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21 September 2016

Final conclusions Marie-Curie project MULTI-ITN "KESTCELLS" coordinated by IREC

IREC has coordinated since 2012 and for 4 years KESTCELLS project. This project is based on an ambitious program to train high-level researchers in Universities and Research Centres of international excellence and it has been funded by the REA (Research Executive Agency) with an amount of 3.7 M€.

The project has contributed to the design and development of solar cells based on new emerging materials (kesterites). A photovoltaic conversion efficiency of 11.8% has been obtained at the end of the project, which is above the 10% that had been set as the final goal. The project has contributed to the development of new sustainable and low cost photovoltaic technologies based on the use of abundant materials in the Earth's crust. The objectives achieved help to improve the competitiveness of the European photovoltaic industry, one of the key elements to ensure the increase in energy production from renewable sources. This was the goal set by the work program 20/20/20 established by the European Commission and the "SET-Plan". The project is based on the development of the following pillars:

1) An intense program of exchanges between the project partners, which has allowed researchers to acquire relevant experience in the development of research projects in different academic and industrial environments.

2) A program for interdisciplinary training including the organization of specific seminars, participation in thematic conferences of international excellence, and the completion of two training modules in entrepreneurship and business management, taught by ESADE business school.

3) Conducting biannual monitoring meetings, where researchers have presented and reviewed their progress, they have received guidance from the consortium members, and they have interacted with other researchers in the discussion and planning of global cooperative research program defined in the project.

For more information see the link to the Press Release

16 September 2016

Lighting Group of IREC organizes the workshop “Spectrally and tunable LED and OLED lighting"

Next September 21st in Bregenz (Austria) the Lighting Group of IREC will carry out the Conference "spectrally - tunable LED and OLED lighting", which is included in LED Professional Symposium, LPs 2016 ( This conference is part of Hi-LED project (7th Framework Programme). The event will be focused on the benefits spectral capabilities of LED technology play in three different application areas: art and museums, horticulture and human-centred lighting.

HI-LED-2016 event will establish an international forum to present the latest developments in the field of solid-state lighting and discuss new trends in this field. Six prominent speakers will be there, a poster session and three sessions will take place. Technological progress for each of the application areas achieved under the HI-LED project, led by IREC, will be displayed.

Attendance at the workshop is free but requires prior registration through LPs Symposium website. You have to select the "VISITOR- WS / Forum" option and enter the following promotional code: "HI-LED-WS_LpS2016".

Workshop agenda and details will be found on the following link.

29 August 2016

Energy Efficiency and Renewables Workshop in DPCs

On September 15th will be held the Energy Efficiency and Renewables workshop in DPCs. It is organized by IREC with STCSD and ICAEN, in collaboration with the Digital Cluster and CEEE. Opportunities in energy efficiency and integration of renewable energies in the field of IT will be shown in the workshop, focusing on data processing centres (DPCs). The results of RenewIT, a european project led by IREC involving two partners: BSC and AIGUASOL, will be explained during the event, as well as current and exemplary experiences in this field.

The workshop program is available in the following link. The workshop will take place on September 15th from 11:00 to 13:30 h. in the Sala Cotxeres of Palau Robert (Barcelona)

Registration is free and due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is recommended to ensure your participation. Please, fill out and submit the online registration form to assist the workshop.

02 August 2016

IREC is Partner of the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) 2016

IREC is involved as an energy research partner in the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC), the largest international event, dedicated to the Industrial Internet which attracts over 8,000 attendees from around the world. The IoTSWC will be held in Barcelona from October 25th to 27th, with Energy & Utilities Highlights agenda and a program structured in six parallel sessions, keynotes, brokerage events and an area designated to start-up companies dedicated to innovation within the Industrial Internet. Combining the best of two worlds; The factory of the future, Repair intelligence, and Security in industrial cloud hosting; The Internet of Energy; Innovative applications of Artificial Intelligence in automotive maintenance, Lab-In-A-Box: A Diagnostic Device for the Internet of You; and Big Data solutions for decreasing traffic fatalities. IoTSWC will also include an exhibition area that will feature not only companies and their latest innovations but also a testbeds area with real-life applications of these solutions.

For more information, download the Press Release and visit the website IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC)