Plastic Logic, a leader in the design and manufacture of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs), is enabling 878 to show readable navigational and other data on the sleeve of the world’s first smart sailing jacket, Project One.


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Solliance partners TNO, imec/EnergyVille and the Eindhoven University of Technology, realised an 18.6% efficient highly near infrared transparent perovskite solar cell. When combined in a four terminal tandem configuration with an efficient Panasonic crystalline silicon (c-Si) cell or with a Miasolé flexible CIGS cell, it delivers new record power conversion efficiencies of 28.7% and 27.0%, respectively.


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Engineers at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) have developed the world’s first fully recyclable printed electronics. By demonstrating a crucial and relatively complex computer component — the transistor — created with three carbon-based inks, the researchers hope to inspire a new generation of recyclable electronics to help fight the growing global epidemic of electronic waste. The work appeared online on 26 April in the journal Nature Electronics.


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In its capacity as a solution provider and technology integrator, Greiner Assistec (Kremsmünster, Austria) draws on its extensive solutions expertise in the production of innovative, functional plastics. Its collaboration with the German startup innoME, a pioneer in the sensor technology space, has now delivered an impressive result: the development of a smart petri dish.


Exhibitions / Events

Physicist Prof Dr Karl Leo of Technische Universität Dresden is the first German scientist to receive the Jan Rajchmann Award from the U.S. Society for Information Display (SID). With the award, SID recognises Leo's "pioneering work on OLED displays, in particular the introduction of stable and controlled doping of organic semiconductors for highly efficient OLED displays."