Design and manufacture faster, more power efficient chips

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced a comprehensive foundry process technology roadmap to help customers design and manufacture faster, more power efficient chips. From hyper-scale data centers to the internet-of-things, the industry trend to develop smart, always-on, connected devices requires giving consumers an unprecedented amount of access to information in Read more about Design and manufacture faster, more power efficient chips[…]

Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life

The European Commission has published a Eurobarometer survey presenting European citizens’ opinions on the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life. European citizens see digitisation and automation primarily as an opportunity but call for investment for better and faster internet services as well as effective public policy to accompany changes, in particular in areas Read more about Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life[…]

Nanodiamonds as energy materials: tuning the functionalities

An international team has shed light onto interactions between nanodiamonds and water molecules. Experiments at synchrotron sources showed how hydrogenated groups on nanodiamond surfaces change the network of hydrogen bonds in the aqueous environment and may potentially influence the catalytic properties of nanodiamonds, for instance for the production of solar fuels from CO2 and light. Read more about Nanodiamonds as energy materials: tuning the functionalities[…]

H2020-EngineRetrofitPrize-2016

Specific Challenge: The prize aim at spurring the development of engine and powertrain technologies using conventional fuels to reduce emissions of pollutants in real driving conditions to the lowest level possible, in order to improve air quality issues in European cities. The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestants who Read more about H2020-EngineRetrofitPrize-2016[…]

3D image of the space around the Wi-Fi transmitter

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process that depicts the radiation of a Wi-Fi transmitter to generate three-dimensional images of the surrounding environment. Industrial facility operators could use this to track objects as they move through the production hall. Just like peering through a window, holograms project a Read more about 3D image of the space around the Wi-Fi transmitter[…]

FinTech Connect Live

Combining the hustle and bustle of an exhibition featuring over 3000 visitors, and 200 exhibitors and partners from over 50 countries, FinTech Connect Live is the UK’s largest fintech event. Playing host to 4 strategic conference sessions with inspirational case studies from around the world, a technology buyers theatre with 50 product demos, 12 educational Read more about FinTech Connect Live[…]

Voting is open for the European Inventor Award 2017 Popular Prize

Members of the public are invited to cast their vote for their favourite inventor from among the 15 finalists. The winner will be announced when the European Patent Office (EPO) presents this year’s Award ceremony in Venice on 15 June. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the EPO website, Innovation TV and the EPO’s Read more about Voting is open for the European Inventor Award 2017 Popular Prize[…]

The Impact of Robots on Productivity, Employment and Jobs

This paper provides the IFR’s opinion on the impact of automation – specifically of robots – on productivity, competitiveness and employment. IFR is not a policy institute. However, this report includes the main conclusions from a variety of experts on appropriate policy responses to ensure ongoing positive outcomes from automation and the ongoing development and Read more about The Impact of Robots on Productivity, Employment and Jobs[…]

France outperforms Britain as robots transform car industry

The number of robots installed by the French car industry rose 22 percent to 1,400 units – compared with 700 units in the UK (+ 7 percent). The automotive sector is one of the main driving forces modernizing the French economy: with a robot density of 940 units per 10,000 workers, France currently ranks 2nd Read more about France outperforms Britain as robots transform car industry[…]

The 2nd International Carbon Marterials Conference

The 2nd  International Carbon Marterials Conference has the whole world in view, has its eyes on policies of China such as “the 13th Five Year Plan” and “One Belt and One Road” and so on, and focuses on the matter of carbon raw materials acquisition, technical matter, and matters concerning equipment and application. A number Read more about The 2nd International Carbon Marterials Conference[…]

State aid: Commission simplifies rules for public investment in ports and airports, culture and the outermost regions

The European Commission has approved today new state aid rules that exempt certain public support measures for ports, airports, culture and the outermost regions from prior Commission scrutiny. The objective is to facilitate public investment for job creation and growth whilst preserving competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “We want to Read more about State aid: Commission simplifies rules for public investment in ports and airports, culture and the outermost regions[…]