Home of the Future

Monday 25 February - Thursday 28 Feburary, 2019
NEXTech Hall 8.0, Stand 8.0K31, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain


​Graphene-based innovations will be integrated inside smart buildings without any form factor constraints, making them greener, more efficient and more interactive. From more precise sensors to more efficient solar panels and smart eco-materials that will filter the pollutants from the air and water, graphene will enhance our quality of life. 


Graphene Based NFC Devices for Domotics: Electronic Keys – CNR
These are the first examples of graphene-based NFC devices, showing graphene's potential for new applications in domotics. Graphene NFC antennas can be integrated in several flexible materials and provide a reliable, environmentally friendly alternative to metallic antennas.


Electrically Conductive Graphene Concrete – Italcementi
Graphene can be incorporated into commonly used materials such as concrete to create highly conductive composites. From Italcementi research, smart solutions for innovative buildings to enhance comfort and safety. Some possible applications are floor and wall heating, outdoor de-icing, electrical grounding, EMI shielding, and sensing concrete.


Graphene Solar Power for Sustainable Energy – IIT, University of Rome Tor Vergata, TEI Crete
Creating large-area perovskite solar cells with high power efficiency and long lifetimes is possible thanks to graphene. Interface engineering with graphene and related materials boosts the stability and efficiency of solar cells. Graphene's excellent electrical properties can be used to generate clean energy for a sustainable future.


Graphene Supercapacitors – IIT, Thales, BeDimensional
Graphene enabled supercapacitors can deliver and accumulate currents at rates that are dozens of times higher than lithium batteries. In the future, this could mean being able to charge mobile devices in just minutes. This graphene enabled smart fast charger will instead charge phones at twice the current speed, showing only a fraction of the potential charging speed gained from graphene supercapacitors. Imagine the possibilities for the next generation of mobile devices!


Graphene Loudspeakers – IIT and Università la Sapienza
Photo-thermo-acoustic loudspeakers made of a graphene aerogel show the possibility for an innovative wireless solution for home entertainment. The very efficient photo-thermo-acoustic effect is achieved due to the unique properties of the graphene aerogel, allowing us to enjoy music wirelessly and with high fidelity without any conventional, mechanical moving parts.


Flagship Homeward Bound Boardgame – Novalia, UCAM
This game incorporates graphene-enabled touch input, integral graphene-enabled electroluminescent dice and multi-lingual chance cards. This whimsical demo illustrates very serious, meaningful possibilities for graphene within integral control and display systems on very low-cost flexible materials.


Graphene Air Sniffer: Electronic Nose for Air Pollution – University of Tartu
Pollution and poor air quality are major causes of health issues worldwide, and accurate, real-time monitoring is a strong push for the Internet of Things. The Graphene Air Sniffer (GAS) demonstrates graphene-based miniature sensors, which can detect very low levels of harmful gases such as nitrogen dioxide or ozone in the air.


Electroluminescent Gas Detector – ICN2
This graphene nanocomposite detects moisture in a flexible, wearable, low-cost sensor with very fast response and recovery times. Its features could be expanded in the future for recognizing specific gases, pollutants and health-related indicators by providing a visual light outcome, such as a screen-printed electroluminescent display.


Pressure Sensor for Presence Detection – TU Delft, ANL Applied Nanolayers
This ultra-sensitive sensor is constructed out of more than 10,000 graphene membranes that are suspended on a 1 mm2 silicon chip. When a minute pressure change occurs, the membranes deflect, creating an electrical current, which enables the detection of opening or closing doors. Thus, the sensor can function as an intruder alarm or detect the presence of people in a building.


Magnetic Field Sensors – AMO, RWTH Aachen
Ultra-thin and flexible magnetic sensors with high sensitivity promise a multitude of applications in the fields of eMobility, information technology, consumer electronics and many more. Hall sensors, such as this graphene-enhanced field sensor, can measure tiny changes in magnetism by looking at the way in which a current flows.


The Future of Connectivity – CNIT, Ericsson, IMEC, Nokia, Nokia Bell Labs, AMO, ICFO, UCAM
Graphene Flagship researchers have demonstrated how graphene enables ultra-wide bandwidth communications coupled with lower power consumption, radically changing the way data is transmitted across optical communications systems. This could make graphene devices the key ingredient in the evolution of 5G, the Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0.


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Publishing date: 26 March 2019 08:16