RCA Corporation, founded as the Radio Corporation of America, was an American electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986 when General Electric took over the company in 1985 and split it up the following year.The RCA trademark is used by Sony Music Entertainment and Technicolor, which licenses the name to other companies such as Audiovox and TCL Corporation for products descended from that common ancestor. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 11, 2017
Some 30 students from the RCA's vehicle and service design programs were challenged to develop innovative industrial products and services to match local needs and existing infrastructure in developing nations. The aim was to create a concept that would succeed in low capital, low income and low skills environments through ease of low cost manufacturing, maintenance and sustainable local use. The student's concepts targeted four distinct design categories. The Automark group focused on identifying a commercial need and designing a vehicle that is easy to make, maintain and operate, that will generate brand value. Inside Out covered isolating rescue priorities, and designing a vehicle that is simple to understand, operate and apply, that will harness local materials. The Urban Flow category required the students to explore basic passenger and goods journey needs, and design a vehicle that will improve the quality of life for local people. Service Design required the students to recognize opportunities to enhance efficiency within the markets and develop an easy and sustainable solution to help users. A winner was selected from each category: Automark: Jonathan Stoker for his compost production system project; Inside Out: Stavros Mavrakis for his hovercraft rescue vehicle; Urban Flow: Austin Dewees for his wet and dry season transport vehicle project; Service Design: Harsh Kumar for his BUG-E modular electric cart and dedicated digital platform for rural farmers. The overall winner, selected from these four projects, was Austin Dewees, for his wet and dry season transport vehicle. David Wilkie, Head of Design at CNH Industrial, together with the CNH Industrial Design team, selected the winners. Wilkie graduated from the RCA with a Master's Degree in Automotive Design. He has held design roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career, joining CNH Industrial in 2014 to lead the Design Teams for the Company's four segments: Agricultural Machinery, Construction Equipment, Commercial Vehicles and Powertrain. The Royal College of Art is the world's foremost art and design postgraduate university. The academic structure of the College is based on six Schools offering 27 distinct programmes with associated research activities. The College has centers that focus on research, business links, innovation, development and enterprise. Notable alumni include Sir James Dyson, industrial designer and founder of Dyson and Thomas Heatherwick, CBE, RDI, founder of the London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com Sign up for corporate news alerts from the CNH Industrial Newsroom: bit.ly/media-cnhindustrial-subscribe
News Article | May 11, 2017
Une trentaine d'étudiants des programmes de conception de véhicules et de services du RCA ont été invités à développer des produits et des services industriels innovants répondant aux besoins locaux et aux infrastructures existantes dans les pays en développement. L'objectif était de créer un concept qui serait compatible avec des environnements à faible capital, faible revenu et faible compétence grâce à la simplification du processus de fabrication, de la maintenance à faible coût et de l'utilisation locale durable. Les concepts des étudiants étaient axés sur quatre catégories distinctes. Lapremière, « Automark », s'est concentrée sur l'identification d'un besoin commercial et la conception d'un véhicule facile à produire, à entretenir et à exploiter, qui générera de la valeur pour l'image de marque. La seconde, « Inside Out », est axée sur l'identification des priorités de sauvetage et sur la conception d'un véhicule facile à comprendre, à manœuvrer et à appliquer qui utilisera des matériaux locaux. La catégorie « Urban Flow » demandait aux étudiants d'explorer les besoins fondamentaux en matière de transport de passagers et de marchandises et de concevoir un véhicule qui améliorera la qualité de vie des populations locales. « Service Design » demandait aux étudiants d'identifier des possibilités pour améliorer l'efficacité sur les marchés et développer une solution simple et durable pour aider les utilisateurs. Un gagnant a été désigné dans chaque catégorie : Automark : Jonathan Stoker pour son projet de système de production de compost ; Inside Out : Stavros Mavrakis pour son aéroglisseur de sauvetage ; Urban Flow : Austin Dewees pour son projet de véhicule de transport en saison sèche et en saison des pluies ; Service Design : Harsh Kumar pour sa voiturette électrique modulaire BUG-E et sa plateforme numérique dédiée pour les agriculteurs ruraux. Le grand gagnant, sélectionné parmi ces quatre projets, est Austin Dewees pour son véhicule de transport en saison des pluies et en saison sèche. Le Royal College of Art est l'université de troisième cycle de premier plan en matière d'art et de design. La structure académique du collège reposesur six écoles offrant 27 programmes distincts avec des activités de recherche connexes. Le collège compte des centres de recherche, de partenariats commerciaux, d'innovation, de développement et d'entreprises. Parmi les anciens élèves remarquables, on peut citer Sir James Dyson, designer industriel et fondateur de Dyson and Thomas Heatherwick, CBE, RDI, fondateur du bureau de design Heatherwick Studio basé à Londres. CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE : CNHI / MI : CNHI) est un leader mondial dans le secteur des biens d'équipement qui dispose d'une expérience industrielle reconnue, d'une large gamme de produits et qui est présent dans le monde entier. Chacune des marques individuelles détenues par l'entreprise représente un acteur majeur au niveau international dans son secteur industriel spécifique : Case IH, New Holland Agriculture et Steyr pour les tracteurs et les équipements agricoles, Case et New Holland Construction pour les engins de terrassement, Iveco pour les véhicules commerciaux, Iveco Bus et Heuliez Bus pour les autobus et les autocars, Iveco Astra pour les véhicules d'entretien de carrières et de construction, Magirus pour les véhicules de pompiers, Iveco Defence Vehicles pour la défense et la protection civile, et FPT Industrial pour les moteurs et les transmissions. Vous pouvez trouver des informations supplémentaires sur le site de l'entreprise : www.cnhindustrial.com
News Article | May 11, 2017
Am Royal College of Art (RCA) in London fand in Zusammenarbeit mit CNH Industrial eine Preisverleihungszeremonie statt, um die Gewinner eines Projekts zu ehren, bei dem innovative und nachhaltige Maschinen entworfen werden sollten. Das Projekt forderte Studierende heraus, Konzept-Produkte und -Dienstleistungen zu entwickeln, die für die Bedürfnisse und die Infrastruktur in Entwicklungsländern geeignet sind. LONDON, 11 Mai 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CNH Industrial hat gemeinsam mit dem Royal College of Art (RCA) eine Veranstaltung ausgerichtet, um Studierende, die an einem Projekt für Designs von innovativen und nachhaltigen Maschinen für aufstrebende Märkte teilgenommen haben, auszuzeichnen. Die Veranstaltung fand am 10. Mai im RCA in London statt. Die Zusammenarbeit streicht das Engagement heraus, mit dem sich CNH Industrial der Förderung von Wachstums- und Entwicklungschancen für junge Talente und Investitionen in Produktinnovationen sowie für Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte widmet und so für eine nachhaltige Zukunft arbeitet.
News Article | May 10, 2017
The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is a non-profit organization based out of Connecticut that puts a positive face on recovery and provides recovery support services. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©, a 30-hour course recognized as the leading curriculum for recovery coaches has been held more than 1,400 times in 30 states. The course focuses on four key concepts: active listening, asking good questions, discovering and managing your own stuff, and treating people as resources. In March 2017, Phil Valentine, CCAR Executive Director, took the opportunity to carry the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© internationally. Valentine, along with Cortney Lovell of WRise Consulting, Inc., worked with Supporting Community Development Initiatives, a Vietnam based organization. John Hamilton, CEO of Recovery Network of Programs and former President of CCAR’s Board, had previously taken multiple trips to Vietnam in order to assist in the building of a treatment system in the country. When asked about what made him think of CCAR, Hamilton said: “the best strategy for Vietnam is to develop people with lived experience to establish a recovery based work force. Phil Valentine and CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy was clearly the best decision for the task. Phil was my first choice to train the right people to establish a recovery community in Vietnam.” Soon after Hamilton observed the need, he contacted Valentine. Stacy Charpentier, Director of CART, worked with Valentine and Lovell to pare down the RCA curriculum to a three-day course geared towards the social situation in Vietnam. “Knowing there would never be enough time to translate our materials or present the RCA curriculum word for word in only 5 days time, we spent a great deal of time prior to this training asking our Vietnam partners what they hoped to accomplish.” This collaborative effort translated well into the experience as a whole; working together to pilot a program that spans cultural differences and breaks down social barriers. Their hard work paid off. Despite challenges such as communication issues and social status disparities, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was a resounding success. Working through these issues taught both parties valuable lessons that will reinforce the standards of recovery coaching in the country. “By modeling the skills of a recovery coach, we were able to deliver a training that not only helped Vietnam understand the role of a recovery coach, but how to implement this highly needed service in their communities,” Charpentier said. When asked what CCAR accomplished in Hanoi, Valentine said, “First and foremost we were able to present the idea that recovery is progressive. We worked with our Vietnamese counterparts to reinforce the idea that recovery is much more than stopping drug use.” Although harsh discrimination still remains, this first group of recovery coaches developed the tools and skills to implement lasting change. “I believe they were able to grasp the hope of recovery and what recovery truly means. This has the potential to transform their entire system of care.” About CCAR: Since 1998 the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has organized the recovery community (people in recovery, family members, friends and allies) to put a face on recovery and to provide recovery support services to help sustain recovery. By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway, all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking recovery, are treated with dignity and respect. CCAR envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced.
News Article | May 8, 2017
"I've enjoyed the opportunity to meet and mentor the finalists," said Young. "I know what it's like to be an up-and-coming artist, and the $25,000 grand prize will help J Dodd and Stephen James further their music careers in a lot of ways." To watch the winning entry featuring J Dodd and Stephen James, see what happened when they sat down with Chris Young, and to learn more about the Folgers Jingle Contest, the brand's rich heritage and their commitment to music, visit Jingle.FolgersCoffee.com and Folgers.com or follow @Folgers on Twitter and Facebook. More About The 2017 Folgers® Jingle Contest Folgers invited musicians around the country to take a moment to reflect, connect and create their own unique version of the Folgers Jingle in video format. The video had to include the complete melody and lyrics of "The Best Part of Wakin' Up is Folgers in Your Cup®." Once complete, the video was uploaded to Jingle.FolgersCoffee.com. A qualified judging panel selected five finalists whose videos were posted for online voting and who also received a special mentoring session with Chris Young. J. Dodd and Stephen James emerged as the Folgers Jingle contest grand prize winner of $25,000. The four additional finalists, The Vanderburgs, Greg and Andy, Katie and Lainey, and The Brashers received compensation via cash prizes for their hard work and efforts competing in the contest. About The J. M. Smucker Company For nearly 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, truRoots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick's®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit jmsmucker.com. The J.M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks referenced herein, except for the following, which are used under license: Pillsbury® is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC and Dunkin' Donuts® is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder LLC. Dunkin' Donuts® brand is licensed to The J.M. Smucker Company for packaged coffee products sold in retail channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. This information does not pertain to Dunkin' Donuts® coffee or other products for sale in Dunkin' Donuts® restaurants. With six albums to his credit, including 2016's It Must Be Christmas and his most recent studio album, I'm Comin' Over, Chris Young has amassed nine No. 1 singles, and fifteen Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist's hits are "Gettin' You Home," "Voices," "Tomorrow," "I'm Comin' Over" and "Think Of You," the Grammy, ACM and CMA nominated duet with Cassadee Pope and fastest-rising single of Young's career. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Young's first co-produced album, I'm Comin' Over, features three consecutive No. 1 singles including "Sober Saturday Night," featuring Vince Gill, and the PLATINUM certified, three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and two Billboard Music Awards nominations for Top Country Song. An international ambassador for country music, Chris has performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and returned to the UK in early 2017, with reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean inviting him to join as special guest on his They Don't Know Tour through October. For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit chrisyoungcountry.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/folgers-and-grammy-nominated-country-music-star-chris-young-announce-winning-duo-in-the-2017-folgers-jingle-contest-300453127.html
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: EEB-01-2016 | Award Amount: 5.86M | Year: 2016
INNOVIP Consortium will reinvent the top-of-the-line insulating material vacuum-insulation-panels (VIP) by improving their thermal performance over the entire lifetime by at least 25 % and making VIPs adjustable, mountable and machineable. By reducing the density of the core material and/or using an alternative core material together with less expensive VIP-envelopes as gas barrier, it will be possible to sell the new product INNOVIP by more than 20 % lower price. Besides, the new product has a reduced embodied energy by at least 25 % and, attaching different cover layers, the panels can fulfill different functions. These additional functions can be adjusted according to the application they address, for example photocatalytic VOC removal from indoor- and outdoor air, anti mould coating, moisture buffering by Aluminium Compounds or summer heat cut-off by latent heat activated in phase change materials (PCMs). Currently there is no such material on the market. INNOVIP will develop such an innovative solution which will lead to a breakthrough in energy efficiency of the opaque parts of the building envelope both in new built and existing houses. The success of the development process will be demonstrated in two prototypes that can be tested and validated. Development tasks will be carried out in close cooperation with the three complementary and reputed participating testing laboratories. We will show that, in principle, the new product is ready for use in certain important and representative applications, addressing a relevant market volume by replacing conventional insulating materials and standard VIP in established insulation solutions.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.3.6 | Award Amount: 4.85M | Year: 2011
The main objective of the IMOLA project is the realization of a large-area OLED-based lighting module with built-in intelligent light management. Interesting applications are wall, ceiling and car dome lighting, where the light intensity can be adjusted uniformly or locally according to the time of the day or the position of a person, or even road lighting, where the light can follow a car.\n\nThe front side of the module consists of OLED tiles attached and interconnected to a flexible backplane foil. In an early stage of the project, individual tiles (on glass as well as on foil) will be used, but in a later stage OLED tiles on the roll will be laminated and interconnected to the backplane.\n\nThe backplane of the module contains the integrated driver electronics for the brightness control of the individual OLED tiles. A very thin and efficient smart-power chip converts a single 40V supply voltage into a controllable DC current for each OLED tile. This power converter chip employs an external passive component (inductor) that will preferably be embedded into the backplane foil. As the smart-power chip also allows the integration of dense CMOS circuitry, extra functionality and intelligence can be implemented on the chip. This includes optical feedback to eliminate non-uniformities between the tiles or to compensate OLED degradation effects. Other sensor functions can provide maximum interaction with the environment. Furthermore, advanced communication features, e.g. by means of PLC techniques across the power supply lines, can enable intelligent brightness control from a central unit.\n\nWithin the consortium, all necessary expertise is available to ensure perfect coverage of all technological aspects (such as OLED and backplane foil development, chip placement, electrical interconnect, component embedding and lamination) as well as all design aspects (driver chip design, inductor design and EMC) in this challenging project.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: EeB.NMP.2010-1 | Award Amount: 6.08M | Year: 2010
NANOINSULATE will develop durable, robust, cost-effective opaque and transparent vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) incorporating new nanotechnology-based core materials (nanofoams, aerogels, aerogel composites) and high-barrier films that are up to four times more energy efficient than current solutions. These new systems will provide product lifetimes in excess of 50 years suitable for a variety of new-build and retrofit building applications. Initial building simulations based on the anticipated final properties of the VIPs indicate reductions in heating demand of up to 74% and CO2 emissions of up to 46% for Madrid, Spain and up to 61% and 55% respectively for Stuttgart, Germany for a building renovation which reduces the U-value of the walls and roof from 2.0 W m-2 K-1 to 0.2 W m-2 K-1. This reduction could be achieved with NANOINSULATE products that are only 25 mm thick, giving a cost-effective renovation without the need of changing all the reveals and ledges. Similarly, significant reductions in U-values of transparent VIPs (3 W m-2 K-1 to 0.5 W m-2 K-1) are shown by substituting double glazed units in existing building stock. Six industrial & four research based partners from seven EU countries will come together to engineer novel solutions capable of being mass produced. Target final manufacturing costs for insulation board (production rates above 5 million m2/year) are less than 7 m-2 for a U-value of 0.2 W m-2 K-1. NANOINSULATE will demonstrate its developments at construction sites across Europe. A Lifecycle Assessment, together with a safety and service-life costing analysis, will be undertaken to prove economic viability. NANOINSULATE demonstrates strong relevance to the objectives and expected impacts of both the specific call text of the Public-Private Partnership Energy-efficient Buildings topic New nanotechnology-based high performance insulation systems for energy efficiency within the 2010 NMP Work Programme and the wider NMP & Energy Thematic Priorities.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: BSG-SME | Phase: SME-2011-1 | Award Amount: 1.49M | Year: 2011
Buildings are a major end-user of European energy, representing 40% of energy consumption and 1,800 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Improved energy efficiency within buildings is, therefore, a priority objective in enabling Europe to meet its Kyoto Protocol commitments. Whilst a desirable architectural feature enabling enhanced occupier comfort, windows are recognised as a key weak spot in the building envelope, resulting in heat losses during winter months due to inferior insulating properties, and excessive solar heat gain during summer months, resulting in energy-intensive air conditioning. Such window-related losses represent 10% of a buildings energy consumption (4% of Europes total energy use). Whilst super-insulating window designs are commercially available, more limited progress has been made towards cost-effective solar heat gain control (SHGC) technologies. Existing solutions are primarily based on low-cost tinted films that permanently block a proportion of light entering the room (leading to room darkening and negative energy efficiency during winter months). Whilst dynamic (switchable) films have been developed, such materials demonstrate either inferior properties or are cost prohibitive. Integrating emerging materials science with a cost-efficient polymer-extrusion process, the SOLARGAIN project will develop an innovative low-cost all-polymeric switchable reflective SHGC film. The film will enable dynamic optical properties in response to the changing lighting, heating and cooling needs of the room, and thus improved natural lighting, occupier comfort and enhanced energy efficiency. The SHGC films will be incorporated within: A highly-insulated sealed-window-unit design targeting > 90% window-related energy saving A retrofit window-film structure targeting > 90% energy savings associated with room cooling The window systems will integrate photovoltaic and sensor technologies, thereby enabling self-powering and intelligent activation. Achieving cost competitiveness with existing window systems, the SOLARGAIN technology will also demonstrate significant long-term cost savings through enhanced energy efficiency. SOLARGAIN will generate 40 million business growth within a 3 year period, creating 85 new jobs; and has the potential to benefit > 8,000 SMEs operating in wider market sectors.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: BSG-SME-AG | Phase: SME-2012-2 | Award Amount: 2.45M | Year: 2013
The NanoPhoSolar project aims to overcome the limitations relating to the efficiency and performance of a range of photovoltaic (PV) systems by developing a transparent NanoPhosphor down converting material capable of absorbing Ultra Violet (UV) and short wavelength visible light and re-emitting in the more useful longer wavelength visible spectrum(range 525-850nm). This will enable the efficiency of Photovoltaic (PV) cells to be increased by an additional 10% for silicon PV and 25.8% for Cigs or cadmium telluride PV and potentially increase system lifetime. By doing this, the PV system created will offer greatly improved environmental performance due to capture of a larger proportion of the incident visible spectrum. This will lead to significant economic and societal benefits to consumers and manufacturers. The SME consortium target a total in-process coating technology market penetration of 5.5% when applied in the manufacturing process and 0.25% when as applied to existing installed PV systems within a 5 year period post project, achieving direct annual sales of over 66 million, ~470 new jobs and annual CO2 emissions savings of 154,697 tonnes per annum. The project results are expected to benefit other SMEs in the PV and materials processing industry sectors.