Articles - Innovation Watch
A total of 35 items listed.
INNOVATION WATCH - Farming straight up
Growing plants without soil is transforming how crops are grown across the world.
INNOVATION WATCH - Thin and flexible but tough protection
Armourgel, an energy-absorbing material that can be incorporated into clothing, is being adapted from its origins in sportswear into a protective device for the hip that aims to protect the weak and fragile hip bones of osteoporosis patients.
INNOVATION WATCH - An appetite for oil
Gobbler boat, an innovative oil-spill retrieval vessel, is providing a cost-effective and efficient solution to dealing with the scenarios that arise from oil spills
INNOVATION WATCH - Delivering clean cold and power
Global technology company Dearman has developed a family of engines that uses liquid air to deliver zeroemission power and cooling.
INNOVATION WATCH - Organ transplant breakthrough
After nearly 20 years of research and a wide tranche of clinical trials, a medical innovation originating in Oxford is saving lives and winning awards.
INNOVATION WATCH - Compressor energy breakthroughs
Coventry company Lontra has had a busy year.
INNOVATION WATCH - New energy pioneers
London-based BBOXX supplies solar-powered battery boxes to customers in developing countries. Their remote monitoring and battery management system was one of the winners of the 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Finance Award.
INNOVATION WATCH - Cable fault locator
The winner of the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s 2014 Innovation Award was a handheld portable device for detecting faults in low voltage electrical cables
INNOVATION WATCH - Super cool(er)
Welsh startup Sure Chill has developed a cooler that uses the properties of water to keep its contents cool for around 10 days without electricity. This is ideal for storing items such as vaccines where electricity sources are unreliable
INNOVATION WATCH - Flexiarch
The FlexiArch was developed and launched in 2007, creating a minor renaissance for arch bridges.
INNOVATION WATCH - Adaptive spectacles
The inventor of the world’s first universal self-adjustable eyeglasses had the latest version of these spectacles shortlisted for the Design Museum’s 2013 Design of the Year Awards.
INNOVATION WATCH - Silent Herdsman
An Glasgow-based spin-out company called Silent Herdsman from the University of Strathclyde, has formulated a system, that is able to monitor the fertility of herds, by attaching sensors to collars.