Functional Electronics

At the convergence of Unconventional Nanoelectronics (NE), Flexible, Organic & Printed Electronics (FOPE) and Electronic Smart Systems (ESS), the term “Functional Electronics” encompasses this ever-increasing capability to integrate key digital technologies with cognitive functions, shifting from purely physical integration to functional integration.

Smarter (hybrid) electronic components and systems will become viable notably at high structural density on and in novel substrates (including, but not limited to, flexible, organic, printed) and structural systems (e.g. textiles, plastics, laminates, glass, steel).

A Joint Vision for “Functional Electronics”


This terminology is a result of the 5E project that reinforces collaboration and outreach of the electronics industry across Europe
and supports its stakeholders in seizing opportunities.