for the group of Organic and Printed Electronics of LTFN, briefly informed Mrs. F. Gennimata about the lab's activities, achievements and innovative technologies in research of this sector.

Mr. Darios Dimitriou, Business Development Manager of Organic Electronic Technologies, presented the innovative products of the Greek company, which cover the fields of Energy and Lighting, Automotive, Buildings, Sensors, and Smart Packaging. The president of KINAL was impressed and wished the best of luck, while she mentioned that she is looking forward to seeing the development of these state-of-the-art products and applications.

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HOPE-A is currently attending the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair that takes place in Thessaloniki 7-15 September. The stand of HOPE-A at the Pavilion 10, Booth 23 and Pavilion 12 “Digital Greece” has already attracted a great number of visitors. In collaboration with LTFN and OET, HOPE-A booth vividly demonstrates the applications and products that are derived from the rapidly evolving field of Organic and Printed Electronics.

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