Internet has nowadays become a booster of development. This knowledge sharing space allows people to communicate with ease anywhere and anytime, and it considerably reduces the prices of services while opening new horizons for progress: e-government, e-education, telemedicine, e-commerce, research, e-companies, remote assistance, e-tourism, etc. Its adoption and rapid expansion lower the rate of poverty in some developing countries, hence considered to be emergent.
IMDEA Networks Institute has become a member of the 5G Infrastructure Association, a legal entity created by the European Commission and aiming to accelerate work on fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks for 2020 and beyond. This partnership initiative will lead the 7-year long European effort to produce and influence international standards for next-generation cellular networks, laying out the ambitious vision and research agenda.
Institute IMDEA Networks has announced the launch of an ambitious project to map and measure the network connectivity and reachability of West African Internet over a three year period. Connectivity in the region traditionally suffers from high latency, high cost and narrow bandwidth.
This week mi+dtv will discuss the election of two Spanish scientists onto the Steering Committee of two European Technology Platforms; the mechanism of perception of certain colors by the colorblind and new potential applications of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood.
Two Spanish scientists haves been voted onto the Steering Committee of the European Technology Platforms (ETPs) Net!Works and ISI. They are 2 of the 6 international scientists elected during the joint general assembly held yesterday, October 29th, in Brussels. Among the 25 candidates representing excellence in advanced telecommunications research, 6 Spaniards have bid for a place in this organization that will lead the next decade of European research on mobile communications.
On October 29th, in Brussels,the Joint General Assembly of the European Technology Platforms (ETPs) Net!Works and ISI will elect six international scientists to be part of their Steering Committee. Among the 25 candidates representing excellence in advanced< telecommunications research, 6Spaniards are pushing for a place in this organization that will lead the next decade of European research on mobile communications.
The president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio González, along with Regional Government Secretary Lucía Figar, head of the Department for Education, Youth, and Sports, have announced the winners of the ninth madri+d awards in a ceremony held at Casa de América. This has become a not-to-be-missed event for members of the region's scientific and small business communities. The iJOIN project, coordinated by IMDEA Networks, received a runner-up award in the Best European R&D Cooperative Project category.
An unusual show: 15 researchers from IMDEA institutes agreed to become actors for a few hours, to explain us the science that is hidden behind everyday things such as those found in the living room of our house.
Dr. Albert Banchs Roca, Deputy Director of Institute IMDEA Networks and Associate Professor at the Telematics Department of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), has been awarded the 2013 Excellence Prize (5th Edition), in the modality Young Research Staff, by the Social Council of University Carlos III of Madrid . The prize is sponsored by the said council and Banco Santander.
This year, the Madrid Region will allocate 16.1 million Euros to support the scientific activity of the Madrid Institutes for Advanced Studies (IMDEA, Institutos Madrileños de Estudios Avanzados), a cluster of research centers created by the Regional Government to direct research to the fulfillment of society’s demands and foster scientific and technological innovation in the region.