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Joint technology demonstrator showcases new solutions for retail, supply-chain and in-home devices.
Epishine AB, Ynvisible Interactive and the strategic innovation unit of Evonik Industries AG, Creavis, announce the creation of a new joint demonstrator featuring Evonik’s TAeTTOOz® printed battery, Epishine’s solar cells, and Ynvisible’s electrochromic display.
All technologies can be printed and when they are assembled together, they can create self-powered signage, functional packaging or device solutions. The joint demonstrator will be featured at LOPEC, TechBlick and on the partner's individual communications channels.
“Our new demonstrator is a clear evolution on our journey with Ynvisible, started in May 2020. We are demonstrating the potential use-cases and advantages of this combined solution – energy independence, scaleable manufacturing and design freedom.” Says Dr. Michael Korell, Head of New Growth Area Energy Storage
“Epishine’s light energy harvesting cells have unique efficiency at indoor light conditions and enable small connected electronics, like electronic shelf labels, without the burden of costly battery maintenance. This collaboration is also an important opportunity to highlight the unique material properties of our thin and flexible printed solar cell.” says Jesper Nilsson, Head of Solutions, Epishine.
“Most active electronic devices need a visual interface and a power supply. Our joint demonstrator makes rechargeability, modularity and a dynamic user experience reality.” says Michael Robinson, CEO of Ynvisible. “We’re proud to showcase how our partners’ technologies can come together to deliver holistic and value-added solutions – truly a Display PLUS.”
Ynvisible will be exhibiting on TechBlick on the 10th and 11th of March using a virtual booth and showcase the joint demonstrator. Carolina Gioscio, Marketing Manager Sustainable Solutions at Evonik, is an invited speaker and will present more details related to the Self-Powered Smart Signage Solution on March 10th, 05:10pm CET.
Epishine, Ynvisible and Evonik will host a joint webinar on April 8th to delve deeper into the details of the Self-Powered Smart Signage Solution and provide a broader idea on what the three technologies will enable.
Epishine's business is based on pioneering manufacturing breakthroughs within printed organic solar technology. The company has developed disruptive process steps that provide a unique scalability in terms of manufacturing plus industry-leading low light efficiency. Its roll-to-roll printed organic photocells are optimized for low light conditions and are easily integrated into wireless products. These photocells can be used instead of batteries, which would need to be replaced periodically. The company was founded back in 2016, and has just over 20 employees. Its headquarters in Linköping, Sweden.
Ynvisible is a leading company in the emerging printed and flexible electronics sector. Given the cost and power-consumption advantages over conventional electronics, printed electronics are a key enabler of mass adoption of the Internet of Things ("IoT") and smart objects. Ynvisible has experience, know-how and intellectual property in the field of electrochromic materials, inks, and systems. Ynvisible's interactive printed graphics solutions solve the need for ultra-low power, mass deployable, & easy-to-use electronic displays and indicators for everyday smart objects, IoT devices, and ambient intelligence (intelligent surfaces). Ynvisible offers a mix of services, materials and technology to brand owners developing smart objects and IoT products.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.
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Epishine's business is based on pioneering manufacturing breakthroughs within printed organic solar cells. They have developed disruptive process steps that, among other things, provide a unique scalability in terms of manufacturing and a unique efficiency in low light.
Epishine's first product was released February 2021 and is optimized for low energy lighting indoors. It’s a small, thin and flexible light cell, printed on recyclable plastic and easily integrated into wireless products where it converts the ambient light into electricity. The light cells can be used instead of batteries on wireless sensors and similar devices in our increasingly connected world.
Epishine's long-term goal is to be in the forefront of printed organic solar cells and step by step enable the world's most scalable, resource-efficient and affordable solar cell. The company was founded in 2016 and has just over 20 employees with headquarters in Linköping and is mainly owned by a founding team together with renowned institutional investors and family offices. The next issue will be made in the spring of 2021.