Our expertise in flexible and free-form products
Flexible and free-form products are the key to pioneering technologies and applications that will create new value chains and improve people's overall health. We have been active in this field for over 25 years and have built up the knowledge, the expertise, and the network to develop revolutionary products and to support and advance the entire industry ecosystem.
Expertise that helps to move forward
We have a proven track record of developing the latest flexible and free-form products, which is why we are recognised as one of the leaders in this field. We also have many different innovation models that we can tailor to a company's specific needs and ambitions.
This, combined with an entire ecosystem of partners and a side-by-side working relationship with clients, makes us ideally suited to support companies in the development of products and innovations. We offer much more than reports and research. We can even produce proof-of-concept models and viable products.
We contribute our vast knowledge and extensive network to address the industry's biggest challenges. Whether we are part of one-on-one collaborations or larger consortia, our primary goal is to advance the industry and to improve people's health and well-being through technology.
At Holst Centre, we apply our expertise to develop hybrid printed electronics and thin-film electronics that make the future of flexible electronics a reality today. With an extensive infrastructure and ecosystem, Holst Centre applies its expertise in flexible electronics to deliver pioneering innovations in applications ranging from solid-state batteries to ‘Internet of Things’ devices and medical aids.
Customised health and nutrition
3D printing technology to customise food and medicine may be new to the market, but we have been working on the technology that makes it possible for decades. Whether it's our own research into 3D Pharma printing or the work of the Digital Food Processing Initiative in the field of 3D printed food, our expertise contributes to a healthier future for us all.
Flexible and free-form products help shape the future of the industry and human development and health. But only with the right partners, the right network, and the right expertise we can bring this pioneering technology to the forefront. We are eager to put our decades of expertise to work for you and to advance the entire industry together, innovation after innovation.
Fred RoozeboomFunctie:Professor plasma technology for system-in-package applications
My research activities focus on investigating and developing new functional ultrathin-film materials and plasma-enhanced processes by Atomic Layer Processing, i.e. Deposition (ALD), and Etching (ALE) and cleaning. In addition, in situ microdiagnostics is being developed for application in spatial ALD.
Gerwin GelinckFunctie:Professor Flexible and Large-area Electronics
Jeroen van den BrandFunctie:Research manager
Jeroen van den Brand received his M.Sc. (2000) and Ph.D (2004) degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. From 2004 until 2007 he worked at FujiFilm in Tilburg, the Netherlands on the development and roll-to-roll manufacturing of offset printing plates. In 2007 he started at Holst Centre as a Researcher where over the years he had various roles. Since 2018, Jeroen is Department Head of the Hybrid Printed Electronics department. Next to this, Jeroen has a guest professorship at the University of Gent, Belgium on the topic of Printed Electronics.
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Food pharma printing
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