New carbon-based technology is ideal for wearables market.
As interest grows in flexible and printed electronics, there is also a need for power devices that are flexible as well. Pliant Power Devices, Toronto, Canada, may have a flexible solution for this challenge.
A finalist for the intelliFLEX Startup of the Year Award at CPES2018, Pliant Power Devices spun out of the Seferos research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Tyler Schon and Prof. Dwight Seferos began developing carbon-based polymers for lithium-ion battery electrodes in 2013. What they discovered was that in addition to being a competitive energy storage material, they could form flexible electrode films with plastic-like properties. After exploring the battery industry, they found that there is a high demand for flexible energy storage for emerging consumer electronics applications.
Pliant was founded in June 2017 and since then has been working to commercialize the technology with the support of the UTEST incubator
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