Open Demonstration Event by BIOECOSIM

Around 1800 million tonnes of manure are produced in Europe every year. In regions with intensive animal husbandry, this could cause environmental, social and economic challenges.

An impasse?
In the EU-funded project BioEcoSIM led by Fraunhofer IGB, 15 partners from research and industry developed a technology to convert livestock manure into organic soil improvers and mineral fertilisers. The overall process uses energy-efficient technologies and works on the principle of circular economy. The technology prototype is capable of processing 50 kg of raw manure per hour into fertilizers and organic soil improvers. The products obtained have excellent quality as fertilizers and can then be mixed to match the nutritional requirements of any crop.

The problem turns into a market perspective!
The project consortium will present its results and the pilot plant on 14th June 2016 in Kupferzell (Germany) at the installations of one of the project partners, Agro Energie GmbH.
Ateknea would like to encourage you to visit this innovative pilot plant. Next to the presentation and visit of the prototype, there will be expert presentations and workshops allowing mutual experience exchanges between different interest group representatives from the agro economic sector.

More info about the event: http://www.bioecosim.eu/Open-Demonstration-Event.html

Vinbot on Horizon Magazine!

Europe’s warming climate is affecting wine stability.

With warmer winters and drier summers, climate change might even be having an effect on your favourite bottle of wine.

Winemakers are already witnessing changes. In France, the Burgundy region had its driest July in 66 years in 2015, while Italian producers are planting different grape varieties due to more intense summers.

Horizon Magazine know about that problem and made a special mention to our project Vinbot, las week in his online publication. The article indicated how Vinbot helps our winegrower to get a greater control of his vineyards, and how it improve the accuracy of measurements with an all-terrain, autonomous rover that scans the leaves of the vineyard with greater accuracy.

 
To read more about: http://horizon-magazine.eu/article/climate-change-leaves-its-stain-european-wine_en.html

 

 

Ateknea at Eureka Innovation Week!

Ateknea Solutions participates this week in the Eureka Innovation Week, Sweden.

EUREKA is a publicly-funded, intergovernmental network, involving over 40 countries. EUREKA’s aim is to enhance European competitiveness by fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Europe between small and large industries, research institutes and universities. By doing this, EUREKA concentrates the existing potential of experts, knowledge, research facilities and financial resources in a more efficient way.

Ateknea will join this event as the only Spanish representative, being part of two sessions of PICTH: Euripides (today), and CELTIC-PLUS (tomorrow).

We will introduce our company, and our services, in addition we will do a presentation of one of our projects, CitiSense.  Ateknea will be taking part in B2B meetings with more than 15 other companies across the world.

For further information: http://www.eurekanetwork.org/

The CITI-SENSE Citizens’ Observatories Web Portal is now open. Welcome!

The CITI-SENSE Citizens’ Observatories Web portal – A gateway to the Citizens’ Observatories Toolbox (COT) is now open at http://co.citi-sense.eu/

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The portal has been designed as access point for citizens to the tools and products developed by CITI-SENSE, including data and information which might be useful for them. On the other side, the portal is also providing a forum for all users to upload their own observations, share them and discuss.

The COT is supposed to support anyone in designing, setting up and carrying out their own Citizens’ Observatory.

Find more info in the last newsletter published:

https://issuu.com/citi-sense-project/docs/citi-sense_newsletter_no11_final

Visit FoAM-BUILD At Ecobuild

Representatives of the FoAM-BUILD consortium will be attending Ecobuild 2016, the leading exhibition and conference for the UK construction and energy market, from 8th to 10th March at ExCeL in London.

FoAM-BUILD, the four year European project to develop next generation External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) for new builds and retrofitting applications is now entering its final two years and has already achieved promising results.

One of the most recent developments is the setting up of a ventilation test façade at DAW (Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke von Robert Murjahn Stiftung & Co KG), who are responsible for the scale up for the production of new and improved thermal insulation materials made of expanded particle foam such as EPS.  This test façade will be used to run an experiment over the next four months which will involve the recording of ambient conditions in order to demonstrate how weather conditions affect the growth of micro-organisms on façades.

Another development is the creation of a sensor sensitive to both temperature and moisture on the ETICS surface.  Results to-date show fast detection of changes in humidity on the surface of ETICS.

To discover more about FoAM-BUILD, visit the Smithers Rapra stand, number E4109, where more information will be available or visit the website at www.foambuild.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

Ateknea featured in La Vanguardia

Ateknea Catalonia has been featured today in Barcelona-based newspaper, La Vanguardia. 

The article, published as part of a special supplement on new technologies, highlights Ateknea’s track record in developing cutting-edge innovation projects and in securing EU funding for SMEs to bring their product to the market. Read more

Ateknea in Malta Business Review

Ateknea has been featured in one of Malta’s leading business magazines, the Malta Business Review.

The article, published in the margins of a EU funding info day for SMEs in Malta co-organised by Ateknea Solutions’ office in Valleta, features an in-depth interview with Ateknea Regional Manager David Micallef and Innovation Manager Lorraine Tagliaferro.

The objective behind the article and the Info Day was to raise awareness of EU funding programmes for SMEs in Malta and to strengthen the Ateknea brand in the growing Maltese market.

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Miklós Zoltai, CEO Ateknea Solutions (centre) and David Micallef (right), Regional Director Ateknea Malta, during the Info Day

According to Micallef “Every SME in Malta is eligible for most of the funding programmes”. “Our aim is to provide relevant knowledge that could help SMEs to decided on the best route for funding of their concepts and products”, he added.

To find out more on Ateknea Malta and see the full article click here.

For more information contact david.micallef@ateknea.com.

Ateknea sponsors Malta Horizon 2020 Info Day

Ateknea will be sponsoring and actively taking part in a Horizon 2020 Info Day  for SMEs in Sliema, Malta on Friday, 2 October 2015.

The main objectives of the event is to foster innovation in Maltese SMEs, to promote their participation in high-tech projects and to make businesses aware of funding options available to carry out their innovation and business development.  Read more

ICT4WATER agenda announced

The agenda for ICT4WATER Open Day has now been finalised ahead of the event due to take place on 22 September in Barcelona.

ICT4WATER is an EU initiative to promote ICT in water management and gathers 15 projects co-funded by the European Commission that aim to address challenges facing sustainable water management and how ICT technologies can help both water utility companies and household consumers. Read more