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A series of sustainability measures – if implemented – may reduce urban transport CO2 emissions by up to 8.8% in 2030, according to a report by the JRC. Introducing congestion charging zones, reverting to teleworking and conference calls instead of commuting as well as reallocating road lanes to public transport, are the three measures that top the list of 21. Together, these would account for a reduction of 18.3 million tons of CO2, corresponding to 75,000 flights from London to New York, which is equivalent to 10 years of air traffic for the route. [read more]
The amount of public sector information data available has snowballed in recent years and continues to grow. With all of this data at their finger tips, the information managers of SMEs are increasingly concerned with how to link and combine these datasets with other data. They need standards-based tools, yet many SMEs simply don't have the resources to produce them. Quality validation date: 2014-03-07 [read more]
Published on: 07-March-2014 Organised jointly by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Norwegian Chairmanship of EUREKA, the platform for R&D projects in Europe, the Korea (...) [read more]
Source: EUREKA News
A European research project, ALERT, has developed an asbestos detection device that could save thousands of lives. The project team is building the first real-time, portable detector of asbestos fibres in the air. The low-cost ALERT Rapid Asbestos Detection (ARAD) tool, which will be the size of a hand-held drill, is expected to enable construction workers and surveyors to test for the mineral's presence in building and demolition sites. [read more]
The Startup Europe Roadshow kicked off in Poznan on February 27. The event gave students and young graduates the chance to meet and learn from successful ICT entrepreneurs. They also received information on EU funding opportunities for young entrepreneurs. Find out more about the successful stories presented on this occasion. [read more]
European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 March 2014 Ahead of the celebration of International Women's Day the European Commission announces the winners of the 2014 EU Prize for Women Innovators. They are Saskia Biskup (Germany, first prize), Laura van 't Veer (The Netherlands, second prize) and Ana Maiques (Spain, third... [read more]
Do you have questions about this specific call? Interested in a pre-proposal check of your idea? [read more]
The EU's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), adopted in 2008, is designed to deliver 'Good Environmental Status' (GES) in European marine waters by 2020. However, six years after the MSFD was launched, reports are revealing that most indicators are negative. For example, 88 % of fish stocks in the Mediterranean and Black Sea are still under threat. Quality validation date: 2014-03-06 [read more]
The conference - organised by the FP7 project SPREE - will provide a platform for stakeholders to voice their vision of whether and how "servicizing" (i.e. the move from selling products to providing services) could be promoted to maximum advantage. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
The precious relics on show in our museums provide us with a unique connection to the past which might otherwise be lost. But these remains are fragile, and the danger is not always visible. Airborne pollutants are among the threats. They are invisible, destructive and rarely detected. [read more]