IHK Research Transfer Award for Flexible Circuit Boards
Dr. Thomas Löher and his team have been awarded the IHK Research Transfer Award for their design of an elastic circuit board. Endowed with a prize of €10,000, the award celebrates the “TWINflex Stretch” project, conducted in cooperation with Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG to develop and ready a flexible circuit board for industrial production. Fraunhofer IZM worked on the technological underpinnings of the project, while Würth Elektronik investigated the required manufacturing processes. The flexible circuit board can be employed e.g. in wearable electronics or in medical technology, and it is already actively being used in a specialized diagnostic chest-strap for infants.