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Headphones produced by means of biotechnology (photo: VTT)

VTT: Headphones made from biomaterials produced by yeast and fungal mycelium

Microbially grown materials can be used to replace oil-based materials in various everyday consumer products – such as headphones. A project team comprising research scientists, industrial designers and documentarians wanted to prove this possible and produced a set of headphones in their project Korvaa, the plastic and leather components of which were grown by microbes. The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University produced the materials, Aivan took care of industrial design, and Fotoni Film documented and photographed the progress of the project.


Brewer Science offers a wide range of printing capabilities for flexible and hybrid electronics (photo: Brewer Science)

Brewer Science named a top workplace

Brewer Science (Rolla, Missouri) has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplace honour by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Energage, LLC, an employee research and consulting firm, has partnered with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the past seven years to determine top workplaces in the area based on anonymous employee survey feedback. Companies on the Top Workplace list demonstrate strong values, effective leadership, clear direction and motivated employees.


A packaging solution with PragmatIC’s technology (photo: PragmatIC)

Chinese packaging company Baoshen joins growing customer list for PragmatIC’s flexible integrated circuits

PragmatIC (Cambridge, UK), a leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, has announced that BSN, part of the Baoshen Group, has placed an order for its recently released ConnectIC products. This adds to an already strong order book for PragmatIC’s unique flexible integrated circuits that are considered to be the ideal solution for adding intelligence to mass-market consumer goods and packaging.


Event diary


LOPEC 2020

Location: Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany
Organisers: Messe München, OE-A