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In a major report published in December, the international organisation OECD reviewed case studies, trends, statistics and legal frameworks in an effort to identify key factors influencing cycling safety. [read more]
The European Commission is inviting all stakeholders with an interest in improving efficiency and sustainability of freight transport, to reply to a questionnaire with the objective of designing a new funding scheme for freight transport services in 2014-2020. [read more]
A pan-European project has developed a solution using generic adaptive technologies - sensors, processes and actuator systems able to automatically adjust metal-cutting operations in response to changes on the production line. These technologies are now being used by major European companies. [read more]
The ODAK ('Orphan Drug for Acanthamoeba Keratitis') project is working to develop a safe and effective treatment for Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a rare infectious eye disease which causes severe debilitation and can lead to blindness. The disease, which causes severe debilitation and can lead to blindness, affects one in 100 000 people in the EU - with 85% of cases being associated with contact lens wearing. It is caused by a common protozoan infecting the cornea and it is extremely difficult to treat because of the pathogens' resistance to antimicrobial therapy. [read more]
The European Commission is launching an Invitation for Commitments, calling upon interested parties to support the objectives of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC), by sharing their current or future plans to realise smart cities through energy, transport and ICT innovations. [read more]
European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 March 2014 Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high and diminishing only slowly. [read more]
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 March 2014 This Memo explains the objectives of the Innovation Union Scoreboard and provides an overview of the research and innovation performance of EU Member States and some associated and neighbouring countries at national and regional levels, as measured by the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2014... [read more]
Beans, peas and lentils, collectively known as legumes, offer humans and animals a rich source of protein. But in spite of their many benefits, their cultivation in Europe has been constantly decreasing over the last 40 years. We are importing around 70% of our requirements in protein-rich products used for feeds, and this will have an increasing geopolitical importance as world protein prices continue to soar. Quality validation date: 2014-03-04 [read more]
The 189th meeting of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) was held in Brussels on 19-20 February 2014. The meeting was chaired by Dr Angeles Rodríguez-Peña, President of the CSO. The Committee focused its work on further advancing the measures needed to facilitate the smooth transition from FP7 to Horizon 2020. [read more]
When putting themselves in harm's way to help others, rescue services are not always best protected from the potential danger they face. Researchers from the SAFEPROTEX project have taken a new approach in the development of high-quality protective clothing for emergency workers who might face multiple hazards (adverse weather, heat, chemicals, flammable liquids etc.) without compromising their ability to react in emergency situations. [read more]
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