Frequently Asked Questions


What is Organic and Printed Electronics?
Organic and printed electronics stand for a revolutionary new type of electronics:

  • Thin
  • Lightweight
  • Flexible
  • Robust
  • Produced at low cost
  • This enables single- use, ubiquitous electronic devices and new applications

Who is the OE-A?
The OE-A is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics and represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from R&D institutes, component and material suppliers to producers and end-users. For a list of members, please click here

Who is the board of directors?
Competent industry and institute representatives determine the association's direction - our board. The board and its competence reflect the member structure and regional origin. To see the members of our board of directors please click here.

Where can I meet the OE-A?
With quarterly Working Group Meetings in Europe and the U.S. as well as meetings in Asia, the OE-A supports its members with an effective networking and communication platform, fostering collaboration and promoting information exchange among all players along the value chain. For a list of OE-A Working Group Meetings in 2013, please click here.

How can I become a member of the OE-A?
To join the OE-A, please contact the OE-A Team or download the application form here.

What are the benefits for members?
The vision of the OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and applications and to leverage the emerging technology of organic electronics. OE-A provides a unique platform for national and international cooperation between all companies and research institutes involved in the organic and printed electronics value chain. For more details about the benefits, please click here.

What are the key activities of the OE-A?

  • Networking: Working Group Meetings are held frequently in Europe, North America, and Asia to serve the local member companies
  • OE-A Roadmap - for more information please click here
  • Demonstrators - for details please click here
  • OE-A brochure "Organic and Printed Electronics" - you can download an electronic version here
  • Expert groups on production, green electronics or education and training - for more information please click here

What is the OE-A Roadmap?
The OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics is a key activity of the OE-A. Since Organic and Printed Electronics is still in its early stage it is important to develop a common opinion about what kind of products, processes and materials will be available and when. The OE-A Roadmap is based on the work of more than 250 experts and represents the common perspectives of all OE-A members. A detailed version of the OE-A Roadmap is available for download here.

What is the key conference and exhibition of the Organic and Printed Electronics Industry?
LOPEC (Large-area, Organic & Printed Electronics Convention) is the world's leading conference and exhibition for the rapidly growing market for organic and printed electronics. It is organized jointly by the OE-A and Messe München GmbH. will take place from May 26 to 28, 2014, Munich, Germany.


Siebecke, Alena
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