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  • Better sound barriers  

    11/02/13

    Better sound barriers  
    A Croatian project, part funded by the European Union's Competitiveness and Innovation Programme Eco-innovation initiative, is aiming to demonstrate that recycled vehicle tyres can be turned into an environmentally-useful product: sound reduction barriers that are installed alongside roads and railways.

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    • Recycling,
    • Technology
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  • Pooling Europe’s eco-innovation efforts

    26/10/11

    Pooling Europe’s eco-innovation efforts
    ECO-INNOVERA is an attempt to create a truly European vision and support programme for eco-innovation with one of its first outputs being a cross-border call for proposals for R&D.

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  • EUREKA label marks out outstanding projects in market-oriented water technologies

    28/07/11

    EUREKA label marks out outstanding projects in market-oriented water technologies
    ACQUEAU, the industry-driven EUREKA initiative which funds innovative R&D in the European water sector, launched a third call for projects focusing on low-energy wastewater treatment.

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  • Eco-technologies get a boost through innovation clusters

    28/07/11

    Eco-technologies get a boost through innovation clusters
    Academic, economic and political sectors are forming partnerships in regions around the world to give extra impetus and support to R&D, innovation and brand-new eco-technologies.

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  • Nanotechnology: potential benefits, unknown risks

    28/07/11

    Nanotechnology: potential benefits, unknown risks
    As the European Commission works to shape the EU’s future nanotechnology strategy, experts from across the Union are calling for more research into potential environmental risks.

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  • EU funding for environmental research encourages a variety of projects

    28/07/11

    EU funding for environmental research encourages a variety of projects
    Funding for environmental technologies in FP7 has resulted in a series of promising research projects. Such investment into R&D can potentially lead to real environmental benefits.

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  • Importance of industry's R&D contribution to sustainability

    28/07/11

    Importance of industry's R&D contribution to sustainability
    Industry has a key role to play in optimising the contribution research makes to sustainable development but management must seize the opportunities according to a recent Commission conference.

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  • Developing collaborative solutions to environmental challenges

    28/07/11

    Developing collaborative solutions to environmental challenges
    European Technology Platforms play a key role in helping the Environmental Technologies Action Plan ensure eco-innovations make the transition from research to commercialisation.

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  • The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) calls for independent experts.

    28/07/11

    The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) calls for independent experts.

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  • EIT knowledge and innovation communities to promote innovation and ensure competitiveness in Europe

    28/07/11

    EIT knowledge and innovation communities to promote innovation and ensure competitiveness in Europe
    Knowledge and innovation communities hold the key to the growth of innovation in Europe, and will form the foundations of the new European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

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