Processing urban wastewater is typically limited to cleaning it up for release into the environment. This is a shame, because it contains compounds that could be put to good use – as could the water itself. EU-funded researchers have tested promising innovations to advance resource-efficient processing, recovery of substances, and re-use.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Wastewater, an underexploited resource
Events – Innovation Sessions – Industrial Digitalization & European Mobility – 21 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium
With the participation of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP), in cooperation with the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (ANI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Eupportunity, would like to invite you to participate in the second “Innovation Sessions” event, a space to present and debate perspectives on innovative sectors.
The 2017 edition of the Innovation Sessions will focus on Industrial Digitalization and on European Mobility. The Innovation Sessions bring together key actors from the European Institutions and main stakeholders from both public and private sector, in an interactive format in view of stimulating the debate and developing partnerships.Read More
With EU support, academic and industrial partners across Europe came together to train early-career researchers in the emerging field of neural engineering. The skills learned promise to advance fields as diverse as cognitive computing and prosthetic limb control.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Europe's new neural engineers
Urban areas and their surrounding ecosystems are under increasing strain globally as growing populations, accelerating economic development and increasing agricultural production impact land use, transport networks and air and water quality. An EU-funded project is addressed the challenge of urban sustainability with a novel integrated modelling approach to guide decision-makers towards making cities cleaner, greener and more liveable.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Environmental modelling provides solutions for greener cities
Today’s world is awash with data. But this information is not available as a coherent stream, and the sheer volume isn’t always easy to process for innovative uses. An EU-funded project has set out to address these issues and facilitate the exploitation of big data to tackle key societal challenges.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Using big data to tackle big issues
Understanding the interaction between matter and light could lead to countless scientific and technological applications. The EU-funded MEDEA project is training researchers in photonics on how to put new discoveries to use in industry.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Illuminating research on light and matter interactions
It could make sense for trucks travelling in the same direction to just hand over the controls to one of the drivers. For one thing, they would use less fuel, say EU-funded researchers who have developed a ‘platooning’ system. Their technology creates an electronic link between the vehicles.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Truck platoons – a way to cut costs and emissions
Clothing embedded with electronic sensors and microprocessors was once the stuff of science fiction. Now an EU-funded project is looking at ways of improving manufacturing techniques required by so-called e-textiles. The results could lead to a new generation of interactive, or ‘smart’, clothing and footwear that can monitor health, activity and location.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Making strides in the development of 'smart' clothing
A Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship grant has enabled an ambitious young French researcher to make important advances in identifying a possible genetic association between endometriosis (when tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside) and a higher risk of developing melanoma, a skin cancer.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Advancing women's health through scientific mobility
Events – Looking Beyond the Horizon – Future EU-Japan Collaboration on Research and Innovation – 13 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium
With the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement set to transform the EU-Japan relationship the opportunities for greater EU-Japan collaboration on science and technology issues will be enhanced.
There will be greater possibilities for Japanese public, private and academic research entities to work with their European counterparts on research and innovation.
This seminar will look at the EU’s short-term and long-term strategies for enhancing R&D&I collaboration.Read More