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The biannual European Biogas Conference covers a broad range of topics related to biogas, from production to utilisation, with plenty of room for networking between representatives from research, industry and production. There will be an exhibition and a poster session. Topics include European policy issues, biomethane, digestate use, sustainability of biogas and bioeconomy. With this event we strive to unite biogas experience and share latest information on policies, industry developments, innovation and legislation. [read more]
The CRM_InnoNet project funded by the European Commission under the FP7 programme is organizing the second Innovation Network Workshop in the field of substitution of critical raw materials. Special focus will be given to strategic sectors such as Energy, Transport and ICT with the presence of key speakers as well as participatory activities. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
ICT & Art Connect sets out to bring together artists and technologists to explore new ways of working. Collaborative acts of co-creation, together with an open and multidisciplinary discussion will foster the blending of Art and Technology. The coordination action FET-ART has played a crucial role in helping advance this initiative by a set of activities that allowed practitioners in technology and the Arts to meet, collaborate and discuss the future of such collaborations. The event will close the activities of the FET-ART project and present its major achievements and policy recommendations. Launched in June 2013, FET-ART, in a few months, succeeded in organising several consultation and matchmaking events across Europe, and in supporting 18 residencies developing pilot projects centred on co-creation and citizen engagement in ICT. [read more]
Today more people than ever are threatened by disasters, be they natural or man-made. Furthermore, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear contamination risks can occur as a consequence of such events. Regions affected are wider and wider and reconstruction and recovery operations are longer-lasting, costly and complex, especially when decontamination is necessary. Quality validation date: 2014-04-17 [read more]
This timely seminar focuses on Smart Cities, examining key UK initiatives, and the challenges, in utilising information technology to improve the coordination of infrastructure and services in UK homes and urban areas. Delegates will assess the opportunities arising from the rapid growth of networked technology and data sources in areas such as utility supply, transport and remote healthcare, with UK Government commissioned research suggesting that the UK can gain a 10% share of the Smart Cities market, estimated to be worth $400bn by 2020. Challenges including investment, coordination and technology standards will be considered as well as the wider social and environmental implications of 'smart' solutions to overcome urban challenges through improved mobility, efficiencies and productivity in UK cities. [read more]
The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here. An editorial by Vladimir Šucha, Director General of the JRC since the 1st January 2014, focuses on the JRC's role in the EU's policy making process. While discussing the importance of science-based advice in support of the EU Institutions and Member States throughout the policy cycle, Mr Šucha emphasises the need for scientific excellence and collaboration with the wider research community. [read more]
Have you ever wished you had a virtual time machine that could show you how your street looked last century? Or have you wanted to see how your new furniture might look, before you’ve even bought it? Thanks to VENTURI, an EU research project, you can now do just that [read more]
Published on: 16-April-2014 The European Commission is planning to offer 20 million in prizes for researchers to offer innovative solutions to specific problems. A first pilot prize has been awarded this year to a company hav (...) [read more]
Source: EUREKA News
We know that the food we eat affects our health and energy levels, but could it also affect our relationships? A new study published this week suggests that low levels of glucose in the blood may increase anger and aggression between spouses. Teams at Ohio State University, Columbus, the University of Kentucky and the University of North Carolina recruited 107 married couples and equipped them with blood glucose meters, voodoo dolls, and 51 pins to record their glucose and anger levels over time. Science magazine reports that for 21 days, the couples used the meters to measure their glucose levels each morning before breakfast and each evening before bed. [read more]
Today, we are faced with the challenge of providing safe, nutritious and affordable food for the world's ever increasing population. [read more]