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2020
19 May 2020

Small Robot Company

Small Robot Company was established in 2017 in the UK. They have raised £2.5M so far and have 18 people. They wanted to enable the rise of small agricultural robots.
12 May 2020

CPI Announces Smart-Labelling Using Battery-on-Circuit Technology

CPI announced a new collaborative project with Reelables to demonstrate a novel technology for printing smart Battery-on-Circuit labels, used to track shared objects in workspaces. This low-cost power source will eliminate the need for expensive and bulky external batteries for printed electronics, overcoming a key barrier to their widening application, mass production and industry growth.
17 Apr 2020

Proteus Instruments

Proteus started out from its parent company RS Hydro. It is a trading division of RS Hydro and was formed on the back of an innovation project to develop a real-time BOD sensor. IDTechEx interviewed Hannah Gunter, technical research assistant and Michael Oswell, Sales Director.
25 Mar 2020

Advanced Electric Machines Ltd

Advanced Electric Machines (AEM) produce a novel form of electric motor which has no reliance on rare-earths or copper windings. AEM have a partnership and applications within commerical vehicles and are looking to expand even further.
11 Mar 2020

UK's First Electric Forecourt Under Construction, Opening Summer 2020

The first of a nationwide network of over 100 Electric Forecourts is now under construction and will open this summer. The Electric Forecourt near Braintree, Essex, can charge 24 electric vehicles at once with superchargers that can deliver up to 350kW of charging power, enabling people to charge vehicles within 20-30 minutes initially, and much faster in the future as battery technologies mature.
28 Feb 2020

Robotic Crawler for Internal Repair of Pipelines

The development of the first ever FSWBot, Friction Stir Welding Robotic Crawler for internal repair and refurbishment of pipelines, is designed to transform the way industries deal with pipeline issues.
26 Feb 2020

CPI Partners with Canadian SME and National Research Council of Canada

CPI has announced the successful development of a scalable purification process for graphene oxide production in partnership with Graphene Leaders Canada Inc. a Canadian SME, and the National Research Council of Canada. This will overcome a key barrier to future large-scale production of GO, reducing costs and facilitating the adoption of GO to improve performance of industrial products.
20 Feb 2020

CPI Partners with LiNa Energy to Create Next-Gen Battery Technology

CPI announced the success of its £250,000 collaborative project with LiNa Energy and Lancaster University to demonstrate the proof-of-concept of LiNa's novel sodium-nickel-chloride battery technology.
19 Feb 2020

RD Graphene

RD Graphene are a company that manufacture 3D graphene for sensing and energy storage applications. IDTechEx spoke to Alastair Carrington (commercial director).
2019
27 Dec 2019

Rolls-Royce Unveils All-electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Rolls-Royce's ambitions to build the world's fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ MPH.
16 Dec 2019

Non-Chemical Weed Zapping With Rootwave

Small Robot Company announced the world's first non-chemical precision robotic weeding for cereal crops. Using electricity and artificial intelligence, the 'Dick' robot will zap individual weeds using commercially-proven RootWave weed zapping technology. Early field trials are due to commence in 2020.
13 Dec 2019

CPI Supports Successful Smart Food-Labelling Project

CPI has supported the development of a next generation smart labelling technology aimed at dramatically cutting food waste and health risks across the perishable goods industry.
5 Dec 2019

Full Throttle on Global Vehicle to Grid Trials

A new website has gathered a complete picture of vehicle-to-grid projects in one place to help industry collaboration.
3 Dec 2019

August International

IDTechEx interviewed Harrison Rookard, Sales Executive at August International.
28 Nov 2019

Catapult Satellite Applications

Catapult Satellite Applications is a non-profit organisation that aims to boost UK productivity by helping companies to harness the power of satellites. A major focus for Catapult Satellite Applications is agricultural technology. At the REAP Conference 2019, IDTechEx Technology Analyst spoke with Calum Kelly, Agri-Tech Solutions Lead at Catapult Satellite Application
19 Nov 2019

Bionic Hand Made in Ten Hours

A bionic hand can be made to measure in 10 hours and can grip using a moveable thumb. Designers and engineers have been able to entirely 3D Print the device with embedded electrical circuitry to seamlessly connect sensors and actuators.
8 Oct 2019

Further grant support from Faraday Battery Challenge

Ilika announces the offer of a further £0.9m funding directly to Ilika under the UK Government's Faraday Battery Challenge:
14 Aug 2019

Used car batteries could power farms in the developing world

As part of a Circular Economy for electric vehicle battery systems, as the number of such vehicles increases rapidly, the need to find the best way to reuse and recycle vehicle batteries becomes just as intense.
14 Jun 2019

Nexeon and partners funded for new battery materials initiative

Nexeon is leading a new project to optimise coating technology for its silicon material. This approach will result in improved cell performance, and also extend the system compatibility of silicon anode materials, allowing use of lower cost electrolyte formulations and lower overall battery cell costs.
13 Jun 2019

Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.