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OE-A Competition 2025 – Calling innovators in Printed Electronics

The OE-A is on the lookout for inventors, creators, and designers. The OE-A Competition 2025 is now open for submissions, seeking new products, prototypes, and designs in the realm of flexible, organic, and printed electronics. All entries will be showcased at LOPEC 2025 and beyond.

The goal of the OE-A Competition is to promote and highlight innovations that drive the international market for organic and printed electronics forward. “The most exciting aspect of the OE-A Competition is the diverse array of inspiring, forward-thinking ideas and market-ready products. Reflecting on past submissions, sustainability stands out as a key focus, even in early-stage projects. I am already curious to see which projects from young talents we can showcase at LOPEC 2025,” says Dr. Klaus Hecker, Managing Director of OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), an international working group within VDMA.

An invitation to the PE community

All companies and institutes are invited to participate in one or more of the three categories: “Prototypes & New Products,” “Freestyle Demonstrator,” and “Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator.” An international panel of judges from renowned companies and institutes will evaluate the submissions. OE-A members must submit their application forms by 11 October 2024, and the final demonstrators by 20 January 2025.

Showcase at LOPEC 2025

Participating in the OE-A Competition provides visibility for all entrants. All products and demonstrators will be presented to the international community from 25-27 February at LOPEC 2025. Winners will have a special moment when they receive their awards during the official LOPEC Award Show. OE-A will also showcase all demonstrators year-round at and support the competition with press and social media coverage.

“The OE-A stand at LOPEC is always bustling with visitors from around the globe who explore the competition ideas and projects on display. They get thoroughly involved and well-informed before casting their vote for the Public Choice Award,” explains Klaus Hecker. LOPEC visitors can vote for their favorite project in the competition, choosing the recipient of the “Public Choice Award.”

Award Winners’ Web Seminar

Additionally, OE-A organises a web seminar for all winners to present their products to the printed electronics community. The “Winners Web Seminars” are well attended, averaging over 100 participants. “Submit your application form by mid-October and be part of the OE-A Competition 2025. Every submitted idea and project will gain international recognition,” emphasises Klaus Hecker.


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