i3B Café, Holst Centre valorization opportunities
Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Location: Beatrix theatre, Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Start: 17h, accompanied by drinks and snacks
Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and for flexible electronics. Holst Centre is positioned between fundamental academic research and commercial product development. Typically, results obtained within Holst Centre aim for products and applications that will appear on the market within two to ten years.
Two main innovation areas of Holst Centre relevant for the i3B network:
Smart home sensors, long-term health monitoring, wearable electronics, the Internet of Things. They all have one thing in common: the need for devices that operate autonomously for long periods without having to change batteries. Holst Centre and its ecosystem are making that happen by reducing the power consumption of the components that make up these devices and exploring ways to harvest unused energy from the environment.
Wearable Health Solutions
Wearable electronics was once a pipedream. Not anymore, as we see more and more wearable devices appear, and one of the key growth application areas is wearable health. To unleash the full potential of wearable health, solutions must become truly personalized, and devices must deliver high quality data. They need to become thinner, more flexible and stretchable so they are more comfortable to wear. Power consumption needs to be reduced to improve autonomy. And we need to expand the range of wearable functionality available to open up new healthcare, as well as consumer lifestyle, applications.
For these domains, Holst Centre builds working system demonstrators, steering the research and showing the capabilities of the technology. The research, demonstrators from Holst Centre will be available for the i3B companies to create innovative products.
Bernard Grundlehner (IMEC-NL, science perspective) and Peter Visser (Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij business perspective) will introduce the Holst Centre and will present, show demonstrators relevant for the i3B network, and how you could take advantage of the Holst Centre R&D for your products.
The LinkedIn profiles of the guest speakers:
Bernard Grundlehner https://www.linkedin.com/pub/bernard-grundlehner/5/48a/878
Peter Visser https://www.linkedin.com/in/petervisserlinked
Looking forward to meet you at the i3B Café