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Ilika announces it has entered into a demonstration project to deploy its Stereax M250 batteries to power an autonomous wireless sensor for environmental sensing and asset tracking.

The project objective is to use a combination of Stereax batteries and photovoltaic cells from Lightricity to power a smart sensing card with multi-sensing capabilities covering imaging, CO2 sensing and temperature measurement. In addition, the card will be designed with security features to ensure low vulnerability, user and device authentication, intrusion prevention and detection and overall enhanced cyber-secure operation. The device will be designed for deployment in smart cities (air quality management), smart homes (indoor air quality and comfort), smart work places (indoor comfort, occupancy and productivity) and industrial environments (HSE monitoring during inspection activities).

Ilika will receive a ca. €260,000 contribution towards its costs, which represents a reimbursement rate of 100% from Horizon 2020, which is the European Commission’s research and innovation programme. In this project Ilika will collaborate with four companies and three research organisations.

Graeme Purdy, Ilika CEO, stated, “This is a great opportunity for Ilika to work with other organisations from the Internet of Things ecosystem in Europe. The sensor applications have been carefully selected to demonstrate the lower total cost of ownership achievable by using a combination of energy harvesting from a photovoltaic chip and a Stereax M250.”