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Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)

TNO Holst Centre

Coordinator website

https://www.holstcentre.com/

Year Established

2006

Location

High Tech Campus 31, 5656 AE, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Website

https://www.holstcentre.com/

Social Media

Contact information

Ton van Mol
Ton.vanmol@tno.nl
+31 40 40 20 400

Description

Description

Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs. Holst Centre was set up by imec and TNO and is supported by national and regional government.

Holst Centre is een onafhankelijk open innovatie R&D centrum, opgericht door imec en TNO en gevestigd op de High Tech Campus in de Brabantse Brainport regio. Bij Holst Centre werken zowel nationale als internationale industriële en academische partners samen aan nieuwe technologieën op het gebied van gezondheidsmonitoring, connectiviteit en flexibele elektronica.
Holst Centre is de brug tussen zuiver wetenschappelijk onderzoek en de industrie. Multinationals, kennispartners en MKB krijgen toegang tot een internationaal ecosysteem waarin de gehele waardeketen –van machinebouwer tot eindproducent- is vertegenwoordigd. Door deze samenwerking in een precompetitief stadium delen de partners zowel de risico’s als de kosten en kan de implementatie van kennis in producten aanzienlijk worden versneld.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

The activities of the hub are well aligned with the Dutch national initiative for digitising industry, Smart Industry - Dutch Industry fit for the Future.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Construction
  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Education
  • Health and social work
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Voice of the customer, product consortia
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

TNO Holst Centre has developed all technologies, ie thin film barrier, flexible backplane, and OLED technology to  enable foldable OLED displays and has this transferred to an Asian display maker, CPT Taiwan. The expectation is that in the next 3 years you can find these displays back in smartphones so that the display size is bigger than the phone size! In addition the tools to enable such fabrication was developed with local tool manufacturers, such as Meyer-Burger BV and materials providers such as ROLIC  BV.


As people get older, they need to get more health care related help which currently is a big economic burden for our society. One of the ways to lighten this burden is to continuously monitor people who have a chronic disease or are prone to health issues, preferably at home, so that health care specialists can intervene before the health issue escalates.
TNO Holst Centre has developed a health patch technology platform that allows people from young to old age to wear comfortably and unobtrusively a patch that  monitors several vital signs, such as ECG, respiratory rate, and core body temperature, based on low cost production technologies such as printing.  Also here an ecosystem has been assembled to bring the entire value chain to market, from end-users such as Philips for medical monitoring and Bambi for prenatal babies monitoring to materials providers such as Shin-Etsu, Dupont, and Henkel.


Energy remains an important pillar of human society and its generation with renewables an important milestone for our future. Holst Centre, together with other R&D supplier such as ECN, imec, and TUE have formed an alliance (Solliance) that develops together with industry (Panasonic, Solartek, DSM, VDL, Bosch Rexroth, Smit Ovens, Heliatek) technology that brings roll-ro-roll production of high efficient solar cells to market. Currently, flexible barrier film technology is already transferred to Heliatek for its production plant in Dresden.

Organization

Organizational form

(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)

Turnover

>5.000.000

Number of employees

50-100

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

Global

Funding

  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Partner resources

Customers

Number of customers annually

11-25

Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals

Partners

Fraunhofer

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.fraunhofer.de/


CEA

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

http://www.cea.fr/english


Philips

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.philips.nl/


VTT

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.vtt.fi/


IMEC

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.imec-int.com/en/home


IntrisicID


Dupont

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

http://www.dupont.com/


Singulus Mastering


Technical University Eindhoven

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.tue.nl/


Maastricht Instruments

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.maastrichtinstruments.nl/


iKnow


InnoPhysics

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.innophysics.nl/

Technological competences

  • Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE)
  • Other
Last updated: 04/09/18 06:28