UPC at MWC Barcelona 2021

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Through CIT UPC, UPC presented some of the most outstanding technologies developed in its research centres and groups at MWC Barcelona 2021, which was held this year from 28 June to 1 July in the Gran Via venue of the Fira de Barcelona.

CIT UPC presented a portfolio of technological capacities and avant-garde projects, included in the catalogue UPC in Tech, in the areas of smart connectivity, connectivity applied to mobility and industry, 5G, artificial intelligence, safety and privacy or the society of the future, among others.

During the fair, a new medical device for rapid assessment of the cardiovascular system (NICVA) was exhibited that had been developed by the Instrumentation, Sensors and Interfaces Group (ISI). In addition, the Data Management (DAMA UPC) group presented Sparksee Mobile technology; the first high-performance graph management system for embedded and mobile environments, which predicts the interaction of drivers and vehicles.

The UPC was also at 4YFN, where it presented 11 start-ups that have come out of the university and raised the visibility of two singular initiatives. One is CARNET, the research and innovation hub coordinated by the CIT UPC, of which the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator Programme was presented in coordination with the other project partners. This activity is aimed at accelerating start-ups focused on searching for solutions in the area of urban mobility, through workshops, mentoring and attendance of events, as well as direct funding of projects. The second is the activity of the UPC Nanosat Lab, a pioneering laboratory dedicated to useful loads and small satellites.