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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
1. Research Headlines - New surgical breakthrough in repairing damaged spinal discs
Lower-back pain due to damaged spinal discs is a major cause of long-term disability for millions of people. Seeking a cure, EU-funded researchers have developed a new surgical approach and the materials to repair damaged spinal discs, potentially helping many sufferers enjoy better, more productive lives.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
2. Research Headlines - Conserving biodiversity for the future health of the planet
Many ideas for EU-funded projects are born in the quest to further scientific research, particularly in areas where little information exists.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
3. Events - European Biogas Association Conference - 30 September - 2 October 2014, Alkmaar region, The Netherlands
The biannual European Biogas Conference covers a broad range of topics related to biogas, from production to utilisation, with plenty of room for networking between representatives from research, industry and production. There will be an exhibition and a poster session.
Topics include European policy issues, biomethane, digestate use, sustainability of biogas and bioeconomy. With this event we strive to unite biogas experience and share latest information on policies, industry developments, innovation and legislation.
Monday, 14 April 2014
4. Research Headlines - International exchange fosters better local action on deforestation
Many efforts are being made at a governmental and global level to reduce deforestation and other major contributors to climate change. The REDD-ALERT project focused on how such international and national policy initiatives - for example, the discussions taking place under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - could be translated into ideas for action on the ground.
Friday, 11 April 2014
5. Events - 3rd GRF One Health Summit 2014 - 5-8 October 2014, Davos, Switzerland
The 3rd GRF One Health Summit will further develop and strengthen the One Health paradigm and its global movement. In particular this 3rd global gathering will focus on the added value of a global One Health approach and a stronger involvement of the private sector and policy.
The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 30 April 2014. Submit your abstract now on one of the conference topics.
6. Events - KOREA EUREKA Day - 26-28 May 2014, Oslo, Norway
This event is the effective rallying point where European and Korean companies and organizations could gather under one roof to seek business opportunities, share innovative ideas and knowledge and initiate new R&D collaborations.
Wednesday, 09 April 2014
7. Research Headlines - How plants evolved and what it means for our food supply
An EU-funded project investigating how oxygen in the air millions of years ago might have affected the evolution of plants is making important discoveries that could inform our approach to climate change, space exploration and ensuring future food supplies.
Friday, 04 April 2014
8. Research Headlines - The 'triple-win' way to reduce carbon in the atmosphere
Reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere is a key priority facing the world today as it attempts to mitigate the scale and effects of climate change. EUROCHAR, a European research project, is developing a technique which not only promises to help tackle this priority, but also offers additional benefits in the form of environmentally-friendly energy production and enhanced soil fertility.
Thursday, 03 April 2014
9. Events - Summer School on Catalysis of Biomass - 8-11 June 2014, Líblice (Czech Republic)
The summer school is organized in the frame of the European project CAScade deoxygenation process using tailored nanoCATalysts for the production of BiofuELs from lignocellullosic biomass.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
10. Events - Renaturing Cities: Addressing Environmental Challenges and the Effects of the Economic Crisis through Nature-Based Solutions - 13-14 May 2014, Brussels
The European Commission (Directorate for Climate Action and Resource Efficiency) is organising this two-day conference under the auspices of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The aim of the Conference is to highlight innovative tools, strategies and best practices in the field of Nature Based Solutions that European cities are adopting in order to combine tradition and modernity while addressing environmental challenges and the impacts of the economic crisis.
Mr Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for "Climate Action and Resource Efficiency" will open the event. Mr Christos Vasilakos, Secretary General for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic will also give an opening address.
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