Paper technologies from across Europe address societal challenges, such as the circular economy and data security. Scientists and companies find solutions with one of the oldest known materials. How about WiFi-blocking paper, printed electronics or solar cell paper? Who would expect fibres to be on the threshold of technological breakthroughs? This theme is brought to life in the exhibition and publication PAPER Breakthroughs, demonstrating that paper matters, far beyond the discussion print versus the cloud.

Opening of the expo Paper Magic in COMM, The Hague

01-07-2018 The COMM museum in The Hague (NL) hosts the exposition Paper Magic from June - December 2018. You will see, hear, and touch unexpected paper innovations. This includes interactive paper producing sounds, as well as paper that tells its own story.
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Interview David Frohlich: “Connecting paper to the web is a no-brainer”

07-06-2018 "With interactive paper we design new reading behaviour", says Prof David Frohlich from the Digital World Research Centre (UK). "Adding sounds and videos to paper opens up a world of creative possibilities."
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Playable book for music lovers

21-05-2018 Music lovers can use this book to compose songs on the move. ‘We tap the digital DNA into materials that we have been familiar with for ages’, says Kate Stone, founder of Novalia.
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“The shock of the new”

10-09-2015 Visitors of more than 10 European nationalities attended the paper technologies exposition in Helsinki, yesterday at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. It was the first collaboration exposition of VTT, the University of Central Lancashire (Media Innovation Studio) and HVB Communicatie.
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“Paper is a technology”, says European TED director Bruno Giussani

04-09-2015 "One way to stimulate innovation is to look beyond our own industry and networks", says European TED director Bruno Giussani in the publication PAPER Breakthroughs.
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Researchers challenge plastics at the European Paper Week

02-12-2014 The paper industry opens doors to other sectors with interactive packaging, flexible design with biobased materials and cardboard buildings. Extending the traditional functions of paper was a key topic at the European Paper Week in Brussels.
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Will data ‘in the cloud’ survive as long as that on paper?

27-10-2013 Paper has survived for centuries, luckily for us. It’s the only way we can find out about things that happened in the past. The paradox of E-administration and paper documents in physical archives.
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