Holst Centre

Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around shared 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 in 2005 by imec (Flanders, Belgium) and TNO (The Netherlands) with support from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Government of Flanders. It is named after Gilles Holst, a Dutch pioneer in Research and Development and first director of Philips Research. Located on High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Holst Centre benefits from the state-of-the-art on-site facilities. Holst Centre has over 160 employees from 28 nationalities and a commitment from more than 30 industrial partners.

Our work


Intelligent light Management for OLED on foil Applications. IMOLA's application demonstrators in the areas of car and wall lighting will make the public aware of and accept environmental-friendly OLED... Read more
Our work


Platform for Large Area Conformable Electronics by Integration Read more
Our work


Efficient, stable, low-cost tandem organic devices Read more

Holst Centre: InSCOPE project boosts printed electronics past the research phase

28 August 2020
Leading research and technological development centers from across Europe came together in 2017 to develop an open-access pilot line for hybrid printed electronics. Initiated and coordinated by Holst Centre,... Read more

Launch of SALDtech enables mass production of next generation high performance and flexible electronic displays

19 July 2018
SALDtech announced today that it has closed an investment round with Innovation Industries, a leading high-tech VC fund. Holst Centre/TNO has invested over 10 years developing and perfecting a new technology... Read more

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