Turkey’s growing economy together with its success in the field of science are making it an increasingly interesting partner for the researchers in Europe. The importance of this kind of collaboration in a large number of fields is aiming to communicate and establish links to new research ideas. Among the European countries, Germany and Turkey are going to celebrate the 30th years anniversary of scientific relations in 2014. The two countries enjoy a special relationship with great potential for cooperation, not least due to the large number of people of Turkish descent living in Germany and the integration policy of the European Union. Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka and the Turkish Minister of Science, Technology and Industry, Nihat Ergün, have agreed to sponsor a “German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation”.
On behalf of the Executive and Organizing Committee, we warmly welcome your participation to the “The Internatıonal Workshop on Flexible Bio- and Organic Printed Electronics”, organized in Konya, TURKEY between the dates of 1st-3rd, May 2014. Konya is located in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey and inherits historical traces of great civilizations as it has been a host town to many civilizations during history. It is one of the unique centers that combine its historical heritage and cultural accumulation at present time. Konya was historically the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate and the Karamanids. The Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük in Konya Province was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012.
The call has been already announced by Federal Ministry of Education and Research and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Based on this call, we, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Lichttechnisches Institut (LTI), Selcuk University and Bordeaux University, will organize an international workshop on Flexible Bio- and Organic Printed electronics. Decorated with most prominent scientists working in the field of flexible electronics, this international meeting will bring the experts together with the scientists all over the world especially from Germany and Turkey where flexible electronics is crucial importants for future technology.
We are looking to welcome you in this exciting and the beautiful workshop and venue.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmut KUS
Coordinator of Scientific Action
Theme 1. Materials (Semiconductors, conductors, dielectrics and new materials)
Theme 2. Devices (OPVs, DSSCs, OLEDs, OFETs, OLETs, Bioelectronics, Sensors)
Theme 3. Patterning Techniques (Lithography, Nanopatterning Techniques, etc.)
Theme 4. Fabrication techniques (Digital printing, Roll-to-Roll, Vacuum Deposition, etc.)