28 Dec 2021
Phosphorene Nanoribbons Live up to Hype in First Demonstration
Researchers have incorporated phosphorene nanoribbons into new types of solar cells, dramatically improving their efficiency. Phosphorene nanoribbons are ribbon-like strands of the 2D material phosphorous, which, similar to graphene, are made of single-atom-thick layers of atoms. PNRs were first produced in 2019, and hundreds of theoretical studies have predicted how their properties could enhance all kinds of devices, including batteries, biomedical sensors, and quantum computers.
22 Dec 2021
Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material
Scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond.
17 Aug 2021
Econic Technologies is a British start-up working to commercialize catalyst technologies that incorporate carbon dioxide into polymers with a wide range of downstream applications. In August 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Econic's CEO, Keith Wiggins.
30 Jul 2021
New SecQuAL Consortium Launches
A group of eleven UK companies has been awarded funding by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for a project designed to bring technology to the fore in the farm-to-fork ecosystem. The award is part of 'Made Smarter Innovation delivered by UK Research and Innovation'
24 Jun 2021
FedTech (printed sensors)
FedTech is a start-up 'venture builder' that aims to provide support and funding to early stage technology-based start-ups. IDTechEx caught up with FedTech partner John Cole to discuss a current project that aims to commercialize low-cost printed gas sensors for food quality monitoring.
23 Jun 2021
Lead From Leaded Petrol Persists in London Air Despite '90s Ban
Lead levels in London's atmosphere have dropped drastically since lead additives in petrol were phased out, and currently meet UK air quality targets. However despite this drop, airborne particles in London are still highly lead-enriched compared to natural background levels, according to new research.
14 Jun 2021
New Generation of Supercapacitors to Electrify Green Transportation
Scientists have created a new generation of low-cost, high-energy supercapacitors to power electric vehicles. Researchers have produced a cheaper, more sustainable and energy-dense electrode material for supercapacitors which could pave the way for wider market penetration of this high-power, quick charging electric vehicle technology.
5 May 2021
PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment
X1 Wind is preparing to deploy its ground-breaking PivotBuoy floating wind technology in the Canary Islands after successfully completing the assembly and load-out of a fully-functional prototype.
20 Apr 2021
Genetic Modification to Stop Mosquitoes Spreading Malaria
Altering a mosquito's gut genes to make them spread antimalarial genes to the next generation of their species shows promise for curbing malaria.
25 Feb 2021
Low Cost Perovskite Photovoltaics that Match Silicon Cells' Output
Perovskites are a leading candidate for eventually replacing silicon as the material of choice for solar panels. They offer the potential for low-cost, low-temperature manufacturing of ultrathin, lightweight flexible cells, but so far their efficiency at converting sunlight to electricity has lagged behind that of silicon and some other alternatives.
15 Feb 2021
AI Controlled Hydrogen Storage Technology
With the HyAI project demonstration underway and live until summer 2021, initial results have indicated that the AI-enabled approach can produce hydrogen in a more cost-effective way, while also helping to alleviate stresses on the national grid.
26 Jan 2021
CE Mark for Breakthrough 24-7 Blood Pressure Monitoring System
Aktiia today announced the first 24-7, automated blood pressure monitoring system that easily and comfortably gathers data during the day and while sleeping. This groundbreaking medical innovation will now provide people and their physicians comprehensive insights into blood pressure patterns that will better inform the diagnosis and management of hypertension.
17 Dec 2020
Vehicle Batteries: Abandon Pack, Module or Both?
There is a race to 1000km battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and beyond.
10 Dec 2020
AR VR Technology: The Defining Technology of 2020-2030
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality products have continued to receive high levels of funding and investment during the 2010 decade. IDTechEx predicts that this technology will grow to over $30bn by 2030. This article aims to explain the growth in demand behind this exciting technology.
9 Dec 2020
HayBeeSee is a London-based agricultural robotics start-up developing the CropHopper, a jumping robot that automatically treat weeds, pests and diseases. The CropHopper is one of the ten finalists selected for Future Farming Magazine's "Best Concept Field Robot 2020", with winner being awarded at FIRA 2020.