26 November 2014 Technological advances for economic growth


Prof. Frank Koppens
cop. Asociación Española de Directivos- AED

Frank Koppens highlighted graphene’s potential at the annual Conference on Business and Knowledge in Girona On November 25th, over 800 people gathered in the Girona Convention Centre for the IV Conference on Business and Knowledge organized by the Spanish Association of Directors (Asociación Española de Directivos - AED) and the Tribuna de Girona. The theme of the daylong event was “Trends for Economic Recovery”.

Introducing a variety of technological advances that are now entering the market, Prof. Frank Koppens, leader at ICFO of the Nano-optoelectronics research group, discussed the potential of graphene. He was joined by Ramón Pastor, Director of the 3D business at HP, who discussed 3D printing, Isidre Navarro, CEO at Labs4Glass- Google Glass Explorer, who spoke on augmented reality, and Juanjo López, Executive Director of Big Data at everis who spoke on Big Data. Later, these advances formed the basis of a round-table debate on the revolutions being caused by disruptive technologies and their important role in the companies of the XXI century.

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