Mock-up of an ingestible pill with prototype transceiver (photo: imec)


Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presented the first mm-scale wireless transceiver for smart insertable pills. It is a first breakthrough in imec’s aspiration to realise autonomous ingestible sensors that can measure health parameters such as gut health and transmit in real time the data outside the body.

The European Commission will further support the Graphene Flagship (photo: Graphene Flagship)

Companies / Markets

The European Commission (EC) has signed the €150M grant agreement to continue funding the Graphene Flagship's research and innovation on graphene and related materials from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023. With this signature, the EC continues its commitment to support the €1bn flagship project, which began in 2013.

Canadian and British collaboration aims to improve graphene oxide production (photo: CPI)

Companies / Markets

On 26 February, CPI (Wilton, UK) announced the successful development of a scalable purification process for graphene oxide (GO) production in partnership with Graphene Leaders Canada (GLC) Inc., a Canadian SME, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This will overcome a key barrier to future large-scale production of GO, reducing costs and facilitating the adoption of GO to improve performance of industrial products.

Avery Dennison extends its presence in Brazil (photo: Avery Dennison)

Companies / Markets

Avery Dennison (Glendale, California) is gearing up for future growth of RFID technology, improving the efficiency of processes and the relationship between brands. Just months after signing a deal to acquire Smartrac's transponder division, the Company announced the location of its next RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) manufacturing facility, its first in Brazil and fifth in the world. The new factory will be located in Vinhedo (SP), opening in 2021.

InPrint Milan takes place from 22-24 October 2020 (photo: MackBrooks Exhibitions)

Exhibitions / Events

Print tech companies in Italy and Europe have reacted positively to the latest announcement that InPrint Milan 2020, the Italian edition of the international exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing, is to be co-located with Viscom Italia, Italy’s premier international trade fair and conference on visual communication.