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Visit in RWTH Aachen

During a trip in Germany, a group of members of the Catalan Engineers Association (Col-legi d’Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya) had the opportunity to visit the University of Aachen, “Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen)”, one of the most important technical universities in Germany. The visit started meeting the director of the International Office, Dr Dieter...

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Catalan Professional Meeting in Stuttgart

Event for Catalans and Catalonia interested people Tuesday 7th JuneHaus der Wirtschaft - Studio B, Stutgart   SEE MORE  

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Energy efficiency in the Paris region: Pullovers for old condos

The Investment Plan for Europe helps Énergies POSIT’IF renovate thousands of condominiums in the Paris region. If you’ve ever had neighbours who just couldn’t get along, spare a thought for José Lopez. He has 3600 of them, and it’s his job to bring them together. Lopez is president of Énergies POSIT’IF, a public-private company that aims to make condominium buildings in the Île-de-France region...

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Approved projects from the EU bank

Go to this link to see the latest projects set to receive finance from the EU bank. The list you will find contains the projects submitted to the EIB for financing purposes.  Only projects covered by the EIB's transparency policy are included. The list will be updated as the identification and appraisal work for each project progresses. Take a look to the projects Source: http://www.eib.org/

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Is Industry 4.0 the 4th Industrial Revolution?

The etymology of the word manufacturing comes from the latin manu + factura and literally means “a working made by hand”, a human hand. As language evolves with the events of history and changes in the society, the meaning of manufacturing is getting reshaped by the new technologies that influence our way of “make a work”. The first industrial revolution started in Britain around the 1760s,...

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Chinese bridges

Possessing an effective communications system was without doubt one of the main concerns of all Chinese emperors. The first Chinese empire was based on a well-organized army and tight  control of the population. However, the measures taken as the basis of the empire included the unification and standardization of the systems of writing, coinage, weights and measures, and the length of cart axles...

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International Taxation 3.0

The international tax scenario has undergone radical changes in recent years. Countless news items and examples point to the fact that most countries are fed up of continuously losing revenues to tax havens. The old practices for international tax advice used until recently, amounting to what we might term 'international tax evasion', have become completely obsolete. Setting up a company in a...

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Barcelona, guest city at the Hong Kong Business of Design Week

Barcelona will be the first guest city at the forthcoming Hong Kong Business of Design Week on the first week of December. The project is promoted by the City Council of Barcelona and coordinated by the Institut Ramon LLull, with the strategic involvement of BCD Barcelona Design Centre, FAD Fostering Arts and Design and the Catalonia Trade & Investment from the Catalan Government. From 2006...

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News Xina 20

One step forward I would like to open this editorial with one of Laozi's most famous quotes: 千里之行﹐始於足下。 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” It was with a single step that the China Group began 5 years ago - a meeting of four engineers keen to bring the reality of China to the Catalan Association of Industrial Engineers (COEIC), which resulted in a series of commitments:...

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News Xina 19

If there is one thing we will need every day for the rest of our lives, it is food. Food, or the lack thereof, is unarguably a driver of humanity. The development of agriculture only 12,000 years ago was the beginning of our civilisation, and 12,000 years is nothing if we bear in mind that hominids were using tools 2.5 million years ago, and that use of fire, and therefore the emergence of a...

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