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The European Union has been active in the response to the Ebola emergency from the start. Ahead of the high-level conference on Ebola taking place in Brussels on 3 March, the European Commission has published a state of play of its actions. The EU's total financial contribution to fight the epidemic is over €1.2 billion. Read more
CREA (Network of summer academies for the improvement of entrepreneurship in innovative sectors) is a new Horizon 2020 project which started in January 2015. CREA will test 2 editions of its Summer Academy, simultaneously organized in 6 European Cities (Milan, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Newcastle,Tallin, Utrecht), which will end with an international event (CREA ICT Business Idea Contest) where its results will be presented to international investors and a prize will be awarded. Read more
The three-year 'Robotic Manipulation for Nuclear Sort and Segregation' (RoMaNs) project will receive a total of €6.4 million through Horizon 2020. It aims to develop an autonomous robotics system for nuclear waste handling. This will avoide environmental hazards and dangerous working conditions. Read more
You probably already heard about graphene, but do you know its "cousin" silicene? Learn more about silicene in this blog post from Athanasios Dimoulas, coordinator of the FET Open 2D-NANOLATTICES project, the first European project aimed to study silicene, a 2D semiconductor. Read more

One year after the launch of the Horizon 2020 programme, Science|Business will bring together applicants, project holders, industry executives and key policy makers to take stock of the programme and discuss the most important challenges for Europe to solve over the next 20 years.

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If you are at risk of developing diabetes, it will come as no surprise if your doctor suggests you keep an eye on your weight and step up your physical activity. A number of lifestyle aspects are known to play a role. Other insights are only just emerging: new EU-funded research highlights the importance of living in sync with your body clock. Read more
During 2015 and 2016 STARTIFY7, a new H2020 project, will organise 7 thematically-focused summer academies for young future ICT entrepreneurs. Read more
An EU-funded project has developed innovative components, chemical technologies and manufacturing processes for cheaper, more-dependable and greener Lithium-ion batteries. These breakthroughs promise to boost competitiveness among European battery and electric vehicle manufacturers. Read more
Luckily, sarcomas are rare – but this also means that very few clinical trials have investigated better ways to tackle these malignant tumours. The fact that there are many types of sarcoma, which respond to treatment in very different ways, adds to the difficulty of organising such studies. An EU-funded cancer research project has taken up the challenge in a bid to develop targeted treatments. Read more
From 11/03/2015 to 13/03/2015
Researchers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs and business people from all over Europe come together at this event to discuss topics and contents which also have an immediate impact on the road-mapping process for Robotics in Europe. Read more