18 Apr 2014 Launch Deloitte Innovation Centre
Since 2008, VIB has a Technology Watch Team that is continually analyzing the potential of new, emerging technologies and, where appropriate, mediates access to these technologies. By expanding the network of technology suppliers, purchasing licenses and negotiating partnerships, the team facilitates privileged access for VIB scientists to these technologies.
Recently the activities of the Team have expanded to also include the organization of top scientific meetings focused on breakthrough technologies developed by emerging companies (see e.g. www.vib.be/genome).
In order to further support VIB in executing its access to breakthrough technologies, we are currently looking to expand the Technology Watch Team.
Imec is involved in the The European FP7 project ArtESun, aimed to develop highly efficient organic solar cells with an increased lifetime and a decreased production cost. The ultimate goal of the ArtESun project is to bring organic photovoltaic technologies (OPV) towards introduction into the competitive thin-film PV market.
Imec and Septentrio announced earlier this week that they have collaborated to the design of an antenna-RF integrated element of a multi-frequency Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) antenna for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and GALILEO. The compact antenna can be integrated in multi-frequency handheld GNSS devices for high precision location applications (up to 1 centimeter).
Paralyzed by a stroke in 20013, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage. He shows how new technology, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. And gives him the ability to navigate space once more.
A top notch feelgood TED, with innovation and a gripping message on top.