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  • 30 May 2016
    Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Swipe Credit Card, Perform Other Movements
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Six years ago, he was paralyzed in a diving accident. Today, he participates in clinical sessions during which he can grasp and swipe a credit card or play a guitar video game with his own fingers and hand. These complex functional movements are driven by his own thoughts and a prototype medical system that are detailed in a study published online today…
  • 16 May 2016
    Towards a Proactive GRA - GRA Annual Meeting 2016
    VTT hosted GRA’s 15th Annual General Meeting in mid-May 2016, which was attended by representatives from all eight member organisations - VTT, Battelle, CSIR, CSIRO, DTI, Fraunhofer, SIRIM and TNO.
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  • 25 Mar 2016
    Solutions library for basic needs
    March 25, 2016 Globally, many products and services are developed to serve people with lowest incomes in developing countries. Engineering for Change made a solutions library which gives an excellent overview of the state of affairs. TNO contributed at the basis of the framework. If you are a designer or practitioner trying to understand what products and services are ready to be used to meet…
  • 25 Feb 2016
    Solaroad: the road that generates power
    February 25, 2016 If we want to prevent global warming from taking on really dangerous forms, we need to adopt unorthodox measures. A good example of this is SolaRoad, a road surface that generates energy. TNO senior advisor Sten de Wit explains how this has been achieved in six steps. 1. THE SUN AS PROVIDER “The energy source for the SolaRoad is not the road…
  • 09 Oct 2015
    SIRIM and Fraunhofer Offer Free Seminar on SME Productivity and Growth
    SHAH ALAM, October 9, 2015 - SIRIM Berhad, Malaysia’s premier research and technology organisation and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, are organising a seminar on SME Productivity and Growth to support and assist Malaysian SMEs in mastering innovation. The seminar will bring together successful companies and speakers from Germany and Australia as well as local agencies, who will transfer their knowledge and successful…
  • 17 Jun 2015
    Spreading Our Wings - GRA Annual Meeting 2015
    The 14th Annual General Meeting was hosted by Battelle in mid-June in Columbus, Ohio, USA. All eight member organisations participated in the meeting. On the first day, members took a tour of Battelle’s state-of-the-art facilities and had thought-provoking interactions with the Battelle leadership as well as research and innovation teams.
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  • 05 Dec 2014
    ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Captivates Minds in Manila at ADB’s Eminent Speaker Forum
    Asian Development Bank held its Eminent Speaker’s Forum in Manila on 5th December. GRA President Dr. RA Mashelkar was the Eminent Speaker invited on the forum.
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  • 26 Nov 2014
    The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) WAITRO
    The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) hosted the WAITRO (World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations) 22nd General Assembly and Biennial Congress in September 2014.
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  • 29 Sep 2014
    Going from Strength to Strength - GRA Annual meeting 2014
    In early June, representatives from all nine member organisations converged on Dresden, Germany to attend the 13th Annual General Meeting. On their first day, Members were treated to a great display of Fraunhofer’s innovative prowess, featuring visits to the Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure and well as the main hub in Dresden, the Institute centre.
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  • 29 Sep 2014
    GRA Annual Meeting 2014
    Chief Executives of nine of the world’s leading applied research agencies will be meeting in Dresden in early June 2014 to discuss and develop their contribution to the Global Research Alliance.
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