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Oxford University's Materials Department is highly industry facing, and it is in this department that the Advanced Nanoscale Engineering Group is based. The group engages in research into Phase Change Materials based optoelectronics, NEMS and Advanced Nanomanufacturing.
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2022
24 May 2022

Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is a UK-based company who have developed nanopore sequencers. They were founded in 2005 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford. Notably, Oxford Nanopore Technologies is the only known company to have produced a commercial nanopore-based device for DNA sequencing.
4 May 2022

Swift Solar

Swift Solar is a company that works on perovskite PV. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in California, USA. This profile is based on a discussion with the CEO and co-founder, Dr Joel Jean.
7 Apr 2022

Ai-Da Robot Makes History With new Cutting Edge AI Painting Arm

While robot artworks have been exhibited during La Biennale di Venezia in previous years, 2022 will mark the first time an ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist presents a solo exhibition of artworks during La Biennale di Venezia as a human artist would.
10 Mar 2022

Oxford PV

Oxford PV was established in 2010 as a spin-out company from the University of Oxford. It specialises in perovskite on silicon tandem cells and has plans to start commercial manufacturing of its solar cell technology by the end of 2022. This profile is based on a conversation with the CTO of Oxford PV, Dr. Chris Case.
10 Feb 2022

Adaptable Smart Window Coating Could Cool or Heat a Home, Save Energy

The thermal energy from the sun's infrared rays is absorbed by the glass and re-emitted as heat - either used to warm the room using transparent electrical heaters in the glass substrate or reflected away to cool the room.
10 Jan 2022

Windows That Outsmart the Elements

New research takes energy efficient windows a step further by proposing a new "smart window" design that would harvest the sun's energy in the winter to warm the house and reflect it in the summer to keep it cool.
2021
23 Dec 2021

Ultrasound Could be Used to treat Psychiatric Disorders

A new study in macaque monkeys has shed light on which parts of the brain support credit assignment processes and, for the first time, how low-intensity transcranial ultrasound stimulation can modulate both brain activity and behaviours related to these credit assignment processes.
16 Dec 2021

Predicting Battery Failure Helps Millions Maintain Electricity

Millions of people around the world lack access to electricity. Decentralised solar-battery systems are key for addressing this whilst avoiding carbon emissions and air pollution, but are hindered by relatively high costs and rural locations that inhibit timely preventative maintenance. When batteries in such systems fail, it can be difficult to replace them and can leave people stuck without access to power.
10 Nov 2021

Ocean Infinity to Deliver a Zero-Emissions Marine Propulsion System

Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company is pleased to announce it is a winner of The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, enabling the Company and its partners to build a Marine Propulsion Test facility, with an integrated Ammonia Marine Propulsion System. The test facility will demonstrate clean-fuelled technology eventually capable of powering Ocean Infinity's Armada fleet, using an innovative ammonia based fuel cell system.
29 Oct 2021

All About Eve: AI Model to Interpret Human Gene Variants

Researchers have designed an AI tool called EVE (Evolutionary model of Variant Effect), which uses a sophisticated type of machine learning to detect patterns of genetic variation across hundreds of thousands of nonhuman species and then use them to make predictions about the meaning of variations in human genes.
19 Oct 2021

First Supply of Consistent, Scalable, Human Muscle Cells for Research

Cell coding company bit.bio has launched a new product, ioSkeletal Myocytes. It's the first product of its kind that provides physiologically relevant human skeletal muscle cells that are reliable, reproducible and consistent at scale. Access to ioSkeletal Myocytes will supercharge research and drug discovery for musculoskeletal and metabolic conditions.
12 Oct 2021

Brill Power Revolutionises Battery Performance

Brill Power has launched the first in a new class of 'intelligent' battery management systems that are set to revolutionise the performance of stationary energy storage systems to power the future of homes and businesses globally.
1 Oct 2021

Concrete and Cement Reinvented: Growing the Market, Decarbonising 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr Hydra Rodrigues, Sona Dadhania and Dr Richard Collins
20 Sep 2021

In-Mold Electronics 2022-2032: Technology, Market Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson and Dr Richard Collins
4 Aug 2021

Electrically Conductive Adhesives 2022-2032: Technologies, Markets, and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report:
4 Jun 2021

Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

A bird flaps its wings, glides using air currents and then smoothly descends to perch on a pole. But this is not just any bird, it's a robot bird. And robots like these could in the next decade be used to respond to emergencies or to hunt down drones posing a threat to safety or security.
13 May 2021

Cultured Meat 2021-2041: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Michael Dent
23 Apr 2021

Oxbotica

Oxbotica are an autonomous vehicle artificial intelligence software provider with a strong academic background in robotics.
9 Mar 2021

Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Wyatt, Luke Gear and Dr Richard Collins
19 Feb 2021

Scenario Forecasting Spreadsheet: Materials for Electric Vehicle Battery Cells and Packs

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson, Dr Alex Holland, Dr Richard Collins and Luke Gear