The SUPERSMART research project funded by EIT RawMaterials has shown proof: printed electronic components such as sensors and smart labels on paper can play an essential role in building a smart environment for production, retail and logistics. Efficient and reliable production processes make them economically competitive. In terms of resource conservation, climate and the environment, electronics printed on paper have outstanding advantages over conventional substrates and manufacturing processes for smart electronic components. The SUPERSMART project team is proud to have been selected by the international jury as the winner of the 2021 OE-A competition within the category "Best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator". The award ceremony took place on 15 April 2021.
Diabetes patients depending on lifelong insulin treatment have to administer the vital medication to themselves using insulin pumps, syringes or pens. Ypsomed offers UnoPen, a disposable pen with variable dose setting, for this and other multidose therapies. Schreiner MediPharm has developed an NFC-Label for this injection aid that serves as a communication interface between the injector and the SmartPilot—an electronic pen add-on. The resulting smart device interactively supports patients in using the pen and helps them adhere to their therapy plans.
TactoTek (Oulu, Finland), developer and licenser of injection moulded structural electronics (“IMSE”) technology, and Kyocera Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, multi-function printers, and mobile phones, have announced a licensing agreement for TactoTek’s IMSE technology. Kyocera will design, develop and produce IMSE parts in Japan.