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Monday, 29 June 2015

1. BESAFE explores effectiveness of biodiversity arguments to improve policy making

The BESAFE project recently presented its findings on the effectiveness of arguments for biodiversity protection at its final conference, held in cooperation with the BIOMOT project. [read more]

2. BIOMOT explores what drives action for nature

At the recent joint final conference with the BESAFE project, the BIOMOT team discussed its exploration of what drives people to act for nature and how we can foster it. [read more]

3. Cyber-Physical European Roadmap & Strategy

Recent innovations in technological fields like embedded computing, communication, sensors and actuators, and informatics and control have enabled the implementation of complex systems that are able to control and coordinate physical and organizational processes on a local and a global scale via the use of information and communication technology. By their inherently socio-technical character, these systems – called cyberphysical systems – provide the potential for revolutionary changes, bringing disruptive change to existing economical value-chains and societal processes. [read more]

4. Deadline for Trees4Future Transnational Access Programme applications announced

The deadline for the Trees4Future Transnational Access programme, which offers external users free access to 28 state-of-the-art forest research structures and facilities across Europe, has been announced. [read more]


Cash-strapped local authorities facing the challenge of reducing road deaths and serious injuries on their network now have access to a list of initiatives they can take to target risk points, along with the cost and value of the benefits each initiative brings. In a report out today from the Road Safety Foundation “Engineering Safer Roads: Star Rating Roads for in-built safety” the costs and benefits are listed, supported by two real examples: where the road has been improved and is now saving lives and money (A404); and where improvements are needed on the UK’s persistently highest risk road (A285). [read more]

6. Four key themes for rail innovation

The Transport Systems Catapult has published the findings from four recent workshops aimed at creating a better experience for UK rail passengers. [read more]

7. Horizon 2020 project information now available on CORDIS

Over 4000 project factsheets from Horizon 2020 – the first wave of the EU's biggest ever research and innovation framework programme – can now be browsed and searched on CORDIS. [read more]

8. New biocomposite-based materials reduce building’s embodied energy by 50 %

The BIOBUILD project has created new biocomposite structures that require less energy for their production when compared to commonly used alternatives. The new material boasts a 40-year lifespan and no extra cost for manufacturers. [read more]

9. PRIME meeting in Warsaw 03-06-2015

Platform for Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe (PRIME) sets agenda for 2015-16 work, welcomes new members, and re-elects Paul Plummer, Network Rail (UK) as industry co-chair. [read more]

10. Research Headlines - A roadmap for jumping ahead of degenerative disease

Across Europe, researchers are trying to reduce the impact of neurodegenerative diseases on sufferers and society alike. An EU-funded project has set out a roadmap to better coordinate this work - helping scientists target the right research areas and access the best resources. [read more]

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