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  • Graphene reaches the market... secretly

    Sergio Ferrer | 28 May 2019 08:00

    It is a two-dimensional material that has promised almost magical applications. Almost ten years after its ‘parents’ won a Nobel Prize, its most mundane applications are coming to market. Although the products are not revolutionary, many companies that use graphene do so with a secrecy that stands out against the marketing of others.

  • Improvisation is curbing innovation at small and medium-sized Spanish construction firms

    SINC | 10 February 2016 08:59

    Small and medium-sized Spanish construction firms prioritize securing contracts and production over any R&D activity. These firms are focused on their day-to-day responsibilities and do not dedicate time to generate creative ideas. Their technological improvements arise as a result of problem-solving at the construction site. However, these innovations are not reported or shared with a...

  • Self-employment and entrepreneurship are not synonymous

    SINC | 16 December 2015 09:04

    In recent years it has spread the idea that self-employment is associated with greater entrepreneurial activity. However, a study by the University of Oviedo (Spain) has dismantled this myth and shown that self-employed workers in Spain that eventually become entrepreneurs are very few in number. It also stresses that the effect of self-employment on reducing unemployment is weak, due to the hi...

  • Gender diversity promotes radical innovation

    SINC | 18 March 2014 10:10

    A study carried out by the University of Castilla la Mancha shows that gender diversity within research teams fosters novel solutions leading to radical innovation, in the company and in the market. According to the study, forming mixed teams of men and women in a technological context is also a critical element in increasing competitiveness.