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EMEIA Engineering Impact Awards - Winners and Finalists 2017

 

 

NI Customers Making Major Impacts

 

The Engineering Impact Awards is NI’s annual contest for which engineers, scientists and researchers from around the globe

submit technical papers featuring their most impactful and technically challenging applications created with NI software and hardware.

It’s a magnificent showcase of extraordinary applications impacting science and engineering, industry and the world as we know it.

 

 

Wireless Communication

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WINNER
KU Leuven

Using the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite to increase spectral efficiency for wireless communication

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RUNNER-UP
University College London

Implementation of the first SEFDM 5G transceiver prototype using LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite and USRP RIO

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Machine Control

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WINNER
Houlder Ltd

Using offshore pile upending tool to control the lifting of immense monopiles

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RUNNER-UP
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Developing a mobile assembly robot for hazardous environments with CompactRIO and ROS

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Test & Validation

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WINNER
Saab

Saab elevates testing of the world’s most cost-effective fighter plane

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RUNNER-UP
Imec

Parametric test for next-generation semiconductor technologies

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Biomedical

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WINNER
Coventry University and University College London

Combining passive WiFi sensing and machine learning systems to monitor health, activity, and well-being within nursing homes

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RUNNER-UP
KU Leuven

Hacking implantable medical devices to emphasise life-threatening security flaws

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Advanced Manufacturing

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WINNER
Trinity College Dublin

Paving the way for industry 4.0 with smart, reconfigurable manufacturing machines

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RUNNER-UP
Amfax Limited

CompactRIO delivers major impact in the world of PCB assembly inspection

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Innovative Research

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WINNER
Tokamak Energy

Unlocking fusion energy – Our path to a sustainable future

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RUNNER-UP
Southampton University

Studying how prehistoric marine giants propelled themselves through the oceans

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Education

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WINNER
University of Birmingham

Teaching electronics to the next generation of engineers using VirtualBench

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RUNNER-UP
Tampere University of Technology

Enabling tomorrow’s engineers to take ownership of their education

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Student Design Competition

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WINNER
Cardiff University

How NI helped Cardiff Racing make Formula Student history

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FINALIST
Leeds University

The perfect pint: A beer pouring robot

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FINALIST
University of Reading

RESPOND: Recognition system of  people and objects in dementia care

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