Highly densified and extremely hard wood

The company Swiss Wood Solutions is working on modifying domestic solid wood and veneer so that it becomes a true high-performance material, in some cases surpassing the properties of tropical woods.

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Mosa meat burger

Meat industry in transition

Cell-cultured meat is seen as a future source of protein to combat climate change. Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms have developed advanced technologies for extracting meat from animal cells.

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CoffeeWatch Materialinnovationen im Design

World‘s first watch made from recycled coffee

The Berlin designer Julian Lechner, in cooperation with Lilienthal Berlin, launched the world's first watch made from recycled coffee grounds, waxes and oils.

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Biokunststoff HMF aus Altbackwaren

Bioplastics from old bakery goods

Scientists from the Fraunhofer WKI and the University of Hohenheim have succeeded in extracting the bioplastic hydroxymethylfurfural HMF from old bakery goods for formaldehyde-free resins and…

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Ultraleggera – Lightest chair in the world

The Ultraleggera 1.660 is the lightest chair in the world. Oskar Zięta designed it in response to the feather-light challenge of Gio Ponti's legendary Superleggera design from 1957.

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Stand-up paddleboard from renewable materials

Stand-up paddling is one of the trend sports. At the Fraunhofer WKI, a team of researchers is developing a stand-up paddleboard that is made entirely from renewable raw materials.

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Curved architectural glass with gold printing

The glass finisher sedak has developed its digital printing technology to such an extent that gold and silver can be applied to architectural glass that is up to 18 meters long.

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UNclean Plastics

UNclean Plastics – Recycling of contaminated plastics

In the "UNclean Plastics" project, the two designers Friedrich Gerlach and Felix Stockhausen developed a printing process for the additive manufacture of toothbrushes from contaminated polypropylene.

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Bubble Wrap Sneaker

The Munich shoe entrepreneur Sebastian Thies, in cooperation with the Israeli start-up Remeant, has brought a sustainable sneaker made of real, recycled bubble wrap onto the market.

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MMC Bremsbelag - Subcontractor

Brake disc with reduced fine dust

Fine dust endangers our health. One of the main sources is traffic, especially the abrasion of brake disc. Technologies from Sigma Materials and Applied Nano Surfaces prevent abrasion of potentially…

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Electricity from oranges

The municipal utility company Emasesa is planning a pilot project to collect 35 tons of bitter oranges from the streets of Seville to generate electricity from them.

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Revolve Air foldable wheelchair

Under the name "Revolve Air", Andrea Mocellin is presenting a wheelchair which can be folded to the size of a piece of hand luggage and which a passenger can easily take on the plane.

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BladeBUG maintenance robot

The British company BladeBUG has developed a six-legged robot over the past few years that will take over cost-intensive maintenance work on offshore wind turbine systems in the future. The company…

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I will Rise – Vegan Sneaker

The fair produced, sustainable and vegan "I WILL RISE" sneakers by designer Nando Nkrumah from Cologne combine wonderful, hand-woven fabrics from Ghana and exceptional shoe-making skills from…

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Xarvio Digital Farming

Xarvio – Digital Farming

BASF Digital Farming GmbH has received the renowned Crop Science Award for the best innovation in digital agriculture. As part of the Agricultural Solutions division of BASF, the company received an…

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EDAG CityBot – smart mobility

With its CityBot EDAG presented a mobility concept that integrates artificial intelligence. It is being developed as a game changer for the Smart City of the future.

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Smart Medication

Multimorbidity refers to the simultaneous occurrence of several diseases. It is particularly characteristic in the elderly. Under the name "Smart Medication", the designer Kilian Frieling has…

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IGNIS – Light from waste heat energy

The availability of affordable, independent and, above all, clean electrical energy is still limited worldwide. With IGNIS Berlin-based designer Tobias Trübenbacher has developed a tool that converts…

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3D printed wooden windows from Sweden

In October 2019, NorDan was the first window manufacturer in the world to launch 3D printed windows for commercial sales. The first 3D printed windows series are circular windows. The products are…

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Flexible Forms – Biocomposites Experimental Pavilion

The "Flexible Forms" pavilion of the BioMat Group at the ITKE in Stuttgart is a double-curved, parametrically designed segment shell made of light, one-sided curved wood and bio-composite elements.

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