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Smart food-labelling project to reduce food waste in 2020
CPI, a UK-based technology innovation centre and a founding member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, has supported the development of a next generation smart labelling technology aimed at dramatically cutting food waste and health risks across the perishable goods industry.
Printed sensors project aims to reduce cost of EV batteries
CPI has announced that it is involved in a collaborative project which aims to develop novel printed sensors for electric vehicle (EV) battery current density imaging. This could increase battery life, reduce charging times and help to improve consumer safety, confidence and uptake of EVs.
Project to accelerate commercialisation of lightweight nanomaterials
CPI is contributing its facilities and capabilities to a Horizon 2020 project focused on creating an open-innovation test bed for the development and production of lightweight nanomaterials and embedded electronics. The ‘LEE-BED’ project will run for four years with a consortium funding value of over €10 million.
Smart vest asthma treatment for children
It has been announced that CPI is working alongside ItoM Medical BV and Blumorpho to support the development of a wearable medical device focused upon improving treatment for children with uncontrolled asthma. The device, a next generation smart vest prototype, will benefit from CPI’s expertise in the printable electronics sector.
Project to develop next generation skin and oral cancer therapy
CPI is collaborating on a photonics project to advance the development of next generation cancer treatment using phototherapeutic methods. The project, a collaboration between CPI and North East-based company, LightOx, is focused on light-based treatments to target removal of skin and oral cancer cells. CPI is supporting LightOx to develop a range of molecular tools for use in imaging, therapeutics and assay development.
Project to develop next-generation of batteries and sensors
CPI is part of a project focused on next generation battery and sensor work. Operating alongside partners on the BatterySense programme, CPI is supporting work to reduce the size of existing wireless sensing form factors by exploiting additive manufacture. This allows for the intimate integration of batteries into the substrates of ultrathin label-like sensors fabricated by roll-to-roll processes.
Printable electronics centre helps objects to communicate
CPI has welcomed new resident clients to its new facility, just months after opening. The printable electronics centre, based at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, has welcomed Silent Sensors, Datatecnics Corporation and HP1 as tenants, along with Wootzano and PST Sensors at its original site on NETPark, in Sedgefield, also County Durham.
Project to develop next generation electric vehicle batteries
Working alongside LiNa Energy and Lancaster University, The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is supporting the development of a robust, low-cost and high performance energy storage battery to replace existing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, as part of a collaboration aiming to accelerate the introduction of next generation automotive batteries.
New healthcare photonics facility nears completion
Construction work on CPI’s new healthcare photonics facility is being finalised. The centre, based at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham, will help develop next-generation light-based treatments for the healthcare industry.
Project to develop battery cells for niche EVs
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is working in a collaboration, funded under the Government’s Faraday Challenge initiative, to develop UK-made battery cells for niche electric vehicles. The project aims to design and deliver a range of battery cells to suit suppliers’ individual technical challenges for a range of niche vehicles including buses, emergency vehicles and marine craft amid amplifying demand for environmentally...
Running entrepreneur takes a big step forward
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has supported an entrepreneur’s vision to help runners find the most appropriate type of footwear.
CPI Collaborates with Pireta Limited on Smart Clothing Project
The Centre for Process Innovation is collaborating on a project to support the development of next-generation smart clothing.
The development of next-gen smart clothing
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that it is collaborating on a project to support the development of next-generation smart clothing. Working with Pireta, CPI is using its industry expertise in the printed electronics sector to aid scale-up of wearable technology in textiles.
Lithium innovations for future electric vehicles
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has set to help develop the next generation of batteries capable of extending electric vehicles’ mileage range. CPI is collaborating on the Lithium Innovations for Future Electric vehicles (LIFE) project with lead-partner OXIS Energy, a company that is focused on the development of Lithium-Sulfur battery chemistry.
Improving airtight bonding in OLED lighting
It has been announced that the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is working as part of a consortium to improve airtight bonding in OLED lighting for aerospace and defence applications. CPI is working on the project with lead partner Oxford Lasers, alongside Glass Technology Services, Coherent Scotland, Heriot Watt University, Gooch & Housego, and Leonardo MW.
National Printable Electronics Centre exploits opportunities for IoT
UK-based innovation centre that enables the commercialisation of new processes and products, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has successfully expanded the capabilities of its National Printable Electronics Centre to assist companies in exploiting the commercial opportunities offered by the IoT. Expected to be worth £3.8-£10.8 trillion per year by 2025, the IoT’s ability to connect mainstream products ...
Antenna systems division awarded contract by CALTEC
Corporación de Alta Tecnologia SAC (CALTEC), a systems integrator serving the South American telecommunications market, has selected the Antenna Systems Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) to provide a fully integrated 9.4m Ka-band gateway antenna system from its ASC Signal product line at the Lurin Teleport in Lima, Peru.
Seven satellite antenna systems provided for new teleport
Provider of satellite and terrestrial communications services to numerous industries, Roberts Communications Network (Roberts), has selected the ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) to provide seven satellite antenna systems for its new teleport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roberts has provided communications services to the pari-mutuel industry for more than 30 years, pioneering the creation of simulcasting for the horse r...
Collaboration designs tyres that reduce carbon emissions
The UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), has announced that it is collaborating with Bath University and Silent Sensors to develop a key component for the future of intelligent tyres, using piezoelectric energy harvesting, which converts mechanical motion into electrical energy. This component will be part of the innovative Silent Sensors Tyre Management System (TMS) for veh...
New facility encourages more opportunities in IoT
The start of a new project that will address manufacturing challenges and exploit the commercial opportunities offered to industry by the ‘internet of things’ (IoT), a market predicted to be worth an estimated $253bn by 2021 has been announced by CPI. The European Regional Development Fund has announced £2.6m of funding for CPI to establish and run a new national technology centre in County Durham.