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Newsletter CIT UPC nº77     View in your browser

STAT-ON, a new device to monitor motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease

The UPC, the 'spin-off' Sense4Care and the Centro Médico Teknon - Quirónsalud have developed STAT-ON, a unique device in the world for monitoring the motor fluctuations associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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New system of mixed steel-concrete structures for construction

Researchers from the Research Group in Structures and Mechanics of Materials (RMEE), has patented a new system of connection steel-concrete that consists of generating a repeated series of small, numerous rough projections from the steel element, produced by punching.

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Active control to improve the performance of hydraulic turbines

CDIF UPC leads the European project AFC4Hydro focused on the design and validation of an active flow control (AFC) system for water turbines that will assess in real-time the structural health of the turbine and improve its performance.

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  Activities CIT UPC
Business meeting to address new challenges in advanced materials

On 5 June, a business meeting on 'Advanced materials and future industrial challenges' was held on the Campus Diagonal Besòs of the UPC, organised by the CIT UPC Technology Center. Through projects developed at the UPC, speakers presented the central role of advanced materials as facilitating technologies to face new challenges in three major areas...

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Innovation to improve the management of historical heritage

CIT UPC and the Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA) have organised a sector meeting entitled ‘Innovation and future within reach of historical heritage’ to reveal the latest technological trends in architecture, heritage dissemination and recognition and advanced digitalisation technologies.

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Julio Peláez award for leading women in science given to Carme Torras

The mathematician and pioneer in robotics, Carme Torras, has received the fourth ‘Julio Peláez Award for Leading Women in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics’ given by the Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno Foundation.

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Technological capabilities

Chemical and functional characterization of materials

We work on the advanced characterization of polymers, metals, ceramics and composites. For this we are able to perform nanoscale analysis of surfaces and reactivity, as well as, corrosion and fire resistance studies. We also carry out toxicological, microbiological and biodegradation analysis.

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'BeHive', winning proposal in EIT Urban Mobility InnovaCity

Professionals from mobility sectors, entrepreneurs and public workers proposed solutions to urban mobility challenges as part of the EIT Urban Mobility Challenge, organised by the UPC and Barcelona City Council on 20 and 21 May. 'BeHive', a subterranean system for...

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 Did you know...

CIT UPC has joined the ‘Philanthropy Manifesto – For a better Europe’, a call to European politicians to work towards a single market for philanthropy that includes better recognition of these initiatives in the legal acts of the EU, support for cross-border philanthropy across the EU, and a reduction in the current barriers to philanthropy in order to leverage the impact of donors’ and foundations’ spending of private resources for the common good.

   Information of interest
 Informe COTEC 2019: Innovación en España - Fundación Cotec para la Innovación 
 Participación española en Horizonte 2020: Resultados provisionales (2014-2018) - Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) 
 European Innovation Scoreboard 2019 - European Commission
5 - 7 July
2 - 6 September
29 - 31 October
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