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Research Headlines - Preserving sponge grounds in the North Atlantic

Thu, 2017-07-13 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded research into North Atlantic sponge grounds aims to discover unique sponge ecosystems. This should improve understanding of such ecosystems functioning, help predict threats, ensure their sustainable use and assess their links to human well-being.

Speech by Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas on the occasion of the signing of the Belém Statement

Thu, 2017-07-13 07:00
[Source: RAPID] European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Lisbon, 13 July 2017 Minister(s) Heitor, Vitorino, Kassab, Pandor, Deputy Minister Dimov, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning, and welcome to today's conference. It is my real pleasure to welcome you today to Lisbon and to host this event.

Success Stories - Strategy to scale-up fish industry's competitiveness

Wed, 2017-07-12 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded project unpicks why Europe's fish industry is suffering in the face of international competition and will provide the industry with new software and studies to help improve business strategies.

Research Headlines - An integrated observing system for the Atlantic Ocean

Wed, 2017-07-12 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Buoys, floats, moorings and research vessels, to name just a few examples - data about the state of the Atlantic is collected by a number of means. And by a profusion of actors, who could jointly produce even better results if they applied a common strategy. EU-funded researchers are driving the development of an integrated system.

SECOND ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL - 25-26 October 2018, Berlin, Germany.

Wed, 2017-07-12 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The European Commission, Finland and Germany will co-host the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The aims of this 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial meeting are to: • Promote the results of the deliverables presented at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial meeting, • Increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic, • Encourage further scientific cooperation among a large number of countries and representatives of indigenous peoples. The 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, hosted by the White House in 2016, brought together science ministers from 24 governments, the European Union and delegates from Arctic Indigenous peoples’ organisations. Their discussions centred on collective efforts to step up international scientific cooperation in the Arctic. As the 1st, the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial is not an Arctic Council event. However, Finland is chairing the Arctic Council from May 2017 to May 2019. This guarantees strong links between the Ministerial and the Arctic Council. All the delegations present at the 1st Ministerial will be invited, as will be other governments engaging in Arctic science.

SECOND ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL - 25-26 October 2018, Germany

Tue, 2017-07-11 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The European Commission, Finland and Germany will co-host the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial on 25 and 26 October 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The aims of this 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial meeting are to: Promote the results of the deliverables presented at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial meeting Increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic, Encourage further scientific cooperation among a large number of countries and representatives of indigenous peoples.

Research Headlines - Improved hydrogen fuel cells to power the cars of the future

Tue, 2017-07-11 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Hydrogen cars generate zero emissions but up until now have been too expensive to become the car of choice for the majority. The EU-funded COPERNIC project improved the quality of materials, the overall design and the manufacturing process for hydrogen storage tanks, cutting costs and making hydrogen cars a viable and competitive option.

Workshop and Conference - Engaged Humanities project - 13-16 November 2017, Warsaw, Poland

Tue, 2017-07-11 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Title of the event is "Engaged Humanities: preserving and revitalizing endangered languages and cultural heritage". This is an international meeting of scientists and language activists working together on language documentation and revitalisation.

Research Headlines - Shaking up construction with lightweight quake-resistant design

Mon, 2017-07-10 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] New building concepts that take into account catastrophic events such as earthquakes have the potential to save thousands of lives. EU-funded researchers have pioneered new methods and materials for constructing earthquake-fire resistant buildings that are lightweight, energy efficient and cost-effective. The project's results are currently being commercialised.

Success Stories - Can farmed fish become vegetarian to reduce the industry's eco-footprint?

Fri, 2017-07-07 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Can carnivorous farmed fish become vegetarian? Trout is one of Europe's main farmed fish. Its diet relies on catching wild fish. The goal is to reduce the pressure on marine resources by finding plant-based substitutes.

Research Headlines - Scientists get closer to natural blue pigment

Fri, 2017-07-07 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Demand for natural pigments in the cosmetic and food industry is high, but most blue pigments used in cosmetics and food are still artificial. THE EU-funded BIOVADIA project increased understanding of marennine, the blue pigment in blue diatoms. Research continues and could eventually feed into diverse applications, including use of the pigment and diatoms in cosmetics, medicine and agriculture.

Horizon 2020 & European Defence Agency R&T synergies on advanced materials, structures and nanotechnologies - 14 July 2017, Brussels

Thu, 2017-07-06 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The European Commission's Research & Innovation Directorate General and the European Defence Agency (EDA) are organising an information exchange and match-making event in the area of materials and structures at EDA premises in Brussels. Following the December 2013 European Council conclusions, the focus of the event is to explore how the results under Horizon 2020 and EDA R&T could be mutually beneficial, enhancing defence and security capabilities. Registration is free of charge. More information about the programme and how to register can be found here : https://www.eda.europa.eu/docs/default-source/events/ec-eda-information-exchange-and-match-making-event-annex-2-registration-form.pdf

Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation - 28 September 2017, Brussels

Wed, 2017-07-05 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The European Commission is organising a high-level conference on "Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation". This one-day conference will take place in the Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday 28 September 2017 from 9.30 to 18.00. HLG member Janusz Bujnicki will be a keynote speaker and will discuss the SAM HLG explanatory note (link) on New Techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology.

Research Headlines - Sun, sea and sustainability: improving RES uptake in the Med

Wed, 2017-07-05 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] ETRERA_2020 addresses future energy needs by creating a renewable energy research alliance to foster the uptake of renewable energy technologies and improve cooperation between research and industry in the Mediterranean.

Research Headlines - To freeze or not to freeze - it's in the proteins

Tue, 2017-07-04 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded scientists delved into a special class of proteins to solve the mystery of how creatures such as winter flounder and ocean pout don't freeze along with the waters they live in. The results could lead to new bio-based anti-freeze alternatives for industry, medicine and food-production.

Closing speech by Commissioner Moedas at the conference "Research & Innovation – Shaping Our Future"

Mon, 2017-07-03 07:00
[Source: RAPID] European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 3 July 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, This has been a great day we have spent together. I have learnt a lot.I want to thank everyone who spoke today for sharing their views.

Research Headlines - A new approach to tackling drug-resistant bacteria

Mon, 2017-07-03 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project has found a potential new way to target drug-resistant bacteria, and it is hoped that the initiative's drug discovery platform will lead to more ground-breaking discoveries - with the potential to save lives.

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