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Opportunity for innovative SMEs in the Internet of Things

Technology transfer is a very complex process, but highly necessary. Knowledge tends to be generated in environments such as universities and research centres that differ from those in which it is applied and marketed. Transfer from these institutions to the markets has a very high failure rate (known as the technological ‘Death Valley’ by the Anglo-Saxons).

Various mechanisms exist to encourage technology transfer, based on the same premise: the key is promoting contact between the production sector and the environment in which research is undertaken.

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In this area, an ambitious European project has been launched called TETRAMAX. To sum it up in a paragraph: the aim is to stimulate innovation by promoting a range of technology transfer experiences, to identify the best models and encourage collaboration between universities, research centres, and companies in different European countries, with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Data Management Group (DAMA UPC), a member of CIT UPC, is participating in the project, which has a budget of 7 million euros and forms part of the Horizon 2020 strategy.

In the next four years, the 22 project members will work on various areas. One of them is centred on designing, organizing, cofunding and assessing a range of technology transfer models at European level, bringing together universities, companies and funders to complete the cycle from the creation of knowledge to its arrival on the market in the form of innovative products or services. The project is focused on the participation of small and medium-sized companies, which find it most difficult to incorporate innovation into their production processes.

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For companies that work in the Internet of Things, DAMA UPC is organizing an Info Day on 11 January. This day is a good opportunity for small and medium-sized companies in the sector and for universities or research centres with an interest in exploiting business opportunities in the Internet of Things, supported by a bilateral consortium with offices in two European countries. The result of the project should be applicable and its impact measurable, in terms of revenue or jobs created.

TETRAMAX has a call open until the 28 February (Bilateral TTX Call) to join the project.

Further information:
Jordi Martín
Business Development
Telephone: 93 405 46 90
Email: info.cit@upc.edu


Why optimization of routes is the great hope of the Smart Cities?

Black Friday, one of those sweet moments of the year for all eCommerce and for the whole chain of shipments later, the visits to the landing page soar and the conversion ratios are triggered like the cork of the cava of some trades celebrating the metrics. All that volume of packages has to reach our customers in some way, it is no longer enough to be happy to confirm the purchase, we must make sure that your experience is the best possible and everything starts because your purchase arrives on time to its destination.

A relatively short time ago it was quite simple to make the deals, but with the rise of online purchases and shipments in a few hours, the logistics sector, and specifically the last mile, is



beginning to collapse. If the fact that delivery vehicles currently have to visit the same building more than once a day, we add the increase in fuel prices and the restrictions that are being imposed on the circulation of vehicles in urban centers, today more That intelligent route planning is never of crucial importance. Why?

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