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From left to right: Frederik Klöckner (technology manager, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG), Dr Daniel Lenssen (director business development, Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH), Gabriele Nau (senior market manager consumer goods & electronics, Lohmann Group), Dr C

Companies are regularly faced with the challenge of understanding and evaluating the influence of new technologies and trends on their business and of initiating corresponding innovation processes. In order to successfully implement innovations, expertise in different and new fields of technology is necessary. Existing networks are mostly not sufficient for this – there is a dearth of novel ideas. The methodology of KEX Knowledge Exchange AG (Aachen, Germany) breaks this down: In consortium projects new companies from different industries come together to jointly tap the potential of technological hypes.

CTA president and CEO Gary Shapiro discussed his new book "Ninja Future" with Liz Claman of Fox Business at CES 2019 (photo: Consumer Technology Association)

The next generation of innovation took centre stage at CES 2019, as companies large and small unveiled technologies that will revolutionise the way we live, work and play. Attendees experienced all that fuels the expansion of tech into new areas such as 5G, artificial intelligence, smart cities, resilience, sports, vehicle tech, digital health and more. The event is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2019.

Canatu further invests in the automotive sector with its collaboration with DENSO (photo: Canatu)

Canatu from Finland has announced a licensing agreement with the DENSO Corporation. This non-exclusive licensing agreement consists of Canatu CNB film manufacturing for heaters used in, for example, autonomous cars. The joint development and manufacturing both in Finland and Japan serves the customers of Canatu and the DENSO Corporation.

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