PST Sensors (pty) Ltd is a spin-out of the University of Cape Town, initially headed up by Professor Margit Harting and Professor David Britton, to commercialise their printed silicon technology. The main aspects of the technology were developed with the financial support of the SA Dept of Science and Technology through its business unit the Innovation Fund.
Although PST Sensors will be working on developing all applications of printed silicon, in conjunction with basic research carried out by the UCT NanoSciences Innovation Centre, its initial commercial focus will be on the marketing of reactive components, in the form of sensors, rather than active or passive electronics.
The performance of its first product range, printed temperature sensors, has recently been validated by an independent third party overseas. In addition to seeking further customers for specific temperature sensing applications, PST Sensors is currently in the process of identifying strategic partnerships to exploit other applications as well as downstream aspects of its production and value chain. This is of great relevance to electric vehicles and other applications. At Future of Electric Vehicles, CEHMS presents on self-powered wireless sensors and actuators and BMW, Nissan, Fiat and many other also present on future breakthroughs.
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