News : Innovation & Society

October 01 2018

Microfluidics: Leti spearheading standardization

  • Innovation & Society
  • News
Since May, Leti has been coordinating the development of microfluidics standards at the EU (CEN) and international (ISO) levels. The lack of standards is a challenge to the continued development and growth of labs-on-chip for healthcare, environmental monitoring, and food manufacturing. The standards-development efforts will align what startups, manufacturers, and academic research labs working in […] >>

October 01 2018

The artistic side of new printed materials

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  • MINATEC
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Have you ever wondered what choreographers, production designers, or street artists could do with some of the new printed materials out there? Imagine what these artists might be able to create with flexible solar panels, conducting ink, or haptic-feedback materials! A workshop offered by the Atelier Arts-Sciences on October 15–19 will give artists, designers, students, […] >>

October 01 2018

CEA Open Innovation Center: innovation in residence

  • Innovation & Society
  • Life @ MINATEC
  • News
The CEA Open Innovation Center will combine high-tech R&D, exploration of new uses for technology, and innovative business models. Ground broke on the new building on September 25, 2018 at a ceremony attended by representatives of the project’s three financing partners*.   The 3,300 sq. m facility’s modular workspaces will host project teams (two days a […] >>

October 01 2018

IRT Nanoelec education and training program gets new strategy

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  • Research
In the runup to an evaluation by the French National Research Agency and Higher Education Certification Board, IRT Nanoelec is overhauling its strategy for the 2020–2025 period. The education and training program, headed by GEM’s Sylvie Blanco and Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Youla Morfouli, will narrow its focus to fewer, but more ambitious programs developed […] >>

October 01 2018

Magnetic heating boosts water electrolysis

  • Industry
  • Innovation & Society
  • News
What happens when you take a water electrolysis cell, add some nickel-encapsulated iron carbide nanoparticles, and apply an alternative high-frequency magnetic field to the whole thing? The catalytic activity inside the unit is several times what you usually get! Researchers at LEPMI and INSA Toulouse recently completed proof-of-concept testing of the phenomenon. They hope that […] >>
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