Our daily usage of connected objects, smartphones and other devices requires more and more energy. Some studies show that there will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices, or "things," in 2025.. 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. Photovoltaic energy is available everywhere in the planet, being energy self-sufficient for our electronics is for all of us the really wireless world!
Products can be covered with cutting-edge photovoltaic cells to power sensors and or devices connected to the IoT. Taking advantage of the natural or artificial lighting allows for energy to be collected wherever you are in the planet, energy that can be supplied directly your electronics, or stored in batteries.
Dracula Technologies is developing a disruptive printable solar energy, called Layer®
This organic photovoltaic (OPV) cell manufacturing technique is made of 5 nano-layers of materials using digital printing; in the same way that an office printer uses graphic ink to print, Dracula prints its LAYER modules using conductive ink that they have formulated thanks to:
• Generating energy from ambient light (natural or artificial)
• Being adjustable and integrated in the surface thanks to the printing of the modules;shapes and curves make them possible
• Ensuring positive environmental impact. Only organic polymers derived from carbon are used to make the conductive inks
Dracula Technologies R&D teams have developed a support process using tools to evaluate energy consumption and lighting conditions. They then carry out studies in order to optimize the solution needed.
GOAL 3 : AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
Dracula Technologies ensures access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. LAYER takes advantages of natural or artificial lighting to collect energy wherever you are.
Dracula Technologies has been involved in the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab program since 2017. They have adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud for Chemistry, Simulation and Design Solutions.
Dracula Technologies 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). Their development engineers work closely with the scientific committee.
Dracula Technologies carries the French Tech in the Alps, BPI Excellence, InnoEnergy, Dassault Systèmes and Airbus labels. Their technology has led to several patents and relies on the mastery of an OPV cell manufacturing process using digital printing to trap 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 (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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