20 Feb 2023
Opteran is a start-up that has replicated the architecture of bee brains in a software package capable of navigation. IDTechEx spoke with David Rajan (CEO and Co-Founder) and Professor James Marshall (Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder)
19 Jan 2023
GlucoRx is a UK-based supplier of diabetes management devices, founded in 2011. The company has recently developed a noninvasive continuous glucose monitor (NICGM), named the "BioXensor", based on work done at the University of Sheffield. During MEDICA 2022, IDTechEx spoke with GlucoRx about this NICGM.
13 Jan 2023
Connected Energy (CE) are headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The company operate in Europe to provide and enable second-life battery energy storage systems (BESS) and began working in this market in 2013.
14 Oct 2022
Aegiq is developing quantum photonic technology, primarily single-photon light sources with applications in quantum communications, computing, and sensing. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed CEO Dr Max Sich to learn more about the company.
4 Oct 2022
New Evidence for Liquid Water Beneath the South Polar Ice Cap of Mars
An international team of researchers has revealed new evidence for the possible existence of liquid water beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. The researchers used spacecraft laser-altimeter measurements of the shape of the upper surface of the ice cap to identify subtle patterns in its height. They then showed that these patterns match computer model predictions for how a body of water beneath the ice cap would affect the surface.
1 Aug 2022
Intertronics Supports 3D Printed Bioelectronics Research
When the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at The University of Sheffield was looking for a way to accurately 3D print bioelectronic sensors, it reached out to Intertronics for support. The company supplied mixing and dispensing equipment to improve the consistency and quality of the mix, achieve better printing definition, and reduce blockages in the nozzle of the 3D printer.
15 Mar 2022
Project to Digitise Reusable Packaging
The project code-named TRACE (Technology-enabled Reusable Assets for a Circular Economy) will use PragmatIC's ultra-low-cost NFC technology to give reusable containers unique digital identities so that the packages can be efficiently and effectively returned and reused.
2 Mar 2022
Storing Summer Heat to use in Winter
New technology that could store heat for days or even months, helping the shift towards net zero, is the focus of a new project involving the Active Building Centre Research Programme. Thermal energy storage means excess energy generated at times when renewables are in abundance can be stored and released to make up future shortfalls.
16 Nov 2021
University of Sheffield, ITM Power Announce Green Hydrogen Gigafactory
The University of Sheffield and ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory and a joint plan to launch a National Hydrogen Research, Innovation and Skills Centre.
18 Jan 2021
Machine Learning Making Light Work of AM Aerospace Alloys
Machine learning technology will be used to make the additive manufacturing process of metallic alloys for aerospace cheaper and faster, encouraging production of lightweight, energy-efficient aircraft to support net zero targets for aviation.
28 Dec 2020
Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells on Threshold of 30% Efficiency
An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record of 29.15% efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided stable performance for 300 hours - even without encapsulation. To accomplish this, the group headed by Prof. Steve Albrecht investigated physical processes at the interfaces to improve the transport of the charge carriers.
28 Nov 2020
EpiPix is a spin-out from University of Sheffield in the UK on January 31, 2020. The company develops and commercialize micro-LED technology for AR/VR devices, 3D sensing and LiFi.
17 Aug 2020
AI Could Speed up and Improve Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Artificial intelligence could help to diagnose Alzheimer's faster and improve patient prognosis, a new study has revealed.
22 Jul 2020
Photo-Rechargable Zinc-Ion Devices Merge Solar Cell and Battery Tech
Scientists have made a battery that can be directly charged in sunlight without needing an external solar panel. Clever design of the battery electrodes facilitates photo-rechargeable zinc-ion batteries that could find applications as cheap devices for off-grid solar farms.