Harvard University, Massachusetts, United States
SEPIA is a revolutionary display concept that mimics the unique camouflage mechanism of the cuttlefish, ideal for large-area outdoor applications such as digital billboards. The display is reflective, lightweight, mechanically flexible, energy efficient, inexpensive to produce, delivers saturated colors, and can withstand extreme environmental conditions.
Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: SEPIA’s patent-pending display technology affords the production of a radically cost-reduced, large-area digital sign that circumvents onerous zoning regulations. SEPIA’s inherent technical advantages over a dominant LED technology lower the barrier to entry considerably, allowing market expansion and access to the significant profit potential available through digital signage.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 852
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: National Science Foundation MRSEC [NSF Award # DMR-0820484]
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners