2 Dec 2020
3D Printed Magnets Help Create More Efficient Electric Motors
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is leading a European consortium 3DREMAG which is developing a new material suitable for 3D printing of permanent magnets, which can be utilised in electric and hybrid vehicle motors. The aim in the long run is to develop a fully 3D printable electric motor, one that would be approximately 30% lighter than today's motors.
25 Nov 2020
Graphene Innovation in Finland
Starting from the joint interest of Nokia and Finnish research institutes, soon after the experimental discovery of graphene and related materials in 2004, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland began developing its research in this area and now plays a vital role in the Graphene Flagship.
6 Nov 2020
University of Surrey/NovaCentrix
The University of Surrey, NovaCentrix and other organizations are collaborating to develop 'next generation paper'. This takes the form of a book that includes electronic functionality, enabling additional content that corresponds to each page to appear on a reader's phone or TV.
2 Oct 2020
This is an update with Antti Backman, CEO of Delektre. The company is involved in the printed and flexible electronics market, including a ring product using flexible, organic electronics to create a non-invasive optical sensing technique for a variety of physiological parameters.
28 Sep 2020
Australian Advanced Materials
Australian Advanced Materials are an early stage company that have developed a printable memory based on layers of metal oxide nanocubes that provide resistive random-access memory. This technology is still in the R&D stages, although early prototypes of transparent memory have been developed.
4 Jun 2020
Sustainable Production, Traceability of Materials for Batteries
The success of electric cars on the markets may be determined by production methods and origin information of battery materials in the future. VTT and Geological Survey of Finland GTK launched a three-year project with their industrial partners to promote the sustainable production methods and traceability of battery materials. A promising starting point for tracing the origin is offered by the fingerprint conserved in the metals, which may directly tell where the metals were mined.
20 May 2020
Delektre is a Finnish company founded in 2010. The technology was originally developed for University Vaasa and University Hospital of Tempere, using a camera system to measure multiple signals.
9 Mar 2020
VTT discussed sustainable and stretchable electronics at Flex2020.
2 Mar 2020
InnovationLab GmbH was established in 2008. At first, it received funding from the government (from Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung). However, since 2013 it claims to be standing on its own feet and to be cash-flow positive.
18 Feb 2020
Mühlbauer Group was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Germany, employing 3400 people. Alongside precision manufacturing, the company focuses on making manufacturing lines for RFID tags and their applications such as smart cards, labels and e-passports.