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Big Data Congress

14 Nov, 2017

David Nettleton

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During the 25th to 26th of October, IRIS attended the Big Data Congress, held in Barcelona (Spain) and organized by Eurecat. The organizers were able to combine real business experiences of implementation case studies together with talks by industry and academic (applied research) leaders who explained Big Data and Machine Learning for the general public. […]

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IRIS is now a TECNIO accredited agent

18 Oct, 2017

Carlota

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IRIS has been accredited with Segell TECNIO a recognition from Generalitat de Catalunya (ACCIO), to those companies offering differential technology, providing innovative solutions and enabling technology transfer. This “label” helps Catalan companies to identify the best technology and R&D providers. TECNIO accredited companies should be key drivers for the increase of the competitiveness of the […]

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Better bio (2nd issue): biobased building blocks and materials with no equivalent fossil-based counterparts!

17 Oct, 2017

Elodie Bugnicourt

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Although, bio-based materials developers generally actually try to reach similar performance to those of long term established petrochemicals counterparts, there are also a few emerging bio-based materials that actually outperform their predecessors and can create new value propositions. To harvest their full potential, the BBI-JU PPP has already set several calls to action for such […]

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Predicting rice crop disease: a data modelling challenge

10 Oct, 2017

David Nettleton

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Rice is the staple food of more than half of the world’s population [1] – more than 3.5 billion people depend on rice for more than 20% of their calorie intake. This includes 70% of the world’s 1.3 billion poorest people who live in Asia. Hence, any improvement in the production of this crop can […]

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OPENMIND Project Assembly and Review Meeting

24 Jul, 2017

Carlota

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David Nettleton of IRIS Advanced Engineering recently participated in the Mid-Term General Assembly and Project Review meetings of the OPENMIND project in Brussels on the 10-11th of July. The aim of the OPENMIND project is to build a demonstrator for the mass production of customised medical devices, solving a number of challenges presented using the […]

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ECOBULK Project Kick-off

24 Jul, 2017

Carlota

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David Nettleton and Rosa Arias of IRIS Advanced Engineering recently participated in the launch of ECOBULK in Delft (Holland) on the 26-27th of June, an ambitious and innovative Horizon2020-funded circular economy project. ECOBULK through a large-scale demonstration effort will contribute to “closing the loop” of composite products in the automotive, furniture and building sectors by […]

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PolyBioSkin, boosting biopolymers for high-demand, skin-contact applications

20 Jul, 2017

Carlota

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The whole PolyBioSkin Consortium and the Project Officer representing the Bio-Based Industry programme, Ms Agata Pieniadz, met in the facilities of its coordinator IRIS for the KickOff meeting of the project on June, 28-29. The skin is the largest tissue in the human body and it is our first natural barrier against external agents. Personal […]

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NUMB3RS REVISIT∃D: putting the Science into Data Science

22 Jun, 2017

David Nettleton

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Numb3rs was a TV crime series which had as its backdrop different themes related with numbers and mathematics. One of the objectives was to promote numeracy among the populace and it was actually assessed by a team of real mathematicians to guarantee its veracity and authenticity. Each episode covered specific mathematical themes. For example, in […]

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#Tech4.0: Photonics and SMAC as key enablers for Digital Transformation

09 Jun, 2017

Carlota

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As an advanced engineering company that is developing high tech photonics and SMAC-based solutions for advanced monitoring and control in industry, for us it was important to have a prominent presence as the Digital Enterprise Show (#DES2017) in Madrid last 23-25 May. There is a huge amount of talk around paradigms such as Industry 4.0 […]

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Duckweed double duty in pig slurry bioremediation

01 Jun, 2017

Mercedes Aleman

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As meat consumption grows worldwide, intensive livestock production is predicted to keep increasing, and consequently the amounts of manure. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) pig farming is currently the main source of animal protein for human nutrition. Pig slurry, manure plus liquid waste of farms, is a rich […]