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  1. The UPC joins the EIT Manufacturing knowledge and innovation community

    The UPC has joined EIT Manufacturing, Europe’s largest manufacturing innovation network. Promoted by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), it pursues the digitalisation of industry in the context of circular economy.
  2. International scientists warn of the serious impact of noise pollution on marine invertebrates

    An international scientific study, led by the UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB), shows that noise from human operations at sea damages marine invertebrates and ocean ecosystems. Published in Frontiers in Marine Science, the work points...
  3. Nimble Diagnostics closes a financing round of one million euros

    NIMBLE Diagnostics, a spin-off of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), the UPC and the University of Barcelona (UB), has successfully closed a funding round led by Grow Ventures, together with Namarel Ventures and the Inveniam Group,...
  4. The UPC participates in a €25-million European project to improve the response to climate change-related emergencies

    The UPC’s Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology participates in the European project RESIST, which aims to improve preparedness for weather emergencies and thus increase resilience to climate change. RESIST receives EU funding under the...
  5. Artificial intelligence for increased navigational safety

    The Centre for Language and Speech Technologies and Applications—part of the UPC’s Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence research centre—and the CIMNE’s Center for Innovation in Transport participate in the OCEAN project, which aims...
  6. The UPC shows its muscle and entrepreneurial talent at 4YFN

    From February 27 to March 2, the UPC showed its entrepreneurial spirit at the Four Years From Now (4YFN) event. More than thirty technology-based spin-offs and start-ups, led by UPC students, alumni or research staff, have attended this...
  7. Innovative solutions for muscle injuries, autonomous driving and beach safety at MWC 2023

    The UPC, through the Innovation and Technology Centre (CIT UPC), presents its technological capabilities and cutting-edge projects at MWC Barcelona 2023, which takes place from 27 February to 2 March. Its technology will be shown at the University’s...
  8. Barcelona will implement a UPC-designed sustainable construction system

    The UPC’s Architectural Rehabilitation and Restoration (REARQ) research group and the Interdisciplinary Group on Building Science and Technology (GICITED) have developed a construction prototype to extend buildings sustainably that will be tested...
  9. WEAVE spectrograph begins study of galaxy formation and evolution

    More than 500 astronomers from all over Europe, including members of Catalan universities and research centres—the UPC and the ICCUB—have designed and planned a total of five years of operations for the WEAVE spectrograph, a powerful instrument...
  10. Exheus successfully completes capital increase and prepares for international market entry

    Exheus, a spin-off of the UPC, the Sant Pau Hospital Research Institute (IIB Sant Pau), Summit SL and Mobile World Capital Barcelona’s innovation programme The Collider, has raised 900,000 euros. The investment will help to reach new European...
  11. The UPC participates in 65 of the Horizon Europe projects funded so far, leading 12 of them

    The UPC has successfully participated in several calls issued during the first ten months of the Horizon Europe programme. The University takes part in 65 projects—leading 12 of them—which account for almost 47 million euros in funding. Its presence...
  12. ICFO awarded the National Innovation Award

    The award from the Department of Research and Universities of the Government of Catalonia and the Foundation for Research and Innovation of Catalonia (FCRi) recognizes the creation of ICFO’s technology spin-off, LuxQuanta.
  13. Adriano Camps and Marta Guardiola win the Duran Farell Technological Research Award

    Professor Adriano Camps, director of the UPC’s NanoSat Lab, and MiWEndo founder Marta Guardiola have won the 13th Duran Farell Technological Research Award. The jury also presented an honourable mention to IBEC researcher Zaida Álvarez.
  14. Unite! will work with Ukrainian universities on the green transformation of campus

    The Unite! alliance, of which the UPC is a member, will work with Ukrainian universities on developing a green campus model. The aim of the collaboration is to contribute to Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction process and its integration into the...
  15. Using technohumanism to solve social challenges: UPCArts Dialogue at CASA SEAT on 31 January

    On 31 January at 6 p.m., CASA SEAT will host the first UPCArts Dialogue of the year, which will focus on Fusion Point, an innovative educational experience promoted by the UPC, ESADE and IED Barcelona to address real social challenges. The event...
  16. 'La caravana de los Errantes', by Raúl Gonzálvez, wins the 2022 Miquel Barceló UPC Science-Fiction Award

    Written by Raúl Gonzálvez del Águila, 'La caravana de los Errantes' won the 2022 Miquel Barceló UPC Science-Fiction Award, which is organised by the Board of Trustees. The award was presented at an event on 16 November. It was broadcast live on...
  17. Power electronics solutions to modernise the power grid

    The UPC’s CITCEA coordinates the European iPLUG project, under the Horizon Europe programme, to develop power electronics solutions to allow a smooth integration of multiple renewable sources, energy storage systems and loads in the distribution...
  18. The UPC joins EIT Manufacturing

    The University joins forces with the largest innovation network in Europe, EIT Manufacturing, to collaborate in future endeavours and share knowledge and expertise.
  19. Unmasking the microscopic fingerprint in finite-temperature features of a one-dimensional Bose gas

    A team of researchers from the UPC in Barcelona and the EPFL in Lausanne have built a new theory to explain finite-temperature properties in terms of microscopic excitations of bosons in one dimension.
  20. 1-minute exposure to monochromatic light modifies neural connections

    A study led by researchers from the UPC’s Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) shows that 1-minute stimulation with blue, green or red light activates several visual and non-visual brain regions. The study opens new avenues for better...
  21. MSX and the UPC join forces to further develop the Sustainable Mobility Centre

    The UPC and MSX International TechServices, a global organisation providing technology-enabled business solutions and services to the mobility industry, have signed a collaboration agreement to establish the Sustainable Mobility Campus in...
  22. Climate change adaptation plan for ports of general interest in the Balearic Islands submitted and prepared by the LIM of the UPC

    The plan commissioned by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) proposes adaptation measures and pathways to prevent possible risks from the rise in sea level as a result of climate change.
  23. UPC rector Daniel Crespo new vice-president of the Unite! alliance

    UPC rector Daniel Crespo and Ilkka Niemelä, rector of Aalto University, in Espoor (Finland), have been elected for two vice-president positions established by Unite!
  24. The UPC and the Castelldefels City Council inaugurate DroneLab, a unique laboratory and flight facility for UAVs

    On 11 November, the Drone Research Laboratory (DroneLab) was opened on the UPC Baix Llobregat Campus in Castelldefels. Pioneering in Spain and Europe, it is a multidisciplinary facility for conducting tests and validating and training UAV-based...
  25. The UPC participates in the research programme for the future quantum internet

    The new research programme coordinated by the ICFO, in which the UPC and other entities participate, aims to develop technologies for the future quantum Internet.
  26. New magnetometer designed to be integrated into microelectronic chips

    Researchers at the UPC’s Department of Electronic Engineering have developed a new type of magnetometer that can be integrated into microelectronic chips and that is fully compatible with the current integrated circuits. Of great interest for the...
  27. The UPC’s Doctoral School welcomes new students and presents the special awards

    The welcome event for new doctoral students will take place on Wednesday 23 November, at 11:00 am, in the lecture hall of the ETSEIB. The event, which will also host the special doctoral awards ceremony, will be broadcast live on YouTube.
  28. A study demonstrates the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 concentration in wastewater and the cumulative incidence over waves during the pandemic

    Cetaqua and the BIOCOM-UPC research group develop a mathematical model to predict SARS-CoV-2 incidence in Catalonia using wastewater-based epidemiology.
  29. First smart ocean monitoring buoy with UPC technology installed in the Corcovado Gulf, Chile

    On 13 October, the UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB), the Chilean Ministry of the Environment and MERI Foundation installed the first smart buoy of The Blue BOAT Initiative in the Corcovado Gulf, Chile. Equipped with cutting-edge LIDO...
  30. Researchers discover a catalyst to remove emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas

    Researchers from the UPC, the University of Udine (Italy) and the ALBA Synchrotron have discovered a palladium and platinum catalyst, the first to eliminate methane emissions from transport and other human activities to reduce global warming. The...