VISUM 2017 awards FhP-AICOS’ team with an Honourable Mention
Face detection and recognition was the challenge made by the VISUM Summer School 2017 to 18 international teams of researchers. Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS took the second place with an outstanding presentation, having received an Honourable Mention. The event occurred from 7th to 14th of July, in Porto.
The WGW4IoT project, developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS for the Portuguese company TekOn Electronics (Bresimar Automação, S.A.), is coming to an end, achieving outstanding results. New additional developments are under way and the first steps to turn this prototype into a commercial product are already being taken.
SkinLesions amongst the finalists of the contest Born from Knowledge
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS submitted the technology SkinLesions to the contest Born from Knowlegde, promoted by ANI, and was chosen as one of the finalists. The selected business ideas receive, as reward, the participation in the Immersion Programme.
Liliana Ferreira: a new direction and future for Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS has now a new leader. Liliana Ferreira is, from today (September 7th), the new Director of the research centre. With a considerable academic and professional career, she is also Invited Full Professor at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.
The last visit in the scope of the initiative Sustainable Village for Development was in Mozambique. The focus of this trip was to promote the digital inclusion in the country, having Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS presented a paper related to this subject in the 8th Luso-Mozambican Engineering Congress.
São Tomé and Príncipe: a suitable country for SV4D
The second stop of the presentation of the project Sustainable Villages for Development was in São Tomé and Príncipe. ICT based answers to some problems of the country were presented by the team from Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, that joined the local authorities in a discussion forum, held at Camões, I.P., in São Tomé, on August 30th.
SV4D: presenting new ICT opportunities to Cape Verde
Cape Verde was the first country visited by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS this summer, to present the project Sustainable Villages for Development. On August 18th, several Cape Verdean authorities gathered with members of the Portuguese research centre, on the facilities of the National Communications Authority, to discuss new ICT opportunities to the country.
If you want to know more about the evidence of the value of Machine Learning at Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, its fullness of application areas, developed work and results achieved, have a look in the most recent white paper published by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS.
Mobile-based solution to optimize dermatological screening
The SkinLesionsRS, developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, is one of the projects supported by RESOLVE. The mobile-based solution aims to improve the referral process of skin lesions between Local Health Centres and Hospital Dermatology Departments.
Technological and scientific knowledge disseminated around the world
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS (FhP-AICOS) is promoting several dissemination actions of technological and scientific knowledge and results. Contests, knowledge transfer days, workshops, studies, exhibitions, networking and the participation at international events are some of the actions proposed by the Portuguese research center for the next months.
2635998 is the number of the first European patent that got granted to Fraunhofer Portugal, under the title ‘Mobile Device and Infrastructure System‘. The innovation that is covered by the patent is ULF-MC, a system for Ultra-Low Frequency Magnetic Communication.
Students who choose to work on projects in Fraunhofer Portugal research centers have excellent prospects of starting and developing a career in industry, by virtue of the practical training and experience they have acquired.