PRESANS partners with EUCASS 2011

PRESANS partners with EUCASS 2011, from July 4, 2011 to July 8, 2011, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. EUCASS, the European Conference for Aerospace Sciences EUCASS, the European Conference for AeroSpace Sciences, was created by European scientists and engineers to improve the vitality of their scientific communication, the quality of their technical activities and to stimulate exchanges between researchers and industry end-users worldwide. EUCASS is a member of the International Astronautical Federation. EUCASS 2011 will be held from July 4, 2011 to July 8, 2011, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. EUCASS 2011 and PRESANS To reenforce its connexion with space industry, PRESANS was invited by Jean-Pierre Taran to partner with EUCASS 2011. More information on EUCASS 2011 website.

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Interview of Victor Granatstein, who was selected by PRESANS and earned 12 000 € for writing a review on microwaves!

PRESANS was recently chosen by a company in the Defense sector to identify an expert in the world able to write a review on high-power microwaves. PRESANS, has developed a novel approach, leveraging a proprietary Expert Search Engine, to find experts. Victor Granatstein, professor at the University of Maryland (USA) was identified by PRESANS and earned 12 000€ for writing a 40 page report on this topic he knows perfectly. Victor is glad to share his experience of PRESANS with us: Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Maryland where I have been leading research on high power microwave sources and applications. One area of study

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Open innovation and industrial secrets

We have seen the example of Apple and its iPhone, result of extensive collaborations with startups to produce a best-selling product. We are here in the very competitive sector of electronics products, with short cycles, intense competition on price, customers with high expectations … in short all the factors requiring the use of Open Innovation to reduce risks and take a strategic advantage over the competition. Some might think that in this sector, it is easier to manage collaborations and that the notion of industrial secrets is less vital than in their own sector of activities. Open Innovation is compatible with secret What would be the area that you would think is the most reluctant to this “opening” or sharing? With

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