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Recovering our link with nature

In the end, I coukd not resist...I went to see AVATAR 2. Even in 3D! The idea of recalling the sensations I experienced 13 years ago as a spectator of one of the greatest technological advances in animation of the 21st century, won over the laziness of being inside a cinema for a whopping three...

We say goodbye to mySMARTLife

The closing process of a successful project, executed for 7 years continuously (60 months of implementation and almost a year of preparation), always carries a bittersweet feeling. On the one hand, there is the satisfaction of having achieved the objective, which is none other than reaching the...

Beyond strategy. Smart use of engineering expertise.

"Divide et impera", popular ancient Rome motto later attributted to the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. "Divide and dominate" or better known as "Divide and rule", was the strategic foundation on which the Roman Empire was built (27 bC - 476 ac). Almost nothing. In line with the political and...

Artificial Intelligence, an intelligence that needs non-artificial data

The common denominator of artificial intelligence is the need of available, good qualilty and real data to advance in the different procedures needed to create and train the models. Practical research in AI often lacks available and reliable datasets so the practitioners can try different AI...

Biomass. Now yes?

Many people will have an accurate idea of what biomass is and what it represents in our society. In an energy context in which energy prices are continually breaking historical records, there are already many consumers who, in view of the imminent winter, have found in biomass the solution to try...

COP27: why decisions on climate change made at this summit affect you?

From November 6 to 20, the 27th Conference of the Parties took place in Sharm el Sheikh, where state leaders met in search of agreements against climate change and the definition of an action plan to deal with the challenges current. In this blog we reveal the conclusions about this conference and...

Overview of flexible demand management

A few weeks ago, SmartEn1 association published an estimate of the benefits that could be achieved through flexible demand management. Recall that flexible demand management is the set of actions that stimulate consumers to change their usual pattern of electricity consumption in response to some...

Heritage and Cultural Tourism: A marriage of convenience?

Cultural heritage, in the broad sense, is the legacy received from our ancestors, which becomes the testimony of their worldview, their ways of life and their way of being, having to be passed down to future generations. Knowing the cultural heritage is to know the identity of a specific society...

Heating: alternatives to gas that are easy on the wallet

Figure 1. Tracing Valladolid heat networks. Source: SOMACYL The COVID-19 hangover has left us with a supply crisis with long queues (not only at the supermarket) that has increased the prices of equipment and all kinds of components. In addition, the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine has...

World Food Day 2022; no one should be left behind

Economic crises, conflict, inequality and subsequent food price rises make difficult to access adequate food and the lack of availability creates even more inequality. All these situations are affecting food security and preventing a path towards ending hunger and malnutrition and meeting...

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Agrofood

World Food Day 2022; no one should be left behind

World Food Day 2022; no one should be left behind

Economic crises, conflict, inequality and subsequent food price rises make difficult to access adequate food and the lack of availability creates even more inequality. All these situations are affecting food security and preventing a path towards ending hunger and...

New challenges in plant-based food

New challenges in plant-based food

Environmental concern and awareness linked to the expected population growth, and with it the increase in demand for food and the need to ensure the sustainability of resources through more efficient processes has led to a change in the consumption trends. Consumers,...

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Energy & Environment

We say goodbye to mySMARTLife

We say goodbye to mySMARTLife

The closing process of a successful project, executed for 7 years continuously (60 months of implementation and almost a year of preparation), always carries a bittersweet feeling. On the one hand, there is the satisfaction of having achieved the objective, which is...

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Construction & Infrastructure

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Industry

Robust solutions with simple ideas

Robust solutions with simple ideas

Machine vision is one of the enablers of Industry 4.0 with increased integration in production lines, especially in the quality control of products and processes. In recent years, a real revolution is taking place in this field with the integration of Artificial...

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Health & Quality of life

It´s my life and I want to keep deciding about it

It´s my life and I want to keep deciding about it

Since the beginning of the times they exist few things that we know they are going to happen with totally security. The world is full of happenings and alleatory events very difficult to predict, even for our partner artificial intelligence, which often seems to be a...

Extending the years of life in a natural way

Extending the years of life in a natural way

Oddly enough, old age is a relatively new phenomenon in western society. Since the XIX century when, thanks to the progress of the industrial and scientific development, increases the number of old people and their life expectancy, but at the same time increase the...

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Technology

CARTIF, SMEs and Digital Transformation

CARTIF, SMEs and Digital Transformation

What is Digital Transformation? The world nowadays is immersed in a deep digital transformation change, whether we like it or not. Moreover, it seems the logical order of human evolution, because human development, is linked to technological development, since the...

Education for digitilazation

Education for digitilazation

The digital transformation seems to have become the lifeline of administrative, educational and business sectors in the face of the serious health and economic situation that we are going through. The urgency of incorporating more traditional activities into the...