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Monday, 27 March 2017

1. Research Headlines - Connecting ICT solutions with sustainable agriculture in Serbia

A new European centre of excellence for the development of advanced technologies in sustainable agriculture and food security will open in Serbia with the aim to boost economic growth in the region. [read more]

3. Success Stories - Sustainable food security - with a little help from nature

Within a few decades, supermarket shelves could be empty. A shortage of food is likely unless farmers can produce enough for the world's rapidly growing population. Combining higher yields with sustainability would be a step in the right direction; the EU-funded LIBERATION project has been researching the economic benefits of such an approach. [read more]

Friday, 24 March 2017

4. Research Headlines - Taking state-of-the-art avionics to the next level

By making the most of Distributed Modular Electronics in next-generation avionics, researchers with the EU-funded ASHLEY project are establishing Europe's position as a global leader in aviation innovation. [read more]

Thursday, 23 March 2017

5. First sector of Vacuum Vessel is coming together

For the first time, smaller parts of a poloidal segment have been welded together to form a bigger piece. [read more]

6. Forum: ‘Health Research in a Connected and Participative Society’ - 9 June 2017, Brussels

The European Commission's Scientific Panel for Health (SPH) is a science-led expert group based on the provisions of the Horizon 2020 Specific Programme, which is tasked with helping to achieve better health and wellbeing for all. The Panel's main roles are to provide foresight and overall vision and strategy, as well as to identify bottlenecks to innovation and propose solutions in the area of health and biomedical research. The Scientific Panel for Health has set out a vision for the future of health and biomedical research including input received during the 2016 forum 'Better Research for Better Health' organized by the European Commission and the Scientific Panel for Health. From further stakeholder's consultation important topics were identified that will be the focus of the next forum to be organized with the European Commission on June 9th in Brussels, 'Health Research in a Connected and Participative Society'. [read more]

7. Research Headlines - Clearing the fog: an end to clouded climate predictions

Limited understanding of the role of aerosols in our climate system means a lack of policies addressing them. The EU-funded BACCHUS project aims to expand understanding of how clouds are affected, providing the knowledge for improved climate models and projections, and - eventually - more effective policies for sustainability and climate change mitigation. [read more]

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

8. Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres: technologies and drivers for EU policies - 7 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The final conference of the project CommONEnergy will be held on September 7 at the Hotel Bloom! giving a clearer picture on retail buildings in the EU. It will then be followed by an award ceremony of the Sustainable Building Challenge. The EU-funded project CommONEnergy aims to re-conceptualize shopping malls through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach. This is the closing year of the project and it can already encount many positive results to look back at a clearer picture on retail buildings in EU, their features, inefficiencies and inclusion in EU policies; innovative technologies developed, implemented and tested improving comfort, reducing costs and energy consumption; useful sustainability and economical tools, addressing the retail sector needs and much more! 23 partners representing various industry stakeholders, as well as research and academia from ten European countries gathered to develop concept and technologies to make EU retail buildings better and smarter. [read more]

9. Quantum Technologies - How will they change our world? - 29 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The expectations are high: Quantum technologies are supposed to bring transformative advances to society. Future developments in e.g. robotics or autonomous vehicles strongly depend on whether their potential can be fully unleashed. The field of quantum research and its technological promises, however, are as intriguing as they can be incomprehensible. With this event we also strive to break the futuristic term down to its possible meaning for our everyday life: • How will future computing look like and what timescales are we speaking about? • What impact might quantum technologies have on e. [read more]

10. Research Headlines - Search for other Earths reveals new planets

Four exoplanets with an Earth-like composition have been found by an EU-funded project working to understand more about planets outside our solar system. These particular exoplanets are too hot for life, but the observation method that identified them will now help determine how common inhabitable planets are in our galaxy. [read more]

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