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Eurostars rates innovation at as one of the best in Europe

Of almost 400 European applications, the gate startup was rated as the most innovative and took second place in Europe
(PresseBox) (Garching near Munich, 09/30/2020) Eurostars supports international innovative projects of small and medium-sized companies that focus on research and development. Twice a year, all applications are assessed and, if they are suitable, receive funding. gate startup has submitted an innovative project in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the BMW Group. The aim of the project is to develop software that precisely predicts the noise and vibration behavior of new (electric) vehicles. Of almost 400 European applications, VIBES in the Netherlands rated it as the most innovative and came second in Europe. This result guarantees the promotion and implementation of the project. Innovative software for the automotive industry During the two-year term of the project, VIBES is developing software that uses so-called substructure technology to create precise noise and vibration forecasts for the automotive industry. By cleverly combining computer models of new components with experimental models of existing components, the noise and vibration behavior (the technical term is ‘NVH’, Noise and Vibration Harshness) is reliably forecast in the early phase of a new vehicle development. In this way, the design can be optimized before the first prototype goes into construction, which saves valuable time, resources and costs on the manufacturer side, and the driver ultimately has a more pleasant and relaxed driving experience. Matching the software to current requirements in electric vehicle development is the particular challenge of this project. Electric vehicles do not have the noise-masking effect of an internal combustion engine and require a different development approach. Further challenges are caused by new components, e.g. Air conditioning compressors for temperature control of the battery. In order to create an acoustically pleasant driving experience for the driver, the NVH properties must be taken into account as early as possible in the development of electric vehicles. Strong partnership The Technical University of Munich, and especially the chair of Prof. Daniel Rixen, is a leader in the research area of ​​dynamic substructuring. The involvement of the innovative market leader BMW ensures a good coordination of the project results with the requirements in practice. For VIBES, the development of this innovative software will be a valuable addition to its existing product portfolio. “The collaboration with the Technical University of Munich and BMW, as well as the support from Eurostars, are a fantastic opportunity to develop innovative software that enables us to make exact NVH predictions, even in demanding vehicle projects with new concepts for electrification and weight reduction. We are proud that our Dutch company is a leader in this area of ​​innovation. ” – Maarten van der Kooij, CEO Further information is available from: Maarten van der Kooij, CEO, +31 85 744 09 70 or About VIBES is a global expert for modular vibration and acoustics development in the automotive industry. The VIBES methodology combines computer simulations and measurement data from tests, which enables vibration problems to be identified before a real prototype of the vehicle is built. This saves time and money and delivers a better bottom line. VIBES develops software applications (SOURCE, DIRAC and the toolbox) to carry out these complex analyzes, offers training and also works as a technical consultant for automotive OEMs and suppliers worldwide. VIBES was founded as a spin-off from TU Delft and has offices in Delft (Netherlands) and in the technology and start-up center gate in Garching near Munich (Germany). About the Technical University of Munich The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines cutting-edge research with a unique offer for students. She is looking for solutions to the social challenges of the future, including mobility & infrastructure. The university thinks and acts entrepreneurially and would like to achieve sustainable benefits for society. That makes it one of the leading universities in Europe. About BMW The BMW Group is the world’s leading automobile and motorcycle manufacturer in the premium sector with the brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW-Motorrad. As an international group, the BMW Group has 31 production and assembly plants in 15 countries. The worldwide sales and distribution network extends over more than 140 countries. Premium and longevity cannot be separated from each other. The success of the BMW Group is traditionally based on a long-term vision and social responsibility. The company has anchored ecological and social sustainability in its entire value chain. Product responsibility over the entire life cycle and the careful use of natural resources are an integral part of the strategy. gate Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum GmbH
As a start-up center, gate is the first point of contact for high-tech startups and is located on the Garching research campus near Munich. The more than 50 resident gate startups particularly appreciate the flexibly expandable offices in the direct vicinity of the Technical University of Munich. In order to mature into successful entrepreneurs, the founders seek advice from their own founder coach and fall back on the network of research and specialists. Since it was founded in 2002, gate has already supported more than 300 companies. The overall concept, funded by the Free State of Bavaria, makes the gate the “gateway to success for high-tech startups”.

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New OnePlus 9RT: Specs, launch date, colors revealed

OnePlus hasn’t said how much RAM the 9 RT will feature, however Geekbench has shown that it will sport 12GB of RAM. However, an 8GB variant will almost certainly be available.

Shenzhen [China]: The OnePlus 9 RT’s launch date and specifications have been revealed by OnePlus ahead of its official announcement.

According to GSM Arena, the OnePlus 9 RT will go on sale in China on October 13, or next week.
Although the new OnePlus smartphone will be unveiled in China first, it is expected to make its way to India as well. In India, the OnePlus 9 RT has yet to be announced.

The Snapdragon 888 SoC will power the OnePlus 9 RT, which will be paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. It will have a 120Hz E4 screen and a 4,500mAh battery that will charge at 65W. The primary camera on the 9 RT will be 50 megapixels.

OnePlus hasn’t said how much RAM the 9 RT will feature, however Geekbench has shown that it will sport 12GB of RAM. However, an 8GB variant will almost certainly be available.

The phone maker also revealed that the 9 RT will be available in two colour options: black and grey, and that pre-orders will begin on October 13 in China, with the first sale on October 19.

We’re still four days away from the launch, so expect more information regarding the OnePlus 9 RT in the days leading up to it.

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Meaning of CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CTO and CMO: Calling each executive by name

The adoption of business terms and technicalities from English-speaking organizations is increasingly widespread, and acronyms that describe executive positions are often favorites when used by those responsible for the areas of the company. The use of acronyms such as CEO, COO, CIO, CTO and CMO has become widespread, both in more traditional organizations such as startups and other technology-based companies.

But what is the meaning of these acronyms?

If we pay careful attention to its definition, we will see that the meaning of CEO and the rest of the management figures of companies are much simpler than you thought.

What is the CEO of a company?

The CEO of a company is the acronym corresponding to the acronym for Chief Executive Officer, which in Spain we usually know as CEO or Executive Director. He is the head of administrative management and direction in the company.

Who is the COO?

It comes from the Chief Operating Officer and can be translated as Director of Operations or Chief of Operations, responsible for the daily operations of the company such as production, logistics, etc.

What does CFO stand for in English?

CFO is the abbreviation for Ch IEF Financial Officer. In our business culture it corresponds to the Chief Financial Officer and his responsibility is the economic and financial planning of the company based on the objectives established by the board of directors, generally made up of those responsible for each area that we are analyzing in this post.

What is the CIO of a company?

It comes from the acronym for Chief Information Officer. Their role is attributed to the person responsible for the company’s information technology systems and usually falls into different professional profiles depending on the organization’s structure. Thus, the position of CIO may be the counterpart of the systems manager, although there is ambiguity in its implementation and it is often confused with the CTO, which we explain below.

What does the acronym CTO stand for?

It is the abbreviation of Chief Technology Officer and it is usual to give it the same treatment as the system manager in an erroneous way by many companies. The main difference is that while the CIO is responsible for the company’s information services at the process level and from the planning point of view, the CTO is the technical person in charge of the development and correct operation of the information systems from the point of view of execution.

What is a CMO in a company?

It corresponds to the acronym of Chief Marketing Officer and its translation in our business language is that of Marketing Director as the head of sales and product development, among other functions.

Its application in practice is different according to the structure of each organization, and there may be various combinations in the hierarchy of these executive positions. In general, the meaning of CEO of the company falls on the highest part of the organization and has as subordinates the executives responsible for each area, who report directly to this CEO to make his decisions. However, in other organizational models, the position of CEO held by its president as the visible image in communication and public relations of the company, delegating the highest decision-making authority to the COO.

The meaning of CEO extends

This definition nomenclature of executive positions in companies does not end here. Many of these terms did not exist a few years ago, and the increasing specialization of departments in large organizations gives rise to new positions, which after the meaning of CEO and the other positions that we have seen evolve into new figures such as the CSO (Chief Science Officer), CCO (Chief Commercial Officer), CLO (Chief Legal Officer) among many other definitions of executive positions.

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Coworking: Need or Opportunity?

Many times when it comes to undertaking we see that there are a great multitude of impediments that stop our initiative.

One of the most obvious, especially in times of crisis, is financing. That is why a work modality called coworking has proliferated in Spain for a few years. But what is coworking?

The foundation of coworking is to bring together professionals from different fields in the same space where they can develop their activity, which means significant cost savings. In other words, it’s like having roommates with whom you share expenses.

Surely, you have heard a friend talk about a coworking space, collaborative work, cost savings, … So far great, but the philosophy that underlies this type of work is even broader. The work tends to be increasingly multidisciplinary and many times, as entrepreneurs , we cannot cover the requests of a potential client.

We are going to put an example. Let’s imagine that we are a freelance professional specialized in Online Marketing and we have several accounts as a Community Manager.

As you are self-employed, but you are not motivated either by being in your pajamas all day locked at home listening to music, or worse, some gossip program that they give in the morning on TV – not to mention going to work in a library where the WIFI is slower than on your first Smartphone – you decide to try a coworking space where you have all the comforts for a small price and from which you can always “run away” if things don’t go well for you.

One fine day comes the opportunity to create a Social Media plan for a company. Within this Plan the creation of a corporate blog, the creation of videos,… to which you obviously answer: “no problem!” Is contemplated, since it is an opportunity that you cannot miss.

Once you dismiss the client, you sit in your chair and a cold sweat starts to run down your forehead thinking “now how do I do all this?”

From its programming, database creation, corporate identity creation … to the creation of promotional videos and a long etcetera.

Suddenly you raise your head like a meerkat in the African savannah and you see Nika, that nice girl who is a web designer and a little further on you see Alfon, that “compi” with whom you go out for beer on Fridays when you finish ” currar ”and it turns out that in addition to working as an illustrator, he has a hobby which is making videos, especially for his friends, and on top of that, it’s really good!

Et voilá! You already have a fully qualified team to carry out your project… and who knows if a future company. This idea is what underlies the coworking philosophy : Being able to create flexible collaborative environments that adapt to the needs of projects or clients.

Obviously, cooperative work has its advantages and disadvantages. Creating a multidisciplinary team for a project can be complicated, since managing the team is not an easy task when the participants do not share a mutual philosophy or common goals. Therefore, it is important to create a team that complements each other both on a human and professional level, and above all that wants to move the project forward.

From my own experience, if you want to develop your own project and do not have funding , it is better to make it very clear to the participants the delivery times and what their role in the team is. Otherwise, you will end up spending more time trying to coordinate people than working directly on your project.
“Luck is what happens when preparation and opportunity meet and merge.” Voltaire

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