Centre for Plastic Electronics

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Founded in 1907 and consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial has around 12,000 full-time students coming from 123 countries, with approximately 4,000 involved in taught or research based postgraduate studies. Imperial is divided into 3 faculties and a business school.
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2020
19 Feb 2020

Powering Towards Net Zero: Pioneering Energy Projects Get Green Light

£21m awarded to 10 ground-breaking smart energy projects across UK from Coleraine to Rugeley to trial new technology which could become a blueprint for greener localised energy generation on the road to net zero.
21 Jan 2020

AI Can Detect Low-Glucose via ECG Without Fingperprick Test

A new technology for detecting low glucose levels via ECG using a non-invasive wearable sensor, which with the latest Artificial Intelligence can detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals has been made by researchers.
2019
17 Dec 2019

Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
9 Dec 2019

Improved pH Probes May Help Towards Cancer Treatments

Nanopipettes with zwitterionic membranes may offer improved monitoring of changes in pH surrounding living cells, which can indicate traits of invasive cancer cells and their response to treatment.
5 Dec 2019

New Membrane Technology to Boost Water Purification and Energy Storage

Scientists have created a new type of membrane that could improve water purification and battery energy storage efforts.
22 Nov 2019

Phi-Power

Phi-Power are a small Swiss company focusing on axial flux motors for electric vehicle applications.
30 Oct 2019

Graphene Market Research Tipping Point: Part 2

A Discussion With The IDTechEx Research Director. This is the final part of a two-part article written by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, a leading industry expert and Research Director at IDTechEx, discussing the global graphene market, more information on the topic can be found in his report "Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2019-2029".
10 Oct 2019

Microneedle biosensor accurately detects patient's antibiotic levels

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient's system, matching the accuracy of current clinical methods.
7 Oct 2019

Plextek Ltd

IDTechEx spoke to Dr Nigel Whittle, Head of Healthcare & Medical at Plextek. This company is ISO13485-certified, was founded in 1988 and employs circa 70 technologists. It develops electronic devices revolving around sensing, data collection & communications. It often works with clients to aid in the development of their product.
20 Sep 2019

'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and through the air

A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface. The robot, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments, such as during flooding or when monitoring ocean pollution.
9 Aug 2019

New Energy Storage Parameter: Cell Cooling Coefficient (CCC)

One of the most rapidly evolving areas of energy storage in electric vehicles is the thermal management of lithium-ion cells. Although most of the focus is on cell chemistry advancements, improvements to the battery pack can have a significant advantage in safety, performance, and longevity.
8 Aug 2019

Higher Steaks

Higher Steaks is a UK based start-up producing pork products from cultured stem cells. On August 8th 2019, IDTechEx analyst Michael Dent interviewed Higher Steaks CEO and co-founder Benjamina Bollag.
15 Jul 2019

New technique could brighten screens, make smartphone batteries last

Our future TV and smartphone screens could have double the energy efficiency, thanks to a technique invented by scientists.
14 Jun 2019

Tesla Aircraft

Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
13 Jun 2019

Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
30 May 2019

Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
29 May 2019

Graphene incorporated into fabric for washable, wearable power source

The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications.
28 May 2019

James Clark Technologies to deliver the commercial HERU by 2020

UK greentech innovation, HERU, which uses resources such as uneaten food, single use plastics, nappies and coffee cups as fuel to heat water within commercial and domestic properties, has taken a major step to market with its first licence agreement.
15 May 2019

Webinar Thursday 23 May 2019- Supercapacitors Markets

IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 23 May 2019 titled Supercapacitors Markets.
23 Apr 2019

EVs: Update on lightweighting, thermal management, & safety solutions

IDTechEx have outlined some advancements in thermal management solutions and material opportunities in previous articles. This article will look to capture some additional information and provide an update on some of those hidden material opportunities.