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Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are drivers of innovation and set important impetus for an intelligent and sustainable economic growth in Europe in order to ensure the future viability of our society. However, there are major differences in access for SMEs to KETs within Europe. These are particularly evident in many Central European countries where a suitable infrastructure for KETs is still insufficiently available.
The KETGATE project, coordinated by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ), connects business support organisations (BSO) and research institutes (RTO) in order to help SMEs accessing high-level technology for advanced materials, photonics and micro-& nano-electronics in the areas of transport, health and food.
For this purpose, a contact point is set up at each partner location which offers advice to SMEs towards KET application. In pilot projects, jointly developed service models offer selected companies the concrete application of KETs through cross-border cooperation. In total, the network of smart access points will support at least 90 SMEs from Central European regions as well as at least 15 transnational pilot cooperation agreements.
Besides, contractual obligations will be made with 20 other organisations to expand and to strengthen the network. Thus, the project will not only contribute to the competitiveness of SMEs in Central Europe, but also generate significant change for the entire region by supporting regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3).
The 127th MPEG Meeting took place from 8 to 12 July 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was attended by more than 600 participants. The high level of interest is due to the fact that two video coding standards, Versatile Video Coding (VVC) and Essential Video Coding (EVC), are close to the adoption of the Committee Draft.
The Institute DIGITAL of JOANNEUM RESEARCH and AAL Austria presented and explained the innovative approach of multimodal stimulation by means of the Workshop “Telehealth Applications for Aging Well-Existing Solutions, Best Practices, and Future Challenges”, during the dHealth 2019 conferenceat Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna.
Bay Zoltan Applied Research Nonprofit LTD. developed the door-to-door navigation system for urban system, for partially sighted and blind people - VUK - Visionless sUpporting frameworK - Visually impaired Framework.
Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are drivers of innovation and set an important impetus for an intelligent and sustainable economic growth in Europe in order to ensure the future viability of our society. However, there are major differences in access for SMEs to KETs within Europe. These are particularly evident in many Central European countries where a suitable infrastructure for KETs is still insufficiently available.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH 3D-vision expert Gerhard Paar (Institute DIGITAL) was recently staying in California at Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to help geometrically calibrate the Mastcam-Z instrument on Mars 2020 Rover. Mastcam-Z is a stereoscopic vision system consisting of two identical multispectral zoomable cameras with variable focus, mounted on the Rover mast.
Self-healing smartphones, asteroid mining for essential minerals and telepathic brain-to-brain communication enabled by technology. These are some examples of impressive innovations on the horizon presented in the new independent expert report 100 Radical Innovation Breakthroughs for the future published today.
Veneto Innovazione presented companies from the Veneto region the opportunities offered by the European network of KETGATE Points. KETGATE Point, showed how it can assist SMEs in assessing the capacity for innovation, in seeking the most suitable research and technology organization. It also explained how it can facilitate the launch of international collaborations to bring new products to the market.
KETGATE Point-National Cluster Association from Czech Republic presented and actively participating in the workshop on “Digital technology in optics” held by the Czech Optical Cluster on 22 May 2019. The workshop focused on advanced metrology of Shack-Hartmann Sensors, holographic microscopy, optical systems simulation, reflection recognition and processing, optical production from unusual materials and diffraction optical structure for sensorics and communication.
SEZ is a non-profit body and part of the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Promotion. The core activities of SEZ for the last 25 years are to assist SMEs and R&D organisations to participate in EU R&D projects, to promote transnational innovation & technology transfer and to support the internationalisation of SMEs. SEZ is a member of the regional EEN consortium and is a Contact Point for SMEs and RTOs in Baden-Württemberg for EU funding oportunities.
Veneto Innovazione is the in-house Regional Agency for research, innovation and technology transfer with the aim of promoting applied research and innovation in the Veneto Region. The Agency moreover provides support to the Regional Authority in the policy making process and develop and manages regional, as well as national and European, projects on research, innovation and local development related topics.
The National Cluster Association (NCA) brings together a range of organisations and individuals to coordinate sustainable development of cluster initiatives and to support the evolution of cluster policy in the Czech Republic by concentrating knowledge, experience and expertise – all with the ultimate goal of strengthening the competitiveness of the Czech Republic as a whole.
GAPR operates Regional Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer assisting SMEs among others in strategy development, productivity techniques implementation, innovation management, technological partnerships creation. GAPR offers technology brokerage services aiming to improve efficiency and effectiveness of technology transfer and research results commercialization.
TERA Tehnopolis is a joint-venture of the Josip J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, the City of Osijek and the Osijek-Baranja County. The activities of the Centre especially focus on the development of knowledge-based economy implementing significantly improved technologies (products, services and processing), including the commercialization of publicly funded research conducted by the university and the protection of intellectual property.
One of the largest non-university research Institutions in Austria, JR employs about 450 researchers dedicated to the fields of MATERIALS, HEALTH, DIGITAL, POLICIES, ROBOTICS and LIFE. Cooperates on an international scale to generate innovations and the consequent know-how transfer into the economy. The research unit MATERIALS is the first port of call in the areas Hybrid Electronics and Patterning, Optical Technologies, Laser and Plasma Processing, Sensors and others.
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research is Hungary’s largest public applied research institute. BZN supports companies in obtaining sustainable competitive advantage; provides innovation management services, technology transfer services and R&D infrastructure for its industrial partners in biotechnology, engineering and smart technologies. The Institute also offers state-of-the-art development services.
Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. Subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.
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