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From 24/01/2017 to 24/01/2017
An EU-funded project is developing two new deep-water gliders that would expand the ability of scientists and industry to measure the environmental impact of commercial activities such as drilling for oil and gas at sea. The autonomous gliders, sort of deep-sea drones, would also be able to extract better and more meaningful data from greater depths. The insights gained from improved ocean monitoring would contribute to the management of maritime resources. Read more
From 23/01/2017 to 23/01/2017
Following the evaluation of proposals submitted to the very first Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation Launchpad call, 16 successful proposals have now been invited to grant agreement preparation. The FET Innovation Launchpad aims at boosting economic growth stemming from FET research by supporting unexplored innovation opportunities from FET-funded projects. Read more
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From 23/01/2017 to 23/01/2017
Thematic networks are a new approach under Horizon 2020 which bring people from both science and practice together to create useful and practical outputs for farmers. The EIP-AGRI has developed a specific brochure on these networks. Read more
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From 23/01/2017 to 23/01/2017
Conventional industrial chemical production requires harsh conditions and environmentally unfriendly processes to transform raw materials like crude oil into useful chemicals and plastics. But imagine if nature's own chemical cell factories could turn cheap starting materials such as organic waste leftover from farming or food processing into recyclable components for the chemical industry. Read more
From 23/01/2017 to 23/01/2017
European Commission DG AGRI, Rue de la loi 130, Brussels, Belgium
The European and African Unions adopted in April 2016 a roadmap on research and innovation for food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA). The European Commission invited around 25 African and European experts to discuss the state of play of this cooperation and to further develop the FNSSA priority themes with a view to contribute to Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020. Read more
From 20/01/2017 to 20/01/2017
The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and innovation programmes. Read more
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From 20/01/2017 to 20/01/2017
In northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45c, it's thaw season. Futuris went to meet a group of biologists studying the basic mechanisms used by plants to survive in this challenging ecosystem.And the variety of colours of their flowers is one of those survival mechanisms as pollinating insects are attracted by their colours. Read more
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From 19/01/2017 to 19/01/2017
As Europe's population ages, cancer has become the leading cause of death. Therapeutic targeting - changing the activity of a protein or nucleic acid with a stimulus - is of limited use because of the complexity of cancer: changes take place within the tumour cell itself, but also in the cell's microenvironment. An EU-funded project will increase understanding of cancer progression and provide the basis for new, targeted approaches. Read more
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From 18/01/2017 to 18/01/2017
Using a range of new technologies, EU-funded researchers are on a mission to create greener ships. They plan to cut fuel use and CO2 emissions by 25%, and other emissions (sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter) by 100%. Read more
slide showing 2 hands holding a shield with PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone and text "Public consultation on the review of ENISA - Have your say!
slide showing 2 hands holding a shield with PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone and text "Public consultation on the review of ENISA - Have your say!
From 18/01/2017 to 18/01/2017
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to seek views on the past performance of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and on a possible overhaul of its mandate in view of new challenges the EU faces in the cybersecurity field. The consultation is open until 12 April 2017. Read more

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