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Blackline Safety Wins the Préventica Prize for Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 ottobre 2019

Préventica Grand Sud Marseille has announced the winners of its 2019 Innovation Awards, recognising the highly skilled teams and the years of hard work that go into developing unique solutions to improve employee safety. An independent panel of judges including professional organisations, industry representatives and specialist journalists, named Blackline Safety (TSX.V: BLN) the winner of the DATI/Geolocation Prize for Innovation for the second time running.
The Préventica awards team said, “Blackline Safety has won the Préventica Marseille 2019 Innovation Award for its complete data science, gas detection and walkie-talkie unit in the DATI/Geolocation category. A solution praised by the jury for its involvement in improving everyone’s safety.”
From October 8-10, the Blackline Safety Europe team will be showcasing Blackline Safety’s full G7 range of connected worker products and services, including G7 Pump and Blackline Analytics, at Préventica Grand Sud Marseille, France. Blackline invites visitors from industry and media to come to Stand C38 to see first-hand, how Blackline’s award-winning connected worker innovations are changing the landscape of how businesses keep teams safe.

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Curiosity Lab Partnership with ASHRAE to Support Smart City Technology and Sustainable Energy Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 ottobre 2019

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners today announced its strategic partnership with ASHRAE to support meaningful innovation for smart city technologies. Curiosity Lab is a 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory located in Peachtree Corners, Ga., a northern suburb of Atlanta.ASHRAE represents more than 57,000 building systems design and industrial process engineers from around the world and will move their global headquarters into the Curiosity Lab neighborhood in Peachtree Corners. ASHRAE’s new net-zero-ready global headquarters will be renovated to showcase HVAC&R equipment and technology in action.
ASHRAE embodies the living lab concept and will be demonstrating state-of-the-art IoT technologies to HVAC&R leaders from around the world. The Society also hosts technical seminars on a wide variety of topics and will hold continuing education opportunities on a regular basis for members and industry professionals at its HQ in Peachtree Corners.
Curiosity Lab serves as a proving ground for novel technologies and will be available for ASHRAE members and other innovators to test, demo and deploy emerging smart city or sustainable energy technologies.
“Our close proximity will allow Curiosity Lab and ASHRAE to collaborate and learn from each other as we continue to encourage technological innovation and the development of new smart city and sustainable energy concepts,” said Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners.“Peachtree Corners’ innovative approach to technology testing and development made our relocation especially appealing, and we look forward to working with both the City and Curiosity Lab to advance our smart city knowledge and capabilities,” said Jeff Littleton, Executive Vice President of ASHRAE.

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Mavenir Demonstrates 5G O-RAN Interface at Center of Innovation in Stockholm

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 6 ottobre 2019

Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider and a leader in accelerating software network transformation for communications service providers (CSPs), has successfully demonstrated the transmission of data traffic over O-RAN interface in a 5G New Radio during the official opening of the Center of Innovation in Stockholm on Wednesday, October 2. The Center focuses on Mavenir’s innovative and open virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) development, both S/W and H/W, as well as innovation on next generation platforms for 5G and IoT for Service Providers, Industry and Enterprises.The successful transmission of data at the physical layer demonstrated the implementation in a 5G New Radio of the O-RAN split 7.2 open interface between a Distributed Unit (O-DU) and a simulated Remote Radio Unit (RRU) (O-RU). The DU was implemented on an x86-based architecture standard COTS server and displayed maximum speed for the chosen transmission of 777 Mbps.“The relevance of this demonstration is that the O-RAN interface is a straightforward and robust interface to implement in 5G with standard commercial off-the-shelf equipment,” said Mikael Rylander, SVP/GM RAN Business Unit. “This means we will be able to stimulate a full ecosystem of Radio Unit suppliers, which will inject new blood into the market and support the vision of OpenRAN in transforming the mobile network economics.” This first demonstration, shown live in the presence of many customers of the Swedish Mobile Communications Industry and executives of several enterprise technology partnerships, illustrated how Mavenir’s Stockholm Innovation Center will drive Mavenir’s disruptive approach for next generation 4G and 5G networks with fully virtualized
RAN.

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Wolters Kluwer’s CT Corporation Wins Gold for Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 6 ottobre 2019

Wolters Kluwer’s CT Corporation has earned gold from the 11th Annual Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards® for its New Product Development team’s product innovations in the legal compliance industry. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards® program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, and customer programs from every major industry in the world. The award recognizes CT Corporation’s commitment to creating innovative global legal compliance and due diligence solutions that surpass customer expectations. CT’s New Product Development (NPD) team builds innovative compliance software solutions that empower global businesses and law firms. The team works closely with business leaders to ensure that products align with the company’s strategic plan and solve our customers’ critical business challenges. NPD has demonstrated a commitment to operational excellence by enhancing the user experience of existing services like Service of Process and delivering new products including the award winning UCC Filing Hub. So far in 2019, Wolters Kluwer’s CT Corporation has won a series of awards including: a SIIA CODiE Award for UCC Filing Hub; a Corporate Vision Business Innovator Award for Best Multi-Sector Software & Services Provider; a Corporate Vision Business Innovator Award for Most Innovative Lien Document Filing Solution; a Gold Customer Service Training Team of the Year in the 6th Annual 2019 Customer Sales and Service World Awards; Best Entity Management System from The Recorder; Best of New England’s Business Formation Services Provider of the Year;​ a Stevie Award from the American Business Awards, also for UCC Filing Hub; and a Business Excellence Award for Best Global Compliance Managed Services Provider.For over 125 years, CT Corporation has been the leading provider of registered agent services, incorporation services, and legal entity compliance. With a global reach into over 190 countries, more than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, 95 percent of AmLaw 100 law firms, and 350,000 small businesses trust CT to handle their compliance needs.

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The Wireless Innovation Forum

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 luglio 2019

A non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, today announced the new report Application of Spectrum Sharing Management Technologies in Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, led by Mark Gibson of CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM). Additional contributors to the report include representatives from Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL), CRC, WISPA and RED Technologies. The was approved by Forum membership and is available publicly here: http://bit.ly/SSinDSA.
“The Forum is very pleased to make public this extensive report on such an important topic in wireless communications right now,” said Bruce Oberlies, President of the Forum and Sr. Director of Advanced Technology in the Products organization of Motorola Solutions. “There is no question that spectrum sharing can and will result in more efficient spectrum utilization, as outlined in the report. The depth of information gathered in this one document will serve as a great resource to those involved in the dynamic spectrum sharing value chain, from regulators to operators.”With wireless operators under constant pressure to expand network capacity and enhance network speed and performance, spectrum sharing management technologies are becoming more common. This report focuses specifically on applications of these technologies in other bands and presents the challenges and benefits of sharing in several bands while taking into consideration a number of factors including types of incumbents in the band, how the bands are used and the nature of usage. Business models for existing shared bands and possible bands in the future are discussed along with key performance indicators to evaluate the sharing arrangements in a band. The intent of the report is to provide better understanding on the bands that might be applicable for sharing and present various sharing approaches (licensed, lightly licensed, unlicensed registered) for these bands.

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The 16th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 luglio 2019

The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), will honor technology leaders and innovators from across the state at the 16th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) on October 24, 2019, at the Phoenix Convention Center. The annual black-tie event attracts more than 850 attendees each year for a night of networking, dining and entertainment.This year, MSS Business Transformation will be presenting the event’s newest accolade, the MSS Business Transformation Leader of the Year Award. This honor will be given to an executive or an organization (for-profit or not-for-profit) that has achieved significant business success driving positive, transformational change in their organization with measurable outcomes in 2018.“Recognizing innovation also includes acknowledging great leaders and that’s why the Council is so pleased to add this new category to the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “A great leader innovates, disrupts and creates the right environment for change to flourish. And being a transformative leader takes more than just ingenuity ─ it takes the courage to be different.”

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CWT Research Reveals 71% of Business Travelers Embrace Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 luglio 2019

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that 71% of global business travelers embrace travel innovation. Travelers from the Americas and Asia Pacific are more likely to favor it, with 75% and 71% respectively. Europeans, on the other hand, are warier of the changes – 7% of them stating a reluctance to embrace travel innovation versus 5% of Asia Pacific and 3% of Americas travelers.
Despite the fact that it is tempting to assume that younger age is a big factor when it comes to innovation acceptance, the results of this survey prove the opposite. Only Asia Pacific millennials score higher: 79% versus 75% of Generation X and 60% of boomers. In the Americas, Gen X travelers lead the way (78%), followed by millennials (76%) and boomers (70%), and in Europe millennials rank last at 64% after the two other generations at 67% each.“Technological innovation is the future, and frequent business travelers are already benefitting from its potential,” said Andrew Jordan, CWT’s Chief Product and Technology Officer. “Business travelers are people working away from home – so why wouldn’t they want to embrace innovations that make their journeys and their lives easier?”

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Between tradition and innovation, a contemporary jewel rich in artistic and symbolic values

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 luglio 2019

Yvone Christa was founded in Los Angeles 1991 from the inspiration of two Swedish designers: Yvonne Clamf and Christina Söderström. From their first names, they created a brand that knew immediate success when a screenwriter, struck by their first collections, commissioned the jewelry for the stars of two major TV series: “Beverly Hills” and “Melrose Place”. Love for art and passion for fashion, design and architecture give life to a unique jewelry line that has conquered the States. Every piece of Yvone Christa jewelry is handmade with the ancient Venetian filigree technique: thin threads of silver, crafted into exotic patterns and treated with a particular procedure donating the jewels an antique finish.Yvone Christa colorful jewelry has a distinctive feminine and retro taste which the designers achieve with the careful choice of pearls, semiprecious stones and circular zirconia.Nature is a rich source of inspiration: the perfection of a rose, an orchid or a tulip. Petals, leaves and stems, but also insects, dew drops or a cloud. Whatever the sensitive eyes of the designers can grasp is carefully patterned with thin silver threads.The creations of YVONE CHRISTA have conquered the hearts of great figures in prominent circles. Actresses, supermodels, politicians even royals wear Yvone Christa and the style of the brand has spread across the globe.The two designers have also partaken in collaborations with important international art museums. One being with the Stockholm National Museum, who commissioned Yvone Christa the “The Butter Cup” collection on occasion of an exhibition of the jewels of the Russian Tsars. Likewise, the National Gallery of Art of Washington D.C. entrusted the designers with making the “Forget Me Not” collection which took inspiration from a painting by Van Huysum. Yvone Christa jewels are sold in the boutique of various art museums.The myth of a great artist stimulates the creativity of the designers who, in 2002, create a collection that has become a true icon of costume jewelry over time: it is the fascinating “Frida Kahlo” Collection. A blend of strong colors and feelings, emotions of the lifestyle of the Big Apple ’40s that marked the beginning of the painter’s artistic path. The big bohemian earrings, cult of the collection, are an expression of the feminine character, a synthesis of a woman who can impose her own personality. Subtle shapes, the daisy in bloom, the inlaid crescent moon and the rain of vibrant stones and colored pearls. In between tradition and innovation, a contemporary jewel rich in artistic and symbolic values signed Yvone Christa NY.
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OECD Learning Framework Sets a Roadmap for Education Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 giugno 2019

In the 1970’s, Finland had an economic crisis. The stakeholders concurred that education was the foundation to improve quality of life and build a sustainable society for all its citizens. To achieve education excellence, the Finns looked beyond academic achievement and built a new model that was equitable, accessible and flexible, giving priority to human well-being, quality of life and happiness. Today, Finland is one of the world’s leading models for quality education.Global education publisher, advocate and futurist C.M. Rubin believes the world now faces a similar crisis. Since 2015, Rubin has been a contributor to the OECD’s four-year Future of Education and Skills 2030 study and the just released Learning Compass framework. The OECD’s new framework sets out a shared vision by widespread international stakeholders for what students should learn to be ready for the future. “Our planet faces numerous challenges as identified in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals,” says Rubin. “I believe that every global challenge we face, whether it be climate change, health and well-being, wealth inequality, gender equality, or peace and prosperity can be conquered if we are willing to pioneer new models of lifelong learning and assessment.” She adds, “Our world has changed. Smart machines have edged their way into virtually every domain. What makes us human now matters more than ever. We need to understand our complex problems and determine what kind of learning models will resolve them.”
CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has published hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done. (By CMRubinWorld David Wine)

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CES Asia 2019 Announces Innovation Awards Honorees

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 4 giugno 2019

CES Asia announced the honorees for the CES Asia 2019 Innovation Awards, recognizing outstanding design and engineering in new-to-market products from CES Asia exhibitors. Now in its fifth year, CES Asia will take place June 11-13, 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai, China.“The CES Asia Innovation honorees embody the innovative spirit that fuels our industry, spurs new markets and creates new jobs on a global scale,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president, CES. “These innovations are good examples of how technology is being integrated into everyday products and shaping the future of our dynamic industry.”The CES Asia Innovation Awards recognize technologies across 20 product categories including artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality, drones, green technologies, Internet of Things, vehicle tech and wearables. An elite panel of judges review product submissions based on five criteria: engineering, aesthetics, function and user value, unique features and level of innovation.See the full list of CES Asia 2019 Innovation Awards Honorees at CESAsia.com/innovation. The Innovation Awards Showcase will be onsite at CES Asia, located in SNIEC, Hall W5, booth 6042. CES Asia is one of the fastest growing tradeshows in Asia, bringing together the entire tech ecosystem to build brands, forge partnerships and celebrate the best in consumer tech. The show will focus on the latest innovation in transportation tech, AI, 5G and startups from around the world, featuring more than 550 exhibiting companies, including more than 115 startups. Visit CESAsia.com for more information or to register.

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Open Innovation Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 giugno 2019

Saint-Vincent (Aosta) Venerdì 14 e Sabato 15 giugno 2019. Vi partecipano:Vincenzo Boccia, Presidente di Confindustria; Francesco Profumo, Presidente della Compagnia di San Paolo; Roberta Cocco, Assessore alla Trasformazione Digitale e ai Servizi Civici del Comune di Milano; Paola Pisano, Assessore all’Innovazione del Comune di Torino; gli Onorevoli Luca Carabetta, Mattia Mor, Antonio Palmieri, Membri Intergruppo Parlamentare Innovazione e i vertici di Ansaldo Energia, Cisco Italia, Club degli Investitori, Deloitte, Gruppo SCAI, IBAN, Innogest, Italia Startup, Modis, Nana Bianca, Piccola Industria di Confindustria Lombardia, PoliHub Startup District & Incubator, SMAU, Talent Garden, Tamburi Investment Partners, The Adecco Group, TUC Technology, Twig e Università Telematica Pegaso saranno i protagonisti della due giorni nella splendida cornice del Parc Hotel Billia, Saint-Vincent Resort & Casinò.
L’Open Innovation Summit 2019 è organizzato da Digital Magics, il più importante incubatore di startup digitali “Made in Italy” attivo su tutto il territorio italiano. L’evento si inserisce all’interno della quarta edizione del GIOIN, il primo network in Italia per le aziende che vogliono innovare processi, prodotti e servizi grazie alla collaborazione con le startup.L’obiettivo è analizzare l’impatto dell’Open Innovation nell’economia, approfondendo trend italiani e internazionali – in relazione anche alle competenze e alla formazione 4.0, agli investimenti del venture capital e alle politiche del Governo – insieme ai principali attori dell’ecosistema del digitale: istituzioni, imprese, investitori, incubatori e naturalmente talenti e neoimprenditori digitali che stanno creando e sviluppando startup in Italia.Per il secondo anno consecutivo è partner del GIOIN Officine Innovazione Srl: la startup di Deloitte dedicata all’innovazione e focalizzata sullo sviluppo di soluzioni innovative per le imprese.Sono inoltre partner del GIOIN importanti aziende come Cisco e Modis e i Technical partner Talent Garden e Dol. Media partner del GIOIN 2019 è il Gruppo 24 ORE.Il GIOIN è ideato per approfondire le opportunità dell’innovazione aperta di processi, prodotti e servizi, utilizzando le piattaforme tecnologiche, grazie la collaborazione con le startup innovative. Si focalizza sulla condivisione di esperienze concrete e di “case history”, coinvolgendo imprenditori e startupper che stanno mettendo in pratica il paradigma dell’Open Innovation nei loro settori.

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Philips issues inaugural Green Innovation Bond

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 Mag 2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the successful pricing of its issuance of EUR 750 million 0.500% Green Innovation Bonds due 2026. This inaugural Green Innovation Bond was created by Philips in collaboration with Rabobank as Sustainability Structuring Advisor. The transaction was further supported by the Joint Lead Managers ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING, Mizuho Securities, MUFG, Rabobank and UBS Investment Bank.As part of Philips’ commitment to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation, the company has a comprehensive sustainability strategy that includes its products, solutions and business models, energy consumption, supply chains and financial instruments.In 2017, Philips was one of the first companies to develop a Revolving Credit Facility with an interest rate linked to its sustainability performance. As a next step, together with Rabobank, the company has now developed the Philips Green & Sustainability Innovation Bond Framework, under which it can issue Green and/or Sustainability Innovation Bonds as a means to finance its sustainability activities. Today’s issuance is the first bond issued under this framework.

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SoCalBio Announces Regional BioGENEius Student Challenge Winner for Bioscience Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 Mag 2019

The Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio), the trade association for the bioscience and digital health industries in Greater Los Angeles, today announced its selection of Nadia Ansari, a 9th-grade student at Sage High School in Newport Coast (Orange County, CA), as winner of the 2019 Southern California BioGENEius Challenge.
Held in partnership with the Biotechnology Institute, the Challenge enables high school students to compete and be recognized for outstanding research and innovation in the biotechnology field.As the winner of SoCalBio’s 2019 Southern California BioGENEius Challenge, Ms. Ansari will receive a scholarship from SoCalBio to attend the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. At the convention, she will have an opportunity to interact with the bioscience industry’s top innovators, as well as compete on a larger scale against students from across the U.S., Canada and Germany in the Biotechnology Institute’s International BioGENEius Challenge.Ms. Ansari’s project focuses on Photobiomodulation (PBM) as a potential therapy for peripheral neuropathy – a painful degenerative disease that affects an estimated 600 million people worldwide. Her research identified a gene (mpv17) that may help PBM regrow and restore function to sensory nerves. During experimentation, she showed that nerve fiber growth increased 536 percent when the mpv17 gene was present.Ms. Ansari’s project was selected at the 2019 California Science Fair by a SoCalBio panel of judges including A. Stephen Dahms, PhD (SoCalBio Workforce and Talent Development Evangelist); Dwain Morris-Irvin, PhD (President, Innovest Global, Biotechnology Division); Andrew Norris, PhD (Founder, BCN Biosciences); and Shahira Badran (Educator, Los Angeles Valley College).

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Jeff Aronin Receives Northern Illinois University’s 2019 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 Mag 2019

Paragon Biosciences, LLC Chairman and CEO Jeff Aronin was recently recognized by the Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Business as the 2019 recipient of their Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award.Jeff Aronin, a graduate of NIU’s College of Business, was honored at their Annual Alumni Luncheon for his venture innovation at Paragon Biosciences. Mr. Aronin is increasing the pace of drug development for severe (and often rare) diseases through Paragon’s contribution of Innovation CapitalTM to its portfolio of bioscience companies.Balaji Rajagopalan, Ph.D., Dean of the NIU College of Business, presented the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award to Jeff Aronin, commenting that Mr. Aronin has “an exemplary track record of building and transforming organizations through innovation.”Mr. Aronin has built Paragon to innovate, invest in, build, and advise bioscience companies. This venture model makes it commercially viable for Paragon Biosciences’ portfolio companies to develop potential medicines for diseases which do not yet have FDA-approved treatments. Over the last 18 months, Paragon Biosciences and its partners have invested and committed almost $500 million to help Paragon’s portfolio companies develop new medicines. Paragon Biosciences anticipates innovating, investing in, and launching additional portfolio companies this year and next.
Philanthropically, Mr. Aronin is also the founder of MATTER Chicago, a health care incubator whose network includes more than 220 health care startups and 70 partnerships with health systems, universities, life science companies, and insurance providers.
In December 2018, the NIU College of Business announced its own partnership with MATTER. This spring, NIU is providing students in the college’s Experiential Learning Center and Executive MBA class the opportunity to work with and consult with MATTER startups. Students and faculty now have direct access to the incubator’s extensive network, meeting space, events, and innovators.Mr. Aronin is also active in the Chicagoland area through his philanthropic support of innovations in health care, education, and community-development. The Aronin Family Foundation is a catalyst for cutting edge approaches to learning, healthcare entrepreneurship, and neighborhood revitalization.Mr. Aronin graduated from the NIU College of Business in 1989. Previously, he was recognized by NIU’s College of Business for receiving a 2016 Medallion for Entrepreneurship from the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.

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Research and innovation for the global community

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 Mag 2019

For 70 years now, the researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany have been asking the right questions and finding answers – in the form of solutions that improve society and directly benefit the economy. This year marks an anniversary in the U.S., too: the establishment of Fraunhofer USA as a legally independent Fraunhofer affiliate 25 years ago. This non-profit organization was founded in 1994 to conduct applied research and development for customers from industry and from the federal and state governments in the U.S. With a history of more than 15 years now, the collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU) is a prime example of the continued success of this transatlantic research alliance.
25 years of Fraunhofer USA – 15 years of cooperation with Michigan State University (f.l.t.r.): Prof. Thomas Schuelke, President Fraunhofer USA, Prof. Leo Kempel, Dean of MSU College of Engineering, Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Satish Udpa, President of the MSU, Prof. Endrik Wilhelm, Chairman Fraunhofer USA, Prof. John Papapolymerou, MSU-Chair Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pär Malmhagen member of the Senate of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
The success of the close collaboration between MSU and the Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies USA CCD is typical of the transatlantic research alliance. This collaboration between the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer USA, MSU and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden dates back more than 15 years and has resulted, for instance, in the development of process and system technologies for manufacturing high-quality diamond materials for applications in power and high-frequency electronics.
Fraunhofer USA CCD conducts research projects focusing particularly on coating technologies, carbon materials and 3D printing technologies, with a total project volume of USD 2.8 million per year. With industrial revenues accounting for 43 per cent of this figure, Fraunhofer USA CCD is thus also a prime example of the success of the Fraunhofer model abroad.
During his visit to the United States to mark the 25-year anniversary of Fraunhofer USA, Prof. Neugebauer was awarded an honorary doctorate from MSU in acknowledgment of his contributions to application-oriented research and to the transatlantic research alliance. Prof. Neugebauer thus joins the ranks of many others who have been awarded this honorary MSU degree for their outstanding work in research or the management of public organizations, including automotive pioneer Henry Ford, Apple co-founder Stephen Wozniak, and former U.S. presidents Harry Truman and Bill Clinton.

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ATLAS Space Operations Awarded Project with Space and Missile Systems Center and Defense Innovation Unit

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 aprile 2019

ATLAS Space Operations, Inc., a leading innovator in ground communications for the space industry, today announced an agreement to develop its LINKS platform with the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The competitively awarded rapid prototyping program will run for 12 months, and will deliver a complete satellite communications platform tailored to the Air Force’s Multi-Band Multi-Mission requirements, as outlined by the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Range and Network Systems Division.The resulting platform will provide several key advantages that have proven challenging for traditional antenna equipment, including the ability to communicate with multiple satellites simultaneously, tracking of resident space objects (RSOs), and providing enhanced telemetry data to ascending launch vehicles. The man-portable LINKS platform will increase capacity, flexibility, interoperability, automation and resiliency of space operations and space lift.Upon completion of the program, ATLAS will hold demonstrations to highlight LINKS’ innovative features, cutting edge design, and multi-mission capabilities to the DIU. The demonstrations will be held at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.“Working directly with the Air Force will ensure LINKS’ capabilities precisely meet their requirements,” ATLAS CEO Sean McDaniel said. “This development process and adherence to the Air Force’s high standards will ultimately lead to a product that will easily meet or exceed the requirements of the commercial sector down the road.” ATLAS Space Operations will be at SATELLITE 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from May 6-9, at booth 2142. There, attendees can learn more about this development partnership. ATLAS industry experts will also be on hand to discuss the latest trends in ground communications, including technology, security and the new space economy. To book interviews, please use the contact information below.

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Emerson and Colorado State University Collaborate on New Brewing Innovation Center

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 aprile 2019

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced a collaboration with Colorado State University (CSU) to build the Emerson Brewing Innovation Center, where students will get hands-on experience using the latest automation technologies. Funded by a joint investment, the center will serve as the main educational hub for the Fermentation Sciences and Technology program and will reinforce advanced competencies for digital transformation as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) era continues to evolve the industry.With the number of U.S. breweries increasing at a rate of 321 percent from 2007 to 2017, there is growing demand for highly skilled workers with expertise in fermentation sciences and proficiency in automation technologies. Emerson’s advanced automation solutions enable brewing companies to optimize operations, detect and address quality issues in real time, reduce downtime and shorten changeovers that occur when one beverage is changed out for another in production.The CSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition attracts diverse, top-notch students to address the industry’s growing technology demand.The Emerson Brewing Innovation Center will open this fall in the Gifford Building on CSU’s main Fort Collins campus and feature two brewing systems that will allow students to gain experience using the latest real-world technologies driving innovation in the industry. Emerson Impact Partner Lakeside will build the systems that feature elements of Emerson’s Plantweb™ portfolio of IIoT technologies used in brewing automation: a DeltaV™ distributed control system, Micro Motion flow meters, Rosemount™ measurement technology and ASCO and Baumann valves.Emerson’s collaboration with CSU is one of more than 350 secondary education partnerships worldwide that support finding solutions to address the skills gap in digital automation technologies.In addition to the center, Emerson is donating $10,000 toward a CSU diversity fellowship to help set up the brewing innovation center and a scholarship for the fermentation program.

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Syngenta: Accelerating Innovation in a Changing World

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 aprile 2019

Syngenta announced today that it will accelerate its innovation to address the increasing challenges faced by farmers around the world and the changing views of society.“Farmers need to manage climate change, soil erosion and biodiversity loss, as well as changing consumer expectations and views on agricultural technology,” said Alexandra Brand, Chief Sustainability Officer of Syngenta. “There is a clear call for innovation and more action to address these challenges in ways where everybody wins – from growers to consumers and the environment.” The announcement follows the completion of more than 150 listening sessions worldwide, engaging a broad cross section of views. The result was a much clearer understanding of what society and farmers expect and what sustainable agriculture means to different groups. Syngenta’s new approach aims to further improve the way crops are grown and protected, and find solutions that address interconnected environmental, societal and economic challenges.

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NTT Communications Opens Nexcenter Lab™ for Open Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 marzo 2019

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TOKYO:9432), announced today the launch of the Nexcenter Lab™ program to promote open innovation in partnership with participating companies. The program provides PoC environments for the development and testing of new businesses and services focused on digital transformation (DX), utilizing the latest services and next-generation technologies of NTT Com’s IT partners. The program is available at two of NTT Com’s Nexcenter™ data centers in Tokyo.A key purpose of the program is to enable participants to test and verify their latest technologies and services with the aim of taking these offerings to market at an accelerated pace. They will have access to ICT environments where extra-high-heat servers such as GPU can be used, as well as advanced services of NTT Com and partner companies, such as hybrid cloud, AI and IoT, which can be combined to verify technologies such as deep learning and blockchain. NTT Com will provide connection to its public cloud, free use of server racks in data centers, free use of its Enterprise Cloud service, and more.

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Conferenza Innovation Arabia

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 marzo 2019

Dubai. Durante la cerimonia di apertura della Conferenza Innovation Arabia, organizzata a Dubai dalla HBMSU – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, nasce il primo Consorzio Internazionale finalizzato alla creazione di indicatori specifici in grado di definire scientificamente i criteri di qualità su cui si devono basare strutture e sistemi per la valutazione delle Università a distanza su Internet a livello globale.
Il nuovo Consorzio nasce con il sostegno del Ministero dell’Educazione e dell’Agenzia di valutazione della qualità delle Università degli Emirati Arabi Uniti, tra i membri fondatori: l’Associazione delle Università Arabe (AArU), l’Associazione Europea delle Università a Distanza (EADTU), l’Associazione Asiatica delle Open University, la Rete Araba per l’Assicurazione della Qualità nell’Istruzione Superiore (ANQAHE), il Commonwealth of Learning (CoL), l’Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, la Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University di Dubai e l’Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO, rappresentata a Dubai dal Rettore prof. Maria Amata Garito che ha anche rappresentato l’EADTU.
Tra gli obiettivi del Nuovo Consorzio vi è quello di supportare le Agenzie Nazionali di Valutazione nell’individuazione di criteri comuni a livello globale per la valutazione della qualità delle università online. L’Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO è stata chiamata fra i soci fondatori sia per il suo modello di Università online riconosciuto dalla comunità scientifica internazionale, sia perché da anni svolge attività di ricerca nel settore della qualità dell’e-learning ed ha già contribuito a definire, grazie ai progetti di ricerca Europei Excellence ed Excellence+ coordinati da EADTU, i criteri di valutazione del modello a distanza e misto a livello Europeo.
UNINETTUNO continua a svolgere attività di ricerca in questo settore e numerose sono le pubblicazioni su prestigiose riviste internazionali, dove vengono presentati gli indicatori per la valutazione della qualità che vengono utilizzati costantemente dal presidio di qualità dell’Ateneo. UNINETTUNO, infatti, oggi è l’unica università telematica italiana ad aver superato con un giudizio molto positivo la valutazione dell’ANVUR – Agenzia Nazionale per la Valutazione del sistema Universitario e della Ricerca.
Con queste parole il Rettore di UNINETTUNO, Professoressa Garito, ha commentato la cerimonia di firma della carta costituente del nuovo Consorzio per la Qualità delle Università Online: “Al pari della lotta alle fake news è tempo di far nascere un movimento
di lotta contro la fake formazione su Internet. Ogni giorno nascono nuove Università online e nuovi corsi di formazione su Internet, spesso mancano informazioni chiare sulle metodologie didattiche, sui modelli psico-pedagogici, sui nomi e sui curricula degli autori dei contenuti. Molte di queste Università non sono accreditate dai loro governi e spesso rilasciano titoli di studio non validi e forniscono competenze non adeguate alle promesse. Ormai la formazione online è diventata un business a livello internazionale e, più che alla qualità, gli imprenditori di questo settore guardano al loro successo economico. Come membri della comunità scientifica e accademica internazionale, abbiamo oggi l’obbligo di tutelare sia gli studenti dalla fake formazione online, che il mondo accademico, che la reputazione delle vere Università Online che ormai stanno sempre di più sviluppandosi a livello globale, e sempre di più si stanno caratterizzando come un modello vincente di Università del XXI secolo”. (fonte: http://www.uninettunouniversity.net)

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