UPC researchers, in collaboration with the companies COMSA and GMN, create a new material from textile fibres of old tyres Lluís Gil and Xavier Cañavate, researchers and professors at the Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in collaboration with the companies COMSA and Gestión Medioambiental de Neumáticos (GMN), have created a new material from textile fibres of used tyres. This product incorporates a tyre component that was previously not reused.
Dec 19, 2016
Brazil, Spain and Australia join forces to revolutionise biodiversity monitoring in the Amazon Scientists from Brazil, Spain and Australia have joined forces in an international team to develop the most sophisticated remote monitoring system ever used to track the diminishing biodiversity of the Amazon Jungle in South America. The Providence project, which starts this week, is carried out by the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute and the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) in Brazil and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia.
Dec 14, 2016
UPC technology in the design of a road safety barrier that reduces maintenance costs and the impact of accidents Researchers belonging to the Concrete Structure Technology research group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), along with the companies GIVASA, SERVIÀ CANTÓ, EIFFAGE INFRAESTRUCTURAS and Applus+ IDIADA, have designed and built a prototype of a concrete crash barrier for interurban roads that, in comparison with the concrete barriers already in place, reduces the degree of severity of vehicle impact in accidents and therefore of injury to vehicle occupants.
Dec 12, 2016
ESADE, IED and UPC students once again team up with CERN to find solutions to societal challenges A group of 30 students from ESADE, the IED and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya’s Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB) and Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) were chosen for the third consecutive year to participate in Challenge Based Innovation (CBI Mediterranean). This experimental innovation training programme, which is open to universities worldwide, aims to bridge the gap between science and society by promoting novel solutions for the future of humankind in collaboration with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), a pioneering particle physics centre.
Dec 01, 2016
The leading Spanish university in Horizon 2020 funding The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is firmly placed as the Spanish university that receives most funding from the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (H2020). It is also the third research institution in Spain and the first in Catalonia in H2020 funding received. The UPC is currently undertaking 15 projects funded by other European programmes and receives a total of €38 million in European funding for research and innovation projects.
Nov 30, 2016