24 Jun 2022
Heliatek is a Germany company founded in 2006. It is developing thin flexible organic photovoltaic films for building integration. Its first commercial product, HeliaSol, was produced in 2021.
26 May 2022
Senorics is an early-stage German company that has produced miniaturized spectrometers based on organic electronics. These are targeted at consumer applications such as robotic vacuum cleaners.
23 Mar 2022
Xolo is a German 3D printing company developing 'xolography', a volumetric additive manufacturing technique. IDTechEx spoke with CEO and cofounder Dirk Radzinski.
2 Mar 2022
Tess Skyrme interviewed Dr Bezugly about the company's carbon nanotube-based detector chips for smell recognition, and plans for scale-up using their recently acquired Series A funding.
23 Sep 2020
Printable Organic Transistors
High-definition roll-up televisions or foldable smartphones may soon no longer be unaffordable luxury goods that can be admired at international electronics trade fairs.
13 Apr 2020
Solar Energy Solutions for Facades
Photovoltaic elements are usually found on rooftops - after all, that's where solar irradiation is highest. However, as researchers have discovered, PV elements on facades can be a useful way to supplement the power supply. If appropriately designed, they can be attractively integrated and deliver 50 percent more energy than existing types of wall-mounted PV elements. Even concrete walls are suitable.
2 Sep 2019
New findings on human speech recognition
In many households, it is impossible to imagine life without language assistants - they switch devices on or off, report on news from all over the world or know what the weather will be like tomorrow. The speech recognition of these systems is mostly based on machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence.
12 Jul 2019
3D printing human tissue for astronauts
3D printing human tissue could help keep astronauts healthy all the way to Mars. An ESA project has produced its first bioprinted skin and bone samples.
14 Jun 2018
Organic light-emitting diodes become brighter and more durable
Researchers demonstrate the possibility of using ultrastable film formation to improve the performance of state-of-the-art OLEDs.
6 Feb 2017
With or without a driver, vehicles are able to cooperate
Researchers have developed an algorithm for automated vehicles to operate in traffic alongside manually-driven vehicles. This is a key step in the shift towards autonomous driving expected to be achieved by 2030.