Sensing Surfaces

IoT Market and Sensing Opportunities

The global internet of things (IoT) market is projected to grow from $478.36 billion in 2022 to $2,465.26 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 26.4%.

Key technologies driving the IoT market include Artificial Intelligence, 5G and cloud computing as well as the role that the IoT plays in reaching sustainability goals.

The opportunities in the IoT are enormous and any technology that is central to it will ride this wave of extraordinary market growth.

Sensors are critical to the IoT as sensors collect the data that IoT technologies are built upon.

Sensing surfaces are part of a new generation of IoT capabilities.  Sensing surfaces collect data from 100% of a surface without wires or batteries, very different from existing systems that use discreet sensors placed sporadically across a surface and can only measure things in a localised areas.  Sensing surfaces can include: floors, ceilings, walls, roads, textiles, structural surfaces in buildings and infrastructure etc.

Ionic’s low-cost graphene materials enable conductive coatings that can be used to create these revolutionary sensing surfaces

Sensing Applications – Current Projects and Opportunities

Software configurable large area sensing surfaces – revolutionary technology that turns 100% of a surface into a sensor or smart surface with only marginal increase in cost. Ionic has live demonstrations / active collaborations on the following applications:

Sensing geosynthetics for use in large scale civil engineering projects and mining applications

  • Global markets forecast to be $13.2B in 2026

Smart building materials for structural monitoring, including moisture detection

  • Global markets forecast for moisture detection alone $4.41B

Smart flooring for foot traffic monitoring, security, building management systems and safety (e.g. fall detection in aged care)

  • Smart building technologies in healthcare and offices are expected to exceed $100B by 2025

Conductive paints to create sensing surfaces for industrial applications e.g. smart conveyor belts

  • Current global market for conveyor systems $9.4B

Commercialisation Supply Chain and Pathway – Sensing Surfaces

Low cost graphite inputs

  • Low purity required
  • Partially processed graphite

Ionic’s proprietary conductive coatings

  • X3 Graphene
  • Coatings / “inks” using X3 also manufactured by Ionic
  • For some applications, coating of materials also managed by Ionic
  • $1-2 / m2

Ionic Global Partners

  • Sensing systems designed and implemented in collaboration with partners
  • Marketing and customer relationships managed by partners
  • Profits shared

Global IoT / Sensing Markets

  • Geotextiles
  • Smart buildings
  • Mining and Industry

Use case – Mining (geotextiles and smart conveyors)

Mining is an inherently large-scale application for which Ionic’s technology is perfectly suited. 

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Use case – Leak/Moisture Sensing

Real time sensing solution for detecting moisture and leaks in buildings prevents problems getting bigger and more expensive to solve.

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Use Case: Smart Floor

Smart floor creates awareness of space usage and people flow and provides information for safety, efficiency and energy savings.

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