Research teams at Ghent University of the Centre of Excellence Food2Know are supporting the European Space Agency (ESA) with the development of the MELiSSA project. The driving element of MELiSSA is the recovery of food, water and oxygen from waste, carbon dioxide and breath condensate through the development of technology for long-term manned space missions. Without recycling, an estimated 30 tons of supplies would be required to sustain a manned Mars mission.
Imec and its project partners today announced the launch of TERASEL (Thermo-plastically deformable circuits for embedded randomly shaped electronics), a project under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Information and Communication Technologies (FP7). The overall goal of the project is the development, industrial implementation and application of large-area, cost-effective, randomly shaped electronics and sensor circuit technologies.
After the advancement of both the Life Science Cluster and the Materials Research Cluster, a third expert centre will join these at the Technology Park Ardoyen in Zwijnaarde: the ICT-Cluster. Ghent University has started with the construction of a tower with the sole purpose of conducting academic research on IT, while MG Real Estate – together with Globalindus – invests in the realisation of a second building that will function as an innovation accelerator. Here, TP Vision (the official license holder of Philips TV) will concentrate all of its European Research & Development activities. And thus become an integral part of the new ICT-Cluster.
The UGent Doctoral Schools organize in collaboration with iMinds an interesting and hands-on workshop on the topic of Opportunity Recognition. The workshop is open to PhD students of all faculties that are interested in learning how to discover the business opportunities hidden in their research work, and how to develop the value proposition for such opportunity. This entrepreneurship oriented workshop will be of value to all PhD students who are interested in discovering the impact their research can have. The workshop will take place from May 13th till 17th 2013 in the offices of iMinds (Zuiderpoort).