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Take a look at the Horizon Prizes web site to see which challenge you might take up ...

• Better use of Antibiotics • Breaking the optical transmission barriers
• Materials for clean air • Collaborative Spectrum Sharing • Food scanner

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European Research Area

Progress report 2014 : accompanied by facts and figures 2014

The European Research Area (ERA) Progress Report 2014 updates last year's overview of the state of play in ERA. It presents individual country reports that give a snapshot of the implementation of ERA actions at national level, notably by research funding and research performing organisations. The report indicates that the conditions for achieving ERA, where researchers and scientific knowledge can circulate freely, are in place at European level.

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Social innovation for sustainability

Moving towards a greener economy while keeping the quality of development sustainable is a major challenge. This entails, among other factors, good policy-making, changes in societal and individual lifestyles, ethical consumerism and good research to understand all of the factors at play.

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Earth observations

Today, economic development, growing populations and increasing degradation of the environment all make sustainable exploitation of resources a priority, and no resource is more fundamental to our well-being than water.


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