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Oxford University's Materials Department is highly industry facing, and it is in this department that the Advanced Nanoscale Engineering Group is based. The group engages in research into Phase Change Materials based optoelectronics, NEMS and Advanced Nanomanufacturing.
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6 Aug 2020


Optellum was founded in 2016 in the UK. It has raised $1.3M of funding and has 25 employees as of Q2 2020.
3 Aug 2020

The Solar Cell You Can Print

These next-generation photovoltaics show great promise: their performance competes with current technology, but they have the advantages of being flexible, lightweight, cheap to produce, and they can be printed directly onto products during manufacture.
21 Feb 2020

Global Initiative to use Wearables for Dementia Detection

Led by Alzheimer's Research UK, the project will harness and analyse a wealth of digital data to develop signatures of disease - or "fingerprints" - that can be then detected using wearable technologies, such as smart watches.
6 Jan 2020


Nanopore was founded in 2005 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford by Hagan Bayley, developing a disruptive, electronic, single-molecule sensing system based on nanopore science.
12 Sep 2019

New AI technology for advanced heart attack prediction

Technology developed using artificial intelligence could identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack at least 5 years before it strikes, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation.
23 Aug 2019

Dycotec: A Growth Story

IDTechEx recently interviewed Dycotec, a provider of printed electronics materials. Dycotec is an advanced materials company developing and manufacturing electrically and thermally conductive, insulator, adhesives and overcoat products. It sells over 50 standard products globally from low to high volume. It sells both directly via its on-line website or through global distribution channels in the US, Far East and India.
12 Aug 2019


IDTechEx interviewed Ian Clark, Business Development Manager at Dycotec. Dycotec has grown rapidly from their foundation in 2015 to be a profitable one-stop-shop provider of materials for printed electronics.
14 Jun 2019

Nexeon and partners funded for new battery materials initiative

Nexeon is leading a new project to optimise coating technology for its silicon material. This approach will result in improved cell performance, and also extend the system compatibility of silicon anode materials, allowing use of lower cost electrolyte formulations and lower overall battery cell costs.
17 May 2019

Use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep-sea

Artificial intelligence could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new research.
8 Apr 2019

Grid-scale lithium-vanadium hybrid project in the UK

UK Research and Innovation will contribute c.£10 million to support the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford project, which will showcase cutting-edge electric vehicle charging, energy storage systems, and low carbon heating, plus smart energy management technologies to support Oxford City Council's journey to zero carbon.
26 Mar 2019

Electronics at the nanoscale: challenges and opportunities

Silver, gold and copper nanowires are leading contenders for next-generation nanoscale devices, however greater understanding of how they work and improved production methods are needed before they can be widely used.
22 Feb 2019

World's first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss

Researchers in Oxford have carried out the world's first gene therapy operation to tackle the root cause of age-related macular degeneration.
5 Jan 2019

Oxford Photovoltaics

Oxford PV is a spin out from Oxford University. The perovskite solar cell technology they use is based on the invention by Dr Henry Snaith in the Department of Physics, Oxford University.
6 Dec 2018

Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

EU-funded scientists have developed a high-resolution microdisplay chip for less bulky high-performance virtual reality and assisted-vision headsets.
5 Dec 2018

Emergency admission predicted with AI

Machine learning can be used to analyse electronic health records and predict the risk of emergency hospital admissions.
26 Oct 2018

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Each year, tens of thousands of refugees--many fleeing war, violence, and persecution--are resettled in dozens of host countries around the world. While there is growing evidence that the initial placement of refugee families profoundly affects their lifetime outcomes, there have been few attempts to use technology to optimize resettlement destinations.
11 Oct 2018

Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to new research.
4 Oct 2018

Targeting 37% efficient perovskite solar cells

Oxford PVTM announced a five year research project with the University of Oxford to develop a thin-film multi-junction perovskite solar cell, with a target 37% efficiency and long term stability.
20 Jul 2018

Ecology and AI

It's poised to transform fields from earthquake prediction to cancer detection to self-driving cars, and now scientists are unleashing the power of deep learning on a new field - ecology.
11 Jun 2018

AI to identify, count, describe wild animals

Deep learning can automatically identify, count and describe animals in their natural habitats.