EARTO Innovation Awards 2017 go to Tecnalia and Fraunhofer
EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, has awarded the the EARTO Innovation Awards 2017. The awards were handed over to the award winners in Brussels on 11 October 2017.
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisation located in Germany, received the award in the Impact Expected category for the development of the CLEANTAN technology, an innovative production process using compressed CO2 to tan leather without using chromium as tanning agent and with no waste water. Tecnalia, a privately funded applied research and technological development centre in Spain and one of the leading such centres in Europe, received the award in the Impact Delivered category for the development of the AURA technology, an innovative system which uses Big Data to predict the expected behaviour and detect future failure of a company’s key assets, such as wind turbines or train wheels.
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