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The Facility

Facility:Innovate is a sister company of The Facility Architects, born from our innovative R&D projects. The devices we develop convert the mechanical movement associated with footsteps or transport vibration into useful electricity. Our energy harvesting initiatives have arisen from years of experience in environmental architecture. This includes constructing an entire building from recycled materials and creating a school building that doesn't require heating.
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30 Aug

Polestar electric performance brand opens first production facility

Polestar, the electric performance brand, has opened its first production facility, a key milestone for the rapidly growing car company. Polestar also announces its World Manufacturing Identifier, which officiates the brand as a standalone car company.
6 Aug

Tesla introduces Megapack: utility scale energy storage

Megapack significantly reduces the complexity of large-scale battery storage and provides an easy installation and connection process.
29 May

Fuel cell forklifts powered with solar hydrogen energy

The Toshiba ESS "H2PLAZA," produces and supplies hydrogen with renewable energy for fuel-cell forklifts and is now supplying hydrogen at Toyota.
13 May

Europe's first gigafactory for battery storage systems

Europe's first gigafactory for battery storage systems is being put into operation in Germany.
3 May

Disney solar facility capable of powering two theme parks

This facility is expected to generate enough renewable clean energy to operate two of Disney's four theme parks in Central Florida annually, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50,000 tons per year.
15 Apr

JOLED builds new printed OLED display facility

JOLED Inc has been developing the world's first printed OLED display mass-production lines, and started building production lines for the post-process at the recently established JOLED Chiba Site.
1 Apr

Perpetuus Advanced Materials

Perpetuus is a graphene company based in Wales UK.
17 Mar


Avanzare are one of the oldest and largest graphene producers in Europe, they provide graphene, graphene oxide and pre-dispersed intermediaries. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Dr Julio Gomez Gordon (Director).
7 Mar

Weland Solutions sets focus on automation

The result of one year's intensive work at Weland Solutions' development department is here; a brand new fully automatic goods to man solution.
26 Feb

Skin-worn reader for continuous oxygen monitoring

A reader worn on the skin and working in conjunction with an injected hydrogel sensor for real-time oxygen monitoring in tissue.
22 Feb

Portland first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar, battery

A new energy facility in Eastern Oregon combining 300 megawatts of wind generation with 50 megawatts of solar generation and 30 megawatts of battery storage.
18 Feb

Australia's first compressed air energy storage system

On behalf of the Australian Government, The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $6 million in funding for Australia's first energy storage project using compressed air.
13 Feb

Largest 3D printed rocket engine

Orbex has publicly unveiled its Prime rocket for the first time. Designed to deliver small satellites into Earth's orbit, the rocket is made from a specially-formulated lightweight carbon fibre and aluminium composite and includes the world's largest 3-D printed rocket engine.
7 Feb

Multi-million Pound centre to develop medical technologies using light

The Centre for Process Innovation has held a topping out ceremony to mark the completion of construction work on a new, state-of-the-art facility that will develop next generation light-based healthcare treatments.
5 Feb

Columbia exceeds renewable energy target

Columbia exceeded the target for creating renewable energy and increased by 9 percent from last year. Last year, Columbia's renewable electric supply came from wind (12.34 percent), landfill gas (3.24 percent) and solar (0.12 percent). The total amount supplied in 2017 was 15.70 percent which exceeds the requirement of 5 percent by 10.7 percent.
18 Jan

Wastewater as a source of renewable energy in Belarus

The city of Baranovichi in Belarus has gone "green" by installing the country's first wastewater treatment plant that turns organic waste into renewable energy.
11 Jan

First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

The top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the U.S. and a leading global medical device manufacturer from Europe announced the formation of the first provider-based additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants.
4 Dec

A new CO2 - negative energy source as an alternative to coal and oil

Using an existing, operational plant in Austria, NextFuel is introducing a completely new solution to climate change that is CO2 negative, cheap and massively scalable. The NextFuel briquette, made from fast growing elephant grass on marginal land, favorably competes with the rising cost of oil and the price of coal in most markets.
29 Nov

Mahindra extends boundaries of electric mobility

Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd dedicated to the country its first ever Electric Technology Manufacturing Hub in Karnataka. The new facility is set to revolutionise the way electric vehicle technology would be used in India, under Mahindra's +ME brand.
15 Nov

IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2018 Award Winners

At the 15th IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition held in Santa Clara on November 14-15, three organizations were honored for their great achievements in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies.