26 Oct 2020
New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery
There are over 2.5 million movements of medical supplies, samples and other items between hospitals and medical centres annually in the UK, with the majority of movements being undertaken by commissioned couriers on the country's road network.
2 Oct 2020
Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane
Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world's fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane's core, called an 'ionBird', including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
18 Aug 2020
UK Takes the Next STEP in Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging
World-first technology that could unlock electric vehicle charging for people without driveways or garages is being trialed across London.
14 Aug 2020
London Bus Garage Becomes World's Largest Vehicle-to-Grid Site
A North London bus garage is set to become a 'virtual power station', generating electricity from buses when not in use. Following a transformation to garage nearly 100 new zero-emission electric buses, Northumberland Park is now one of the biggest electric bus facilities in Europe. The project, called Bus2Grid, is believed to be the world's largest vehicle-to-grid trial site.
3 Aug 2020
TG0 has developed a novel method of touch/pressure sensing, which relies on incorporating conductive material within injection molded plastic components. Touch location, gestures and pressure are then interpreted via signal processing and machine learning. Unlike other touch sensing methodologies multiple discrete electronic sensors are not needed.
3 Aug 2020
Printed Electronics Ltd
Printed Electronics Ltd (PEL) is a UK company focused on integration, development and commercialization of processes and systems for fabrication of electronic circuits, structures and devices using digital, additive, screen printing and inkjet methods. They offer very rapid product development and small/medium volume manufacturing.
29 Jun 2020
ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight
ZeroAvia conducted the first ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. The test flight is a significant milestone both for the UK's net zero and green aviation ambitions, and for ZeroAvia on the journey to demonstrating long-distance zero emission flights in large aircraft.
9 Jun 2020
PST Sensors manufacture printed, flexible, thin film temperature sensors based on a silicon nanoparticle composite ink. They are based in both the UK and South Africa, and also develop integrated sensing systems that utilize their printed thermistor technology.
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 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.