National Research Council Canada

National Research Council Canada

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The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development. NRC's Printable Electronics (PE) initiative coordinates key industrial areas - materials, ink, printing, and packaging - as a springboard for a profitable, large-scale PE sector. NRC seeks new partners to collaborate with us and with leading members of the Canadian Printable Electronics industry to conduct product-driven applied research. Collaborators Raymor, Xerox Research Centre Canada, Caledon Controls, and GGI International will demonstrate their capabilities at NRC's booth. NRC PE current research priorities encompass Functional Materials, Functional Devices and Functional Imprinting.
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2022
20 Apr 2022

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
13 Apr 2022

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance Present CPES2022, May 17-18 2022

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance is proud to present CPES2022, May 17-18, 2022. The Canadian Printed and flexible Electronics Symposium will focus on the most relevant, state of the art technical topics, global networking and sustainability.
7 Apr 2022

Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers use x-rays to help engineer powerful electric vehicle batteries with longer lifetimes. His research, published in The Journal of the Electrochemical Society, shows how the charge/discharge cycles of batteries cause physical damage eventually leading to reduced energy storage.
7 Apr 2022

Sustainable Marine First Major Milestone in EvoFoil Collaboration

Sustainable Marine has recorded the first major milestone in the Canadian-German EvoFoil Project after completing extreme load testing on a new 4.3m tidal turbine foil (blade).
5 Apr 2022

Stretchable and Printable Free-Form Lithium-Ion Batteries

A Korean research team has developed a soft, mechanically deformable, and stretchable lithium battery which can be used in the development of wearable devices, and examined the battery's feasibility by printing them on clothing surfaces.
7 Mar 2022

Zentek

Zentek specialize in the use of graphene oxide and other nanomaterials primarily for healthcare applications. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Francis Dubé (Executive Chairman, Director).
18 Jan 2022

In-Mold Electronics: Multiple Players, Diverging Strategies

How do we communicate with our electronic devices? There are many different 'human-machine interfaces (HMI)' options, ranging from the well-established (keyboard/mouse/mechanical switches) to somewhat more recent developments such as the capacitive touch screens found on smartphones. As greater numbers of devices around us gain 'smart' functionality, the ability to incorporate HMI components elegantly and cost-effectively is increasingly important.
2021
22 Dec 2021

Safety of Citizens with Visual AI

A research team developed a technology for detecting humans lying on the road in real-time. Therefore, preventing safety accidents in the city and rapidly responding to it will be possible, and a safer society is expected to be accomplished.
27 Jul 2021

E2ip

E2ip is a Canadian company developing in-mold electronics utilizing a proprietary particle-free ink. This update outlines the areas that E2ip is working on and how it sees the future prospects for its technology.
19 May 2021

Fast, Affordable Solution for Transparent Displays and Semiconductors

Scientists have developed a roll-based damage-free transfer technique that allows two-dimensional nanomaterials to be transferred into wafer scale without damage. The proposed technique has a variety of applications from transparent displays and semiconductors to displays for self-driving cars, and is expected to accelerate the commercialization of 2D nanomaterial-based high-performance devices.
27 Apr 2021

German Aerospace and Wind Energy Technology to Advance Tidal Turbine

Sustainable Marine is adopting cutting-edge aerospace and wind energy technology in a new project to drive the evolution of tidal turbine foils (blades).
8 Apr 2021

Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Despite the continued development and commercialization of various wearable electronic devices, such as smart bands, progress with these devices has been curbed by one major limitation, as they regularly need to be recharged. However, a new technology has become a hot topic, as it shows significant potential to overcome this limitation for wearable electronic devices.
24 Mar 2021

intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance Virtual CPES2021 a Big Success

This 6th international Symposium of Canada's premier conference and trade show exhibition for flexible and hybrid electronics (FHE) took place virtually this week. More than 180 colleagues from over 80 organizations in 15 countries around the World connected, contributed and learned.
3 Mar 2021

Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology. In particular, fiber electronic devices endowed with electrical properties, while retaining the specific characteristics of textiles, are key elements in manufacturing e-textiles.
9 Feb 2021

Rapid, Reliable On-Site Drug Detection Using Wearable Sensor

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor that can detect illegal drugs in sweat by using a flexible, wearable sensor.
27 Jan 2021

Energy Harvesting Made Possible with Skin Temperature

Researchers have developed flexible thermoelectric devices with high power generation performance by maximizing flexibility and heat transfer efficiency. The researchers also presented a mass-production plan through an automated process including a printing process.
2020
16 Dec 2020

Transparent Electronics Materials, Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He, Dr Richard Collins, Dr Matthew Dyson, Raghu Das and Luke Gear
6 Nov 2020

A Material that Bruises Like the Skin?

Human skin bruises when the tissue and muscle in the area suffer trauma or become damaged due to an application of blunt force. However, when an object suffers an impact that is expected to damage, it is necessary to examine every inch of the surface of the material to understand the extent of the damaged.
17 Sep 2020

Photovoltaics that can be Applied like Paint

Researchers have successfully developed a high-efficiency large-area organic solution processable solar cell by controlling the speed at which the solution of raw materials for solar cells became solidified after being coated.
22 Jul 2020

Remote Specimen Collection Robot

The robot system is composed of a master device controlled by medical personnel and a slave robot that interacts with patients. The slave robot is equipped with a disposable swab, which retrieves samples from the nose and mouth of a patient, and moves according to the operation of the master device.