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Tech Innovation: How New Semi-Conductors Will Transform Energy Efficiency

At Awards International, we're always on the lookout for the latest innovation news. And there's an extraordinary development you should know about!

Researchers in Australia have developed a system that uses remarkably thin superconductors to transport data - and it's incredibly energy efficient.

The new method mixes excitons (yes, they're a real thing!) with light in superconductors that are 100,000 times thinner than a sheet of paper. Devices using this method won't give off any excess heat, meaning much less electricity will be required to power them.

With the world focused on reducing its carbon footprint, maximising energy efficiency is a major priority - it's set to be a key component of next year's UK Business & Innovation Awards. And this drive towards more efficient computing is something the researchers are keen to highlight.

Matthias Wurdack, who led the research, said: "Estimates show that our computing devices, the internet, data centres and other digital technologies account for at least two per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is similar to aviation pre-covid."

If the next phase of the project goes well, and scientists create a transistor using this new superconductor, the vast data centres currently used to support our internet activity could become far more sustainable.

We think that's a huge step forward!

If your company has also been focused on the innovations that will create a greener, more efficient world, the UK Business & Innovation Awards is the perfect place to share your story!

With categories like Best Green Business, Best Use of Technology and Sustainability Innovation, there's plenty of scope to get the word out about your fantastic work!

And for just a few more days - until September 17 - there are incredible discounts with our Super Early Bird Deal!