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This conference will launch the KEP 2017 theme of Energy, with more events to follow later. High-level speakers will come together with the latest on energy-related research and innovation, ranging from policy specialists of the European Commission to hands-on best practice from Europe's regions. ********************************************** The Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) is a concept jointly developed by the European Committee of the Regions and DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission. It is aimed at presenting new R&I solutions, innovative products and best practices in response to societal challenges facing the regions and cities of Europe. [read more]
Cattle produce methane, and methane emissions affect the climate - but there are differences in the amounts individual members of a herd contribute. Behaviour and stress play a role, say EU-funded researchers highlighting the importance of animal welfare. To boost feed efficiency and curb emissions, they note, we must respect the way of the cow. [read more]
Technology relies on new ideas. And in recent decades, there has been an explosion of new ideas about materials just a fraction of the size of a human hair. Nanomaterials - materials on the scale of nanometres - promise to improve and even revolutionise products from electricity cables to personal electronics to solar panels. [read more]
The INTERCO-SSH project sets out to assess the state of the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in Europe and to understand the factors that facilitate or hinder international exchanges. It aims to outline potential future pathways that could promote cooperation across disciplinary and national boundaries. The project uses the tools of the SSH to study the SSH in their socio-historical context, including their relationship with the political and economic powers. It compares the process of institutionalisation of seven academic disciplines in order to identify the sociological factors that have shaped the “academic unconscious” of scholars. [read more]
The workshop will bring together venture capital and private equity investment specialists and research policy makers. It intends to provide an insight in technology-driven investment strategies and future market opportunities for value-added and value-adding materials. Participants in the workshop will also set out the various technical and economic scenarios linked to their potential development and use. There will be time for networking and discussion of current objectives and strategies, and for recommendations for possible future research policies in this area. A recent European Commission study will be a basis for the discussions - See "Further Information". [read more]
Meeting of Commissioner Moedas with European stakeholder organisations to discuss on future simplification in Horizon 2020 and in preparation for FP9.The Event will be web-streamed: https://livestream.com/corlive2/events/7016198 [read more]
Most oil wells are only able to extract about 32% of the oil available inside. This makes oil a costly and somewhat limited resource, placing Europe's fuel security at risk. The EU-funded REVIVAL project has improved and tested a valve that can significantly increase the recovery of oil from offshore and onshore wells and prolong their productive life. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
Loud neighbours, traffic, and even trains - these are the noises of the modern urban neighbourhood. To help nullify this racket, urban planners may soon use 3D audio maps to design streets that absorb noise. [read more]
The FP7 STORM project will organise its final public workshop to present and discuss challenges and innovative solutions in simulation and technologies for icing conditions. The event will be hosted by the European Commission and the scope will be enlarged over two days public session. STORM partners will present the latest progress of the research in the domains of ice release mechanisms understanding and prediction, ice accretion within the engine environment and innovative Ice Protection Systems (IPS). International collaboration in Aviation Icing research & innovation will be outlined with the participation of speakers from CLEANSKY2 JU, FAA, JAXA, NASA, TsAGI, Airbus. [read more]
The EU-funded RAMCIP project is developing a novel domestic service robot to assist the elderly, Alzheimer's patients and people suffering mild cognitive impairments with daily activities. The robot will be able to decide autonomously when and how to intervene to assist its user. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation