RBI supporting “HeartStep” experiment inside TETRAMAX project

TETRAMAX is a Horizon 2020 innovation action and provides an implementation of the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative in the domain of customized and low-energy computing for cyber physical systems and the internet of things. The total budget of the TETRAMAX project is 7M€ and is coordinated by RWTH Aachen University, with 23 partners, covering almost all EU countries.

“HeartStep” is funded by TETRAMAX first call for bilateral TTX. It is a TTX between Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI), a Croatian research institute and SAVING d.o.o SME company in Slovenia. Together they are working on the improvement of a smart body gadget monitoring the heart, which saves time in the diagnosis of heart patients and is already used in many clinics in Slovenia and the rest of the EU.Continue reading

TETRAMAX opened a new call for Value Chain Oriented and Interdisciplinary Technology Transfer Experiments (TTX)

This Value Chain Oriented and Interdisciplinary Technology Transfer Experiments (TTX) requires a cooperation between three or more partners from at least two different EU member states and/or countries associated to Horizon 2020.

This TTX activity brings together:

  • One partner (A) providing a particular novel Customized Low- Energy Computing (CLEC) hardware or software technology from research; up to three further auxiliary partners (from academia or industry) may be included in the consortium in case an interdisciplinary cooperation is required for a successful TTX.
  • One “Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner” (B) testing and deploying the technology in its dedicated, possibly even non‐tech, products with its end customers.
  • Another partner (C) aiming at productizing this technology as a “platform” in the long‐term for a wider market.

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Sophisticated chemotherapy to give birth to new drugs

The development of medications capable of revolutionizing disease treatment is one of the great challenges of this century. The Galician group BioFarma has a powerful database of chemical compounds with vital information for the pharmaceutical industry. A new project initiated in 2012 brought about the expansion of the chemical library to 60,000 molecules. Owing to its vast storage capacity as well as security and protection for very sensitive data, CESGA is in charge of managing the servers that store these molecules.

The first evidence that human fingers left marks on clay tablets was detected in ancient Babylon and Persia. It was not until 1891 that it was really understood that fingerprints were unique in each individual and could be used as a key for identification. This finding was attributed to the Argentinian police officer Juan Vucetich. A year later, his team was the first to identify a murderer by means of dactyloscopy.

The information revealed by the curves of the skin on the fingers is very sensitive and must therefore be protected. Continue reading

Flanders takes a big step in supercomputing

For several years now, the Flemish government makes financial resources available for supercomputing. These investments allow Flemish researchers to make important contributions at international level in research and innovation, so that Flanders can remain competitive.

For example, the current Flemish supercomputer infrastructure is being used to investigate the consequences of climate change in urban environments, to simulate the effects of major infrastructure modifications on air quality and other environmental factors and to increase the energy output of wind farms.

Supercomputing in Flanders is also crucial for the modeling of space weather, to predict the influence of solar activity on communication and GPS systems, and to optimize the efficiency of chemical production processes.

The supercomputer infrastructure is also used to develop models to predict the spread of infectious diseases, to find better biomarkers in cancer research, and in the development of new materials with innovative properties.

Supercomputer Tier 1 – © UGent, foto Hilde Christiaens

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Call for proposals – Digital Enablers in SMEs

The European Commission is launching a call for proposals for a pilot project in the field of digital enablers in SMEs with the aim of supporting their digitisation and enhancing their capacity to go international and innovate.

The aim of the pilot project is to match growth-oriented small- and medium-sized companies and mid-caps on one side with highly-skilled digital experts (digital enablers) on the other side, in order to fill the lack of adequate technological competences and equip the companies concerned with the appropriate knowledge to start their digital transformation.Continue reading

SESAME Net at MIPRO 2017

The largest regional ICT sector meeting, the MIPRO conference (International Conference Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics), was held from 22 to 26 May 2017 and gathered more than a thousand participants from Croatia, Europe and the world.Continue reading

SESAME Net at HANNOVER MESSE – technology show

The SESAME Net project was presented on the Hannover Messe from 24th to 28th of April.

Main goal was to spread the information about what the project and related network can offer – targeted on SMEs. The event was a good spot to promote the newly developed HPC4SME Assessment Tool that was launched in early March and to get SMEs doing the assessment process. Altogether during the fair the partners have done more than 30 assessments.

Our booth was visited by many important guests: Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Mr. Roberto Viola and Mr. Max Lemke from EU Commission.Continue reading