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15 - 18 November 2010
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Another well organised and highly informative conference from IDTechEx.
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Very good presentations. Highly relevant speakers and exhibits by current leaders.
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Joanneum Research
Joanneum Research (JR) is a publicly funded research and technology organization in Austria. This profile focuses on PyzoFlex® Technology, which is a fully printed sensor based on a ferroelectric (pyroelectric and piezoelectric) material. It reacts very sensitively to changes in pressure, temperature and vibration.
Edit-able Smart Materials
Edit-able Smart Materials Bypass Conventional Electrics and Electronics Production
alt="Free Webinar 14 May - Off-Grid Clean Electricity Riding the Megatrends"
Free Webinar 14 May - Off-Grid Clean Electricity Riding the Megatrends
Learn how zero-emission microgrids will slice into the energy market to become a massive $350Bn business in 2040. See the examples of mining, remote villages and urban water taxis. For distributed generation, what is the most popular new form of high-power solar harvesting after silicon and why? Examples? It is all in this webinar.
alt="Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground"
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground
When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear
Energy harvesting is an enabling technology uniquely spanning sixteen magnitudes of power from 0.1 microwatts electronic standby to 1GW in output. Here we consider the low power half of that as applied to wristwear.
Electric Leisure & Sea-going Boats and Ships 2021-2040
Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Electric Leisure & Sea-going Boats and Ships 2021-2040"
alt="Fighting The COVID-19 Fire With Molecular Diagnostics Innovations"
Fighting The COVID-19 Fire With Molecular Diagnostics Innovations
The need for universal and massive testing across the population has led to a race for technology innovations for COVID-19 diagnostics.
IDTechEx analysts Dr Matthew Dyson and James Hayward interviewed David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity. We specifically discussed their historic activity providing wireless charging options for medical devices, including implants.
alt="Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?"
Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 7 May 2020. Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics? will be presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Luyun Jiang.
alt="Mobile EV Chargers on the Go: Niche or Disruptive?"
Mobile EV Chargers on the Go: Niche or Disruptive?
With the growing population of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), the charging infrastructure industry is also progressing quickly to meet the ever-increasing demand for recharging the EV batteries.
alt="The Vanadium Flow Batteries as Energy Storage Devices"
The Vanadium Flow Batteries as Energy Storage Devices
While Li-ion batteries have totally conquered the electric-vehicle industry, and currently dominating the energy storage sector as well, the redox flow batteries are silently (but not too much) taking their share of the stationary energy storage market.
alt="Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Trends, Opportunities and Challlenges"
Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Trends, Opportunities and Challlenges
While flexible electronics have been around for years, either as flexible PCBs or genuinely printed electronics, there has always been a trade-off between flexibility and capability. A new report from IDTechEx discusses the innovation trends, opportunities and challenges in the FHE market.
alt="Digital Water Networks 2020-2030"
Digital Water Networks 2020-2030
Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Digital Water Networks 2020-2030"
alt="COVID-19 Diagnostics: Technologies, Players and Trends"
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Technologies, Players and Trends
The need for universal and massive testing across the population has led to a race for technology innovations for COVID-19 diagnostics. The new IDTechEx report, "COVID-19 Diagnostics", surveys the technology landscape, with an in-depth analysis of the technology innovations that are enabling quick access to COVID-19 diagnosis in response to the global pandemic.
alt="IDTechEx Predicts $350 Billion in Off-Grid, Zero-Emission Microgrids"
IDTechEx Predicts $350 Billion in Off-Grid, Zero-Emission Microgrids
IDTechEx forecasts exponential growth to a huge $350 billion in 2040 for clean microgrids. It will be driven by legislation, cost, increasing problems with national grids and many new applications. Electrifying mines to farms and transport helps too.
Thermoelectric energy harvesting: leaders and technologies change
Pyroelectric energy harvesting is a failure because suitable temperature changes are rarely encountered. We deal with it in one slide at the end. The opposite is true of thermoelectric energy harvesting because it relies on temperature differences.
Vibration Harvesting: Latest Situation
Vibration means quickly moving back and forth (or up and down) about a point of equilibrium. The vibration may be periodic (having a pattern) or random. The time it takes a vibrating object to go back and forth completely is the period. The number of back-and-forth movements in one second is its frequency, measured in Hertz (Hz).
alt="Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero-Emission kW-MW 2020-2040"
Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero-Emission kW-MW 2020-2040
Forecasts from IDTechEx report "Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero-Emission kW-MW 2020-2040"
alt="Electric Vehicle Charging Going Zero-Emission, Off-Grid Predicted"
Electric Vehicle Charging Going Zero-Emission, Off-Grid Predicted
The new IDTechEx report, "Zero-Emission Electric Vehicle Charging: Off-Grid 2020-2040" examines how the electric vehicle business is finding it profitable to respond to criticism that clean vehicles should not be charged with fossil fuel electricity.
Energy Harvesting for Medical Devices 2020-2040
One day medical electronics will make all their own power and not need a battery to store it. They will last longer than we do regardless of whether they are on, in or connected to us. With people living longer and heart pacemakers being put in two year olds that is quite a prediction.
Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation
The characteristics of energy harvesting on or near electronic devices are usually: Intermittent but lasts longer than a primary battery. Virtually maintenance-free: fit and forget. No pollution at point of creation of electricity and at point of use of this electricity which is usually nearby. Produces 0.1 microwatts to 10W when functioning. Renewable energy including from human or animal. EH electricity usually needs to be stored and presented later at a different impedance, voltage and current. EH may provide all or part of the power to drive the electronic device More than one mode of energy harvesting may be used because this offers redundancy and reduces intermittency this resulting in less or no battery. Examples are EnOcean wireless building controls using photovoltaics, electrodynamics and sometimes thermoelectrics or Matrix watches using thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.
alt="The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery"
The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery
The redox flow battery market is growing. After more than 40 years of research, and 20 years of testing and demonstration projects, the flow batteries are now technologically ready to compete on the energy storage market. With a forecasted CAGR of 30% in the next years, this technology is looking to have all the characteristics to address each segment of the energy storage market, from residential to grid scale application.
alt="Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?"
Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?
Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled environmental conditions in many stacked layers, using artificial lighting instead of relying on the sun. By tuning the growing environment to the exact needs of the plant and using soil-free growing techniques, vertical farming can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than conventional agriculture, 365 days a year and without requiring pesticides.
Wiliot are developing a battery-free sensor/ID tag that is capable of transmitting Bluetooth signals. It harvests its energy ambient EM radiation via a printed antennae and a bare chip. Due to its combination of capability, simplicity and cloud integration this could be the technology that finally makes the 'Internet of Things' a reality...
alt="Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes"
Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes
Wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, have numerous useful functions including information display and biological information sensing. More than half a billion are already being used worldwide, in a wide range of applications such as sports, healthcare, and the human Internet of Things.
alt="Redox Flow Batteries 2020-2030"
Redox Flow Batteries 2020-2030
Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Redox Flow Batteries 2020-2030"
alt="Integrated Device Printed Directly Onto Label"
Integrated Device Printed Directly Onto Label
CPI's Printable Electronics Centre is a design, development and prototyping facility. We provide support in bringing new printable electronics products and processes to market quickly by offering facilities and expertise that help reduce our clients' level of R&D risk and capital investment. Taking advantage of our state of the art deposition, patterning and printing equipment leads to faster, more efficient development and production enabling clients to enter new markets quickly and with minimal risk. CPI can accelerate new product development by providing access to proven performance conducting, semiconductor, resistive materials and inks.
Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison are a major supplier of labels, RFID tags, along with industrial/healthcare mateirals. They have recently invested in flexible IC company PragmatIC, battery-free Bluetooth company Williot and developing RFID temperature sensors. This profile focuses on their RFID plans.
alt="Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040"
Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040
The purpose of this article is to enable materials, component, vehicle and infrastructure suppliers and putative suppliers and all others in the value chain to understand the large emerging opportunity for off-grid zero emission charging of electric vehicles land, water and airborne.
Chemical Smart Packaging Technologies
In general, perishable foods such as milk, salads, fruit, vegetables, bread, and chilled foods including meat and fish, have a shelf-life that is determined by the onset of biochemical processes (enzymatic/oxidation) or microbial decay.
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