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
EU-funded researchers have assisted in the development of China’s first commercial passenger plane by applying data mining concepts that overcome the challenge of working with limited and incomplete information.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Tackling big data challenges in shades of grey
An EU-funded project has created an airbag bike helmet that is eight times safer than its traditional counterparts. It is both comfortable and attractive in a bid to motivate more people to cycle responsibly.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Airbag bike helmet seeks to bolster safety
An EU-funded consortium has developed a next-generation insulation system using lightweight nano-cellular foam in combination with active moisture monitoring and control technology. The aim is to improve the thermal performance, longevity and sustainability of new and retrofitted buildings.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Next-generation insulation promises large energy efficiency gains
Innovative in-situ sensors have been developed by EU-funded scientists to monitor marine life and the chemistry of our oceans with a high degree of accuracy and to map crucial changes.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – New in-situ sensors to help save our seas
“Quantum: Where will the next jump go?” will be an open space for participants to discuss the importance of quantum technology and research.
With increasing global interest in exploiting quantum technologies, the COST Connect event will provide networking opportunities that link active researchers with representatives from the Quantum sector and EU stakeholders.
The COST Connect Event “Quantum: Where will the next jump go?” will be a highly interactive event that will bring together stakeholders working within the Quantum Science field. The event will provide best support to priorities identified by the different participants and will help to:
– Support the cooperation of COST Actions’ stakeholders working in the area of Quantum Science and Technology.
– Fight against dispersion of resources and fragmentation of research activities
– Promote synergies with activities funded through other EU programmes
– Promote joint activities including propositions for H2020 (flagships) open calls
– Promote networking for relevant partnerships
– Improve the involvement of young researchers, female researchers and scientists working in countries which are currently underrepresented in the topic.
The event is by invitation. Further information about this COST Connect event can be requested via Cost.Connect5@cost.eu from Ralph Stübner, Fatima Bouchama, Lucia Forzi, COST Science Officers, and Elke Dall, COST Policy
Source: eu innovation – Events – COST Connect – Quantum: Where will the next jump go? – 8 March 2018, Warsaw, Poland