Flexible electronics offers opportunities for various applications such as rollable, foldable displays, smart patches and smart packaging on paper and plastic substrates. Recent progress in materials, devices and fabrication techniques enables the development of new sensors and prototype systems for various applications ranging from medical devices to automotive.
This report aims to provide an overview of relevant stakeholders with an analytical and empirical base to see how Advanced Technology based products can help EU industry to stay ahead of global competition. The objective is to map the EU flexible and printed electronics industries and their interactions in the value chain, as well as to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Analyses were based on desk-research as well as on interviews with relevant actors. The report aims to provide relevant stakeholders with a thorough overview on the flexible electronics sector.