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Week 16

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

  • Success Stories
    • Digitising the past
      Although millions of books are scanned and put online every year, making old documents and texts available on the web is a difficult and painstaking process.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

  • Research Headlines
    • Probing the brain without surgery
      A breakthrough European research project has developed a safe and simple approach that avoids surgery and its associated risks in order to help patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The BrainSafe project uses an innovative technology for non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP), the pressure inside the skull and thus the brain tissue and the surrounding fluid.

Monday, 14 April 2014

  • 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.

Week 15

Friday, 11 April 2014

  • Events
    • Research Commercialisation: From Idea 2 IPO - 19-20 May 2014, London, UK

      Research Commercialisation is a new cross-discipline event and will provide a platform for all those involved in promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups. Delegates to this major new conference will hear from UK government, leading industrial, investor and academic speakers on strategies to support the commercialisation of academic research including: Bringing research to the market, Best practices in technology transfer, Academic-industry collaboration, Intellectual property strategies, License vs. start-up, Investment strategies, Key Performance Indicators.

    • 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.

  • Research Headlines
    • New stem cell-based treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
      EU-funded researchers have developed a new potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, based on adult stem cells from body fat, or adipose tissue. The results of initial clinical trials are encouraging, and with a large number of patients all over the world, the benefits could be staggering.

  • Success Stories
    • Bags of water
      A waterbag is a flexible container system for freshwater transport. The Refresh project consortium chose to test their water bag prototype in Crete. The technology is not new, but the team have developed a new approach.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

  • Success Stories
    • X-ray expertise
      A Danish company has developed a series of machines that can quite literally see the unseen. The silver machines use low-energy x-rays to peer inside a product, and highlight faults that other scanners fail to spot.

Monday, 07 April 2014

  • Research Headlines
    • A new running shoe that helps prevent injury
      Jogging or running is a popular form of physical activity. However, the resulting repetitive stresses and strains on joints can cause injuries. In fact, many joggers have to stop practising the sport because they tend to land on their heels which, when done for miles on end, produces impact forces which are simply too much to bear for the legs and back.

Week 14

Friday, 04 April 2014

  • Events
    • M2M Innovation World Congress - 22-24 September 2014, Marseille, France

      Focused on technologies and best practices, the conference will show where the real value of M2M is. - High level insights to rethink ecosystems, Big Data, platforms, connectivity, M2M security... - Lessons sharing of the most inspiring M2M implementations for Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home & Smart Devices.

    • NFC World Congress - 22-24 September 2014, Marseille, France

      Now in its fourth edition, NFC World Congress will dedicate itself to advance innovation in the mobile proximity business, NFC-based or not. One strong focus of the conference will be on the services from verticals that will boost customer's adoption. Solutions providers across industries are becoming key drivers of the market, besides the technology providers and enablers. NFC World Congress invites all the mobile proximity stakeholders to share their insights and expertise showing successful services, innovation & business: from start-ups to leading IT/mobile players, including all the vertical implementers leveraging these new technologies.

  • 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

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

  • Research Headlines
    • Measuring the universe to catch a glimpse of our past
      Peering into the very depths of the universe gives scientists a better understanding of its origins. Since the speed of light is finite, the objects we are seeing are from the distant past. A recently completed EU-funded project developed not only a new means of measuring these cosmic distances, but also discovered galaxies at the point of their creation.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

  • Success Stories
    • A tyre revolution
      A new generation of car tyres is being made with a list of intriguing ingredients. Peter Snel, group head of R&D at Dutch tyre specialist Apollo Tyres, detailed some of the differences: "We have a tyre here where we have some Guayule rubber in the tyre, instead of the normal natural rubber that we use as standard in our tyres. Here we have a tyre where we have dandelion latex in the tyre instead of the normal natural rubber."

Monday, 31 March 2014


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