FLEXOO premiere at LOPEC:
Recognized in fresh clothes

It is the world's leading international platform for printed electronics: year after year, the LOPEC (Large-area, Organic & Printed Electronics Convention) attracts players from all continents, from applications to research, to the high-tech metropolis of Munich. Following on from the traditional participation of InnovationLab GmbH, our spin-off FLEXOO GmbH celebrated its premiere in the Isar metropolis this year.

Janusz Schinke: Relaunch was well received

“For our company, being present at this trade fair is both an obligation and a choice,” says FLEXOO managing director Janusz Schinke. “With our appearance and team on site, we have impressively proven that we are ready for mass production. We are setting off into the future of FLEXOO with fresh design and being. The positive feedback on the relaunch was one thing, the high recognition value from our customers and partners was another. We were really happy about that.”

The FLEXOO team at LOPEC 2024: Laura Scheffner (from left to right), Bart Jarkiewicz, Dr. Christoph Kaiser, Dr. Florian Ullrich, FLEXOO Managing Director Dr. Janusz Schinke and Lars Keiz. Missing from the photo is Dr. Jean Nicolas Tisserant. Image: FLEXOO

After a total of three days in the International Congress Center at Messe München (ICM), which hosted a total of 176 exhibitors from 28 nations and thrilled over 2,400 visitors from 48 countries, the FLEXOO team drove home satisfied. The first public appearance of the iL spin-off start-up can be considered a success. “Our stand was open, inviting and colorful,” reports Dr. Florian Ullrich, Head of Business Development at FLEXOO, “we had a lot of discussions and, thanks to the visualization of the applications, we were able to convince many of the interested parties that our work is characterized by quality, flexibility and quantity in production.”

Whether the BaMoS demonstrator (Battery Monitoring Solution) or the thematically sorted showcases such as antennas, Flex-PCBs (flexible printed circuit boards), large area sensors, heating elements and the display of differently printed rolls - the bottom line is that the exhibition products turned out to be eye-catchers, so that a decent number of leads could be generated in Munich.

Visitor magnet: Two of the six rollers with sensors on display at booth BO.046. Image: FLEXOO

Florian Ullrich praises the teamwork

“Everything worked smoothly. My thanks go to all colleagues who did excellent work in the run-up to the trade fair itself,” said Florian Ullrich.

The last few weeks before LOPEC in particular had developed into a real “tour de force”. Logo, website, business cards, presentations etc. had to be completed by the beginning of March. Joanna Folberth, Head of Marketing, and marketing working student Laura Scheffner worked together with external agencies to ensure a professional appearance. Janusz Schinke reports anecdotally about an encounter with a potential customer. “If you work on projects as quickly as your marketing team has in the last few weeks, I will be very impressed,” said this candidate for FLEXOO managing director. “That’s our usual pace,” replied Janusz Schinke with a wink.

Hands-on: Sales Manager Bart Jarkiewicz (r.) shows anyone interested how thin a sensor film is. Image: FLEXOO

Two lectures at the congress

Away from the day-to-day business at the lively FLEXOO stand BO.406, Dr. Christoph Kaiser and Dr. Jean-Nicolas Tisserant gave two presentations to a well-attended plenary session at the electronics industry congress, which took place at the same time. Both the structure ("FLEXOO - your product, our mission") of the new company by Christoph Kaiser and by Jean-Nicolas Tisserant ("Prime Mode - piezoresistive pressure sensor") demonstrated advances in the possibility of quantitative and differentiated through printed electronics Carry out pressure measurements. The important message was that FLEXOO, as an iL spin-off, continues to devote itself almost unchanged to scientific and technical excellence.

LOPEC in brief

FLEXOO was one of the 176 exhibitors in the ICM at LOPEC 2024. 60 percent of them came from abroad. In addition to Germany, the top 5 exhibiting countries this time were the USA, France, Sweden and Spain. Over 2,400 visitors from 48 countries and regions flocked to the Munich Trade Fair from March 5th to 7th, with the foreign share being around 55 percent. The top 5 visitor countries besides Germany were Austria, France, Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Finland, as the organizers reported.

The date for the next LOPEC has also already been set: From February 25th to 27th, 2025 (trade fair: February 26th and 27th), Munich will once again be the venue for innovative technologies and knowledge transfer in the exciting electronics industry.



Joachim Klaehn

Head of Communications