Seminar  /  4.7.2019

Advances and Challenges in Transferring EAP Technology into Industry

2nd International EAP Seminar Stuttgart – 7 Experts, 7 Topics

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Constant technological development due to industry 4.0 enables a growing automation and digitation in a broad field from production technology up to everyday work processes. Human-machine networking plays an important role in this. Thus, the growing demand of sensors and actuators leads to an increased need in novel technology such as electroactive polymer (EAP) technology. Basic research and the beginning of transfer of EAP technology into industry has already shown the great potential of EAPs and has led to worldwide interest in EAP technology while industrializing EAPs still is challenging.

On behalf of Fraunhofer IPA and AIST Kansai, the largest Japanese institute of applied sciences, we would like to cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the seminar “Electroactive Polymers: Advances and Challenges in Transferring EAP Technology into Industry” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA), Germany.

Talks from top-level researchers in the field of ionic electroactive polymers are awaiting you. This event intends to provide a platform for exchange on how the industry and research can symbiotically work together, trigger dialogue, provide enriching experience and offer opportunities for cooperation


  • Current research on ionic EAP
  • Ionic EAP in industry 4.0 and advanced digitation 
  • Material development: trends and possibilities
  • Programmable materials
  • Process technology for ionic EAP technology
  • Scalable printing dispersion and printing processes
  • Challenges in industrializing ionic EAP technology


  • Dr. Kinji Asaka, AIST, Japan
  • Dr. Takushi Sugino, AIST, Japan
  • Dr. Seisuke Ata, AIST, Japan
  • Dr. Alvo Aabloo, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Dr. Jose Martinez, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Ivica Kolarić, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
  • Raphael Neuhaus, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany



Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA