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PassiveBolt’s Shepherd Lock with IMSE technology (photo: TactoTek)

TactoTek closes €23M series C funding


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Recently, TactoTek (Oulu, Finland), a developer, industrialiser and licenser of in-mould structural electronics (IMSE) technology for smart surface solutions, announced that it has closed €23M in Series C equity financing co-led by Nordic Option Oy and Valeado AB. Bryan, Garnier & Co acted as the exclusive advisor on the private placement that attracted investments from global investors, business and technology leaders including 3M Ventures, Cornes Technologies Limited and Repsol Energy Ventures.

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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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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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Thin glass is a versatile material with many possible applications in the organic and printed electronics industry (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP: Optoelectronic systems on thin glass


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The recently launched KODOS project (“Konfektionierter Dünnglas-Verbund für optoelektronische Systeme”, Thin Glass Composites for Optoelectronic Systems), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is designed to transform thin glass into finished products along the entire value chain. The companies EMDE development of light, Volkswagen and Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, which focus on application development, have joined forces with the technology suppliers tesa, VON ARDENNE, Flabeg, 4JET microtech, SURAGUS, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany).

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The technology demonstrator from fischer automotive and TactoTek (photo: TactoTek)

Fischer Automotive and TactoTek partner to demonstrate smart surface design innovations


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TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) and fischer automotive have collaborated on a smart surface technology demonstrator to show examples of design innovation that fulfil market demands for integrating styling, electronic functions and manufacturability of smart surfaces at commercial scale.

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