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Did you know the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies programme "FET-Open" receives an extremely high number of submissions each year and the chances of new brilliant ideas to be funded by the EU programme have dramatically dropped? It leaves a lot of great interdisciplinary thinking unrewarded and a lot of people disappointed - this problem needs to be addressed if "FET-Open" is to remain credible as an early detector of future technologies. Read more
Research is urgently needed to strengthen the fight against Xylella fastidiosa, a dangerous plant pathogen worldwide, damaging important crops including fruit trees (olive trees), grapevine and ornamentals. A new EU-funded project just started and funding for another project will be available in the coming months. Read more
With her degree in biology, Dr Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla left Mexico and embarked on an international career in epigenetics. She completed her PhD at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and then moved to Cambridge University. In 2006 she joined IGBMC in Strasbourg where she is currently a group leader. Supported by an ERC grant, she studies the mechanisms controlling embryonic cellular plasticity with the aim of shedding new light on today's fertility issues. Read more
Why do so many diabetes patients develop kidney disease, and how can we improve prevention? EU-funded research has examined insulin-related processes at play in impaired renal function — and it may have found a way to protect key cells that help to filter our blood. Read more
From 07/09/2016 to 10/09/2016
Brussels, Belgium
This international conference brings together researchers dealing with swarm intelligence to share ideas on current developments and applications and to present their latest research. ANTS2016 welcomes paper submissions on any aspect of swarm intelligence. Read more
Brussels, Belgium
On 8 December 2015 the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) is organising an information day on the calls 2016 under Horizon 2020 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Societal Challenge. Read more
The European Commission is launching today the second edition of the "SOFT Innovation Prize" for fusion research. Proposals can be submitted concerning any physics or technology innovations related to magnetic confinement fusion research with a potential for further exploitation. Read more
From 12/11/2015 to 13/11/2015
Xylella fastidiosa is considered a dangerous plant pathogens worldwide, provoking serious damage to a number of crops, including olive trees, grapevine, citrus and ornamental plants, with huge economic impact for agriculture. The pest is quarantined in the EU. Read more
From 09/12/2015 to 10/12/2015
This year's Conference of Partners is dedicated to the theme "Accelerating market uptake of active and healthy ageing innovation across Europe." Achievements as well as the future vision for the Partnership will be discussed with concrete steps towards the set goals. Read more
High-performance computing (HPC) is one of today’s most important priorities. Europe can attain worldwide leadership in HPC, not for the sake of being the first to get the fastest machine, but to master this strategic technology and put it to the service of a more competitive and innovative Europe and to help address societal problems. Read more