Featured projects

E.g., 23-06-2018
E.g., 23-06-2018
  • Mind the gap: coordinating urban development in Europe

    22/12/2016
    JPI Urban Europe will bring together urban development research and social innovation projects under a single transnational call for projects, ENSUF, in a bid to foster growth, job creation, innovation and sustainability across European cities. Nearly 50 proposals have been received.
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  • Participation and the young

    22/12/2016
    How do young people participate in decisions that concern them and their involvement at the local level? There are many ways they get involved, not all of which are recognised in formal ways. A new EU-funded project is exploring how the rising generation engages with public debate.
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  • A question of consciousness

    01/12/2016
    What is consciousness? Can it be measured? FET-Open project LUMINOUS tries to find answers to fundamental human questions.
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  • Opening new horizons for information storage

    25/11/2016
    FET-Open project MAGicSky is neither about magic, nor about looking at the stars. Its very down-to-earth objective is to significantly improve information storage capacity and speed of information processing. In other words, MAGicSky research aims at developing extremely small and powerful memory elements
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  • Electric vehicles: energy cuts for longer range

    17/11/2016
    Research shows that many people are put off buying an electric vehicle because of their limited operating range - the distance that they can travel before they need charging. An EU-funded project is tackling one of the functions reducing range by consuming energy: interior heating and cooling.
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  • Solutions to make inland waterway transport more competitive

    17/11/2016
    The EU-funded project PROMINENT seeks to make goods transport on Europe's inland waterways more competitive compared to other modes by helping industry switch to more efficient and environmentally friendly vessels.
    Image of barge on a canal
  • Nanotechnology goes skin deep: but EU researchers keep it safe

    17/11/2016
    Nanotechnology harnesses the power of the very small - just a fraction of the size of a human hair and too tiny to see with the naked eye - to make more effective devices, materials and medicines. Now researchers behind the SKHINCAPS project funded by the European Union want to use nanotechnologies to make smart clothing and cosmetics.
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  • A surgical strike against bacteria

    17/11/2016
    Implantation of a prosthesis involves complex surgery conducted in a sterile environment. Still, sometimes implants get infected with dangerous bacteria. The consequences can be very serious. Why does this happen and what can be done to prevent it?
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  • Addressing the arsenic in Argentinian groundwater

    17/11/2016
    Many areas worldwide struggle with high levels of arsenic in the water supply. Scientists from Argentina - where several regions are affected - are collaborating with European colleagues to find solutions in the context of an EU-funded project. Together, they intend to develop a low-cost system to produce safe drinking water for people and livestock.
  • An energy-saving climate control system for electric cars

    17/11/2016
    EU-funded project XERIC plans to develop a climate-control system for electric vehicles that can cut energy use by half. Reducing energy use would extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars, making the industry more competitive.
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