IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad, the New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 15-16 2017 ( All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.

The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative features early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, and research labs or government labs who will demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of 3D printing, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, energy storage, graphene, Internet of Things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.

The initiative provides the opportunity for the winning companies to exhibit their state-of-the-art technologies at this international event, alongside an estimated 250 exhibitors reaching out to over 3,500 attendees, including product developers, technology scouts and integrators.

The winners of IDTechEx Launchpad are:

Ares Materials, Inc. will be showing samples of their Pylux flexible polymer material family, and a stretchable LED array demo based on their Pylux S spatially-heterogenous modulus substrate.

Demonstrating the “verichrome” visual state indicator technology. When presented with a burst of energy (coin cell or RF-harvested) this printable, single-layer of material can be combined with sensors to provide visual indications of device states on medical and IoT devices where displays are not practical.

Exovite’s idea consists on an immobilization and rehabilitation system through technological tools to optimize medical procedures and improve patients’ quality life

Infi-tex will be displaying the Infi-tex Jacket – demonstrating their patented SoftSwitch button panel Multitouch mat – desktop touch sensitive textile mat, which displays where and how much pressure has been applied.

Based on its patented printable sensing technology, Nanomade will showcase its Touch and Force sensitive prototypes: smart handheld devices, smart wristbands, heart rate and breathing rate monitoring seat and a flexible pressure sensitive MP3 Player.

NiveauUp will be showing the cycling charging/discharging of a 1Ah battery cell at 10C/10C rates (at DoD of 100%), live or by video playing. We’ll bring along some 3/10Ah cells for a formal customer testing. Please contact them prior to November 9th to arrange the sample hand-over.

Saule Technologies will present an ultralight and ultrathin perovskite solar module, ink-jet printed on a flexible foil. The demonstrator will be capable of charging small electronic devices, such as smartphones. The solar cells by Saule are a low cost source of solar energy applicable in various industries like customer electronics, construction, automotive or even space industry.

Terzo Power Systems will be showing Ultra-efficient modular, hybrid-electric power system that that is a clean-sheet rethinking to diesel power alternatives specifically for agricultural, construction, mining, and other heavy-duty/off-road vehicle applications.


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