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Mexican company creates a smart truck to provide fuel to aircraft

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17239641295 fe951b960a zOne of the great innovations that were presented in the Mexican Aerospace Exhibition 2015 was the Smart Truck  Sadi created by Sadi a Mexican company, which will help the industry to better control the fuel supplied to aircraft.

In the aerospace industry one of the largest budgets goes to fuel, so it is vital to improve their management and provision, in addition to count with effective monitoring systems to avoid loss of this input and reduce costs.

Aware of the importance of controlling these aspects, the Mexican company Sadi, developed the prototype of the first Smart Truck, which will know exactly how much fuel is discharged, as well as the exact time and place it happens.

The vehicles that currently provide fuel to the planes do not allow to know how much fuel they supply and require qualified staff to adjust a complex system of valves according to the characteristics of each aircraft. However, the truck developed by Sadi solve these problems and help improve the efficiency of the fuel supply process through an automated and intelligent system using a virtual reality interface for easy operation.

This Smart Truck, unique in its kind, was designed by engineer Diana Gayosso, CEO of Sadi, who worked for 12 months to give shape to an idea she had for several years and could only be implemented thanks to the support she received from the National Institute of Entrepreneurship (INADEM) that she achieved with the support of the FUMEC Microsystems Program.

Sadi decided to integrate innovation and technology used by the aerospace industry into a vehicle that uses sensors integrated into a system to measure and monitor fuel in real-time. Among the main advantages, this Smart Truck includes:

  • Remote real-time monitoring of the amount of fuel in the tank truck.
  • Better control and fuel management, which helps to minimize errors in the supply.
  • Reports of movement of fuel in the tank truck that can be checked online at any time of day.
  • Autoprogrammable system that with a single button adjusts the truck according to the specific needs of each supply.

After being presented in Mexico, this prototype will seek to enter markets in the United States and Canada, as these countries have similar problems with fuel supplies for aircraft.

With more than three years in the aerospace industry, Sadi has positioned itself as a leader in Mexico in systems and fuel supply equipment for aviation and its customers are companies such as Executive Airlines, Specialized Aeroservicios the Pacific Airport Group and the Secretariat of National Defense.

 

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Advanced industries and its potential to drive broad-based growth and prosperity

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ReseñaFifty high-technology innovation industries are crucial to future prosperity in the United States but face substantial competitiveness challenges, concludes a new report released today by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. Expanding the size and competitiveness of these industries, which cluster in metropolitan areas across the country, is a prerequisite for achieving broad-based growth and prosperity in the United States.

In the report, “America’s Advanced Industries: What They Are, Where They Are, and Why They Matter,” Mark Muro, Jonathan Rothwell, Scott Andes, Kenan Fikri and Siddharth Kulkarni define “advanced industries.” They also analyze the advanced industries sector, which includes 50 R&D- and STEM-worker-intensive manufacturing, energy and services industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to energy generation, computer software and biotech.

The advanced industries sector directly employs 12.2 million Americans and, factoring in both direct and indirect employment, supports over one-quarter of all U.S. jobs. In 2013 the average advanced industry worker earned $90,000 in total compensation, nearly twice as much as the average worker in other industries—and these wages have been rising. Even workers with lower levels of education benefit from this wage premium: advanced industries workers with only an associate’s degree earn more than four-year college graduates working in other industries.

The report includes state and metropolitan rankings of advanced industry intensity, determined by number of advanced industry jobs as a percentage of total employment. At the metropolitan level, San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA and Wichita, KS hold the top three spots, followed by Detroit, MI. Michigan, Washington and Massachusetts lead the state rankings.

The competiveness of the advanced industries sector will be critical to revitalizing the economy. These industries are the chief source of transformative new technologies whose impact radiates throughout the entire economy, increasing productivity enhancing households’ living standards and generating additional economic activity. Likewise, the sector accounts for 60 percent of the nation’s exports.

However, after 20 years of offshoring and inconsistent federal policy, the size of the sector’s employment and output, as a share of the total U.S. economy, has shrunk. The result is that the United States is losing ground to other countries on advanced industry competitiveness.

”Advanced industries power our national and regional economies, but their preeminence is in no way assured—and in fact it’s challenged,” said Muro, Brookings senior fellow and director of policy at the Metropolitan Policy Program. “If we want to reclaim broadly shared opportunity in the United States we are going to need to shore up the global competitiveness of our advanced industries.”

The Brookings report calls for concerted action on the part of private-, public-, and civic- sector leaders to expand the nation’s advanced industries. Especially important, given federal gridlock, will be creative problem-solving on the part of private- and public- sector leaders at the state and regional level. Among other initiatives, the nation’s private- and public-sectors should work together to:

  • Commit to innovation by increasing R&D in more open or networked innovation models and creating a lasting source of advantage for firms and places.
  • Recharge the skills pipeline by developing industry-led, sector-specific regional skills initiatives to increase the availability of the skilled workers that regional firms need.
  • Embrace the ecosystem by investing in anchor institutions and cluster infrastructure to strengthen the regional industrial communities where innovation and skills can develop.

“America’s advanced industries are going to be critical to restoring broad-based prosperity in U.S. regions and in the nation,” said Muro. “We should work hard and in new ways to enlarge them and increase their vitality.”

This report is available online and can be downloaded here.

 

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We will give support to small and medium-sized companies in the State of Mexico

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TechPYME Ok2The companies of the State of Mexico working in the sectors of food, information technology, plastics, metalworking and health, will have the opportunity to receive support and consultancy through the Strengthening for SMEs Program of the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (COMECYT) and the United States-Mexico Foundation for Science (FUMEC).

This Strengthening Program has been designed to help the small and medium-sized enterprises to improve their business, and technological capabilities, to develop innovative projects, and to conquer new markets through the generation of an innovative value offering.

The support offered by this program includes:

  • Diagnostics of strengths and opportunity areas.
  • Diagnostics of export capabilities.
  • Workshops on innovation and foreign trade.
  • Events of networking with universities, research centers and potential clients.
  • Management and generation of innovation projects to be submitted to INADEM, COMECYT or CONACYT.

For this year, the call will accept companies from the mentioned sectors and that are located in the municipalities of: Atizapán, Cuautitlán Izcalli, La Paz, Texcoco, Tultitlán, Tlalnepantla, Chimalhuacán, Tenancingo, Villa Guerrero, Atlacomulco, Lerma, Ecatepec and Naucalpan.

The COMECYT-FUMEC Strengthening Program began to operate seven years ago to support the growth of SMEs and to date has favored the development of more than 300 companies in sectors as automotive, information, health, sustainable energy, food and plastics technologies.

 

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