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December 03 2019

No more plastic water bottles at Midi MINATEC lunch talks

  • Innovation & Society
  • MINATEC
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The brown-bag lunches provided at the Midi MINATEC lunch talks no longer come with bottled water. The new measure came into force on September 20 and will eliminate 7,000 single-use plastic bottles per year! While this may seem tiny on a planetary scale, every little bit helps. To raise awareness of this environmentally-responsible initiative, 1,000 […] >>

December 03 2019

Wine, cheese, and raspberries on the olfactory biosensor menu

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  • News
  • Research
Researchers at IRIG joined forces with a team from Dijon to develop olfactory biosensors capable of fixing and recognizing the aromatic compounds in cheese (hexanoic acid), wine (hexanal), and raspberries (ß-ionone). The researchers designed and tested several genetic variants of proteins from the rat olfactory system for the biosensors. Although their research is still at […] >>

December 02 2019

Graphene 2020 conference to feature three Nobel Laureates

  • MINATEC
  • News
  • Research
Graphene 2020—next year’s incarnation of Europe’s leading conference on 2D materials—will take place from June 2 to 5 in Grenoble. The event is expected to bring 800 participants, mainly from research and industry, to the MINATEC campus and Europole congress center. Three winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics will give plenary talks: Klaus von […] >>

December 02 2019

Grenoble team does well at iGEM

  • Education
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  • Research
A team of engineering students from Grenoble headed to Boston in late November compete in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The team, which included four students from Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma, entered their invention, the Neurodrop teardrop test kit for Parkinson’s disease, into the contest. Neurodrop was nominated for track awards in three […] >>

December 02 2019

Morphosense heads offshore

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  • News
  • Research
Morphosense was founded in 2016. Since then, Neuron, the company’s sensor-based structural health monitoring solution, has been used on land. Today, the solution, which provides 3D deformation and thee-axis vibration measurements, is  ready for offshore applications. Morphosense will respond to the monitoring needs of offshore oil and gas drilling platforms—many of which are nearing the […] >>
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