Providing detailed information on non-food biomass availability and appropriate conversion technologies will help to boost Europe’s sustainable transition to a bio-based economy. An EU-funded project is helping to ensure that sustainable biomass is creating new revenue streams for agriculture and job opportunities in bio-based industries.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Knowledge is key to sustainable biomass transition
An EU-funded project has developed a probabilistic approach to providing a reliable and affordable electricity supply to European consumers. It uses innovative methods to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, flexible and renewables-dominated system.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Smarter grids for reliable electricity transport
EU-funded researchers are taking the first steps towards establishing an integrated heritage science infrastructure. This will make archives more accessible, facilitate collaboration across disciplines and raise the profile of this economically and socially important field of research.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Foundations for a heritage science research infrastructure
Events – Blue biotechnologies – what are the challenges for the future? – 13 March 2018, BOULOGNE SUR MER, France
The oceans are a gold mine for marine technologies. They host a multitude of marine organisms with surprising properties that are precious resources for numerous applications in pharmacology, cosmetics, agro-food industry, energy sector and bio-remediation. How can these marine also known as blue biotechnologies, contribute to Blue Growth in a sustainable way? How can we enhance this important potential and appreciate the capacity of marine organisms to provide inputs to the blue economy without endangering them?
To exchange ideas, share experiences and express expectations, Nausicaa is pleased to invite you to a one-day event under the theme of Blue biotechnologies – what are the challenges for the future?
The event will take place on the 13th March 2018 in Boulogne sur Mer, France. The event is organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa, National Sea Experience Centre.
It will bring together representatives from industry, researchers, policy makers, civil society and citizens. Together, they will share knowledge and expectations and propose a sustainable and integrated roadmap of actions based on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) dimensions: public engagement, gender balance, open access, science education, governance and ethics, in response to the triggering question: What Responsible Research and Innovation actions are needed to make marine biotech sustainable in France?Read More
An EU-and industry-funded project has created an integrated platform which is providing an innovative range of free services, expertise and a huge collection of compounds for researchers who are developing new drugs to treat all types of human diseases.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – ELF is leading the way to discovering new medicines
Europe is not doing enough to reduce the energy consumption of its ageing public buildings. An EU-funded project has tested a number of new energy-saving technologies in a school, a university and two hospitals.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – New technologies slash energy costs for public buildings
Although rare-earth magnets are vital to many modern devices, from cell phones and electric cars to hospital equipment and wind turbines, few of these essential metal alloys are produced in Europe. An EU-funded consortium is revolutionising production, enabling these super-strong permanent magnets to be fully recycled and manufactured sustainably.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Manufacturing innovation set to take the 'rare' out of rare-earth magnets
Shopping centres from Italy to Norway have undergone radical retrofitting as part of an EU-funded project seeking to re-conceptualise commercial buildings as lighthouses of energy-efficient architectures and systems.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Making shopping centres beacons of energy efficiency
Using innovative nanotechnologies, an EU-funded project is developing more efficient and sustainable vaccine manufacturing processes. The cost of vaccines puts a brake on wider immunisation, so these new processes will find broad application – especially in developing economies.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – A shot in the arm for vaccine manufacture
Events – EURINT 2018 conference | Reflecting on Europe’s (dis)order: scenarios for the EU’s future – 18-19 May 2018, Iasi, Romania
The Centre for European Studies within Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi organizes the seventh EURINT edition, May 18-19, 2018. The event is part of the EURINT conference series which was successfully launched in 2013 in the frame of the Jean Monnet Life Long Learning Programme.
Since 2013, the EURINT conference series has established itself as a visible academic event in the field of European Studies and in this regard we aim at developing it into a traditional conference series.
During the last year, the European Union has faced unprecedented challenges (Brexit, the rise of populism, the devaluation of EU-USA relations) which have represented both a test and an alarm sign for future threats.
These challenges have shifted the ordinary political and economic paradigms and have created a new state of affairs for the EU, as well as for its partners. Therefore, new policies are required to help address the urgent economic, political and social challenges.
Current strategies are being questioned while new perspectives of the European and global economy are emergingRead More