Research Headlines – EU and Russian researchers develop new software to help coordinate Europe's marine data
With the help of a Russian marine research institute, the EU-funded SeaDataCloud project is further developing infrastructure built to better manage the collection and organisation of marine data across Europe.Read More
Every year, around one-third of all food produced across the world is wasted before it even reaches the consumer. A team of EU-funded researchers is tackling the problem by turning crop and food-processing waste into high-value products.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Turning food and crop waste into new products
An EU and industry-funded project is working on the development of bio-based smart food packaging that will reduce waste by monitoring and extending shelf-life, while being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable – good for the environment. It has already developed biodegradable packaging that incorporates an oxygen sensor to monitor shelf-life.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Bio-based smart food packaging to reduce waste
An EU-funded project on assessing climate change risks and costs is taking its research out of universities and working with various end-user communities to design better ways to help citizens adapt.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Innovative ways to assess climate change risks and costs
A number of cutting-edge neuroscience methods have tremendous potential to help patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system. An EU-funded project is working to facilitate collaborative research, with the aim of better understanding cognitive impairments and improving patient outcomes.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Collaboration in the clinical neurosciences
An EU-funded project is building on the development of an upper-limb prosthesis controlled by the nervous system, which restores amputees’ natural sensations and intuitive limb control. The aim is to create and market a similar solution for people who have lost lower limbs.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Prosthetics with natural sensations for lower-limb amputees
Extremely efficient to use, bringing about improvements in several industries and products, giving industry a tool to enhance performance… and all of this from sustainably sourced trees. Microfibrillated cellulose, a remarkable natural material that can replace oil-based products in industries as diverse as construction, cosmetics and agriculture, is now entering commercialisation thanks to a pioneering EU and industry-funded project. Microfibrillated cellulose has arrived to out-compete additives from petrochemicals.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – A natural alternative to plastic is coming to a product near you
An EU-funded project to develop a super-resolution microscope platform capable of visualising DNA, mRNA and proteins in living cells could advance regenerative medicine, potentially leading to breakthroughs in replacing or restoring diseased or malfunctioning human cells, tissues or organs.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Super-resolution microscope gives better insight into cells
Cities need to develop inclusive, smart and sustainable solutions to climate and water-related challenges. Using nature to solve these challenges can bring multiple benefits. The EU-funded Urban Nature Labs (UNALAB) project is taking a citizen-driven approach to developing innovative, nature-based solutions in different urban environments.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Cities go back to nature to tackle climate challenges
An EU-funded project aims to better predict when and how severe weather will affect Europe, Asia and North America, enabling people on these continents to mitigate the adverse effects on their health and economies.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Better weather prediction to confront climate change