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It is with great pleasure to announce the European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” that will take place at the COP21 in Paris. At the event distinguished speakers will highlight the critical role of research and innovation in making the transition to a low-carbon future happen. The speakers panel include: • Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union • Carlos Moedas, European Commission Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation • Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) • Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) • Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics (LSE) • Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development The flagship event will take place on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, from 18.30 to 20. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
EU-funded researchers are advancing a novel form of cancer therapy described as a 'magic bullet' against certain types of tumours. Their work promises to lead to more personalised and effective treatments for breast, ovarian and other forms of cancer over the coming years. [read more]
About 300 million people in 75 tropical and sub-tropical countries are infected with Schistosoma flatworms, which cause a debilitating disease. An EU-funded project looked into a new way of fighting the parasites: tackling specific enzymes in the worms to modify gene expression and stop their development in its tracks. [read more]
People born with dwarfism (achondroplasia) can also have problems with the spine, breathing and hearing. An EU-funded project developed a protein that can potentially restore growth in those affected by the genetic mutation that leads to dwarfism. [read more]
The Clean Sky 2 JU, together with the support of the Leaders of the Clean Sky 2 Programme look forward to meeting potential Partner Candidates during this information day dedicated to the Third Call for Core Partners. This Info Day will enable networking and clarification on the topics open to this Third Call for Core Partners in the areas of Large Passenger Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, Fast Rotorcraft, Airframe, Engines and Systems. This event is a great opportunity for any applicants interested in participating in the Clean Sky 2 Programme as Core Partners to meet the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking and the Leaders of the Programme, as well as find out more about national opportunities and meet potential partners for applications. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
Demonstration meeting heralds confidence in new tools. [read more]
Source: Fusion for Energy - news
The Ex‐Post‐Evaluation of the 7th EU Framework Programme (2007‐2013) published in November 2015 highlights Eurostars as a programme that has succeeded in accelerating the growth and innovative outputs of R&D performing SMEs. While recognising that smaller enterprises will, by their nature, be more local and should largely be supported by national programmes for Research and Innovation, the report states that the employment growth rate of R&D‐performing SMEs funded by Eurostars was nearly twice as high as that of applicant SMEs which were not funded. [read more]
Source: EUREKA News
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Inflammation is not your enemy. It's a mechanism the body uses to keep us healthy, e.g. to fight invading pathogens. But sometimes, the immune system doesn't know when to stop, say EU-funded researchers. They are learning how to get the message across, in a bid to help tackle diseases caused when our tiny defenders go rogue. [read more]