Report on the Flex&Stretch Workshop:
What do you think about three workshops lined up and separated by two years each?
Well, the 3rd one may be the last or it establishes a series.
Now, I think we managed to establish a series and to become successful in this sense: 104 participants, 7 keynotes, 28 presentations, about 20 posters and a lot of informal discussions are the key numbers to report from the 2-days 3rd Flex&Stretch Workshop 2011 in Berlin. Just before, a full day training tutorial at the TUB allowed a deeper insight into the stretchable technologies developed by TUB/IZM and imec.
Located in the inspiring surrounding of Berlin Dahlem (the science city) people from all over the world took part. They were all interested and highly motivated to learn from each other about the current status as well as proposed visions of flexible and stretchable electronics. These visions spread from miniaturized implants for medical applications to large area car interior lighting. The networking and discussions were focusing on maturity of technologies and proposed roadmaps for applications. Several bi- or trilateral follow up meetings were established along the way. The well organized workshop dinner at the Hacke´sche Höfe played its part in supporting the communication.
Finally, there was a common understanding that this event is the right place to bring together the important players in this field.
We are looking forward to planning the 4th event scheduled for end of 2013.
Flex-Stretch Workshop November 15-17, 2011, Berlin
For 2011 we kindly invite you to join the 3rd Flex & Stretch Workshop 2011 in Berlin.
Please check out the link for details of the topics and scheduled activities.