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May 30, 2018
Les Dames de Cerdanyola make sense
With ears, noise o fingers: The Museum of Art of the city of Cerdanyola (MAC) just installed a sensorial kit in order to help people with visual disability discover the iconic MAC’s work of art, Les Dames de Cerdanyola.

By the way, everybody can take advantage of this unique immersive experience to (re)discover these emblematic stained glass windows purchased by Barcelona Synchrotron Park and deposited in MAC jointly with Tití’s head, a Manolo Hugué’s scupture and Paller, a Joan de Vila’s painting.

Les Dames de Cerdanyola is a 3-large-panels (235x195 cm) stained glass window made in the 1910s. According to Joan Vila, it was created by the Alsacian glass master Ludwig von Bearn installed in Barcelona in the late 19th century but the authorship is still a mystery.

This work of art is representative of the Catalan Modernisme artistic movement and the cultural importance of the city of Cerdanyola at that time and during the Noucentisme, a Catalan cultural movement of the early 20th century that originated largely as a reaction against Modernisme.

Every year in Barcelona, Modernisme attracts millions of tourists that come to visit La Pedrera, La Casa Batlló or El Palau de la Música. In Cerdanyola, a few kilometers away from there, Les Dames de Cerdanyola offers a beautiful example of an unknown but valuable modernism work of art that awaits you and all your senses!
 
May 23, 2018
Barcelona Is an Attractive City
Microsoft, Facebook, Moodle, Satellogic and Lidl have one thing in common: in the last few days, these multinational companies have announced they are about to open in Barcelona new headquarters or strategic centres.
 
Microsoft has started to look for mathematics, physicists and engineers to open a Design Centre and Quantum Lab in addition to those already operative (3 in the US and 3 in Delf (Holland), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Sydney (Australia)).
German supermarkets giant Lidl announced that its e-commerce business will be managed from Barcelona with a 250 people team.
Argentine micro satellites Satellogic is opening a new headquarter in the Catalan capital and the Australian world reference in e-learning Moodle has chosen Barcelona to locate its first headquarter out of Australia.
Finally, Facebook seeks multilingual staff for a new centre in the city monitoring harmful content.
 
A spokesperson for Amazon, which will open in Barcelona a development centre for software based on machine learning, recently explained to La Vanguardia newspaper that “the extended network of universities and quality of like make Barcelona a very interesting destination for international talent […]. The city combines international talent with a dynamic and innovative network of SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups”.
 
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May 11, 2018
UAB University: Top Spanish University According To CYD Global Ranking
CYD Foundation (CYD stands for K&D, Knowledge & Development in Spanish) aims at analysing and promoting Spanish universities’ contributions to the economic and social development of the country and strengthening links between universities and companies.

Yesterday, CYD foundation presented the results of the 5th CYD ranking, the largest Spanish universities’ ranking available at www.rankingcyd.org.

This new release takes into consideration 22 teaching areas and 2,235 grades from 73 Spanish universities (100% of the public ones and 72% of the private ones).

Based on 36 different indicators organized in 5 fields (teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international guidance, regional development contribution), anyone can use the website to elaborate tailor-made rankings corresponding to any expectation.

The global ranking that can be made shows that Barcelona Synchrotron Park’s UAB university partner ranks first as the best Spanish university (see image): congratulations!
 
May 03, 2018
SENER: above and below ground
Recent news from SENER, the Engineering and Construction multinational, whose Catalan headquarters are set up in Barcelona Synchrotron Park, come from both above and below ground.

SENER has been recently awarded the contract for the extension of Porto Metro Network (Portugal). SENER will perform the detailed design of the new line (Circular Line), an underground section of 2.8 km and 4 stations. It is worth noting that, according to the specialist journal ENR, SENER is number 25 among the international engineering companies in transport engineering design and number 15 in mass transit and rail. In this latter sector, it is also the number one company in Spain and the seventh in Europe.

In outer space, SENER supplies the mechanism for the Sentinel-3B Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer: Sentinel-3B satellite launched last week will join its twin, Sentinel-3A, in orbit to systematically monitor Earth’s oceans, land, ice and atmosphere as part of the Copernicus European Earth observation program, an initiative led by the European Commission in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).

Regarding space as well, SENER announced few days ago that ESA had selected SENER’s clamping mechanism in the e.Deorbit mission as part of the solution to combat the space debris problem.

Congratulations!
 
April 26, 2018
Barcelona Synchrotron Park Supports PRUAB
Through an agreement signed last week, Barcelona Synchrotron Park supports PRUAB in its mission to promote and ease contacts between business and research worlds.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Research Park (PRUAB) aims to transfer knowledge generated within UAB’s research centres to the society.

The ideas generation program can be pointed out among the many actions carried out by PRUAB: it consist in offering companies the benefit of the UAB researchers’ wealth of creativity to get proposals to their technological challenges.

PRUAB is also responsible for the new Hub b30 initiative presented two weeks ago. Hub b30 was created to promote innovation among SMEs located in the Barcelona Synchrotron Park’s territory. This platform aims to back companies and institutions to detect their challenges and needs in improving competitiveness and offer them the most appropriate solutions through collaborations and interactions.

Congratulations!
 
April 19, 2018
Hub b30: the emergency number of innovation!
Some weeks ago in a meeting to design Hub b30, we heard a participant say this initiative is similar to a 112 of innovation, a meaningful comparison in our opinion (112 is the European emergency number).

Since last Thursday, this 112 is a reality: this new platform was officially introduced by its creators, UAB University, UAB Research Park (PRUAB), Eurecat Technology Center and the Àmbit B30 association.

Hub b30 was created to promote innovation among SMEs located in the B30 territory, the Barcelona Synchrotron Park’s territory (B30 is the 3rd Barcelona ring road, which is adjacent to the AP7 highway). This platform aims to back companies and institutions to detect their challenges and needs in improving competitiveness and offer them the most appropriate solutions through collaborations and interactions.

One of the first actions carried out by Hub b30 consists in meetings about innovations and trends in specific sectors. These so-called Innovation Brunches will focus on specific cases of technologies or disruptive innovations in given areas. These meetings will be organized once Friday a month at 1pm: the first one will be on sensoring in healthcare (April 20) and the next one will be dedicated to smart mobility (May 11).

Hub b30, may I help you?!
 
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