Technology Transfer: IACTEC


  • Image of the radiometer at 3.5 GHz frequency designed and built by the team at Tecnología Médica. Credit: Unit of Communication and Scientific Culture (IAC).
    IACTEC develops a system which can analyze subcutaneous tissues for early detection of illnesses

    The first tests of a concept using microwave radiometry have yielded promising results for the measurement of subcutaneous temperatures in biological tissues. The prototype has been developed in the programme of Medical Technology within IACTEC, the area of technological and business collaboration of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) with economic support (Training Programme) and infrastructure (the IACTEC building) from the Cabildo of Tenerife.

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  • DRAGO instrument with thermocouples for temperature measurement during tests in the thermo-vacuum chamber. Image taken at the INTA (National Institute for Aerospace Technology) Testing Area facilities. Credit: Alba Peláez (IAC).
    DRAGO passes its tests for launch into space

    The flight model for the SWIR DRAGO camera, developed by the IACTEC-Space team at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), has successfully passed all the tests needed to be integrable into the ION satellite for launch into space next December, on SPACE-X’s FALCON 9 rocket. This project is a part of IACTEC, the area of technical and industrial collaboration of the IAC, which is supported financially (Capacitation programme) and in infrastructure (IACTEC building) by the Cabildo Insular (island government) of Tenerife.

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  • Image of those attending the Governing Council held today at the IAC headquarters. Credit: Inés Bonet (IAC).
    Pedro Duque attends the “official opening” of IACTEC and presides over the Governing Council of the IAC

    The Minister of Science and Innovation this morning presided over the annual meeting of the Governing Council of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) after the “official opening” of the installations of IACTEC in La Laguna, which are fully operational from today. In a press conference he stressed the programmes which will be carried out in the Area of Cooperation Business-Technology, among them the new Centre of Advanced Optical Systems (CSOA). He also reported on the current state of the negotiations regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), of greatest international interest

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  • Facade of the IACTEC building. Credit: Inés Bonet (IAC).
    The Agreement for the use of the IACTEC building has been signed

    The Cabildo Insular of Tenerife, the Tenerife Science and Technology Park (INtech Tenerife), the University of La Laguna (ULL) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) today, Monday 8th June signed, at the Headquarters of the Cabildo, the five year agreement for the use of the IACTec building by the IAC. The IACTEC initiative, in collaboration with the Cabildo Insular of Tenerife and INTech Tenerife, on land ceded by the University of La Laguna, is aimed at developing in the Canaries an innovative environment for the transfer of high technology between the public sector and

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    The IAC will be participating in the Spanish Small Satellites International Forum 2020

    A group of scientists and engineers from IACTEC Espacio, of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), will participate in the Second Spanish Small Satellites International Forum 2020 (SSIF) which will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th pf February in Málaga.The personnel from IACTEC-Espacio will present three studies on the development of technology which will help improve the working of nanosatellites as well as having a stand which will show off the developments and capacity of IACTEC. IACTEC (Space, Technology, Medicine and Large Telescopes) is the centre of technical and commercial

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  • Signing of the agreement between IAC and EMXYS
    The IACTECagreement of collaboration between the IAC and EMXYS for the development of technological, scientific and human resources in the island has been signed.

    On November 14th 2019 at the Headquarters of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in La Laguna an agreeement for cooperation between the IAC and the EMXYS company was signed.This is the first agreement for collaboration between the IAC and a private company in the field of training and technology transfer "IACTEC-ESPACIO". The IACTEC initative, in collaboration with the Excellentísimo Cabildo Insular of Tenerife, and INTech Tenerife has the aim of developing within the Canaries an innovative "ecosystem" for transferring high technology between the public sector and companies.taking

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