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Stakeholder Consultation on Food from the Oceans - 13 November 2017, Brussels

Thu, 2017-07-27 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The holding of this Stakeholder Consultation on Food from the Oceans on 13 November 2017 in Brussels follows the request to SAM to investigate this topic from the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, via the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. It was taken on board by the Scientific Advice Mechanism of the European Commission (SAM) High Level Group (HLG). The scientific evidence project is supported by the Science Advice for Policy European Academies (SAPEA) Consortium financed through the Horizon 2020 grant 737432. A scoping paper was prepared by DG MARE (lead), DG ENV and DG RTD in September 2016. A final version was approved on 2nd December 2016. The scientific advice in the form of an Opinion Report is planned for delivery by the end of November 2017. After having already consulted scientific experts on 14 September 2017, the HLG will present draft findings and observations to stakeholders and gather reactions, while encouraging a fruitful and informative exchange of views.

Research Headlines - Weighing the evidence: insights from European childhood obesity study

Thu, 2017-07-27 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Child obesity is not a challenge families can tackle on their own, say EU-funded researchers. Following a five-year study involving thousands of children, they conclude that governments must do more to help.

Research Headlines - Brain mapping techniques aim to improve epilepsy diagnoses

Wed, 2017-07-26 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Novel computing tools and advanced algorithms developed by EU-funded researchers are leading to next-generation electroencephalography technologies to help doctors map brain activity and diagnose disorders faster and more accurately.

Validating the best welding techniques to deliver ITER Test Blanket Modules

Wed, 2017-07-26 07:00
[Source: F4E] How is Europe progressing towards the manufacturing of these components?

Success Stories - Dyed without waste

Tue, 2017-07-25 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] A factory in Belgium specialises in dyeing fabrics. Every year around 12,000 kilometres of textile materials are dyed. And for that, millions of litres of water are needed. After use, the water is full of colorants, chemicals and salts.

Hydrogen for clean transport - 22 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Tue, 2017-07-25 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] This event brings together the most innovative European hydrogen initiatives in the transport sector. On Friday 22 September 2017 sector experts will share the latest learnings from the FCH JU funded HyFIVE and H2ME 1 & 2 projects and demonstrate hydrogen technology as the solution to advancing the EU’s air quality and green agenda. The morning part of the event will be dedicated to the HyFIVE final conference including conclusions from the project and discussions on the benefits of zero-emission hydrogen technology in project regions. This will give participants the chance to find out how hydrogen technology is closely linked to the EU’s air quality and green agenda and will highlight next steps beyond the project. In the afternoon, a roundtable hosted by the H2ME project will take place, hosting a discussion about how hydrogen and fuel cell technology (HFC) can support the EU’s decarbonisation goals and how to address the remaining barriers to uptake of HFC technologies in the transport sector.

Research Headlines - Singing the praises of science careers for young Europeans

Tue, 2017-07-25 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The EU-funded PERFORM project is exploring innovative ways to overcome a lack of interest in science careers among young Europeans. Solutions include using performing arts in secondary schools around Europe to encourage engagement with science.

Success Stories - Room to manoeuvre - solving the airspace capacity crunch

Mon, 2017-07-24 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Stories of new applications for unmanned aircraft are now regular features in newspapers - from aerial photography to parcel delivery and personalised air transport. What seemed like a surreal future-scape just 10 years ago is fast becoming reality. The challenge is how to keep all these aircraft away from each other in the sky. EU-funded researchers have used simulations and visual modelling to find a solution.

Research Headlines - Promoting pioneering food-processing technology

Mon, 2017-07-24 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] By overcoming the bottlenecks and barriers hindering market uptake of innovative food-processing technologies, the EU-funded i3-Food project aims to reduce food waste and improve the quality and shelf life of products.

Success Stories - Domestic fuel cells: the power within

Thu, 2017-07-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Why buy electricity from the grid when you can produce it affordably yourself - and heat your home at the same time? And reduce your environmental footprint? And possibly even save money? Why indeed. Residential fuel cell units could deliver these benefits to millions of homes in the EU, and preparations to ramp up their production are under way.

Commission launches public consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market

Thu, 2017-07-20 07:00
[Source: RAPID] European - Press release Commission Brussels, 20 July 2017 Today the European Commission launches a public consultation on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe.

Research Headlines - Unique training at physics-maths-life sciences interface

Thu, 2017-07-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] A group of 15 early-stage researchers are receiving training at the interface between physics, applied mathematics and life sciences, providing them with unique skills of value to both industry and academia. The knowledge gained will be integrated to create a single software package.

Research Headlines - FieldFOOD has its finger on the pulse of food processing

Wed, 2017-07-19 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The EU-funded FieldFOOD project is using innovative electric pulse technologies in a bid to make food processing more resource-efficient and cost-effective. Its solutions will be widely applicable across the sector, with specific focus on SME-uptake.

Success Stories - Robots interact with children to help with their diabetes

Tue, 2017-07-18 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Diabetes is a serious challenge for many children and teenagers. Their well-being depends on various decisions that they have to take throughout the day. Can electronic games be of any help?

Research Headlines - Close to home: involvement of diasporas in homeland conflicts and reconstruction

Tue, 2017-07-18 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] When war displaces large populations, refugees and their descendants form diasporas. They are far from home and spread across countries, but many remain involved in homeland politics. In a comparative study of diasporas and contested sovereignty from the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East, EU researchers reveal how diasporas can both mitigate and aggravate conflicts.

GRAIL Final Event - 19 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Mon, 2017-07-17 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The GRAIL project (FP7) has been built with 15 partners from 9 different countries with the aim of finalizing the solutions given previously to the valorization of glycerol and transform then in valuable products in a biorefinery approach. During this 4-year project, GRAIL has developed several products, processes and technologies. We are proud to present them for our final event that is more than a conference as you will be able to interact with the scientists responsible of the research, touch and taste the products and witness the demonstration of some of the application.

Research Headlines - Driving hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market

Mon, 2017-07-17 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] A major EU-funded project , with the support of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint undertaking (FCH JU), has installed hydrogen filling stations, tested prototype fuel cell vehicles and brought together car makers and infrastructure providers to push forward the commercial viability of this zero-emissions technology.

Success for ITER camera tests

Mon, 2017-07-17 07:00
[Source: F4E] F4E and laboratories poised to deliver the “eyes” that will help engineers to see in the biggest fusion device.

Research Headlines - New mobile app could save lives in an emergency

Fri, 2017-07-14 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] We've all seen pictures and videos taken on smartphones in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster or terrorist attack - they are on social media within minutes. The EU-funded ATHENA project has developed an innovative way for emergency services to exploit this, using social media and dedicated applications for two-way communication with the public.

ITER will deliver the energy of the future

Thu, 2017-07-13 07:00
[Source: F4E] Discover the merits of fusion power.A new clip takes you behind the scenes of the biggest international scientific collaboration in history.