The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

It has been an exciting year for printed/flexible electronics, with rapidly increasing interest from end-users and a corresponding increase in applications becoming a commercial reality. Furthermore, the technology itself continues to advance, with innovations in materials and manufacturing methodologies facilitating multiple applications that range from healthcare to automotive interiors, and from displays to solar panels.
Despite this diversity of applications, there are some common factors driving market adoption. Arguably most important is the desire for real-time monitoring and subsequent algorithmic analysis, which applies to electronic skin patches, Industry 4.0, smart packaging and more. The desire for greater integration of electronics into automotive interiors, consumer goods, and even buildings is another factor the drives technologies such as in-mold electronics and 3D electronics.
In this webinar Dr Matthew Dyson, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, will cover the following topics:
  • The accelerating transition of printed/flexible electronics from technology push to market pull, as end-users become increasingly aware of its capabilities and advantages.
  • Applications of printed/flexible electronic technologies that have been commercialized over the last 12 months, and a roadmap for future adoption.
  • A selection of both technical and commercial developments within the sector over the last year.
IDTechEx have been covering technologies and applications within the printed/flexible electronics sector for many years, developing long-standing relationships with both established and early-stage companies that enable us to provide detailed insight.
We offer a wide range of technical market research reports on the sector, on topics such as printed/flexible sensors, conductive inks, and 3D/additive electronics along with application-specific reports such as 'printed/flexible electronics for automotive applications.' Our reports include technical analysis, SWOT analysis, granular 10-year market forecasts, application examples, detailed company profiles, and an assessment of technological/commercial readiness levels.
Q&A Session
There will be a Q&A session at the end of this webinar, where Dr Dyson will answer a few questions that have been sent in.
Please send your questions to by Thursday 4th November. Please note that we will not have time to answer all of the questions sent in.


Dr Matthew Dyson
Dr Matthew Dyson
Principal Technology Analyst