Shaping the future together

At Holst Centre, powered by imec and TNO, it’s all about creating technology that adds to the quality of life.

We believe that flexible and wireless electronics can contribute significantly to solving the world’s biggest challenges. By offering both the technology and its integration into existing systems, we can offer a complete solution for our partners.

Holst Centre, named after Gilles Holst, a Dutch research and development pioneer and the first director of Philips Research, was founded in 2005 by leading research institutes imec and TNO. By combining valuable expertise in wireless sensor technologies and flexible electronics, our clients benefit from a unique research and innovation centre for microelectronics, currently employing over 180 specialists from 28 nations. Our partners particularly value our ability to develop demonstrators and prototypes. Building on this proof-of-concept, they turn our technologies into new products and new manufacturing processes.

Innovation only happens
at the right time and place

Holst Centre offers state-of-the-art on-site facilities and is located right at the heart of High Tech Campus Eindhoven, considered to be the smartest square kilometre in the world and the global epicentre of micro-electronics development.

Be part of our open partnership ecosystem

From multinationals to small SMEs, our innovative partners represent the complete value chain. We currently have over 50 industrial partners and more than 40 long-term funded projects in our open innovation initiatives and we are continuously looking for new companies to join.

How can we help you?

Holst Centre is located at High Tech Campus Eindhoven. Here, industry, research institutes and universities meet to shape our future.