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2020
1 Jun 2020

Hydropower Plants to Support Solar and Wind Energy in West Africa

Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner. A new study in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability has now mapped the potential for such "solar-wind-water" strategies for West Africa: an important region where the power sector is still under development, and where generation capacity and power grids will be greatly expanded in the coming years.
16 Apr 2020

ArtiQ

ArtiQ aims to support doctors in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of respiratory diseases. With its first artificial intelligence-based software, ArtiQ.PFT, it supports the interpretation of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and improves the diagnostic environment for lung diseases.
9 Jan 2020

HEPHAESTUS Surgical

Hephaestus Surgical is a medical device company specialised in laparoscopic instrument holders.
2019
27 Nov 2019

Swarm of Smart Marbles to Inspect Pipelines

A swarm of marbles that flows through your intestines in order to detect thickening. It sounds like science fiction, but it's closer to reality than you might think. Engineers have developed sensors that are able to inspect hard-to-reach or even inaccessible environments.
30 Jul 2019

Perovskite crystal discovery enables new generation of solar panels

A study explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity - can be stabilized. As a result, the crystals turn black, enabling them to absorb sunlight. This is necessary to be able to use them in new solar panels that are easy to make and highly efficient.
17 Jun 2019

New method aims to improve match between DNA sample and face database

Predicting what someone's face looks like based on a DNA sample remains a hard nut to crack for science. It is, however, getting easier to use such a sample to filter the right face from a face database.
21 Mar 2019

Novel nanomaterial promises improvements in batteries and more

imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy, and digital technologies and KU Leuven, both partners in EnergyVille, present a novel nanomesh material that could mean a breakthrough in a variety of sustainable-application sectors.
21 Mar 2019

Milestone for next-gen solid-state batteries to power EVs

Imec and partner in EnergyVille, has fabricated an innovative type of solid-state Li-ion battery achieving an energy density of 200 Wh/liter at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours).
19 Feb 2019

The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing 2019 in Berlin, 10-11 April

The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing 2019 in Berlin, which offers the opportunity for key innovators and end users across several verticals to share their insights and expertise in the leading edge of additive manufacturing. IDTechEx forecasts the total market value of 3D printers, materials and services will be $22 billion by 2028.
2018
27 Jun 2018

Tracking cancer-cell development with "drinkable" electronic sensors

Thanks to an unorthodox approach being proposed by researchers, patients may soon be able to track their illness simply by drinking a solution containing millions of tiny electronic sensors disguised as bacteria.
13 Jun 2018

Gene editing just got easier

An international team of researchers has made CRISPR technology more accessible and standardized by simplifying its complex implementation. The simpler, faster CRISPR offers a broad platform for off-the shelf genome engineering that may lower the barrier of entry for this powerful technology.
18 Apr 2018

EU funded collaboration to make perovskite solar cells market reality

Aan ambitious 3-year European Union funded project, "ESPResSo" (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), that gathers known leaders in the field of perovskite PV technology to revolutionize Europe's photovoltaics (PV) industry.
30 Jan 2018

Materialise

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core discussed Materialise's Software business unit with Thomas Moens and Stijn De Rijck.
2017
25 Sep 2017

Teijin Aramid supporting student teams in solar car race

Teijin Aramid has announced it is supporting two student teams, one from KU Leuven and one from the University of Michigan, to compete in the 'Challenger' category of this year's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
21 Feb 2017

Low-power chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous

Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition software might require about 1 watt of power, the new chip requires between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts, depending on the number of words it has to recognize.
2016
21 Jun 2016

Highly efficient bifacial solar cells with near 100% bifaciality

With a rear cell efficiency close to the efficiency measured from the front of the cell, imec's new achievement underscores the ability to strongly enhance the energy yield of photovoltaic modules made with this type of cell.
15 Feb 2016

Is the 45 km/h electric bike a real alternative for the car?

The Belgian Green politician Björn Rzoska has recently entered quite a remarkable commuting experiment. In the next three months, he will travel from his home to the Flemish Parliament in Brussels on a 45 km/h electric bike. As a result, he will be riding around 100 km a day.
1 Jan 2016

New industrial possibilities for nanoporous thin films

Metal-organic frameworks are a new type of materials with nanoscale pores.
2013
14 Jan 2013

Paul Heremans Technology Director Flexible Electronics at Holst Centre

As per January 7, imec-Fellow Paul Heremans has become Technology Director for the Flexible Electronics Research activities at Holst Centre.
2010
24 Mar 2010

Portable, easy-to-wear mind speller typing words with your brain

Imec, Holst Centre and the lab of neuro- and psychophysiology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven on the 23rd March presented the Mind Speller, a portable, easy-to-wear, intelligent textual and verbal communications prototype device enabling people with motoric disabilities (suffering from for example brain paralysis or speech or language disorders) to communicate.