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 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 is a medical device company specialised in laparoscopic instrument holders.
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.
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
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core discussed Materialise's Software business unit with Thomas Moens and Stijn De Rijck.
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.
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.
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.
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.