The European Semester, the Commission's yearly cycle of economic policy coordination, supports Member States' structural reforms in different policy areas to promote jobs, growth and investment. Research and innovation play a key role in this context. That is why the Commission gives recommendations to and closely work with the Member States to increase the performance of their national research and innovation systems.
Research and Innovation Performance
(updated: 30 January 2018)
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This list contains 5 recently published articles on projects that have a partner in United Kingdom.
Global connections strengthen research collaboration
Tools, technologies and human connections developed in an EU-funded project are fostering collaboration opportunities for researchers globally, aiding mobility and providing seamless access to knowledge and resources across the academic world.
Lighter, fuel-efficient ships for a sustainable future
Ultra-efficient ships built with innovative, lightweight materials using sustainable manufacturing processes are taking to the seas thanks to an EU-funded project that promises to boost the competitiveness of the European maritime industry - and benefit the environment.
Personalised medicine for disease prevention
Medical practitioners are increasingly adopting a 'personalised medicine' (PM) approach involving individually tailored patient care. An EU-funded project is fostering collaboration on PM research and training, with special emphasis on the prevention of chronic diseases.
Satellites reveal undersea landscapes
Conventional methods of mapping the sea floor are slow and expensive. EU-funded researchers used satellite-derived techniques combined with crowd-sourced depth soundings to map large areas quickly and at lower cost.
Tasty and nutritious food for senior citizens
As a person ages, their appetite and physical capacity to eat can diminish. To prevent malnutrition among senior citizens and make eating a pleasure for them, an EU-funded project has developed tasty fruit- and vegetable-based foods adapted to their health needs.
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