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26 May, 2020, 18:42 BST IDTechEx: How to Succeed in Vertical Farming

Vertical farming is an emerging technique within agriculture that involves growing crops indoors under controlled environmental conditions. By...


20 May, 2020, 20:41 BST IDTechEx: Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial...


14 May, 2020, 18:01 BST IDTechEx Research: Self-Charging Medical Devices

Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic...


12 May, 2020, 19:16 BST Training in the Age of Social Distancing - IDTechEx Explores if AR/VR/MR Can Provide the Answer

In the age of social distancing, training and maintenance of many complicated tasks and services has come to a standstill. However, there are...


07 May, 2020, 20:17 BST Newly Updated for 2020 IDTechEx Report on Conductive Ink Market: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

The conductive ink market never becomes static and stagnant. This is because the technology is inherently adaptable to diverse requirements, allowing ...


06 May, 2020, 13:16 BST IDTechEx Research: COVID-19 is Just the Latest Zoonotic Disease Stemming From the Meat Industry

Although the exact origin story of the COVID-19 outbreak is still uncertain, it is highly likely that the virus began as a zoonotic disease, i.e. an...


05 May, 2020, 17:01 BST Digital Water Will Increase Efficiency in the Water and Wastewater Industries

Digital water technologies will innovate and drive forward new solutions in the water and wastewater industries. The new IDTechEx report, "Digital...


27 Apr, 2020, 15:25 BST IDTechEx Research Asks if Silicon is the Key to Another Technological Revolution

Silicon is one of the most important materials of the past century. It enabled the digital revolution and the advent of PCs, laptops and smartphones. ...


24 Apr, 2020, 10:14 BST Conductive Inks: IDTechEx Research on Flexible Hybrid Electronics, In-Mold Electronics, Skin Patches, E-Textiles

Conductive ink business is inherently wonderfully diverse. This has allowed the industry to rejuvenate itself time and time again and to remain very...


21 Apr, 2020, 14:00 BST Flexible Hybrid Electronics: New IDTechEx Report on Innovation Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

While flexible electronics have been around for years, either as flexible PCBs or genuinely printed electronics, there has always been a trade-off...


20 Apr, 2020, 17:52 BST IDTechEx Research: The Vanadium Flow Batteries as Energy Storage Devices

While Li-ion batteries have totally conquered the electric-vehicle industry, and currently dominating the energy storage sector as well, the redox...


17 Apr, 2020, 18:03 BST Conductive Inks: IDTechEx Report on PV, 5G, Automotive, Power Electronics, and Electronic Packaging

Conductive ink business is inherently wonderfully diverse, which has allowed the industry to rejuvenate itself time and again and to remain relevant...


17 Apr, 2020, 17:26 BST New IDTechEx Report on COVID-19 Diagnostics: Technologies, Players and Trends

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The outbreak of COVID-19 started in December 2019 with the first case reported in China. The...


08 Apr, 2020, 17:55 BST IDTechEx Reports on Autonomous Trucks: Addressing the Industry's Structural Challenges

The automotive industry is experiencing a difficult time due to the Coronavirus, with severe shocks both to the supply and demand. Nonetheless, the...


08 Apr, 2020, 11:00 BST Quantum Dots: IDTechEx Report Discusses Progress, Challenges and Future in LED Lighting

First, we must ask what value Quantum Dots might deliver in LED lighting? In general lighting, QDs can enable simultaneously achieving high efficacy...


02 Apr, 2020, 20:45 BST IDTechEx Research: Hot Performance and Cool Operation for Electric Vehicle Motors

The market for electric vehicles is set to exceed $1,000bn by 2030 but potential consumers are still concerned with range, cost and safety. Whilst...


01 Apr, 2020, 19:09 BST Routes to 3D Electronics: IDTechEx Assess Technologies and Applications

Metallization of 3D surfaces is a growing field with diverse applications. In this article, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director at IDTechEx,...


01 Apr, 2020, 18:57 BST IDTechEx Research: Redox Flow Batteries' Advantages for Stationary Energy Storage Market

An increasing number of news articles about Redox Flow Batteries are present on the web. This technology, mostly adopted in on-grid and off-grid...


31 Mar, 2020, 19:25 BST IDTechEx Forecasts That Bioplastics Will Grow With a CAGR of 3.05% Between 2020 and 2025

The world has a plastics problem. Every day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic make their way into the world's oceans and plastic pollution...


31 Mar, 2020, 19:23 BST Artificial Intelligence: IDTechEx Research on State-Of-The-Art and Commercialisation Status in Diagnostics and Triage

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing medical diagnostics. The state-of-the-art results have already demonstrated that software can achieve ...


30 Mar, 2020, 18:32 BST Coronavirus Has Highlighted the Problems in Supermarket Supply: IDTechEx Asks if Vertical Farming Could Be the Solution

Empty supermarket shelves have become a common sight in recent weeks, as the world continues to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic...


26 Mar, 2020, 21:04 GMT Pollution: IDTechEx on the Lockdown Effect and the Battery Energy Storage Solution

The pandemic infection of COVID-19 led to the lockdown of a considerable number of cities, leading to reduced pollution activity. With the large...


25 Mar, 2020, 17:11 GMT Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles: IDTechEx Analysts Discuss How Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Last week Amazon announced that it planned on hiring 100,000 extra workers to meet the rise in demand for online shopping created by...


24 Mar, 2020, 19:56 GMT IDTechEx Research: The Meat Industry Is Unsustainable

Meat is big business. The global industry is worth over $2 trillion and JBS, the world's largest meat company, makes over $50 billion in annual...


23 Mar, 2020, 13:23 GMT IDTechEx Research on Virtual Reality: To Be or Not to Be

XR is a term which has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. The definition of...