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INNOVATION WATCH - A more convenient way to camp

A British manufacturer has created the world’s lightest tent, following several years of research and development into innovative materials and manufacturing processes.

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INNOVATION WATCH - The world's smallest gravimeter

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have created a small and affordable gravimeter - a device used to detect even the smallest changes in gravity.

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INNOVATION WATCH - Saving sight in developing countries

The Arclight is helping to diagnose thousands of preventable eye conditions in developing countries.

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INNOVATION WATCH - Farming straight up

Growing plants without soil is transforming how crops are grown across the world.

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INNOVATION WATCH - Thin and flexible but tough protection

Armourgel, an energy-absorbing material that can be incorporated into clothing, is being adapted from its origins in sportswear into a protective device for the hip that aims to protect the weak and fragile hip bones of osteoporosis patients.

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INNOVATION WATCH - An appetite for oil

Gobbler boat, an innovative oil-spill retrieval vessel, is providing a cost-effective and efficient solution to dealing with the scenarios that arise from oil spills

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INNOVATION WATCH - Delivering clean cold and power

Dearman

Global technology company Dearman has developed a family of engines that uses liquid air to deliver zeroemission power and cooling.

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INNOVATION WATCH - Organ transplant breakthrough

After nearly 20 years of research and a wide tranche of clinical trials, a medical innovation originating in Oxford is saving lives and winning awards.

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INNOVATION WATCH - New energy pioneers

London-based BBOXX supplies solar-powered battery boxes to customers in developing countries. Their remote monitoring and battery management system was one of the winners of the 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Finance Award.

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INNOVATION WATCH - Cable fault locator

The winner of the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s 2014 Innovation Award was a handheld portable device for detecting faults in low voltage electrical cables

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INNOVATION WATCH - Super cool(er)

Welsh startup Sure Chill has developed a cooler that uses the properties of water to keep its contents cool for around 10 days without electricity. This is ideal for storing items such as vaccines where electricity sources are unreliable

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