Exhibitions / Events

InnovationLab (Heidelberg, Germany), the expert in printed electronics "from lab to fab", will be exhibiting at IAA MOBILITY, the world’s largest mobility event, in Munich from 7 to 12 September. InnovationLab will be showing its portfolio of printed and organic electronics at Hall A2, booth C21, with a focus on sensors.

 


Companies / Markets

CHASM Advanced Materials, Inc., the inventor of nanotube hybrids – a new category of advanced materials, recently announced the completion of a $15M series C financing round led by WAVE Equity Partners, a Boston based private equity firm investing in clean energy, food, water, and materials companies with proven transformational technologies; joined by Birla Carbon, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of carbon solutions, as well as SWM International, a leading global performance materials company.

 


Companies / Markets

Epishine, a Swedish manufacturer of printed organic solar cells and development kits, has signed a new franchise agreement with Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions. The new-to-market printed organic solar cells are optimised for harvesting energy from indoor, low energy lighting enabling organic solar power to be used everywhere. Design engineers can utilise this new and innovative technology with Epishine’s Light Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit. Farnell is the first high service distributor to stock products from Epishine.

 


Products

Nextiles (Brooklyn, New York), a leader in smart fabric technology, expands its modular data capture platform by partnering with technology and women’s health brand Lilu to bring the next level of breast pumping technology to new mothers. Nextiles works with partners across a range of industries to develop personalised, fabric-based sensors to power clothing for consumers’ everyday needs. The two National Science Foundation (NSF)-backed companies have joined forces as part of a larger initiative during National Breastfeeding Month to spread awareness of the mental and physical challenges new moms endure. To help with this mission, the companies are using Lilu’s advanced breast pumping massage bra and integrating Nextiles’ sensor technology to create novel performance data for new mothers and the broader healthcare industry.

 


Companies / Markets

In the search for sustainable energy storage, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. It is based on a novel type of graphene to store one of the world's most common and cheap metal ions – sodium. The results show that the capacity can match today’s lithium-ion batteries.