Our daily usage of connected objects, smartphones and other watches requires more and more energy, some studies show that there will be more than 50 billions of connected objects in 2020. The scale factor makes everyday a new challenge for the network to provide this overload of energy.
We are living in a world of light, the photovoltaic energy is available everywhere in the planet, being energy self-sufficient for our electronics is for all of us the really wireless world!
Your product can be covered of cutting-edge photovoltaic cells to power any sensors and or IoT. Taking advantage of the natural or artificial lighting, you collect energy wherever you are in the planet. Either it can supply directly your electronics, or it’s stored in battery.
Dracula Technologies Startup is developing a disruptive printable solar energy, called Layer®
It’s an OPV cell manufacturing technique made of 5 nano-layers of materials using digital printing: in the same way that an office printer uses graphic ink to print, we print our LAYER® modules using conductive ink that we have formulated ourselves thanks to:
As a result of several years of R&D Dracula Technologies has developed a support process using tools to evaluate the energy consumption and the lighting conditions. We then carry out studies in order to optimize the solution needed.
Dracula Technologie’s know-how is the result of a collaboration of over 10 years with the industrialists, HUTCHINSON and research centers (CEA-INES, CNRS, IM2NP, CiNaM, CSEM). Our development engineers work closely with our scientific committee that includes academics and industrialists.
Dracula Technologies carries the French Tech in the Alps, BPI Excellence, InnoEnergy, Dassault Systems and Airbus labels. Our technology has led to several patents and relies on the mastery of an OPV cell manufacturing process using digital printing which traps light both outdoors and indoors.
An alternative to the drifts of the programmed obsolescence. L’increvable is the idea of changing the way we design and consume products. Let’s take the example of a product you can find in quite every house: the washing machine. A washing machine average cost is 350€. It decreased across time, but the repair cost of the washing machine increased by 125% the last 20 years.
Each musician aims to cultivate his art in order to be unique. Its aesthetic sound constitutes its identity.Is the answer to customize an instrument for each artist ? Can an instrument’s design influence its sound identity ?And can we industrialize custom-made instruments to make them accessible to every musician?
Laurent Bernadac is an INSA Toulouse engineer, and a virtuoso musician as well (Gold Medal at the Conservatoire de Toulouse, Jazz Guitar & Violin Section). Laurent had a challenge: design an electric violin which wouldn't weigh more than a classic, wooden acoustic one. After several trials, he found the solution: a 3D Printed Violin. He named his concept 3DVarius.
Persons with disabilities have physical difficulties to practice a sport. That’s a fact. But at Splashelec, we began to wonder if technology could change that. So we decide to use mecatronics to build a control system which will allow disabled people to easily pilot a sailboat. After some R&D, we came back with a joystick servo system which take control of the rudder and the sails.
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