Commercialisation of Disruptive Sensor Technology
27-28 April, 2016 | 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:

  • Wearable technology
  • IoT
  • Energy harvesting
  • Printed electronics
  • Sensors

Winners of IDTechEx Launchpad

Ten 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.

Applied Nanodetectors Ltd

Applied Nanodetectors will show point-of-care exhaled breath test devices (for management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and asthma) that use a sensor array platform printed on low cost substrates.

Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd

Cambridge CMOS Sensors will be demonstrating ultra low power gas sensors for indoor air quality monitoring, that are integrated into a smart phone.


EMD will be demonstrating its very small autonomous IoT node which is powered by harvested energy. Potential sources for energy recovery are light, heat and vibration.


FeelIT will show a pulse (wave form) monitoring patch capable of online cardiac parameters monitoring and a sensing platform demo (patch configuration) capable of high resolution multi-point pressure mapping.

Fraunhofer ENAS

Fraunhofer ENAS will demonstrate their printed primary batteries that can drive applications with 10 mA at 5 V and 14 V.

Hip Impact Protection Ltd

Hip Impact Protection will demonstrate their Fall-Safe Assist hip protectors that combine wearable technology to detect falls and provide PERS facilities with hip protection.


Otego will be showing a demonstrator that transforms the heat of a tea cup into electricity to power a wrist watch. The demonstration set-up contains a printed thermoelectric generator. Otego will also show the sugar cube size generator itself, as well as the ultra-thin foils.

National Physical Laboratory

NPL will show a smart textile game and glove, incorporating conductive tracks which can also act as sensors. As the wearer flexes their hand all five digits show independently the change in resistance, which has wide applications in health to games.


Piezoskin will show the prototype of a small piezoelectric carpet composed by piezoelectric flags and, applying an air flow, will demonstrate how electrical power can be stored and used.

Polar OLED

Polar OLED demonstrate fully flexible OLED devices using fully printed techniques.

Helping launch new business

Why are we doing this? IDTechEx recognise that it can be difficult for very small companies or research organisations 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.