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Friday, 06 March 2015

1. 1st Technical Review Human Brain Project (HBP): Main conclusions & recommendations

The Commission held the first annual review meeting of the Human Brain Project (HBP) in January in Brussels. This technical review covers the period 01/10/2013 – 30/09/2014. [read more]

2. 9th GEO European projects workshop - 15-16 June 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organised jointly by the Danish Meteorological Institute, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, this workshop brings together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). Its timing has been set to maximise early insight and awareness of the new GEO Implementation plan for the next decade. Key features this year include the transition from the first to the second GEO ten-year implementation plan, the ambition to involve the private sector more closely in GEO, especially SMEs, and the need to develop the use of GEO data and information to respond more pro-actively to societal issues and challenges. [read more]

3. Press Centre - EU inducement prize reaps rewards for European vaccine development SME

One year ago, the German biopharmaceutical company CureVac GmbH won the EU's first ever innovation inducement prize worth €2 million for making progress towards a novel technology to bring life-saving vaccines to people across the planet in safe and affordable ways. Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has announced a commitment to invest €46 million in CureVac to accelerate the development of its innovative vaccine technology and the production of numerous vaccines against infectious diseases. [read more]

4. Research Headlines - Reducing car recalls while speeding up production

Technology capable of quickly detecting the tiniest of flaws in automotive parts could help reduce production stoppages and costly vehicle recalls. The next step is to create new opportunities for SMEs by bringing this innovation to market. [read more]

5. Smart specialisation: from research strategies into concrete actions - 06 Mar 2015

At the opening of a JRC conference on smart specialisation today, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu said that research areas must be coupled with the economic exploitation of new ideas and permanent questioning on how to do new, better and different things. [read more]

6. Ten technologies which could change our lives

The Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) unit of the European Parliament published an analysis entitled "Ten technologies which could change our lives: Potential impacts and policy implications", covering topics such as Graphene and Massive Online Courses. [read more]

7. Workshop for Mathematics and Digital Science

A workshop for Mathematics and Digital Science organised by DG CONNECT (Unit C1 – eInfrastructure) took place in November, with around 50 mathematicians with expertise in the mathematical disciplines related to big data and High Performance Computing (HPC) from around Europe, and even from the US. Notably, this included also the Chair of European Research Council, Dr Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, as well as the Joint Research Centre. The workshop was preceded by an open online consultation. [read more]

Thursday, 05 March 2015

8. Bernard Bigot appointed as new ITER Director General

Determined to meet the expectations of the ITER Members. [read more]

9. CHOICE project outcomes support and strengthen collaboration between China and Europe on ICT research

The FP7-funded project CHOICE announces concrete and exciting outcomes following the achievements of its first year of activities. These major outcomes provide continuity and progress in supporting and strengthening collaboration between China and Europe on ICT research. [read more]

10. Detection of kissing bonds in friction stir welds of aero structures and automotive components.

The StirScan project has developed an ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) prototype system in order to address the challenging problem of detecting kissing bonds in friction stir welds of aero structures (e.g. fuselage and wing skins)and automotive components (e.g. aluminium alloy wheels). [read more]

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