At the end of the European Project BIVEE – Innovation in Virtual Enterprise Environments evaluated with the excellent awards by European Commission, the members of the consortium and the editors Massimo Canducci (BIVEE Project Coordinator), Neil Maiden (Coordinator of the Creativity Lab, City University of London) and Michele Missikoff (BIVEE Project Scientific Advisor) have the pleasure to announce that the Book “Innovating Enterprise Innovation. New Methods and Tool to support and enhance the innovation in virtual enterprises” is now published.
What do they have in common an airplane, an intensive care unit and a tanker?
The need for a rapid, reliable and cost effective assessment of liquid/gas substances flowing into their piping to highlight and prevent dangerous situations occurring to people and goods.
From the 3rd to the 6th August, more than 3000 people are meeting in hot Austin (Texas) to learn about the latest NI technologies and to exchange ideas and projects.
This year’s theme was the Internet of Things (IoT) and accordingly Big Data.
On July, from 1st to 3rd, Turin will host the 7 th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure. The mission of the Conference is to advance the understanding of health monitoring methodologies and applications for the condition assessment and management of the civil infrastructure systems. These include sensors, instrumentation, monitoring strategies, data mining, management, and interpretation for decision making processes, case studies, and more. The structural health monitoring and the damage level estimation are fundamental topics both from safety and economic points of view.
Is it possible to turn Hospitals into smart structures, able to fit with the external conditions and optimize energy consumption accordingly? Green@Hospital final workshop will present the results of the three-year project focused on analyzing energetic sustainability of four European Hospitals and showcase solutions developed to reduce their impact on the environment.
On the 4th and the 5th of August 2014, Loccioni Group was one of the protagonists of the 20th Edition of NI Week, an annual International Event organized by National Instruments Corporationand held in Austin, Texas (USA). The Loccioni Group has been represented by Research for Innovation Director Mrs Cristina Cristalli and and Software Designer Mr. Doriano Donna. The historical and strategic collaboration developed on a global scale between Loccioni Group and National Instruments has been recognized with the achievement of the “Platinum Alliance Partner” status.
For the first time Loccioni Group attends Innotrans Berlin, from September 23rd to September 26th, 2014.
Special guest of the participation is Felix, the first mobile robot for the automatic railway switch inspection, developed with the objective to increase railway switches reliability, guarantee railways safety and solve maintenance planning problems.
Success is the result of both fortunate chances and forward-looking choices: it depends not just on luck or fate, but mainly on the capability to take opportunities as they appear or to even create them.
Then, when we look back at some charted life courses of ours, they often appear like a dot-to-dot puzzles, in which hidden images emerge by connecting numbered dots. Nevertheless, in real-time life there’s no lead to follow or to track down: you have to be brave and visionary enough to jump at any chance that could positively and unexpectedly influence and affect your life to come, and go with the flow.
Loccioni Group has made its way generating its own dots, not just linking them. What has come out is not a simple and bi-dimensional drawing, but a real and sophisticated robot named Felix. Therefore, Felix embodies and narrates a long story about the construction of a fate and the birth of one of the most original and smartest solutions elaborated by Loccioni Research for Innovation.
Born thanks to Loccioni competences in robotics and advanced sensing, Felix is the first robot measuring switch dimension parameters and geometrical railway ones, increasing the quality and the consistence of the measures and offering the chance to increase safety of operators and ultimately of final users.
And what are the main topics the market is going towards?
Two ambitious questions which can be answered.
ICT2013 is the event organized by the European Commission to showcase the latest findings in advanced research, technologies, new systems, innovation in services & business and ICT products just coming to market.
Loccioni will participate to ICT2013, that will be held in Vilnius from the 6th to the 8th November 2013.
A good occasion for us to present the latest innovations in advanced sensing, robotics, artificial intelligence, energy efficiency and innovation management.
Come to visit us at booth 5F2 in the “Smart and sustainable cities for 2020+” cluster and find out the first results of the Green@Hospital EU research project.
Core of the presentation will be represented by Green@, the Web-EMCS application suitable to monitor and control multiple energy related systems.
Green@ application is available in the four European pilot hospitals, which are testing the system with the aim of demonstrating that the expected 15% reduction of the energy consumption in the controlled areas is possible.
The event will also be focused on Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020, representing a great occasion to explore next future macrotrends and outline research activities.
Loccioni Research for Innovation team is one of the eleven partners involved in the European research project ‘Green@Hospital’.
The project aims at integrating the latest ICT solutions in order to obtain a significant energy saving in existing hospital buildings, through a better management of energy resources and losses reduction.
The project is half-completed and it is time to share the first results and to involve technical stakeholders such as hospital managers, facility managers, decision makers and public administrators. For that purpose, the first Green@Hospital workshop will be held in Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves in Granada, on Friday October 25th.
The event is focused on strategies to reduce energy consumption in Hospitals, presenting Green@Hospital tools for energy management.