Featured projects

E.g., 20-04-2018
E.g., 20-04-2018
  • A surgical strike against bacteria

    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?
    Image of test tubes with fluid
  • Addressing the arsenic in Argentinian groundwater

    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

    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.
    Image of green car made of leaves
  • QuantERA: the new ERA-NET supporting Quantum Technologies

    QuantERA is a new Cofund Action in Quantum Technologies. With a budget of over 37 million €, including co-funding from the European Commission, QuantERA will support international research projects in the field of Quantum Technologies.
  • From smart homes to living buildings – the next step in human habitats

    Life happens inside your four walls, right? But what if those walls are actually alive themselves? The vision of FET Open project LIAR is to turn our habitats into sustainable 'living' buildings.
  • Innovative cloud network to simplify travel planning

    An EU-funded project aims to boost the competitiveness of Europe's travel industry by developing a cutting-edge cloud services platform capable of pulling together data from millions of service providers. The platform would allow travellers to access more diverse and flexible travel services faster and more securely than is currently possible - simplifying journey planning.
    Image of hand holding phone using apps with thumb
  • Frontier research for new materials

    FET Open project Microflusa wants to revolutionize the fabrication of colloidal materials. While present production of innovative colloidal materials remains time consuming and limited to small scale, Microflusa proposes novel ways to break this bottleneck.
  • Impressive achievements for project Harvest4D

    The EU-funded project Harvest4D will have a significant impact, not only scientifically, but also practically, as it solves many fundamental problems related to the capture, reconstruction, and visualization of 3D data to create 4D models.
  • A move to bring down costs for light electric vehicles

    The EU-funded project RESOLVE is developing technologies for electric-powered light four wheelers that extend range and reduce cost. This could tempt more car drivers to make the switch to these smaller, less polluting alternatives for daily urban commutes.
    Picture of electric vehicle sign on ground
  • What your saliva tells you about your heart health

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Early detection can prevent heart failure and other complications, but screening is currently time consuming. EU-funded researchers are looking to change this with a cost-effective tool capable of detecting a patient’s risk of heart failure from their saliva.
    Picture of stethoscope