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Newsletter CIT UPC nº73     View in your browser
 
 
 
  Projects
 
 
 
 
Environment
  

New technologies for the treatment and reuse of industrial wastewater
 

INTEXTER, with the collaboration of the MCIA research centre are leading ELDE, a project to develop new technologies for reusing industrial water in the paper, chemistry and tanning industries. For three years, UPC researchers will apply new electrochemical wastewater treatment...

 
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Advanced manufacturing
  

New process of manufacturing and integrating optoelectronic devices
 

CD6 UPC is taking part in the Flexible Optical Injection Moulding of Optoelectronic Devices (FLOIM) project. The aim of FLOIM is to develop a new automated process for manufacturing optoelectronic devices (electronic devices that source, detect and control light) to produce...

 
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Health
  

Exoskeletons that can reduce by 60% the muscle effort of employees in the automobile sector
 

The Biomechanics Area of CREB UPC is participating in a pioneering project to introduce the use of exoskeletons in the automobile industry, to reduce the muscle activity of employees in certain production line tasks and thus improve their health. The use of exoskeletons...

 
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  Activities CIT UPC
 
 
 
 
Virtual and augmented reality: Applications in the business world
 
 

CIT UPC has participated in the “Virtual, augmented and mixed reality, business conference and demonstration day” through ViRVIG, an UPC research centre specialised in virtual and augmented reality. 

 
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CIT UPC participates in the Transfiere 2019 Forum
 
 

CIT UPC participated in Transfiere 2019: a professional, multi-sector forum for knowledge and technology transfer that is held in Spain to promote business innovation. During networking activities, the CIT UPC presented the technological capabilities of the UPC and projects... 

 
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Spin-offs

STEERING MACHINES: Mobility and versatility 360º
 
 

The Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI UPC) has created the spin-off Steering Machines to market an omnidirectional platform that facilitates the mobility of a product over any kind of ground with any load.

 
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Technological capabilities

Product design and development
 
 

Conceptualisation, modeling, prototyping, testing and pre-industrialization of products. Reduction of product development time. Design, development and control of industrial processes and equipment.

 
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CIT UPC Blog
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Towards a new fashion culture
 
 

In the last 15 years, considerable changes have occurred in the fashion textile industry. The production and sale of clothes has almost doubled, but the number of times an item of clothing is used before it is discarded has dropped by 36%. This situation is due to the expanding middle class and to fast fashion: a strategy based on rapid changes in design...

 
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Highlights
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12th Award for research valorization 2019
 
 

The UPC Board of Trustees has announced the 12th UPC Award for Research Valorization 2019, to recognise UPC research groups’ work in technology transfer in various modes: projects to transfer technology, inventions or works for application to the market and spin-offs. Proposals must be submitted before the 13 May.

 
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 Did you know...
 
 

In the 20 member centres of the CIT UPC, 42% of all researchers hold doctoral degrees.
With the quality of their research results, 27 spin-off companies have been found and 143 patents registered. In addition, almost 600 research and development companies have been developed in 2017. 

 
 
 
 
 
   Information of interest
 
 Fact-Sheet ERC: Participation of Catalonia in the calls of the European Research Council (January 2019)
 Cluster analysis on 2017 SMEs scoreboard
 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard 2018 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Calendar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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