Daimler chairman of the board of management Ola Källenius unveiled the latest concept car from the company at CES 2020 (photo: CES)

CES 2020 wraps: AI and 5G define the future of innovation


Exhibitions / Events

CES 2020 ended on 10 January, following a week filled with over 20 000 product debuts unveiling the future of technology. More than 4400 exhibiting companies launched their latest tech products to some 170 000 attendees across more than 2.9M net square feet of exhibit space. From global tech brands to pioneering start-ups, the innovation at CES 2020 could revolutionise markets and change our world for the better.

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The sportswear industry is a highly promising market for flexible and printed electronics (photo: pexels.com)

OE-A at ISPO 2020: Flexible and printed electronics for enabling smart sportswear


Exhibitions / Events

Flexible sensors to monitor your performance, motion and physical conditions, improve your training as well as prevent injuries. Integrated lighting for additional safety or self-heating jackets to increase your well-being. Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics, which are thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost, from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials. The high degree of freedom of design requires a holistic approach in product design to enable this wide range of novel applications.

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ALTANA’s goal is to become CO2 neutral by 2025 (graphic: ALTANA)

ALTANA CO2-neutral by 2025


Companies / Markets

By 2025 the specialty chemicals group ALTANA (Wesel, Germany) will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero. Already in 2020, the company’s entire power supply will be converted to renewable energies. ALTANA will compensate for the unavoidable use of natural gas until 2025 by financing equivalent climate protection projects in the regions where CO2 emissions are generated. The same applies to offsetting CO2 emissions arising from necessary business trips, company cars, and the transport of goods. The specialty chemicals group will thus achieve climate neutrality in its direct sphere of influence by 2025.

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The team behind MICLEDI (photo: imec)

Imec spin-off MICLEDI Microdisplays raises €4.5M for the development of AR glasses


Companies / Markets

MICLEDI Microdisplays, the latest spin-off of imec (Leuven, Belgium), has raised €4,5M seed capital from imec.xpand, with participation of PMV and FIDIMEC. The funding will be used to develop microLED displays for next generation Augmented Reality (AR) glasses.

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THE BOX has been awarded an Honoree designation for the 2020 CES Innovation Awards (photo: E Ink)

E Ink and LivingPackets announce sustainable, reusable packaging for eCommerce and logistics


Products

E Ink Holdings (Billerica, Massachusetts), an innovator of electronic ink technology, and LivingPackets (Pully, Switzerland), a creator of revolutionary reusable packaging, have announced THE BOX, a sustainable, reusable packaging solution for businesses and consumers.

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