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 combing 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.

Founding partners


TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the 2,600 professionals at TNO, in our work every day.


Imec is an R&D hub for nano- and digital technologies. We believe in the combination of extremely talented people and a world-class infrastructure to enable a prosperous and sustainable future for all.

Our facilities

Our partners benefit from an extensive network of facilities, including lab spaces and cleanrooms. We invite you to take a virtual tour of our premium facilities

At Holst Centre we help our clients to become successful at developing world-class flexible and wireless electronics.

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.