Launch of European battery alliance
Battery alliance announced in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing.
Sensars Neuroprosthetics grabs government funding for disruptive tech
European Commission's Horizon 2020 SME (small-medium sized enterprises) Instrument recently announced Sensars Neuroprosthetics as a Phase 1 recipient for funding of their SENSY technology. Phase 1 recipients receive €50000 in funding for 6 months to execute a feasibility study and draft a 10-page business proposal. This is intended to bring the technology from the idea to concept stage. There are currently 2813 participants, 2750 projects coordinated, and 1094,87M€ allocated to the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.
Clothes intertwined with nanotech will treat eczema
Tiny capsules embedded in the clothes we wear could soon be used to counteract the rise of sensitive skin conditions.
Artificial skin could allow robots to feel
Artificial skin with post-human sensing capabilities, and a better understanding of skin tissue, could pave the way for robots that can feel, smart-transplants and even cyborgs.
Robots to help children with autism
The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will design robots that can operate autonomously and help the therapist to improve the child's social interaction skills, such as turn-taking, imitation and joint attention.
ROMEO project: reducing cost for offshore wind farm operators
A new flagship European project funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme is seeking to reduce offshore O&M costs through the development of advanced monitoring systems and strategies, aiming to move from corrective and calendar based maintenance to a condition based maintenance, through analysing the real behaviour of the main components of wind turbines.
Qualcomm demonstrates dynamic electric vehicle charging
Eynamic electric vehicle charging allows vehicles to charge while driving.
Triboelectric Interview: Prof. Zhong Lin Wang, Gatech, 11 May 2017
IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop spoke to Professor Zhong Lin Wang of Gatech at Energy Harvesting Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show!