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Technology transfer: Innovation special physiological signs. ‘This has been integrated into an unobtrusive

HiPEAC has a role to play in helping researchers develop

wearable device which monitors various vital signs. Based on

entrepreneurial as well as research skills, and José is particularly

this, through machine learning, the algorithm can predict when

appreciative of the opportunities for international collaboration

a migraine will begin, and the device alerts the patient so that

the network offers; in 2011, he spent three months at the École

they can take pain relief in time,’ says José.

polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) thanks to a HiPEAC Collaboration Grant. ‘I’ve always considered it fundamental for

The team quickly saw the commercial potential of the technology

researchers to spend time outside of their own country – not just

and took steps to protect the intellectual property through

when they’re just starting out, but at regular intervals throughout

national patents and international extensions. Next, they created

their career,’ he says.

a business plan and began participating in acceleration and mentoring programmes. Thanks to this preparatory work, a

‘For my part, I’ve learned a lot and continue to learn from my

start-up, BrainGuard LLC, was set up to manufacture and validate

international colleagues. Not just about their research topics, but

the technology. ‘Our next step is to gain the investment necessary

how they manage research, how they transfer technology and the

to manufacture the device commercially,’ says José.

different paths which exist to help us internationalize our research and generate new research topics.’

2017 HIPEAC TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD WINNERS Camilla Giunti (IngeniArs): IngeniArs S.r.l.: the result of technology transfer from research to business Donatella Sciuto, on behalf of her PhD student Rolando Brondolin, (Politecnico di Milano): HyPPO - Hybrid Power-Capping and PerformanceAware Orchestration in the Cloud Computing Era Francisco Cazorla (Barcelona Supercomputing Center): Enabling Real-Time Guarantees on Multicores with Rapita’s Verification Suite and BSC's Micro-Benchmark Technology Szymon Pałka (AGH University of Science and Technology): Realtime simulation of sound propagation in 3D environment Aleksandar Ilic, (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores - Investigação e Desenvolvimento): Cache-aware Roofline Model in Intel® Advisor Gerd Ascheid, on behalf of his PhD student Volker Lücken (RWTH Aachen): A novel sidefire ultrasonic traffic sensing technology integrated into Smart City infrastructure Carlos Álvarez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech): OmpSs@FPGA for Industrial Internet of Things Francisco Tirado, on behalf of his affiliate member José Ayala (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): BrainGuard, a brand-new start-up providing technology for migraine prediction Martin Kersten (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica): MonetDB, the column-store pioneers Dimitris Gizopoulos (University of Athens): Framework for Full-System Hardware and Software Reliability Analysis at the Microarchitecture Level Detail


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