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An artificial intelligence-based system developed by EU-funded researchers for the plastic injection moulding industry promises to boost productivity, cut time to market, reduce scrap and lower costs. This comes at a time of rapid change and rising competition for one of Europe’s largest manufacturing sectors. Read more
Strasbourg, France

This event dedicated to Key Enabling Technologies will target upcoming calls for Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials, Biotechnologies, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, including Energy efficiency in Buildings (PPP EeB), Factories of the Future (FoF) and Sustainable Process Industries (SPIRE).

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From 24/09/2015 to 25/09/2015
London (UK)
The RE.WORK Future Technology Summit will gather experts to learn about future technologies and discuss their impact on science and society. The Future and Emerging Technologies unit of the European Commission will be part of the discussion. Read more
The European Summit of Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing took place in Brussels on March 9 and 10. Over 1200 visitors swamped the Brussels Square meeting centre, took part in over 32 sessions, workshops, sandpits and the Pioneer Village with its 20 exhibition booths. Read more
EU-funded researchers have developed an innovative, cost-effective and green method for recycling polystyrene packaging – such as those used to pack large quantities of fish – thanks in part to a solvent used in chewing gum. The project consortium is currently in discussions with various plastics companies and recycling firms about commercialising the technology. Read more
A consortium of EU researchers, software developers and standardisation bodies is creating a new business ecosystem to unleash the power of the Internet of Things for every type of user – from shoppers and motorists to holidaymakers and sports enthusiasts. Read more
EU-funded researchers are developing new materials to replace a rare and increasingly expensive component of ‘spin electronic’ devices such as hard disk drives and magnetic memories. This ground-breaking work, which the team plans to patent and commercialise, should lead to substantial cost reductions for the electronics industry and advance the development of new memory technologies. Read more
Researchers from an MSCA ITN project have launched a crowdsourcing initiative to collect pictures of the Mosul museum's artefacts and recreate it virtually. Read more
This Annual Report covers the activities of the European Research Council (ERC) in its first year under Horizon 2020, the framework programme set up by the European Commission for the support of research and innovation over the period 2014-2020. Read more
Brussels, Belgium
The event, organized jointly by the European Commission (DG Research & Innovation) and the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Industry, Technology, Research and Energy (ITRE) committees, will be opened by the Chairs of both committees (Elmar Brok and Jerzy Buzek respectively) together with EU Commissioner, Carlos Moedas, and the Latvian Minister for Education and Science, Marite Seile. Read more