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  • IRIS has been accredited with Segell TECNIO a recognition from Generalitat de Catalunya (ACCIO), to those companies offering differential technology, providing innovative solutions and enabling technology transfer. This “label” helps Catalan companies to identify the best technology and R&D providers. TECNIO accredited companies should be key drivers for the increase of the competitiveness of the ...

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  • Rice is the staple food of more than half of the world’s population [1] – more than 3.5 billion people depend on rice for more than 20% of their calorie intake. This includes 70% of the world’s 1.3 billion poorest people who live in Asia. Hence, any improvement in the production of this crop can […] The post Predicting rice crop disease: a data modelling challenge appeared first on Iris.

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  • David Nettleton of IRIS Advanced Engineering recently participated in the Mid-Term General Assembly and Project Review meetings of the OPENMIND project in Brussels on the 10-11th of July. The aim of the OPENMIND project is to build a demonstrator for the mass production of customised medical devices, solving a number of challenges presented using the […] The post OPENMIND Project Assembly and Revi...

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  • David Nettleton and Rosa Arias of IRIS Advanced Engineering recently participated in the launch of ECOBULK in Delft (Holland) on the 26-27th of June, an ambitious and innovative Horizon2020-funded circular economy project. ECOBULK through a large-scale demonstration effort will contribute to “closing the loop” of composite products in the automotive, furniture and building sectors by […] The post ...

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  • The whole PolyBioSkin Consortium and the Project Officer representing the Bio-Based Industry programme, Ms Agata Pieniadz, met in the facilities of its coordinator IRIS for the KickOff meeting of the project on June, 28-29. The skin is the largest tissue in the human body and it is our first natural barrier against external agents. Personal […] The post PolyBioSkin, boosting biopolymers for high-d...

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  • Numb3rs was a TV crime series which had as its backdrop different themes related with numbers and mathematics. One of the objectives was to promote numeracy among the populace and it was actually assessed by a team of real mathematicians to guarantee its veracity and authenticity. Each episode covered specific mathematical themes. For example, in […] The post NUMB3RS REVISIT∃D: putting the Science...

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  • As an advanced engineering company that is developing high tech photonics and SMAC-based solutions for advanced monitoring and control in industry, for us it was important to have a prominent presence as the Digital Enterprise Show (#DES2017) in Madrid last 23-25 May. There is a huge amount of talk around paradigms such as Industry 4.0 […] The post #Tech4.0: Photonics and SMAC as key enablers for ...

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  • As meat consumption grows worldwide, intensive livestock production is predicted to keep increasing, and consequently the amounts of manure. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) pig farming is currently the main source of animal protein for human nutrition. Pig slurry, manure plus liquid waste of farms, is a rich […] The post Duckweed double duty in pig s...

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  • Not only bio sourcing is often more sustainable (not by essence, but because it comes with a renewable credential), it can also sometimes exceed the properties of other materials. Let’s take a few examples starting with one that made a buzz in the recent weeks: Graphene has been at the core of intensive research for […] The post Better bio (1st issue): The highest performance material on Earth is ...

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  • During the 4th to 6th of April the Advanced Factories Congress and Expo was held in Barcelona (Spain). In this congress, some of the latest technology and approaches for factory automation were on display. This new generation of industrial development is also known as Industry 4.0, which has become a buzzword for the next industrial […] The post Advanced Factories Congress/Expo appeared first on I...

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  • Carbon black is used as a predominant filler and constitutes approximately 32% of the rubber tires. It plays a key role in improving properties important to tire manufacturing and tire performance, i.e. to improve durability and strength for longer lifetime and improved performance. Carbon Black distributes and absorbs stress applied to a rubber component and […] The post Can food wastes be used t...

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  • Whether you’re looking for something to eat for dinner, a ride to the airport, or an accommodation for your holidays, probably there’s an app in your mobile phone that fits your case. That’s the basis of the on-demand economy: satisfying an instantaneous need through a specific solution  delivered in mobility or at your place. The […] The post The uberification of manufacturing appeared first on I...

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  • Experts have been debating about the possibility of creating artificial meat for many years. Now it´s happening. Jumping from theory to practice, though, implies several health and ethics considerations that should not be ignored. The facts. Following the creation of artificial meatballs last year, the San Francisco-based Memphis Meats startup have now announced the world’s […] The post Artificial...

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  •   The processing of agro-food has increased considerably during the last 25 years mainly on account of feeding the rising population. The result is the simultaneous generation of food processing wastes.  A statistical study done by Baiano [1] reveals that about 26% of food wastes are generated from the drinks industry, followed by the dairy […] The post Food waste valorisation: new horizons for a ...

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  • By David F.Nettleton (Ph.D.) and Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) Quality by coincidence? This is unlikely. Quality is much more likely to be the result of the right combination of a diversity of processes, raw materials, and external parameters. In fact, any quality control manager would know that for complex products, whatever the number and type of […] The post Quality by coincidence or by design? Dat...

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  • MyToolBox project consortium celebrated the Year 1 Project Steering Commitee meeting, beginning of March, in IRIS facilities (Castelldefels, Barcelona). During 2 days  35 attendees representing the majority of MyToolBox project partners, including our Chinese partners from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences: Prof. Liu Yang, Prof Jinquan Wang and Dr. Peilong Yang and Hans van […] The post...

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  • The reclamation for recycled water has fast gained into prominence mainly on account of the demand for fresh water and rising health concerns on the adverse effect of increasing pollutant contamination. The adsorption technology is considered ideal in the treatment of wastewaters on account of its non-specificity towards the pollutant irrespective of their diverse nature. […] The post Low cost, gr...

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  • Industry 4.0 − the catalyst for our so needed EU growth?

    By Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) and David F. Nettleton (Ph.D.) The world has gone through 3 well re-known industrial revolutions linked respectively to steam machine appearance in the 19th century, mass production at the beginning of the last century culminating with the Ford model for work division, the use of electronics to programme manufacturing machines in […] The post Industry 4.0 − the catalys...

  • Industry 4.0 – Opportunities and Challenges of Cyber-Physical System

    By David F. Nettleton (Ph.D.) and Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) Industry 4.0 refers to an industrial revolution based on cyber-physical systems, in order to evolve towards “smart factories” which have a modular structure, and in which cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes by creating a virtual copy of the physical world thus facilitating decentralized decision making. Also, […] The post In...

  • Mapping out research and predicting future innovation!

    By Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) and David F. Nettleton (Ph.D.) In our last blog post, we saw how the data mining of past research studies can be used to define emerging scientific areas and shape certain funding policies. Let’s focus now on how it can help in identifying future innovations. Based on 43 million of scientific […] The post Mapping out research and predicting future innovation! appeared ...

  • Grape pomace: Nature´s cheap solution to water pollution problems

    Commercial activated carbons, produced from non-renewable coal, petroleum residues and from plant by-products like wood and coconut shells, are used to clean up wastewaters via the removal and recovery of chemical pollutants. The technology of adsorbing the pollutants works when the high surface area, porous and chemically active surfaces of the activated carbons come into […] The post Grape pomac...

  • Data mining as a decision support tool for funding of emerging scientific and technological research

    By David F. Nettleton (Ph.D.) and Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) Identifying which topics, researchers and institutions to fund is a key issue for funding bodies. Current approaches rely on peer review, in which renown experts who are active in different discipline areas, use a predefined set of criteria to reach a consensus to evaluate presented proposals […] The post Data mining as a decision support...

  • Open Innovation 2.0

    While the paradigm of how to innovate has drastically changed during the last decades, open innovation, referring to the use of both inflows and outflows of knowledge to improve internal innovation, is not new as it dates as far back as the 1960s. So immersed in a strange paradox between outmost confidentiality and protection around […] The post Open Innovation 2.0 appeared first on Iris.

  • IRIS se adhiere al clúster INNOVACC

    IRIS es desde el pasado mes de Julio uno de los socios del clúster INNOVACC (Asociación Catalana de Innovación en el Sector Cárnico y Porcino). La entidad la forman un grupo de empresas e instituciones que se unen de manera voluntaria y libre para promover la competitividad de las empresas mediante la innovación y la […] The post IRIS se adhiere al clúster INNOVACC appeared first on Iris.

  • IRIS participating in ICIEMPM 2016 Congress

    Dr. David F. Nettleton, of IRIS Advanced Engineering, will be presenting a paper entitled “Towards Automatic Calibration of In-line Machine Processes”, in the 18th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Process Modeling (ICIEMPM 2016), in London, July 28-29. The paper is also co-authored by Dr. Elodie Bugnicourt (IRIS), Christian Wasiak (IPT Fraunhofer) and Alejandro ...

  • Here come the Dragons! …and this is not a Game of Thrones.

    After reading ‘Building Dragons’ by Daniel Newman (with Olivier Blanchard), I am fascinated with Dragons (and that’s coming from someone who has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones

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