2 Jan 2020
Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its first guide aimed at supporting the industry to make unmanned aircraft (drone) flights beyond the visual line of sight of the operator an everyday occurrence. This would significantly change how unmanned aircraft are used in the UK.
27 May 2019
First air taxi volo-port to be built by end of 2019
Skyports and Volocopter announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis.
20 Sep 2018
Robotics meets architecture in room that changes shape just for you
Rooms that learn human behaviour and change shape in response are the vision of UNSW Built Environment and the engineering firm behind the Sydney Opera House.
30 Aug 2018
European smart cities €30 million project
+CityxChange has just secured EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities funding for a €30 million project. 11 enterprises, 9 SMEs, 3 non-profit organisations and 2 universities will be led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the development of smart positive energy cities across Europe.
9 Aug 2018
Wave Energy Scotland awards £1.4m to three materials projects
Wave Energy Scotland is awarding contracts with a total value of £1.4 million to three innovation projects designed to support further investigation of promising structural materials and manufacturing concepts to be used in the construction of wave energy devices.
19 Apr 2018
3D printed house points the way to sustainable construction industry
Printed on-site by a portable robot, the house showcases the role 3D printing can play in reducing construction waste; it increases efficiencies during the building process and allows materials to be reused at the end of the building's life, rather than ending up as landfill.
5 May 2016
Smart Green Batteries Win the Europe 2016 Award in Berlin
Smart Green Batteries were winners at the IDTechEx Awards at the 8th Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2016, held in Berlin, Germany last week.
3 Mar 2016
IDTechEx announce the Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe Awards 2016
All companies operating within these technologies are welcome to apply. The winners will be announced during the drinks reception on 27 April at the annual IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
3 Mar 2016
Energy harvesting, steady growth, sensible increase in opportunities
2015 has been a year to report very disparate progress in advancing different energy harvesting technologies: advances in thermoelectrics, new and higher power output photovoltaics, capacitive harvesting as well as steady development of markets for electrodynamics along with new applications have created an array of devices serving a diverse number of industries; with applications for wireless sensors, switches and actuators all the way to high power industrial waste heat and vibration harvesting, the technology landscape is developing at a steady pace, with many interesting applications being realized.
11 Feb 2016
Energy harvesting change of emphasis to be explored in Berlin
The IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, 27-28 April has over 40 companies exhibiting that are involved in energy harvesting from the materials to the chips.
23 Apr 2015
Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2015
28-29 April, Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany. In less than one week, the seventh annual IDTechEx event will provide valuable insight into energy harvesting technologies and their applications.
16 Feb 2015
Multi-million pound driverless car challenge
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable and Transport Minister Claire Perry officially launched a regulatory review of driverless cars and the Government's 'Introducing Driverless Cars' competition.
13 Mar 2014
The Internet of Things: Opportunities Beyond the Hype
The Internet of Things is dead. It should be the Internet of Everything. No, wait - what does that really mean?
20 Feb 2014
Smart Glass Forum at Energy Harvesting Europe, 1-2 April 2014, Berlin
Smart glass is a portfolio of new technologies which are based on new achievements in material science, demands on energy efficiency and comfort and smart building automation requirements and are reaching a new momentum.
31 Jan 2014
World's most demanding electric bus route
Baroness Kramer, the UK's Minister of State for Transport, has officially launched an all-electric bus route that will test whether electric buses can perform on a par with their diesel counterparts in a real-world operational environment.
23 Jan 2014
Can the Internet of Things drive adoption of energy harvesters?
The Internet of Things adds connectivity to things. It is a broad term referring to applications as diverse as internet connected vehicles to consumer electronics such as smart phones. However, the edge of the Internet of Things network will consist of simpler sensors and wireless devices that provide, among other things, the identification of objects, sensing, control and automation.