Yearly Archives: 2020



26 November, 2020|

Diego Méndez The valorization of by-products and the Circular economy   The excessive proliferation of algae at certain times of the year, the final accumulation of which is limited to certain zones, is dependent on environmental and climatic factor. These are factors that can be affected both by natural causes and human activity (for [...]

Advanced Logistics or Logistics 4.0

26 November, 2020|

Advanced Logistics or Logistics 4.0 consists of the optimisation of the whole supply chain through physical, digital and operational interconnectivity. The term Logistics 4.0 was coined in 2011 as an element supporting the broad concept of Industry 4.0, and, in recent times, other related terms such as supply chain 4.0, marketing 4.0, distribution 4.0, [...]

WWTPs, from water treatment plants to resource recovery plants

3 November, 2020|

Mankind demographic and social growth, and the development of sanitation and water treatment infrastructures are closely linked. Thanks to them, we live in healthy environments and we minimize the impact to the environment around us and from which we get our supplies. Municipall WWTP The growing importance of the circular economy [...]

Circular economy for the biorecovery of raw materials of strategic value

3 November, 2020|

Circular economy and bio-economy are cornerstones for building an environmentally responsible future. The European Union and its Member States are promoting the development of tools that transform industry and economy by making them environmentally responsible, ensuring sustainability in their processes and making them independent of the use of natural resources. This is done through [...]

The worker of the future – Operator 4.0

23 September, 2020|

With the dawn of Industry 4.0, the focus of modern manufacturing has changed and advanced work spaces in which there is a greater man-machine collaboration are replacing conventional stations, with humans taking centre stage. One of the fundamental elements of Industry 4.0 is the operator, and the concept of the “Operator 4.0” (Romero, Bernus [...]

The Circular Economy in Industry 4.0

5 August, 2020|

Autores: Eduardo Rodríguez Fernández-Arroyo Manager of the Sustainable Industry and Building Department EnergyLab Dr. Pedro Villanueva Rey Research Technician in the Sustainable Building and Industry Department EnergyLab The development of an economy based on circular business models involves the transition from what is known as a Linear Economy, an economic model in which the [...]

La Junta Directiva de ATIGA se reúne para poner en común el avance de su actividad

22 July, 2020|

La Junta Directiva de la Alianza Tecnológica Intersectorial de Galicia se reunió el pasado 21 de julio de 2020 para la revisión del avance de diversas actividades tales como la formación o el segundo estudio de Industria 4.0. Al mismo tiempo, se llevó a cabo la puesta en común de las experiencias sobre la gestión [...]

Innovation Trends in Cybersecurity

30 June, 2020|

Author: Juan González, Security and Privacy Manager at Gradiant Original text published in the Economía Industrial Núm.410: Ciberseguridad magazine (Industrial Economy No.410: Cybersecurity) The mass adoption of information and telecommunications technology is transforming our society and all of the sectors of our economy. It is changing the way in which we connect as a society, [...]

Advanced multi-material structures for the aeronautics industry

28 May, 2020|

Lightening-based design is a widely used approach in the majority of the transportation sectors and in particular in the automotive and aerospace industries. This design practice is favoured as it not only reduces fuel consumption, but it also reduces the amount of contaminants that are emitted into the environment. In the case of airplanes, [...]

Bin Picking. How to teach robots to resolve problems

29 April, 2020|

The production line of any food industry performs work with different elements such as raw materials, semi-finished products and the final product. Each of these elements has certain characteristics, which make them more or less suitable for being handled by automated solutions. A prime example of this are agricultural or marine products, which, due to [...]

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