08 September 2014

2014 transference workshop in advanced materials for energy

The Catalan reference network of advanced materials for energy (XaRMAE) in collaboration with the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) and ACCIÓ organizes a workshop to inform and to share the research and the development doing in Catalonia in terms of advanced materials and energy and disseminate its expertise and patent portfolio.

The day is divided into three parts:

- Institutional: presentation of RIS3CAT on energy by the Government of Catalonia.

- Training / research: XaRMAE invites several transfer offices associated with their research groups.

- Industry: several clusters and industrial platforms.

For more information and registration Download the Tríptic Transferència.
01 August 2014

Annual Report 2013

The IREC Annual Report 2013 is available at the following link: Annual Report

31 July 2014

2014 Fellowships

The Advanced Materials and Systems for Energy Area and the Energy Efficiency in Systems, Buildings and Communities (ECOS) Research Group of the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) launches the PhD Fellowship Call.

For more information:http://www.irec.cat/fellowships


21 July 2014

IREC participates in the project PREEMTIVE

Nowadays utility companies need to reduce the cost of running their core operations. This objective is achieved primarily by increasing industrial process automation, thus minimizing the human impact on those costs. The wide-spread use of automation systems, and the establishment of new interconnections that were simply not there in the past, have exposed implications concerning the availability of the assets. This in turn impacts the security and safety of the processes. Software and component vendors have introduced an additional worsening factor for security. They have begun to include in their products COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) in order to improve interoperability among utility networks and lower their development costs. As a result, critical systems now run on common software platforms (such as Windows) for which vulnerabilities are regularly discovered. Attackers can leverage those vulnerabilities to gain access to critical systems and alter critical operation.



With the support of: