Researchers' Night is a festive event covered by the PEOPLE Programme, 7th European Framework Programme, to be held in more than 250 European cities on the night of 24th September 2010.
Spain has grown more than the rest of Europe over the past years, but the country is now forced to transform its economy into a sustainable model. The Director of the official body promoting innovation amongst companies states that the Government already started this process back in 2004 by pledging its firm commitment to R+D+i.
Arturo Azcorra acted as Director of IMDEA Networks from its inception until very recently, when he was appointed as Director General of Technology Transfer and Business Development within the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
He has been interviewed by Madrimasd about the national strategy for innovation. We reproduce here the full text of this interview published on March 10th.
The expert in virtual reality ended his tour of research centres at Ikerlan
He filled the conference room of the Faculty of Information Technology and toured the technological centres of Gipuzkoa such as CEIT, Vicontech and Ikerlan with great satisfaction. “Some very important work is being done in the Basque Country”, he said. The engineer Nicolas D. Georganas, lecturer and researcher of the University of Ottawa, asserts that advances in virtual reality will bring together many specialities.
The senses of smell and touch have also arrived in virtual reality. New devices are being produced for that very purpose, and Dr. Nicolas Georganas has announced some of them, in San Sebastian.
Dream, reality or necessity? In 2001, a trans-atlantic tele-robotic surgery, code-named Lindbergh, was performed from NY by Drs. Jacques Marescaux (the principal surgeon) and Dr. Michel Gagner on a 68 year old French patient in Strassbourg, France, through a robotic device there. France Telecom provided the highest quality, private high-speed ATM network. Following the success of “Lindbergh”, Dr. Mehran Anvari (the world-renown surgeon) operated from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and guided Dr. Craig McKinley in his operating room in North Bay, 340 km away in the North of Ontario, performing a surgical procedure with the help of high-speed lines provided by Bell Canada. These tele-robotic surgical operations demonstrate the need of providing expert health service in an emergency in a remote region of a country, and the power of telecommunication networks that carry both the video for patient observation and robotic control signals.
IMDEA Networks has become a new member of the Spanish e-Science Network. E-Science aims to organize, coordinate and drive the development of scientific activity in Spain. It involves the collaborative use by various research groups of geographically distributed resources and infrastructure connected via the internet.
El sexto mes del año acoge el Foro de Ciencia y Tecnología madri+d dedicado, en esta ocasión, a las Tecnologías de las Comunicaciones. El día 26 de junio tendrá lugar la Jornada Ciencia y Empresa que reunirá al sector académico y empresarial de esta área para que ambas partes nos proporcionen una visión de sus interrelaciones.
The Madri+d Science and Technology Forum in June will focus on Communications Technologies, a field of unquestionable importance and appeal in a wide variety of industries thanks to its horizontality.
The objective of these Workshops is to discuss the importance of the technological medium of telematics networks in general, and REDIMadrid in particular, for the development of leading research activities at world level.