edRESEARCH

Since its beginning in 2006, edRESEARCH has been conducting technology commercialization consulting for public research institutes, universities, and corporations to generate technology-based profits. In particular, we have provided a global technology commercialization network and platform for competent SMEs and then so let them have opportunities to expand overseas such as Europe, China, and Southeast Asia. Through this event, we aim to exhibit our clients' technologies.

Our Technology Offers

Performance Monitoring System for Solar Power Plant

Solar energy is an important part of the renewable energy industry. With the growing use of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, the interest in their operation and maintenance (O&M) is increasing as PV facilities would need to guarantee operational efficiencies for up to 25 years. PV systems inevitably suffer from the constant reduction of power output, not just due to the natural aging of the entire system including the inverter but also owing to the deterioration of the solar modules exposed to UV ray.

Given the above challenges, accurate monitoring and analyses of power generation efficiency and inverter efficiency are critical to ensure maximum performance, while minimising energy loss throughout the entire lifecycle of the PV system. Based in South Korea, the technology owner has developed a cloud-based O&M software solution for real time monitoring of PV systems’ performance. The software is built upon an inverter efficiency analysis algorithm, based on solar power estimation using various environmental sensor data including solar radiation (slope and level radiations), module temperature and environmental temperature. Data from the solar power estimation module is processed with a linear estimation model, and is continuously compared with the solar power information collected from the inverter to generate overall power generation efficiency values.

The technology owner is seeking industry partners to adopt the technology, offering its solution and technology in the form of a license agreement or commercial agreement with technical assistance to the end user or solar power plant operators.


Reinforced Composite Membrane for Fuel Cell

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), also called polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells are used primarily for transportation applications in buses and heavy-duty trucks, as well as some stationary applications. It delivers high power density and offer the advantages of low weight and volume compared with other fuel cells.

Typically composed of a perfluorinated sulfonic acid (PFSA) ionomer and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) reinforcement, the proton exchange membrane used in PEMFC are susceptible to physical and chemical degradations induced through the repeated expansion and shrinkage of the ionomer and free radical attacks. Such degradations essentially originate from the loose structure of the materials and the low interactive binding force among the PEM constituents.

Given the above challenges, the technology owner from South Korea has developed a manufacturing process technology that enables improved impregnability of ionomers in PTFE membrane, by controlling the hydrodynamic particle size of the ionomer polymer chain and reforming the surface of PTFE membrane into hydrophilic property. In addition, the mechanical properties and chemical durability of the PTFE-reinforced PEM is further enhanced by inserting the PTFE membrane between the ionomer layers. The entire fabrication process is performed at room temperature and pressure conditions, thus reducing the production cost.

The technology owner is seeking industry partners, preferably full stack manufacturers or manufacturers involving in membrane electrode assembly (MEA) to license and adopt the technology. Currently, the technology owner is in the process of developing a power pack module based on the enhanced PEM that can boost the flight time for drones. The technology owner may also support the integration and demonstration of its solution for other applications.


EMI Shield Sputtering System for Semiconductor IC

With know-how in ion beam surface treatment, sputtering and plating process development, nano-sputtering technology as well as equipment manufacturing, the company has developed an EMI shield sputtering technology that can solve major problems in EMI shielding on semiconductor IC packages such as deposition film peeling-off or burr on the package corner parts in pick and place process.

This EMI shield sputtering system is compact, cost-effective and provides high sputtering step coverage rate, offering high quality EMI shielding. The company is interested to collaborate with EMI shielding service providers via commercial agreements with technical assistance.

South Korea