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Imec participates in European collaboration to develop highly efficient organic solar cells

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Imec is involved in the The European FP7 project ArtESun, aimed to develop highly efficient organic solar cells with an increased lifetime and a decreased production cost. The ultimate goal of the ArtESun project is to bring organic photovoltaic technologies (OPV) towards introduction into the competitive thin-film PV market.

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Imec and Septentrio Co-Design Antenna for High Precision Global Navigation Satellite Systems

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Imec and Septentrio announced earlier this week that they have collaborated to the design of an antenna-RF integrated element of a multi-frequency Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) antenna for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and GALILEO. The compact antenna can be integrated in multi-frequency handheld GNSS devices for high precision location applications (up to 1 centimeter).

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TED of the Month: Henry Evans en Chad Jenkins – Meet the robots for humanity

Paralyzed by a stroke in 20013, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage. He shows how new technology, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. And gives him the ability to navigate space once more.

A top notch feelgood TED, with innovation and a gripping message on top.

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Researchers at UGent and VIB discovere potential novel treatment against septic shock

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Septic shock is caused by excessive and systemic reaction of the entire body against infectious agents, in most cases of bacterial origin. The number of deaths by septic shock in intensive care units is very high and is still increasing, despite numerous large scale clinical trials. Scientists of VIB and UGent, supervised by Peter Vandenabeele, demonstrated in a mouse study that a potential novel treatment for sepsis may consist of the simultaneous neutralization of two harmful cytokines in the blood circulation.

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