A new batch of 28 excellent proposals that aim to explore novel ideas for Future and Emerging Technologies has been invited for grant preparation. The 26 Research and Innovation Actions and 2 Coordination and Support Actions were selected by independent experts in a fierce competition of 374 submitted proposals. The next deadline for submitting a FET-Open proposal is on 27 September 2017. Read more
A new Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) will soon start to develop much-needed solutions for a more sustainable management of water and agro-food systems. A proposal to set up PRIMA was today adopted in a vote in the European Parliament plenary meeting in Strasbourg. Read more
The European Union and China will boost their research and innovation cooperation with a new package of flagship initiatives targeting the areas of Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies, Environment and Sustainable Urbanisation, Surface Transport, Safer and Greener aviation, and Biotechnologies for Environment and Human Health. Read more
An EU loan of €20 million will support a Barcelona-based start-up to develop and commercialise a device capable of identifying within an hour a range of infectious pathogens, such as those contained in meningitis, respiratory or gastro-intestinal infections. Read more
Norbert Kuipers, who won the EIT Innovators Award 2016, has now won the MBR Global Water Award in Dubai.
Norbert and the team from TNO won for their MemPower® product, which uses renewable sources of energy such as solar and residual heat to produce very pure water by membrane distillation. An exciting aspect of this is that MemPower® produces but consumes no electricity, while at the same time safe drinking water and electricity can be produced from sea water. Read more