‘Low cost’ Spanish healthcare technology improves the world’s health
Bracelets to detect stress, smartphones and tablets that help clinical decision-making, sheets that promote scarring and t-shirts which measure body temperature. These are some of the advances that are changing the healthcare world and reducing costs.
Spain stands out for its production of aerial refueling planes
Madrid has become one of the world’s few points of reference for the manufacture of this type of military aircraft.
Isofotón is Europe’s most active company in photovoltaic technology
It is the leading European company in terms of the number of projects it is involved in to manufacture photovoltaic devices, participating in more than 10% of the projects for this type of technology.
A Spanish company beats the iPad3 to market and prepares a tablet with 3D technology
It will be the first tablet in Europe with a 3D screen. This device, from the Spanish firm Nvsbl, will come to market at the end of January or early February, before the launch of Apple’s iPad3.
Three of the top 10 scientific breakthroughs in 2011 were developed in Spain
A vaccine for malaria and research into the human microbiome, both carried out in Spain, are two of the top ten breakthroughs in the world for 2011, according to the prestigious international magazine Science.
GMV is a global leader in ground systems for telecommunications satellites
For the second consecutive year, GMV has been included in the ranking of the space industry’s 50 leading companies, prepared by Space News International. Further, it will modernize NASA’s space network ground system for telecommunications satellites.
Indra leads the ‘FutureClinic’ project which will introduce genomic medicine into the healthcare system
The goal of the plan is to contribute to advances in genomic medicine and more efficient diagnoses for genetic diseases, and at less expense compared to current healthcare systems.
Madrid is the first European city with intelligent pavement
The Spanish capital becomes the first European city to transform its streets into a platform for communications and services for its citizens. It follows that Spain will export this model to the rest of the world.
Spain is the world leader in solar thermal energy as of year-end 2011
The country climbs to top position in the world in terms of installed solar thermal capacity with more than 1,100 MW. This is more than double that of the United States, which is the second largest market in the world for this renewable energy.
High performance silicon photovoltaic cells
The Micro & Nano Technologies Research Group at the UPC (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, or BarcelonaTech, located in Spain’s northeast) has developed silicon photovoltaic cells with a conversion efficiency of 20.5%.