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3M is an innovative company with such diverse products as Post-it notes, Littmann stethoscopes and high tech abrasives. 3M's Optical Systems Division makes consumer electronic displays brighter, lighter-weight and more energy efficient. In the business since consumer electronics became popular, Optical Systems continues to bring new innovative solutions to customers. The latest innovation brings wide color gamuts to displays with a flexible, transparent barrier film. With $30 billion in global sales in 2012, 3M employs more than 85,000 worldwide.
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27 Nov

Design for world's most powerful tidal turbine

Orbital Marine Power has revealed the designs of its upcoming commercial production tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW, which is targeted to be deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney in 2020.
5 Nov

Quantum dots: overview of 25 companies

In this presentation, we provide an update on various companies active in the quantum dot (QD) business.
18 Oct

A report from Solar & Storage Live 2018

Solar & Storage Live is one of the UK renewable energy industry's premier annual events and is attended by a range of technology developers and policy makers with an interest in the solar & storage market, both in the UK and internationally.
21 Sep

Verdant Power secures $6 million funding for tidal power system

Verdant Power has received $6 million in funding for the next phase of its program to advance the development of the Company's tidal power system in New York.
6 Sep


Inergys are a French start-up company developing small wind turbines for urban applications.
31 Jul

LifeSignals announces FDA Clearance

LifeSignals received FDA clearance for its wireless LP1100 Life Signal Patch for enabling the next generation of wearable, healthcare monitoring devices.
24 Jul


ChromoGenics was founded in 2003, spun out from Uppsala University of Sweden, and is a provider of a unique, highly flexible electrochromic films with exiting applications in BIPV and transport.
24 Jul

Out of the lab and into a plane: Materials making aircraft lighter

In the aerospace sector reducing the weight is one of the greatest constant priorities. Due to the high technical requirements, economic and legislative drivers, and relatively deep pockets, aerospace is often the first significant adopter of emerging lightweight materials. This article highlights some of these materials at different stages of technology readiness and suggests what their initial application will be.
18 Jul

ScottCare Cardiovascular Solution

IDTechEx interviewed Snehraj Merchant, VP of Engineering at ScottCare. They are involved in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, diagnosis and associated data integration and services, including a skin patch product for mobile cardiac telemetry.
28 Jun

£20m in savings to UK businesses over 10 years of smart grid operation

An Edinburgh energy company started at a kitchen table is celebrating its birthday, by announcing it has surpassed the £20 million mark in benefits for its customers, over the past 10 years of live smart grid operations.
11 Jun

Stationary batteries go with the flow

RFBs have the potential to become a mainstream technology that will compete directly with lithium-ion and sodium-sulphur, currently the two leading chemistries in the stationary storage market.
6 Jun

Nightingale Security

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8 May


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6 Apr

Another record financial year for Midsummer

Midsummer, developer and supplier of advanced solar energy technology solutions for the production and installation of light weight thin film solar panels, announced its financial results for 2017.
4 Apr

Transparent Conductive Films and Materials 2018-2028: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Raghu Das
29 Mar

Haptics 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
29 Mar

Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles in Mining 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Aman Atak
27 Feb

Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists

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27 Feb

Non-Toxic Materials for Electronics/ Electrics: Large Emerging Markets 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Lorenzo Grande
26 Feb

3D Printing 2018-2028: Technology and Market Analysis

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