AGC and Ubiquitous Energy join forces in the field of transparent solar glass (photo: AGC)

AGC and Ubiquitous Energy announce strategic development agreement for transparent solar glass


Companies / Markets

AGC (Asahi Glass; Tokyo, Japan), a leading producer of flat glass, has entered into a strategic development agreement with Ubiquitous Energy (Silicon Valley, California), an innovator in transparent solar technology. The collaboration will focus on the development of Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent and neutral solar coating to create windows that produce electricity. 

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Fraunhofer FEP developed a new method for ultra-smooth surfaces (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP presents new technology for ultra-smooth polymer films


Products

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) has succeeded in developing a new technology for the production of ultra-smooth polymer films as part of the "OptiPerm" project. This project received funding from the European Union and the Saxony State Ministry of Economics, Labor and Transport. The technology, which was previously demonstrated on samples in A4 format, has now been successfully transferred to a roll-to-roll process with even higher surface quality. These results were presented for the first time at the AIMCAL conference in Munich, Germany in June 2018 by Dr Steffen Günther.

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innoLAE will take place in Cambridge on 22 and 23 January 2019 (photo: EPSRC)

innoLAE announces call for papers


Exhibitions / Events

The 5th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference will be returning to the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in Hinxton, Cambridge, on 22-23 January 2019, to deliver a programme highlighting the most innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics - a new way of making electronics which includes printable, flexible, plastic, organic and bio- electronics.

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EVRYTHNG is set to revolutionise consumer products with the Internet of Things (photo: EVRYTHNG)

EVRYTHNG named technology pioneer by World Economic Forum


Companies / Markets

EVRYTHNG (New York City, New York and London, UK), a leading internet of things data management platform for consumer products, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers.” The fusing of physical and digital is a primary force of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is transforming the world around us. EVRYTHNG aims to be at the forefront of this revolution, creating a new real-time knowledge network with data collected from individual consumer product items, throughout each product’s life-cycle. Consumer product manufacturers around the world, including Coca Cola, Unilever, LVMH and Diageo, are using the EVRYTHNG platform to manage trusted information and apply real-time intelligence to hundreds of millions of products — protecting brand integrity in the supply chain with visibility and pre-emptive intelligence, and connecting directly with end-customers to build brand relationships.

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OLED production at Merck in Darmstadt (photo: Tobi Bohn / Berlin; Merck)

Merck opens OLED Technology Center China in Shanghai


Companies / Markets

Merck (Darmstadt, Germany), a leading science and technology company, recently opened its new OLED Technology Center China in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai. The new centre will provide local customers with customised solutions to enable innovative OLED application development.

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