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Our state-of-the-art foil processing and printing platform and unique expertise in microsystems at EPFL-LMTS allow cutting edge R&D on foil based smart systems. We are developing sensors, energy harvesting and integration technologies for the fabrication of energy efficient systems on polymeric, elastomeric, cellulosic and biodegradable substrates. Sensing, energy harvesting and storage, printing, and integration technologies for multi-layers flexible and stretchable hybrid systems are our core activities. We also have extended experience in transferring technology from R&D into viable products and processes for industry.
30 Apr 2024

Chemical Recycling and Dissolution of Plastics 2024-2034: Technologies, Players, Markets, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: James Kennedy
18 Apr 2024

Quantum Technology Market 2024-2034: Trends, Players, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Tess Skyrme
7 Mar 2024

Lidar 2024-2034: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
15 Feb 2024

Materials Informatics 2024-2034: Markets, Strategies, Players

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
10 Jan 2024

Quantum Communication Market 2024-2034: Technology, Trends, Players, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Tess Skyrme
23 Mar 2023

Semiconductors for Autonomous and Electric Vehicles 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Jeffs, Dr Yu-Han Chang and Dr Xiaoxi He
10 Jan 2023


Plastogaz is an EPFL spin-out company that specializes in the advanced recycling of plastic waste using a catalytic hydrocracking process. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Felix Bobbink (Co-founder and CEO).
31 Oct 2022


XSensio are developing a wearable device to measure biomarkers in interstitial fluid for medical diagnostic applications.
19 Sep 2022

Nanotubes Illuminate the Way to Living Photovoltaics

Scientists have gotten bacteria to spontaneously take up fluorescent carbon nanotubes for the first time. The breakthrough unlocks new biotechnology applications for prokaryotes, such as near-infrared bacteria tracking and "living photovoltaics" - devices that generate energy using light-harvesting bacteria.
22 Aug 2022

Thin Film & Flexible Photovoltaics 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report:
14 Jul 2022


LuxAI is a social robot manufacturer headquartered in Luxembourg. LuxAI's product has a unique feature with its 'all-in-one' design, and this is a unique value proposition of the company in comparison with other market players.
11 Jul 2022

Smashing Through the 30% Efficiency Barrier for Perovskite Solar Cells

For the first time, an efficiency of 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells has been exceeded thanks to a joint effort led by scientists at EPFL's Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory in partnership with the renowned innovation center, CSEM. Independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the United States, these results are a boost to high-efficiency photovoltaics and pave the way toward even more competitive solar electricity generation.
1 Jun 2022

Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

A team of engineers has developed a 3D-printing method that uses light to make objects out of opaque resin in a matter of seconds. Their breakthrough could have promising applications in the biomedical industry, such as to make artificial arteries.
30 May 2022


Solaronix is a Swiss company founded in 1993. It is known as a materials and equipment provider for dye-sensitised solar cells. In recent years, it has expanded into perovskite photovoltaic technology.
16 May 2022

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
1 Apr 2022

CircuBAT Research Program Set on Reducing Lithium-ion Battery Waste

Green Cubes Technology announced its participation as a founding member in CircuBAT. CircuBAT is a Swiss research program that aims to create a Swiss circular business model for the production, application, and recycling of Lithium-ion batteries.
27 Dec 2021

Mind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Researchers have developed a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able to carry out more day-to-day activities on their own.
15 Nov 2021

A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

Researchers have invented bubble casting, a new way to make soft robots using "fancy balloons" that change shape in predictable ways when inflated with air.
2 Jul 2021

'Soft' Graphene-Containing Electrodes That Adapt to Living Tissue

Researchers have collaborated on a pioneering project in bioengineering, producing metal-free, hydrogel electrodes that flex to fit the complex shapes inside the human body.
15 Jun 2021

The Biodegradable Battery

The number of data-transmitting microdevices, for instance in packaging and transport logistics, will increase sharply in the coming years. All these devices need energy, but the amount of batteries would have a major impact on the environment. Researchers have developed a biodegradable mini-capacitor that can solve the problem. It consists of carbon, cellulose, glycerin and table salt. And it works reliably.