3M

3M

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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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2020
22 May 2020

Innovative Energy Storage System for Wind Farm Site

Plans for an innovative new energy storage system which would be located on the site of a South Yorkshire wind farm have been submitted for consideration.
21 May 2020

Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Researchers have discovered that certain crystals are more flexible and stretchable compared to current materials used for electronic applications. These new materials could therefore be used for making sensors and in robotics.
19 May 2020

Agrointelli

Agrointelli is a Danish development firm working on automation in agriculture. It formally started in 2015. In the first year it wanted to be perceived as an innovation. Now, however, it is producing its own products.
19 May 2020

EcoRobotix

Ecorobotix is an interesting agricultural robotics company located in the French border of Switzerland. It was established in 2014. The company was started by Steve Tanner who is today the CTO.
11 May 2020

Addionics

IDtechEx spoke with battery technology start-up company Addionics.
7 May 2020

Croda Energy Technologies: Immersion Cooling

Croda Energy Technologies have been actively researching esters for applications in immersion cooling for electric and hybrid vehicles. Additionally, combining with a phase change material can reduce system pumping, volume and costs.
7 May 2020

Citrine Informatics

Citrine Informatics provide a materials informatics platform. IDTechEx spoke with Greg Mulholland (CEO and co-founder).
17 Apr 2020

Materials Zone

Materials Zone are a platform technology for connected research data. IDTechEx interviewed their Co-founder and CTO Barak Sela.
3 Apr 2020

Flexible Electronics in Healthcare 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao, James Hayward and Raghu Das
27 Mar 2020

Li-ion Batteries 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland
27 Mar 2020

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Na Jiao
26 Mar 2020

Ford Helping to 3D Print Respirators, Ventilators

Ford Motor Company, joining forces with firms including 3M and GE Healthcare, is lending its manufacturing and engineering expertise to quickly expand production of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders and patients fighting coronavirus.
26 Mar 2020

TactoTek and Lightworks Partner for Lighting Innovation for Vehicles

TactoTek and Lightworks GmbH announced their collaboration on in-mold lighting solutions. Together the companies will accelerate the development and use of in-mold lighting for styling and function for vehicle interiors and exteriors.
26 Mar 2020

Hearables 2020-2030: Technology, Players and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
24 Mar 2020

Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence 2020: Trends, Opportunities, and Outlook

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao, James Hayward, Dr Luyun Jiang and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
20 Mar 2020

Immersion of Electric Vehicle Batteries: The Best Way to Keep Cool?

The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly, and with it the demand for fast charging, increased energy density and improved safety. Something that all these areas have in common is heat. Charging a battery quickly generates a lot of heat, with the extra energy capacity of modern and upcoming electric vehicle batteries, extracting this heat becomes more challenging.
16 Mar 2020

Redox Flow Batteries 2020-2030: Forecasts, Challenges, Opportunities

IDTechEx Report: Daniele Gatti
9 Mar 2020

Triboelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing (TENG) 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
26 Feb 2020

Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE

Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including Airborne Wind Energy. Alphabet/ Google and Facebook exiting large drones does not mean such aircraft are a failure. In Alphabet, a sister company of Google, was acquisition Makani in California and later Hawaii trialling a huge drone with eight propeller-generators and a 70 meter wingspan.
24 Feb 2020

redT

redT is a company listed on the London Stock Exchange that has spent the last 20 years developing a vanadium redox flow battery for stationary applications.