Press Notes

Daniel Altimiras is new Eurecat technology centre chair

2023-10-09T08:23:04+02:00September 28th, 2023|Corporatiu, Press Notes|

Daniel Altimiras, Eurecat’s deputy chair, has taken over the leadership of the technology centre for a four-year term, a period in which he is committed “to continue working to drive technological innovation with an impact on business competitiveness, sustainability and the wellbeing of society in response to today’s economic, social and environmental challenges.” Daniel [...]

Virtual reality to help train skilled staff in vineyards

2023-10-26T14:23:09+02:00August 3rd, 2023|Audiovisual Technologies, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre has devised a virtual reality training tool to enable “the inclusion of skilled staff in vineyard operations which will help to make the wine industry more competitive,” says Toni Torrente, head of the Interactive Visualisation Line in the Audiovisual Technologies Unit at Eurecat. A sensor-equipped pruning shears prototype has been designed to [...]

Eurecat to roll out a network of pilot farms in the Ebro Delta to unlock the bioeconomy and climate resilience

2023-10-26T14:21:01+02:00July 20th, 2023|Canvi Climàtic, Press Notes, Sustainability|

The Eurecat technology centre is to roll out a network of pilot farms in the Ebro Delta to unlock the bioeconomy and climate resilience and will also implement a cutting-edge programme to cut emissions of greenhouse gases such as methane in coastal rice fields while capturing carbon dioxide in woody crops as part of the Bioresilmed consortium financed [...]

New aerial material transport system using drones for the automotive industry explored

2023-10-26T14:18:57+02:00July 18th, 2023|Autonomous and professional robotics, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre is taking part in the AutoDron project which has tested a new aerial transport system for materials and components using drones for the automotive industry with flights both indoors and outdoors. It lays the foundations for future last-mile logistics to replace road transport with a disruptive system powered by autonomous aerial vehicles. [...]

SUR3D project develops new biodegradable material from used cork stoppers

2023-10-26T14:16:45+02:00July 18th, 2023|New Manufacturing Processes, Press Notes, Sustainability|

The SUR3D project, coordinated by the INNOVI association with the support of Eurecat, OIMO Bioplastics, the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation (ICSuro) and the MAV Cluster, has developed a new biodegradable material from used cork stoppers. This project was chosen by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MINCOTUR) in the call for Innovation Clusters [...]

Open call to address social challenges with virtual and augmented reality technologies

2023-10-26T14:14:28+02:00July 17th, 2023|Audiovisual Technologies, Consulting, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre is coordinating the European GuestXR project which has announced an open call for innovative applications and projects which tap new extended reality technologies, mainly virtual and augmented reality tools, to tackle social challenges. The call invites individuals and organisations from across Europe to submit applications which help to foster education, reduce conflicts between social [...]

Artificial intelligence, key to forecasting extreme events and sustainable and efficient water management

2023-10-26T14:11:42+02:00July 13th, 2023|Consulting, Data Science, Press Notes, Sustainability|

Artificial intelligence is a crucial technology in managing the water cycle as a tool for anticipating and making informed decisions to address the challenges in this area which are shaped by the effects of climate change including drought and flood risk, rising and unbalanced water demand and ageing infrastructure stock. This is the message [...]

Researchers from seven European countries test their drone inspection developments in Sabadell

2023-10-26T14:08:44+02:00July 6th, 2023|Autonomous and professional robotics, Construction, Press Notes, Railway|

Researchers from seven European countries have today tested their drone inspection developments at the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) Sabadell Rambla facilities in the former FGC Sabadell Rambla train station as part of a week of tests organised by the Eurecat technology centre for the Aero-Train consortium. The event took place in [...]

Eurecat technology centre to draw up emotional map of the Cruïlla Festival

2023-10-26T14:03:51+02:00July 5th, 2023|Audiovisual Technologies, Cultural and Creative Industries, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre is to conduct a study at this year’s Cruïlla Festival, held from 5-8 July in Barcelona, which will make it possible to draw up an emotional map of the event in order to devise a procedure for neuroscientific assessment of participants’ experience at the activities on offer. The emergence of [...]

Tarragona confirms its position as hub for industrial decarbonisation, a priority for Catalonia and the world

2023-10-26T14:00:59+02:00July 3rd, 2023|Chemical, Corporatiu, Press Notes, Química|

Industrial decarbonisation is a priority for the government, businesses and scientific and technological stakeholders who are committed to working together to fast-track a process which will enable progress towards climate neutrality while safeguarding industrial competitiveness and associated jobs. This was the main message at the conference on industrial decarbonisation held this Monday, organised by [...]

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