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Success Stories - Solar scientists gather to calibrate the sun's strength

Fri, 2017-09-22 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] How much solar power does a photovoltaic solar power unit produce? The answer isn't obvious. The strength of sunshine changes depending where you are in the world and what time of day it is, affecting the energy output of solar panels and cells.

Research Headlines - Diving deeper to find answers to climate questions

Fri, 2017-09-22 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers are reconstructing how the chemical composition of the world's sea water evolved, using brachiopod shells. Their findings should advance understanding of recent changes to our climate.

Research Headlines - Better understanding of colon cancer to help guide treatment

Thu, 2017-09-21 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-industry funded researchers have worked to identify and characterise signs of cancer, particularly colon cancers, and patients' responses to different types of treatment. The aim is to help doctors choose the best possible treatment for an individual patient's condition, potentially improving and saving lives.

Agri-Food Waste Day - Conference - 17 October 2017, MADOU Building, Karel van Miert Auditorium, Place Madou, 1 - 1210 • Brussels, BELGIUM

Wed, 2017-09-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The H2020 funded projects, AgroCycle and NoAW, are jointly hosting this event to present current thinking and developments in relation to the Circular Economy (CE) applied across the agri-food industry. It combines an overview of the significance and relevance of the CE to the agri-food industry and presents the latest developments in technologies and systems right across the industry chain, from on-farm production systems, through retail and on to the consumer; and beyond into the bio-economy built on the agri-food 'circular economy'. Come join us and take the opportunity to influence the work programme for both NoAW and AgroCycle, thus enriching the overall experience and ensuring your issues are taken into account.

Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days - 23-25 October 2017, Brussels, belgium

Wed, 2017-09-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days present the new funding opportunities offered by the Work Programme 2018-2020. This year the content of the event is structured across three days: • Day 1: 23 October introduces the overall policy background, launches the work programme and covers Global Leadership for Renewables, Decarbonisation of Fossil Fuels, and cross-cutting issues • Day 2: 24 October guides the participants on Smart Cities & Communities and Energy Systems • Day 3: 25 October focuses on Smart & Efficient Energy In addition, there will be two different brokerage events, which will allow the participants to network and find project partners: • 24 October 2017: An overarching event organised by the National Contact Points for Energy will cover all thematic areas • 25 October 2017: A second event will take place during the Smart and Efficient Energy day The Horizon Energy Information Days will: • Update you on the European Energy policy; • Present you the energy priorities of the H2020 2018-2020 calls for proposals "Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy"; • Provide you guidance on how to apply for funding; • Give you an opportunity to network and find project partners. Who should attend?

Research Headlines - How biomarkers can speed-up drug development

Wed, 2017-09-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU and industry-funded researchers have gathered data on new biological indicators that could help to identify - accurately and early - the potential side effects of certain drug treatments. The research could help speed up drug development and improve diagnoses and patient care.

EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility - 10 October 2017, Torino, Italy

Tue, 2017-09-19 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] In the framework of Smart Mobility World 2017, an international event will be organized by Politecnico di Torino on October 10: “EU Research Conference - Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility”. Opportunities to cooperate in Research and Innovation projects in smart mobility will be showcased. European funds in the framework of Horizon2020 will be presented, together with relevant international initiatives focused on Research. Between the speakers, Roberta Zobbi (Head of the Transport Strategy Unit, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission), Angela Di Febbraro (Italian delegate for “Smart green and integrated transport” in H2020) , and representatives of industrial groups and of the main European strategic platforms in smart mobility. The conference includes a session “Eu Funding and Policy framework” chaired by A. Damiani (President of APRE, Italian Agency for the Promotion of the European Research) and the round table “A roadmap for smart mobility”, chaired by Enrico Pisino (Head of Research and Innovation, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and President of the Italian Transport Technological Cluster “Trasporti Italia 2020”.

HydroZONES symposium - 15 November 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands

Tue, 2017-09-19 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] To celebrate and build on the success of HydroZONES and to outline the potential of biofabrication and the future of European funding of the future technology, we like to invite you for our HydroZONES symposium "Paving the path for biofabrication in Europe". The symposium will provide you with an overview of conclusions and recommendations and is open to all stakeholders interested in biofabrication. This includes, but is not limited, to scientists, policy makers and industrial partners.

INCOBRA - 31 October - 1 November 2017, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Tue, 2017-09-19 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] INCOBRA brokerage is a “market place” for European and Brazilian innovation actors to meet, exchange and explore new cooperation opportunities in one of the priority areas emerged from the BR-EU policy dialogue. The Brazilian edition of the “Brokerage Event” will be held during the 16th ANPEI Conference on Innovation. The event will have as focal point the areas of advanced manufacturing and nanomaterials. The INCOBRA team is happy to invite Brazilian and European SMEs and innovation actors to present Expressions of Interest for Travel Vouchers to attend the INCOBRA Brokerage Event.

SAVE THE DATE: 1st European Conference Results from road transport research in H2020 projects - 29-30 November 2017, Hotel Bloom, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels (BE)

Tue, 2017-09-19 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Joint with ERTRAC, EGVIA is organising the 1st European-wide conference to showcase the results of selected H2020 funded projects on road transport related areas (Green Vehicles, Road, Mobility for Growth: Urban Mobility, Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems ...). Various technological challenges will be covered in order to highlight the contribution of ongoing EU-funded research projects to meet EU policy goals.This conference will be a unique opportunity to get an overview of results from H2020 funded projects: selected ones will present their preliminary results giving participants an overall picture of the achievements of EU-funded research.Agenda and registration form will follow soon, stay tuned !

Research Headlines - Stem cell bio-bank could lead to new drugs

Tue, 2017-09-19 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Europe has identified the need for a central, standardised stem cell repository providing researchers with access to quality controlled cell lines and data for future drug development. EU and industry funding helped this new bio-bank facility establish initial operations and create a 'foundational collection'.

Research Headlines - Faster testing for deadly Ebola

Mon, 2017-09-18 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU and industry-funded researchers have developed a portable device to test in the field whether a person has caught the deadly Ebola disease. It gives reliable results in 75 minutes, which can help contain outbreaks and save lives.

Success Stories - Quinoa, amaranth: Ancient grains hold promising future

Fri, 2017-09-15 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The answer to future global food challenges may well come from the past. Since the 1960's, diets in many Western countries have relied heavily on meat. But with global food demand soars set to soar by 70 percent by 2050, other sources of high-quality proteins are needed.

Research Headlines - Focusing on the next major advance in medical imaging

Fri, 2017-09-15 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Medical-imaging technologies have revolutionised healthcare, enabling doctors to safely peer deep inside the human body to diagnose disease. The EU-funded BE-OPTICAL project is helping to train the next generation of researchers in the field, contributing to the development of even more advanced life-saving imaging systems.

5th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres - 19 September 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Thu, 2017-09-14 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Please join us for the 5th Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres, which takes place at the European Conference for Optical Communication (ECOC) 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden on Tuesday 19th September 2017. This is the fifth in a successful series of European symposia held over the past few years, which focusses on advancements in high-performance, low-energy and low cost optical interconnects spanning the different hierarchy levels of modern and future data centre environments. As always attendance of the symposium is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

Implementing Natura 2000 in forests: lessons learned and looking ahead - 27 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Thu, 2017-09-14 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] What is the state of biodiversity in Europe’s forests? How is Natura 2000 implemented in forests, and what do we know about its effects on biodiversity and forest management? What policy-relevant conclusions can be drawn for Natura 2000 in the future? This event presents the findings of a European interdisciplinary scientific study conducted by a team of 20 scientists.

Open Science Policy Symposium, Associated Event, 2017 Estonian Presidency - 28 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Thu, 2017-09-14 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The policy symposium is organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU, SwissCore and Frontiers, in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Speakers and panellists will discuss the contribution of digital Open Science to driving innovative solutions towards a sustainable society, as well as the economic growth, and the need for European and global policies that accelerate a full transition to Open Science. Speakers include: • Mr. Urs Bucher - Ambassador Mission of Switzerland to the European Union • Mr Kurt Vandenberghe - Director, Policy Development and Coordination, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission• Dr Kamila Markram – CEO, Frontiers - Open Science Platform• Professor Valerio Acocella• Professor of Géosciences at the University of Roma Tre• Professor Michel Goldman – Head of Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare (I3h), Université Libre de Bruxelles and former Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)• Professor Urmas Kõljalg - Open Science Expert Group, Estonian Research Council• Professor Marie Ritter OBE - International Ambassador Climate KIC; Chair of RISE European Open Science Advisory Group• Professor Moritz Riede - co Chair Global Young Academy, Associate Professor Oxford University• Mr Martin Eessalu -Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia The symposium will be followed by a cocktail/finger-food dinner.

Research Headlines - Disease-resistant cereals to strengthen food security

Thu, 2017-09-14 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Cereals such as maize, wheat and rice account for almost half of all food calories consumed worldwide, but millions of tonnes of these essential crops are lost to disease each year before they reach our plates. An EU-funded project is waging war on cereal diseases to increase yields, strengthen food security and support a growing world population.

Translational Medicine 2017: Enhancing Predictivity in Medicines Development, organised by EATRIS - 24-26 September 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Thu, 2017-09-14 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) organises its third bi-annual conference, “Translational Medicine 2017” on September 24-26 2017 at the Corinthia Hotel in Prague. This event, open to a wide range of stakeholders from academic researchers, funders to industry players and regulators, will bring together international experts to discuss the latest advancements in translational medicine. The theme of this third edition, “Enhancing Predictivity in Medicines Development” will focus on bringing together the latest technologies to increase success in drug development, from novel in vitro systems to new biomarkers or clinical trial methodology for patient selection and stratification.

JT-60SA cryostat vessel body manufacturing and pre-assembly completed

Wed, 2017-09-13 07:00
[Source: F4E] Spain, through the national fusion research centre CIEMAT, has delivered this component in collaboration with F4E.