the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, on behalf of Continental
Industry, is proud to announce RVmagnetics as the winner of the Open Innovation
Challenge on Sensing Solutions for Smart Belts. RVmagnetics introduces the
future of wireless measurement with the smallest passive microwire sensor in the
world. Their sensor can directly measure various parameters and is thin and
elastic like a human hair. The sensor can be directly integrated into the belt
itself to provide real- time monitoring of temperature and strain, allowing the
prediction of belt failure.
About Open Innovation Challenges
This Open Innovation Challenge was based on Continental’s search for
innovative sensors that could be integrated into the rubber belts used in the
automotive and industrial sectors, allowing predictive maintenance.
Organizations use Open Innovation to access more diverse sources of ideas and
talent. The goal is to find opportunities to solve unmet needs with the help of
the right partnerships. INAM organises and hosts Open Innovation Challenges on
behalf of their members as well as any interested parties who would like to
expand the innovation potential of their organization.