Applications. Technologies. Opportunities.
11 - 12 April 2018 | Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany

IDTechEx Launchpad

The IDTechEx Launchpad is an exciting new area in the exhibition that will feature live demonstrations of innovative and emerging products from early stage companies covering:

Technologies covered:

  • 3D Printing
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Off Grid Energy Independence
  • Energy Storage
  • Graphene
  • IoT
  • Printed Electronics
  • Sensors
  • Wearable Technology

Winners of IDTechEx Launchpad

Twenty One early-stage companies have been selected for the IDTechEx Launchpad, an exciting initiative that provides them the opportunity to showcase prototypes and demonstrations of their new products.

Applications now closed

Bettair Cities S.L

Bettair® is a company that offers a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that permits, for the first time, to map air pollution in cities on a previously unimaginable scale based on a large deployment of outstandingly accurate gas sensors. For the demonstration purposes, Bettair Cities will install a Bettair node in the facilities that will transmit air quality data and noise level data to the cloud. The data can be visualized in the platform in real time.


Breath! is a wearable and smart garments collection born to aid people to perform proper breathing during Yoga or Pilates practice. At the IDTechEx Launchpad, Breath will show their demonstrator that is made up by the smart garment, an electronic device and the APP installed on the smart-phone or tablet for better viewing the breathing data.
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Buzz Technology

Buzz Technology will be showcasing a new and innovative solution for distributed manufacturing solution for electronics products as well as a selection of robotics products - all of which address significant environmental, social and economic problems.


sense2beat is a digital health start-up developing wearable ECG monitoring system for arrhythmia management and stroke prevention. The company focuses on stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation through continuous up to 7-days ECG monitoring. We develop a body-worn multi-lead adhesive ECG-sensor with clinical grade accuracy and an adaptive algorithm for noisy data analysis and arrhythmia detection. Proposed solution can help to perform arrhythmia screening, therefore potentially reducing number of heart-related complications as well as healthcare system load. At sense2beat we aim to bring high quality service and to help reshape the clinical-patient interaction.


CityQ is about making a new type of ebikes to replace car traffic But CityQ is also about offering such new vehicle as part of MaaS - "mobility as a service" (AVIS is one of several such partners). Bosch just entered the MaaS market (expected to be USD 140MRD in 2022 according to PWC*. All electric vehicles from buses to cars and ebike will be connected and many self-driving. CityQ will be built to support this in the years to come. According to PWC there will be 470 millions connected vehicles by 2025.


A range extender combines the best of both worlds. Microturbine driven generators are ideal range extenders and are already used as small electrical power stations on commercial aircraft. Compared to combustion engines, microturbines are more compact, fuel-type independent, produce less NOx and less particles. CLARENBACH Turbines develops a low-cost 50 kW microturbine range extender. It does not require maintenance for 400.000 driving kilometers and it runs on many fuel types such as diesel, propane, biofuels, methane and hydrogen.

Design LED Products

Scottish SME, Design LED Products Ltd. (abbreviated here to DesignLED), has a disruptive and internationally patented technology which offers class leading sustainability and efficiency, with built in optics, in a thin and mechanically flexible light sheet. DesignLED will be demonstrating the technology and lasted innovations in the integration of fully additive printed electronics, inorganic LEDs, sensors, and micro-optics.


digiBlitz are an IOT Monetization Platform company that uses the power of Blockchain and IOT to bring in a comprehensive Monetization solution to enterprises.

Embever GmbH

The Embever GmbH operates a platform (Embever Core) for the development of energy-efficient IoT products. Thanks to Embever's innovative system, IoT devices can send and receive data without battery replacement for years. The Embever Core opens up completely new fields of application for wireless IoT products. Limitations such as high energy consumption and dependencies on local networks are eliminated. They demonstrate with a connected display how data can be sent in an energy-efficient way to the devices via Embever Core without the need of local networks.


Feeltronix overcomes the current mechanical limitations of circuit board technologies. They provide design and manufacturing solutions for in-rubber structural electronics. Feeltronix-enabled devices are highly conformal and can withstand repeated and extreme mechanical deformations (flex, twist, stretch, fold). Their current prospective applications are within the sports, consumer electronics, and smart textile industries.


FlexeGRAPH has developed a family of fluids enhanced with nanotechnology to replace existing water and glycol based coolants and liquids used in heat transfer applications. Their patented, breakthrough technology, allows 60% improved heat exchange compared with market leading materials providing unprecedented performance for liquids used in applications where managing and directing high thermal loads is critical.

Rdot AB

rdot AB is a Swedish company that is developing and commercializing an ultra-low-cost and energy efficient display technology. The display is suitable for a wide range of applications, such as industrial IoT, medical technology devices, wearable technology, and smart surfaces. The printable electrochromic display can be made in both small and large areas and in many different colours, shapes, and forms.

Lionrock Batteries

Lionrock Batteries Ltd. manufactures flexible and safe rechargeable lithium ion batteries for these rapidly growing new wearables and IoT industries. The patented nanofiber cell structure makes batteries repeatably bendable, ultrathin and light weight with excellent safety and life cycle performances. This technology has won the Gold Medal at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2017. Sample of different sizes are available now from:


ReVibe Energy® was founded to power the Industrial Internet of Things in a reliable, flexible and sustainable fashion. Through a unique vibration energy harvesting technology, their products offer customers the possibility to convert the vibrations that exist in most industrial environments to electricity to fully power their sensor and monitoring systems. The need for normal batteries and cables will be eliminated.

Simbeyond B.V.

Simbeyond accelerates development of advanced materials and high-tech devices as used in state-of-the-art display, lighting and signage applications. Bumblebee is our state-of-the-art kinetic Monte Carlo simulation code, optimized for molecular-scale simulations of opto-electronic processes in disordered systems, such as OLEDs, OPV and OFETs. The intuitive web interface of Bumblebee allows you to quickly prepare and specify your virtual experiment and start dozens of device or material simulations from your laptop using the cloud-based environment.

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is one of Israel's foremost research and teaching universities. Founded in 1956, TAU is located in Israel's cultural, financial and industrial center. TAU strive to create win-win connections that support fertile, groundbreaking research while providing companies with discoveries that give them a crucial competitive edge. The technologies they choose to present at the IDTechEx Show! include, silver nanowires transparent conductive films, silicon anode for Li-ion batteries and 3D micro batteries.


Our first product is Hy. Unlike every other headphone on the market, Hy is designed from scratch to be worn all day, without affecting your natural hearing. To achieve this, we have invented a speaker driver which uses a combination of air-conduction for mid and high frequency sound, and bone-conduction for the low frequency sound usually lost when the ear is not blocked. This allows the user all-day, immediate access to music, calls and information via a voice controlled interface, without compromising their natural hearing.

ViCardio Limited

The ViCardio® solution is the first commercial offering of the novel TLT blood pressure sensor Unlike other attempts at cuffless technology over the past 50 years, which have proved problematic and highly inaccurate, the TLT team have broken a major barrier developing a high-fidelity system that easily and without any energy entering the body accurately and effectively generates the most important surface physiological parameters that determine blood pressure.

University of Limerick

Stokes Power will be demonstrating the capabilities of the VEH-1 vibration energy harvesting unit. This wideband and tunable harvester can be used to indefinitely provide power to self-contained sensor devices for a range of purposes related to the Internet of Things. The interactive demonstration will highlight the VEH-1's ability to adapt to various vibration environments. The harvested power will be used to activate a low power sensor node and the measured data will be displayed on a network device.

UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD's quantum dot luminescent solar concentrator technology enables partially transparent solar windows by absorbing, converting, and then guiding light to solar cells hidden in the frame of a window. According to UbiQD, a spinoff commercializing technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and M.I.T., this simple and scalable approach is attractive to architects because it has a wide range of colors and degrees of window tints, while efficiently harvesting sunlight with façade-integrated approach.


Born out of the research labs of Delft University of Technology, with over 40 years of experience in nanotechnology, VSPARTICLE believes there is a whole new world of possibilities and materials at the nanoscale. Through there international distribution network VSPARTICLE is currently offering there VSP-G1 nanoparticle generator which helps VSPARTICLE customers to make pure inorganic nanoparticles at the push of a button. In 2018 VSPARTICLE will launch a new system that enables customers to directly print nanostructured layers on any substrate. Using the advancement of nanotechnology without any hassle or

launch new business

Why are we doing this? IDTechEx recognize that it can be difficult for very small companies or research organizations to show their big advances in the traditional manner of exhibiting where no budget may be assigned. The IDTechEx Launchpad will give such entities the ability to reach the international audience, and for the community to see the state-of-the-art systems.

Feedback from previous Launchpad winners

"We honestly did not know what to expect from this exhibition, as it was the first in the history of the company. We were quite overwhelmed by the extent of business opportunities and exchange of these." Mr Nils Sveje, Bike2Aps

"The exhibition has been perfectly organized and it has been a very useful showcase for our new-born start-up. The product idea has encountered great interest of the other companies." Dr Francesco Guido, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia