Ynvisible is dedicated to the research and development of innovative technologies that will bring interactive properties to surfaces such as paper, plastic, glass, fabric, leather, ceramics, wood, cork or concrete. Ynvisible's technology will create a new generation of products in areas such as interactive media, smart packaging, smart wearables, smart tools and ambient intelligence.
The company targets the mass production of interactive electrochromic displays that are printed, flexible, transparent, sunlight-readable, low power, and, most of all, low-cost. The first generation of Ynvisible’s products will be monochromatic electrochromic stickers which can be activated through different means, such as a timer, a light sensor, a movement sensor or touch. These displays may alternate between two pre-programmed images or between an invisible state and a pre-programmed image. It is expected that these products will be available in the second semester of 2011.
Using patented novel functional inks in combination with existing industry standard processes, Ynvisible’s technology has the potential to add differentiating value to several already existing markets at a disruptively low cost.
Ynvisible’s business model is based on licensing proprietary electrochromic display technology to consumer goods industries. Ynvisible's main revenue stream will be royalties-based.
The Invisible Network (IN), an R&D association created in 2009, led by YDreams and Ynvisible, is comprised of some of Portugal’s most renowned laboratories, high-tech companies and industry leaders. Members include the Photochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry Group from the Faculty of Science and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the 3Bs Group from University of Minho, the Center for Nanotechnologies and Smart Materials (CENTI), Innovnano (nanotechnology company from CUF Group), Plux, Grupo Portucel Soporcel (major player in the international paper market), Sonae Indústria (largest producer of wood-based panels in the world), Corticeira Amorim (world leader in cork production), BA Vidro (manufacturer of glass containers for the food, beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries) and Secil (cement and concrete producer). This partner network will provide a suitable environment for the successful industrialization and commercialization of Ynvisible’s technologies.