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Nautilus manufactures school material and technological solutions for teaching and is planning on taking their products to the Middle East.
Imagine if your clothes shop had the technology that allowed it to reduce stock depletion by 70%, reduce the time taken to perform a stock take by 90% and increase sales by 13%. Smart shelves and smart floors and now a Surfaceslab smart panel can improve the efficiency of the inventory control system, stock replenishing and decrease the time taken to locate products.
INESC Porto is developing advanced software to determine the highest number of compatible patient-donor pairs in paired kidney exchange programmes. The aim of this technology is to maximise the number of renal transplants and it gives new hope for patients suffering from kidney failure with incompatible living donors who are forced to wait for a deceased donor. The software will be completed in December 2012 and is being developed in collaboration with the University of Minho, the University of Lisbon, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and the Portuguese Blood Establishment and Transplant Authority.
Software developed by researchers at INESC Porto can automatically recognise cases where breast cancer is clear, based on similar images. The diagnosis is 100% accurate and aids specialists, speeding up the diagnosis process.
The project to renovate the city of Vila do Conde was the winner of the Novo Norte award 2011, and was announced by the promoters during the official ceremony in Porto. Six further categories were also announced.
Distinct projects recognised for their innovation and contribution to the North of Portugal
The A. C. Cymbron Lda company is pioneering the creation of charging stations for electric cars in one of its GALP service stations in Laranjeiras, Ponta Delgada. A. C. Cymbron Lda has opened their first charging station for electric cars. Electric cars “boost renewable energy consumption and increase local gains in the Azores”.
This is one of the most important scientific and technological research institutes in the European Union and it is based at the University of Porto. “We recognise the University of Chile’s scientific prestige and hope to establish a sustainable relationship”, states the director, Vladimiro Miranda. The chancellor, Pérez Vera, thanked the MP, Alberto Robles for managing the visit and stated that both institutions “are in a position to join forces”.
Portuguese expert states that developing wind power in Chile is both possible and makes economic sense
Professionals from the Portuguese institute, INESC Porto, invited by the Social Democratic Radical (PRSD) MP Alberto Robles, will visit the Council’s Commissions for Mining and the Environment to present developments in wind power and other non conventional renewable energy sources in Chile.
The Portuguese project Inovgrid has been highlighted as a European case study
The "power boxes" in Évora led to a reduction of between 10% and 20% in energy consumption
This Portuguese start-up company will provide the technology for the scientific project ITER that aims to develop a new energy source based on nuclear fusion.
Portuguese software enabled the television chain, NBC Olympics, to avoid sending hundreds of professionals to Peking to cover the 2008 Olympic Games. This new IT tool automated contents management by transferring low resolution files. The station received and edited the high quality images in New York that had been captured in Peking.
Companies warn that investments need to be made in quality and innovation.
Eleven businesses in Portugal that stood out for their innovation in 2010. They range from biometric systems to digital cards, water bottles and surveillance systems; there is certainly no shortage of ingenious ideas.
The Portuguese Footwear Group Kyaia won the category for Best Enterprise Solution in this year’s European RETA awards (Retail Technologies Awards) from the EHI Retail Institute. The award acknowledges the improvements made by the Kyaia Group using RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification) throughout the logistics chain of their international brand FLY London.
From the 70 million Euros that the EDP group (Energias de Portugal- one of Europe’s major electricity operators) has reserved for innovation and development, this year over ten million will be channelled into Project Inovcity in Évora that will reach 27 thousand of the city’s 31 thousand inhabitants. The programme (see keywords) will allow consumers to take on a more active role in the management of their daily consumption and potentially reduce their monthly bills with new tariffs and services. These gains will also benefit operators by reinforcing control over electricity leaks in transport and distribution systems and it will mean less investment is required in production capacity. Finally, it will allow room for microgeneration, which is an option that has recently been introduced by the Government for families, companies and public institutions.
The escolinhas.pt network has new elements. The Paulo VI School in Gondomar is preparing to test out the new features of escolinhas.pt, known as “Creative Spaces for Creative Kids” (Escolinhas Criativas).
The footwear sector looks to developing manufacturing technology and products that are environmentally friendly
Leading footwear manufacturer Kyaia Group based in Portugal announced that their RFID logistics solution was presented with an award at this year’s EHI Retail Institute’s Retail Technology Europe Awards.