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Success Stories - Software platforms support effective emergency responses

Thu, 2017-09-28 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers have developed two cutting-edge software platforms that European crisis responders can now use to improve coordination, communication and preparedness. The platforms could help prevent catastrophes escalating, reduce economic losses and save lives.

Research Headlines - Certification scheme promises security sector boost

Thu, 2017-09-28 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers have developed a common assessment scheme for security products that fully takes into account issues such as data protection and fundamental rights. This will help to harmonise the EU market, build up consumer trust and bring innovations to market faster.

Success Stories - Access to free, simple and profitable privacy solutions

Wed, 2017-09-27 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] By creating an innovative, open-source privacy enforcement platform, the EU-funded project OPERANDO aims to give end-users complete control over their own personal data, allowing them to choose what is available to whom, where and when.

Research Headlines - Improving heart health with a single pill

Wed, 2017-09-27 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project is carrying out the first clinical trial among elderly cardiac patients of a novel multi-medication pill to prevent recurrent heart attacks, improve the efficacy of care and save lives.

Success Stories - Europe's cathedrals get new life thanks to nanoparticles

Tue, 2017-09-26 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The current phase of restoration of the Pisa Cathedral started 4 years ago, with workers using traditional restoration techniques. But this could soon change thanks to innovative materials being tested.

Research Headlines - Encouraging cooperation to protect essential infrastructure

Tue, 2017-09-26 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers have provided new decision support tools, training systems and online resources to allow decision-makers to assess the resilience of critical infrastructure - such as electricity and telecommunication - when disaster strikes. The project is a milestone in the development of a proposed pan-European analysis centre.

What lies beneath the lid at the Tokamak pit?

Mon, 2017-09-25 07:00
[Source: F4E] Discover the secret of the ITER site and the progress of its main facilities.

Research Headlines - 'Green chemistry' for pharmaceuticals

Mon, 2017-09-25 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project is exploring techniques to produce key ingredients required for pharmaceuticals through more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes.

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.