Recent Posts From Publications

Virtual reality and augmented reality: leading-edge technologies driving innovation in Montréal (part 1)

Virtual reality and augmented reality are among the technologies making a transformational impact on numerous activity sectors. Together, the two technologies account for an enormous market. According to estimates from the firm IDC, the global market for these technologies could reach more than $162 billion by 2020.

Advanced biomaterials that offer promising opportunities for next-generation medical devices

  Biomaterials are at the forefront of important advances in health sciences. Given the aging population and the growing number of chronic illnesses, which represent major challenges for the public health sector, the demand for more sophisticated medical products is expected to increase in the coming years, hence the need for ongoing research into state-of-the-art […]

From wireless connectivity to future of insurance: Montréal gains a reputation for expertise in the fast-growing autonomous vehicle market

The transportation sector has entered a period of profound change, with new mobility solutions leading the way, perhaps none more important than autonomous vehicles.

  • Green chemistry
  • New materials
  • Digital technologies
  • Mobility and transport

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

« A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics. »

This robot made of algae can swim through your body

« This robot made of algae could one day carry drugs to specific parts of the body. »

A fact-based system to objectively measuring how clean our cities are

« EPFL researchers have come up with a fact-based system to measure urban cleanliness. »

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

« A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics. »

A smart, portable and miniaturized system that can analyse sweat

« EPFL researchers have teamed up with startup Xsensio to develop a tiny, fully portable system that can encapsulate and analyze biomarkers in a person’s sweat. »

Soft robot muscles with origami skeletons can lift 1,000 times their own weight

« Researchers at Computer Science and Artificial  Intelligence Laboratory (MIT) and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that add strength to soft robots, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water pressure. »

New Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the Go

« Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that will make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they’re at home or on the go. »

Using artificial intelligence to advance personalized medicine

« Drawing on their expertise in machine learning, the EPFL scientists will develop automatically-run algorithms to process the data. The goal is to develop methods that doctors can interpret and use to evaluate the results obtained from a computer. »

Apple improves essential technology to autonomous cars

Apple a mis au point une nouvelle approche de l’utilisation, de manière optimale, des LiDAR dans les voitures autonomes.

Vahana: Airbus will test his flying taxi

L’avionneur européen Airbus a mis au point, via sa filiale A3 située dans la Silicon Valley (Etats-Unis), un aéronef électrique à décollage et atterrissage verticaux.

BMW imagines the roads of tomorrow, emissions-free for bikes and electric scooters

In partnership with Tongji University (Shanghai), BMW researchers have developed a new road concept exclusively for electric bikes and scooters.