Metrology and innovation: a study on the contribution of the German and of the Brazilian NMIs for the innovativeness in the measurement instruments sector

“Numerous important discoveries have been made ‘by investigating the next decimal place’. F.K. Richtmyer (1928)” For instance, the possibility of cooling and trapping atoms lead to the measurement of the time standards and one of the seven SI basic units, the “second”, with an uncertainty of 10-16. This precision in the measurement of the “second” was a pre-condition for the launching by industry of the innovative technology GPSs. This is just one example of Read more

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User innovation in the energy market: new research project launched

Interconnected, intelligent energy systems are a highly discussed issue. Those systems are used by customers to control and meter their energy usage. So called energy prosumers go a step further and produce their energy, use it efficiently and feed excess energy into the grid. Of particular interest are users that are motivated to invest their time to deal with technical and organizational requirements and in consequence become innovative. The Internet is an important enabler for those users. Read more

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