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50th Anniversary of Sophia Antipolis, The First Science and Technology Hub in Europe

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Jean LEONETTI, Mayor of Antibes Juan les Pins, President of the Sophia Antipolis Metropolitan Council and of the Sophia Antipolis Joint Association (SYMISA), unveiled this morning the timeline of events scheduled in 2019 as part of the 50th anniversary of Europe’s first science and technology hub.

This series of events aim not only to celebrate the progress made by the trailblazers who followed one another at Sophia Antipolis, but also to explore the challenges of tomorrow and set the course for the years to come, with a special emphasis on artificial intelligence.

1 March 2019:An event involving Sophia Antipolis’s stakeholders

Today, nearly 40,000 people work at the science and technology hub. On Friday 1st March 2019, hundreds of women and men from Sophia Antipolis (residents, students, employees, etc.) will gather to form together a human logo as a sign of the hub’s vitality.

April 2019:The 3IA label formalizing the excellence of the science & technology hub in the field of AI

The 3IA Côte d’Azur project, focusing on the issues of “Digital Health and Biology” and the “Smart City”, will be formally labelled in April 2019 by the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

13 June 2019:Celebration of the 50th anniversary

  • In the morning, inauguration of the exhibition #BeSophia, an open-air, marked course embarking visitors on a journey throughout the science and technology hub and shining a light on its history, strengths and values.

– In the afternoon, a forward-looking round-table session on the topic of “new technologies and their role in tomorrow’s society” will take place in the facilities of Skema Business School. Several top-notch speakers will be on stage to share their perspectives.

November 2019: Second edition of the SophI.A Summit

  • After the success of the first edition of November 2018, with 1,300 participants to the conferences on the various applications of AI hosted by 50 French and international experts, a second edition of the SophI.A Summit is underway.

December 2019: Laying of the first foundation stone of the ‘Ecotone’ project and burying of a time capsule sealed until 2069!

– A new gateway to the science and technology hub, this 40,000 sq. m development project will be carried out by Compagnie de Phalsbourg, with the support of architects Jean Nouvel and Manal Rachdi. Ecological and definitely innovative, the complex will house, among other things, office and coworking spaces, including a replica of Xavier Niel’s brainchild, the Paris-based Station F incubator – all of this on premises stretching over 27,000 sq. m of green space.

– To mark the end of this extraordinary year, a time capsule will be buried under the ground of the future ‘Ecotone’ site, and left there for the next generations to discover.

A series of items representative of people’s everyday life, of innovations, testimonies, messages and visions of the future will be placed inside the capsule before it is sealed, and eventually opened 50 years from now, in 2069.

In the late 1960s, one could legitimately doubt the success of the creation of a center for innovation and high-technology located in the middle of nowhere, in a region more closely associated with tourism than with industrial development. Yet, it all worked out. With nearly 5,000 researchers and 2,500 companies that employ 38,000 workers within a science and technology hub featuring 90% of green space, what looked like a challenge at first proved to be an undeniable success, boasting today €5.6 Bn in turnover. The science and technology hub also succeeded in attracting beyond our borders, as reflected by its 188 foreign companies employing nearly 10,000 people of 67 nationalities.

Today, Sophia Antipolis is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Half a century during which the idea of cross-fertilization has kept enduring. The fact that SophiaTech, the new University, chose to settle here, that the “Business Pôle” business incubator and its many startups are expanding everywhere and, more importantly, that the first European science and technology hub has just been awarded the 3IA label is proof that the very idea of Sophia Antipolis, at the crossroads between innovation and excellence, is more relevant than ever,” says Jean Leonetti.

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Alma Celebrates Its Platinum Anniversary – 20 Years of Global Leadership

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Alma, one of the top five global leaders of energy-based medical and aesthetic solutions, today announced global launch of its 20th anniversary celebrations, kicked-off in Milan, one of the world’s beauty capitals, during WCD tradeshow

From its early days, Alma has been at the forefront of medical and aesthetics technologies, carrying the torch of revolution in various arenas around the world, determined to become a market leader. Today, Alma is a world-leading provider of energy-based solutions for the surgical, medical aesthetics and beauty markets, delivering cutting-edge technologies to its partners and customers in over 80 countries.

Alma’s 20th anniversary events and activities will span around the world throughout 2019, celebrating our journey guided by our key values:

  • Wellbeing of body and soul, a positive celebration of life
  • Knowledge – harness the industry’s brightest minds to lead our endless engagement with science, technology, manufacturing and much more
  • People First – people are our power and passion
  • Daring – being first and doing things differently, constantly challenging ourselves and embracing change in this dynamic world we live in
  • Modern Life – crafting our work around the way people live today, seeking for authentic, inherent realities, identifying trends alongside timeless truths, welcoming the world’s diverse beauty with open arms

“We are delighted to announce our 20th anniversary and invite all of you to join our global celebration. With 20 years of successful and impactful operation behind us, we are excited and committed towards the future – for you, for life,” said Lior Dayan, Alma’s CEO.

 

 

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Learn more about Quantum Technology and Quantum Mechanics with Dr. André Xuereb at TCE2019 Prague

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Decades of research, laboratory curiosities, and world-changing effect notes are starting to be implemented worldwide and the age of quantum is here.

Whenever we are talking about the atomic clock (which already 69 years old) or supercomputers, everything in the natural world can be described by quantum mechanics.

Although, the theory was born a century ago, what is notable about the effort now is that the challenges are no longer scientific but have become matters of engineering. A new industry is born and the future definitely looks exciting as the quantum industry covers far more than just quantum computing. Quantum technology harnesses the strange behavior of tiny particles for a whole range of applications, including navigation tools, enhanced imaging technology, and extremely precise timing devices.

Quantum techniques can also be used to improve the efficiency and capacity of communication channels on a global scale and the method used is Photonics.

The method is focused on the use of light particles, photons, to transmit or carry information. This has been proved to be a less resource-intensive process, since photons are more accessible than other sources of energy, and fiber cables weigh around 40 times less than cables currently used for telephone lines and broadband internet.

During the inaugural PICANTE Tech Conference Europe, we are bringing together industry leaders, scientist and will discuss (among other topics) the investment opportunities in Quantum Technology and Nanotech.

The panel discussion which is titled “Discussions and Investment Opportunities in Quantum Technology and Nanotech” will be joined by Dr. André Xuereb, Professor of Atomic and Quantum Physics at the University of Malta.

About Dr. André Xuereb

André Xuereb is physicist from Malta. He read for an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Malta, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Southampton in the UK, and a master degree in entrepreneurship at the University of Malta. He is a professor of atomic and quantum physics at the University of Malta, is Science Policy Officer of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, represents Malta on several European research networks, and was recently elected as the first Maltese member of the Global Young Academy. André has an active career in science, having established and leading the quantum research group at the University of Malta, and co-owns an educational software startup.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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Elekta Wins 2019 ‘Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough’ Award From MedTech Breakthrough

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Annual awards program recognizes outstanding health and medical technology products and companies

Elekta (EKTA-B.ST), today announced that MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, has presented the “Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough” award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program to Elekta for its Elekta Unity MR-linac.

Elekta Unity combines two technologies: a state-of-the-art 1.5T MRI scanner and a best-in-class 7 MV linear accelerator, driven by breakthrough real-time adaptive radiotherapy software. It provides the ability to reshape the dose based on daily changes in shape, size and position of the tumor and surrounding healthy anatomy, as visualized with MRI, and then enables accurate dose delivery with real-time visualization of the tumor.

“We reserve our Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough award for recognizing transformative technology and Elekta Unity is a shining example of groundbreaking medical technology deserving of this designation,” said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. “In addition to Elekta Unity displaying breakthrough engineering that combines precision radiation therapy and high-field MR imaging, Elekta Unity addresses one of the most critical healthcare issues in the world with a focus on providing the next generation of cancer care.”

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Robotics, Clinical Administration, Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records, mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“It’s an honor for Elekta to win this prestigious award,” said Richard Hausmann, Elekta’s President and CEO. “The Unity system’s breakthrough technology demonstrates our leadership in precision radiation medicine and commitment to the needs of the patient and cancer care team delivering treatment.”

Robert Woolston, Managing Director at DCA Design International, Elekta’s design partner for the MR-linac system, commented, “Congratulations to all involved in the development of Elekta Unity. We are delighted to see this system winning award after award and most importantly to see it improving cancer patients’ radiotherapy experience and outcomes, as it ushers in a transformation in precision and personalized cancer treatment.”

Through Elekta Unity’s integrated and responsive software, tumors and surrounding tissue can be precisely located, their movement tracked, and treatment adapted in real time based on live information. This allows treatment plans to be adapted while the patient is on the table in response to changes in tumor position, shape, biology and the relationship to sensitive organs over time.

 

 

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