Ubicom develops and pilots technology solutions for selected applications. The programe lasts for seven years with a budget of approximately EUR 294 million, of which Tekes is providing EUR 117 million.
Ubicom enables new forms of healthcare and entertainment services as well as solutions that facilitate everyday activities at home. Great business opportunities are also available for Ubicom technology developers.
Chief Technology Adviser Oiva Knuuttila at Tekes tells about the background of the programme and the expectations for it:
"Strong signals from various sources indicate that Ubicom is becoming a strategic technology trend worldwide. For example, Japan and Korea are implementing a national policy in which Ubicom will play a central role in the coming years."
"Likewise, it relates to the EU joint initiative ARTEMIS (Advanced Research and Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems).
Great opportunities for Finland
Tekes expects the Ubicom programme to improve Finland's international competitiveness by helping the electronics and telecommunications industry to accelerate the commercialisation of technology and raise the level of research.
"Finland’s position in Artemis is certain to improve, and we will be able to benefit substantially from EU funding. As end-users will be involved in the piloting phase, we hope that companies applying the solutions will be able to increase their own competitiveness. The applications will also improve the quality of life. Developing business is and will be the pivotal challenge."
The Ubicom programme continues the legacy of two Tekes technology programmes: FENIX – Interactive Computing, which is set to be completed in the spring, and the already completed ELMO – Miniaturising Electronics.
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Plants and algae use the enzyme Rubisco to fix carbon dioxide, removing it from the atmosphere and converting it into biomass. Algae have figured out a way to increase the efficiency of carbon fixation. They gather most of their Rubisco into a ball-shaped microcompartment called the pyrenoid, which they flood with a high local concentration of carbon dioxide. A team of scientists at Princeton University, the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University and the Max Plank Institute of Biochemistry have unravelled the mysteries of how the pyrenoid is assembled. These insights can help to engineer crops that remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while producing more food.
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Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the so-called cerebral cortex of mammals, where among other things vision, thoughts or spatial orientation are being computed. Here the rules by which nerve cells are connected to each other are only partly understood. A team of scientists around Moritz Helmstaedter at the Frankfiurt Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Helene Schmidt (Humboldt University in Berlin) have now discovered a surprisingly precise nerve cell connectivity pattern in the part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for orienting the individual animal or human in space.
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Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron motion lasted only 750 billionths of the billionth of a second before it fainted, setting a new record of human capability to capture ultrafast processes inside solids!
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For the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale. The results – obtained by scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, the University of Montpellier and several laboratories from University Paris-Saclay – were recently published in the journal Nature.
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