EON Reality arrives to Canary Islands

EON Reality will open, together with CIFP César Manrique, the first Virtual Reality (VR) l and Augmented (AR) Centre of Spain in Tenerife. All this sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands with the goal of train the new generations in these fields.

The campus has a development and exhibition laboratory with the latest devices for immersive technology and an academy for VR innovation. The Canary Islands has been chosen by EON Reality to be the first region to adopt the Augmented and Virtual Reality Platform (AVR) for the facilities it offers as well as its attractive taxation for technology companies.

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EON Reality arrives to Canary Islands

Delegation of Japan visits the IAC


The ambassador of Japan in Spain, the secretary of the Embassy, the consul of Japan in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the president of the Spain Council Foundation visited the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Canary Islands Observatories.

The delegation visited the main telescopes and experiments in which Japan participates in Tenerife (the MUSCAT2 instrument, the GroundBIRD experiment and the QUIJOTE experiment). Later they traveled to La Palma where they could visit the GTC and the LST1 (belonging to the Cherenkov Telescope Array network), all this with the TMT in the background.

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Announcement of the joint EUREKA Spain-South Korea call


The CDTI, together with Korea Institute for the Advancement of Technology (KIAT), launched a joint call to the EUREKA Spain-South Korea program, for the presentation of proposals for technological cooperation between Spanish and Korean companies.

This bilateral program seeks to boost business technology cooperation between entities of both countries. Each country assumes the financing of its participating entities. Consortia must be formed by at least one company from each country, and universities and R&D centers can participate through outsourcing.

The deadline for submitting applications will be open until March 31, 2020.

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First source of gamma rays detected by the LST-1

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The LST-1, inaugurated in October 2018, detected its first source of gamma rays on November 23, 2019 from the Crab Nebula. The LST team is formed by more than 200 scientists from 11 countries: Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Spain and Switzerland.

The LST-1 is one of the four LSTs that will be part of the CTA-North matrix located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) on the island of La Palma. The four LSTs will cover the low energy sensitivity of CTA, between 20 and 150 GeV. The LST-1 has a reflective surface of 23 meters in diameter, measures 45 meters high, weighs about 100 tons and can be repositioned in 20 seconds to capture short signals of low energy gamma rays.