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EU-funded project INTERACT has built a network of Arctic research stations, allowing them to coordinate and share resources more efficiently. The network aims to boost the scope and quantity of research on the Arctic, which serves as a bellwether of global changes to climate, biodiversity and land use. Read more

With the principle of research for better health for all at its core, Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing focuses on personalised health and care. Its updated Work Programme 2017 offers calls for proposals with an overall budget of about € 400 million.

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From 18/04/2016 to 22/04/2016

Supported jointly by by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the EU-China Week on Aviation Research will take place in Brussels on 18-22 April 2016.

The event is hosted by the Von Karman Institute (VKI) and the European Commission.

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Planes today have many components that produce heat, and aircraft architects must factor this aspect into their designs. To do so, they have to interact with many contributors. EU-funded researchers have developed a system to facilitate this interaction and accelerate the process. It enables all involved to model and optimise thermal behaviour together. Read more
EU-funded project EuroCoord has advanced scientific understanding of HIV by bringing together patient data collected by over 100 institutions. The data are being mined for insight into better prevention and treatment strategies, including for vulnerable groups such as migrants and refugees. Read more
EU researchers have created and tested a range of new polymer composites based on graphene and speciality graphites. They are expected to find early application in the consumer electronics and automotive industries. Read more
EU-funded researchers have developed and patented tools to make photovoltaic generation more reliable, cost-effective and easier to integrate into the grid, providing a boost to solar power SMEs and helping to make sustainable energy more attractive to businesses and end users. Commercial spin-offs are marketing the results in Europe and beyond. Read more
An EU-funded project has developed new ways of converting biomass in Brazil into a range of higher value-added products, helping to cut waste, reduce fossil fuel dependence and strengthen sustainable paper-making practices. Several new technologies are now being exploited by project partners and licensed third parties. Read more
From 17/05/2016 to 18/05/2016
Amsterdam (NL)
A combination of science, engineering and entrepreneurship is needed to unlock the full potential of quantum technologies. In this context, the Netherlands is holding the conference ‘Quantum Europe 2016’ in cooperation with the European Commission and QuTech, the quantum technology institute of TU Delft and TNO. Read more
EU-funded researchers have trialled new sensory technologies designed to detect hazardous icy flying conditions at high altitude. The innovations, which can be fitted onto commercial aircraft, have been developed in anticipation of regulatory changes to further tighten aircraft safety. Read more