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The EC is now boosting the impressive research activities in the field of perovskites by the PeroCUBE project, which is funded under Horizon 2020. On 1 April 2020, 14 European partners from industry and science in ten countries launched the joint project to develop new applications in the fields of lighting, photovoltaics and telecommunications. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden, Germany, are involved in the project and will contribute their expertise over the next 3,5 years.

 


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Heliatek (Dresden, Germany) has announced that its award-winning organic solar film HeliaSol has passed the stringent criteria of the Solar Impulse Foundation to be approved as one of its listed efficient solutions. The so-called “1000solutions” programme was launched by Bertrand Piccard (the first person that circumnavigated the world in the solar airplane “Solar Impulse”) to promote innovations that help protecting our environment in a profitable way. Currently more than 400 of these solutions are listed in the five categories:

 


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Interlink Electronics (Camarillo, California), a global provider of HMI sensors and IoT solutions, announced the availability of its VersaPad Plus resistive touchpad. The newest member of the VersaPad family of touchpads for rugged environments, the VersaPad Plus can be operated with gloved fingers and withstands exposure to liquids and extreme temperatures, making it ideal for use in medical devices such as laptops. This property is especially important in medical environments where frontline workers are caring for patients battling COVID-19 or other highly infectious conditions.

 


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Together with six medical and technology companies Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) has developed an innovative smart health patch that allows continuous, remote and wireless monitoring of the respiration, heart rate and soon also temperature of patients. The product – initially set up to monitor the vital functions of patients with heart failure and epilepsy – will soon be tested for the use of monitoring coronavirus patients in a Belgian hospital. The partners aim to further roll-out the technology over the next month to respond to a potential new coronavirus surge in autumn.

 


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Pioneering UK manufacturer, Promethean Particles, is collaborating with textile companies and leading research facilities to explore the anti-viral effects of its novel copper nanoparticles designed for use in fabrics and personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare sector.