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Week 22

Monday, 29 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • In-depth technology for deep-sea discovery
      Photo of the seaIt is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than the ocean floor. The EU-funded STRONGMAR project will address marine knowledge gaps by fostering knowledge transfer and exchanges between leading European marine science research institutes. The project seeks to support innovative technological solutions that will advance deep-sea research at INESC TEC in Porto, Portugal.

Week 21

Friday, 26 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Hemp plants show potential as sustainable fibre alternative
      Photo of a hemp plantHemp has been a source for materials, fibres and textiles for millennia. Now, an EU-funded project has used cutting-edge genomic approaches to boost hemp production, improve quality and advance scientific understanding of the crop. The research has led to new varieties and processes, providing a sustainable alternative to synthetic fibres and a wide range of other bio-based products.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Understanding a changing Europe through big data
      Photo of a man writing on a glass plate boardThe EU-funded LONGPOP project will train young researchers in the skills needed to fully exploit big data. With a focus on social change, the researchers will be able to apply the knowledge and techniques learnt to helping welfare systems prepare for the years ahead.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

  • Success Stories
    • Ready to wear electronics
      Photo of the glassesScientists at a research facility in the German city of Berlin dream of clothing that produces energy as we walk. They have combined very different nanomaterials into so-called energy harvesters.

Week 20

Friday, 19 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Buy locally, buy quality: sustainability in public food procurement
      Children in a school canteenSchool meals don't matter only to kids and their parents. Like other services within the scope of public sector food procurement, they also matter economically. Determination to source produce locally and sustainably can make all the difference to a region's farmers, as can labels protecting its specialities. An EU-funded project is connecting the dots.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

  • Open to the world
    • EU-backed major research facility promotes peace in the Middle East
      Strongly supported by EU funding, the SESAME synchrotron, the first major international research infrastructure in the Middle East, started operating today in Allan, Jordan. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, attended today's inauguration event alongside His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and over 300 policy makers, scientists and diplomats from the region, the EU and beyond.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Week 19

Friday, 12 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May 2017

  • Success Stories
    • Reaching for new horizons in research and innovation policies
      Photo of an Alpinist at the top of a mountain Where can EU countries turn when they want advice on improving their national research and innovation systems? The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) would be a good starting point - it provides tailor-made policy recommendations both to EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Think smart for better transport planning
      Visualisation of offer and demand for bike-sharing in BarcelonThe more planners know about how people move around a city, the easier it is for them to develop sustainable transport policies. EU-funded researchers have used data from personal smart devices to shed light on urban mobility and improve transport planning tools and models.


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