New Technologies Report (Intec) 2020

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence is the cornerstone of the technological revolution that organisations and society as a whole are undergoing. The availability of massive amounts of data and the development of algorithms capable of detecting certain behavioural patterns in them provide the material to generate predefined responses. Its impact on mobility, healthcare, health, education and...

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  • Genetic editing

    Genetic editing

    Since the field of gene editing underwent a revolution years ago with the introduction of the CRISPR technique, this technology has continued to develop and find new applications that may prove to be key in the near future for health, food and industry.

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  • Digital security

    Digital security

    The new digital world is a territory of unsuspected economic opportunities and possibilities, as well as a threat to the private lives of individuals and the security of society. Combining both aspects creates a cyber security industry and a complementary need and opportunity for the development of all other digitalised activities.

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  • Internet of Things (IoT)

    Internet of Things (IoT)

    The internet of things is based on three elements: sensors that capture information of any kind and transmit it at appropriate intervals; the communications network that carries the messages; and systems that receive the information, store it, process it, analyse it or warn a human operator. It is a key technology for...

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  • Advanced photoactive materials

    Advanced photoactive materials

    Significant improvements in the use of solar energy will in any case require new photoactive materials, which react to light and trigger energy-generating processes capable of overcoming the limitations of silicon and multiplying the performance of the panels.

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  • Distributed energy

    Distributed energy

    The emergence of renewable energies, and with them the possibility of having a large number of electricity production plants of different sizes, has significantly changed the electricity distribution map. With this new grid interconnected by a bi-directional and variable flow of energy, the electricity system is gaining...

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  • Satellite data for decision-making

    Satellite data for decision-making

    The manufacture, launch and management of satellite systems is the core activity of the space industry. The barriers to entry into the aerospace industry are now lower, the technology more advanced and societies' need for knowledge higher than ever. A synthetic overview of space markets offers four main activities:...

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  • New technologies to combat ageing

    New technologies to combat ageing

    The research being carried out in the field of anti-ageing focuses on prolonging life, but in better conditions. There is also great interest in preventing degenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which have a high incidence in the elderly population. Scientific research has...

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  • Renewable energies

    Renewable energies

    The formula for obtaining maximum performance and flexibility from renewable energies is to apply intelligence to consumption curves. This makes it possible to shift and adjust them as much as possible, and to integrate massive storage mechanisms to reach the last part of the curve, which are essential if a high penetration of renewables is to be achieved.

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  • Blockchain


    The emergence of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), also known as blockchain due to the popularity of the blockchain that powers the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, virtually challenges the role of intermediaries. In essence, a blockchain ensures the exchange of unique cryptocurrency codes through an accounting system....

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