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19/07/2016
By-and-large respondents supported the existing Societal Challenge 5 (SC5) strategic choices. The consultation closed on 8 April 2016 with over 200 responses. Read more
InnovFin Energy Demo Project
06/07/2016
A first-of-a-kind demonstration project that converts wave energy into electrical power, which could be a major step forward in the quest to find new sources of sustainable energy, will be built thanks to an EU loan of €10 million from the new InnovFin Energy Demo Project Facility. Read more
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05/07/2016
The European Commission today launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Read more
28/06/2016
Waste residues from powerful anti-cancer drugs used in chemotherapy could cause genetic changes even though levels in the environment are considered to be safe, say EU researchers. Environmental monitoring is the first step towards reducing the potential risk. Read more
24/06/2016
A chance conversation with a marine archaeologist friend led to Charalambos Poullis joining a dive in Cyprus. The experience revealed the difficulties faced by underwater archaeologists, and set in motion a thought process that would lead him to apply for EU research funding and subsequently develop software enabling archaeologists to reproduce underwater artefacts. Read more
From 11/07/2016 to 15/07/2016
Athens

The Hellenic Forum is being organized for the 4th year running by the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The event envisages opportunities for the development of links and affiliations between members of the research community and industry as well as distinguished scientists living and working abroad.

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Restoring Roman cement to its former glory
16/06/2016
For once, the clue is not in the name: Roman cement was not invented in Rome. But it is indeed cement, and more specifically one that was widely used in the 19th century. Many a European city prides itself on the architectural heritage shaped by Roman cement mortar, which has since fallen from grace. EU-funded research has paved the way for a revival. Read more
16/06/2016
The EU-funded project INSPIRATION aims to develop a European research roadmap on sustainable land management practices. The agenda would help focus Europe's research, supporting policymaking on environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and economically affordable soil and land use management. Read more
13/06/2016
Guidelines for making concrete from recycled ingredients could help the construction industry reduce its environmental impact. An EU-funded project developed the guidelines based on tests of recycled concrete, recycled steel from old tires and natural fibres from sisal. Read more
From 26/09/2016 to 27/09/2016
Incheba conference centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
ICT Proposers' day 2106 is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17. Registration is now open for this event. Read more

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