VTT aims to further establish excellence in the Kuopio region (photo: VTT)

VTT makes new investments in digital health – building excellence in the Kuopio region


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The VTT Research Centre of Finland is launching new research activities in the area of digital health as part of the growing wellbeing and health technology ecosystem in Kuopio. The new initiative aims to create state-of-the-art research based especially on the utilisation of health data, generate new digital health innovations and establish global health technology business in Finland and the Kuopio region.

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Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent solar window façade (photo: Business Wire)

Ubiquitous Energy installs first transparent solar window façade


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Ubiquitous Energy (Redwood City, California), a leader in transparent solar technology, has installed the world’s first truly transparent solar window façade at its company headquarters.

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Ligna Energy shows off a wooden battery manufactured at Ynvisible Production. On the Left is Jakob Nilsson, CTO, and to his right Peter Ringstad, CEO. (photo: Lasse Hejdenberg / Hejdlösa bilder)

Ynvisible Production prints wood based batteries created at Ligna Energy


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Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) has announced the first industrial scale production of an innovative and ground-breaking energy storage technology developed by researchers at Linköping University and the company Ligna Energy AB. Ligna Energy’s batteries are printed from residual material from the forest. The first industrial production run was carried out at Ynvisible Production in Linköping, Sweden.

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The tandem solar cell was realised on a typical laboratory scale of one square centimetre. However, scaling up is possible (photo: Eike Köhnen/HZB)

World record at HZB: Efficiency of perovskite silicon tandem solar cell jumps to 29.15%


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In the race for ever higher efficiency levels, an Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) development team has once again pulled ahead. The groups of Steve Albrecht and Bernd Stannowski have developed a tandem solar cell made of the semiconductors perovskite and silicon that converts 29.15 per cent of the incident light into electrical energy. This value has been officially certified by the CalLab of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and means that surpassing the 30 per cent efficiency mark is now within reach.

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The innovative ((rfid))-DistaFerr Global label with a dual-band antenna enables equal readability in the ETSI and FCC frequency bands which makes it suitable for worldwide use (photo: Schreiner ProTech)

Schreiner ProTech: Comprehensive automated IoT tracking solutions for returnable containers


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The increasing electrification of on-board vehicle systems is one of the major trends of the 21st century, entailing the installation of more and more electronics, electronic control units, sensors and antennas in a vehicle. Therefore, the automotive industry increasingly relies on RFID marking solutions in logistics and manufacturing operations.

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