The UPC and Eolgreen design the first public lighting system that runs on solar and wind energy A researcher belonging to the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Barcelona College of Industrial Engineering (EUETIB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the company Eolgreen have designed the first public lighting system that runs on solar and wind power. The prototype street lights are 20% cheaper to run than conventional lighting systems.
Jan 16, 2015
A team at the UPC designs technology that automates the production of football match highlights A team from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has designed a technology for automated summaries of football matches, including highlights. The system, which was developed in the framework of a CENIT research project in which Televisió de Catalunya participated, automatically selects video fragments that are likely to be of interest as highlights of the match.
Jan 07, 2015
Collaboration to develop more efficient, robust mobile equipment to collect bins The Industrial Equipment Design Centre (CDEI UPC) has worked with the company Palvi to develop new equipment for collecting recycling bins. The result greatly improves efficacy and cuts the cost of the recycling process.
Dec 12, 2014
A group of researchers and students at the EPSEVG have designed a tool to help people with disabilities to learn and communicate Easy Communicator (ECO) is a tool for learning and communicating on mobile devices that is designed to improve the possibilities for communication and understanding of people who have difficulties with language, learning or relations with their environment. The application is being developed by a group of researchers and students at the Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG). The group is led by the Accessibility Chair of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). The first pilot version will be available for iOS and Android before the end of the year.
Dec 10, 2014
The period for applying for student financial aid from the Erasmus+ Programme is now open From 21 November onwards, students can apply for financial aid in the first call of Erasmus+ Study Mobility, which is part of the Erasmus+ Programme promoting international student mobility and starts this year. The funding is directed at first-cycle, second-cycle, bachelor's and master's degree students who have been assigned an Erasmus mobility place for study.
Nov 27, 2014