TNO – Holst Centre

Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research. Holst Centre

TNO is an independent research organization that functions as a bridge between the worlds of academia and industry, and the public sector. TNO has around 3,500 employees working within nine domains for a wide range of clients, such as government agencies, the SME sector, civil society organizations, larger companies and service providers. We aim to translate research findings into straightforward applications and innovations to solve the challenges the world will encounter the day after tomorrow. We take the time to think calmly and thoroughly about issues and, once a project has been completed, we continue our search for tools, models and recommendations that will benefit our clients and society as a whole in the future.

At Holst Centre we develop, innovate and connect. We are an independent research and innovation centre, jointly operated by imec and TNO. We develop technologies that respond to the global societal challenges of tomorrow and contributes to a healthier and more sustainable world.

The TNO branch of the Holst Centre develops technologies for flexible electronics. Holst Centre is positioned between fundamental academic research and commercial product development. Typically, results obtained within Holst Centre aim for products that will appear on the market within three to ten years.

Principal investigator

Charlotte Kjellander received her MSc in Chemical Technologies in 2001 from Lund Institute of Technologies, Lund University, Sweden, including education at EPFL, Switzerland, and her PhD in Materials Sciences in 2006 from Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe), the Netherlands. The research interests during Charlotte’s career have included research in material properties of organic and polymeric materials for optical and electronical applications at TUe, Philips and the Holst Centre, as well as industrial development of large area coating technologies and development of smart IoT materials for the building and construction market. Her work has resulted in several patents and peer reviewed articles. Currently at the Holst Centre, Charlotte leads the technical developments of electronics integration for wearable applications, with special interests in organic materials for sensing applications, conformable materials for printed electronics for health applications, and haptics and tactile materials for augmented experience. Charlotte is and has been involved in several FP7, H2020, PENTA and Eurostar funded projects, some of them are Apatch, Ulimpia, Inno4Health, GaitKeeper, One-P and FLAME.