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They may sound exotic or obscure to most of us, but they are an integral part of our everyday lives, whether we know about them or not. Known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), they are chemical compounds which are used in a wide variety of industrial products, from food and drink packaging to fire-fighting foams, to dirt- or water-proofing treatments for carpets or clothing. The drawback is that these chemicals have now spread throughout the environment. [read more]
Plants communicate using their own language, made up of electrical signals, they send messages to other plants and to the environment. In Florence, a European research project is analysing this electrical activity. [read more]
Airports are big energy consumers – and that’s before a plane takes off or lands. The daily electricity and thermal energy used by a large airport compares to that of a city of 100,000 people. [read more]
Pilot project – Connected for Health: Well-Being and Healthcare Solutions in Open Access FTTH Networks Details: deadline for submitting applications 30/09/2014 as evidenced by postmark FAQs and Guide to evaluation to be uploaded in due time. Ethics issues self-assessment to be uploaded shortly. [read more]
The European Commission today presents details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme. The FTI aims to support Europe's economy by offering innovative businesses and organisations grants to give a final push to get great ideas to market. The prizes offer a reward for technological breakthroughs of high societal relevance. The initiatives underscore the drive to support innovation in Europe as part of the first, two-year Horizon 2020 work programme. [read more]
ECHAlliance will partner with the European Commission, the AAL Programme and AGE Platform Europe to bring you this dynamic marketplace event. The objective is to provide a platform for all stakeholders in connected health and EIP AHA actors to meet, share best practices and develop effective collaborations leading to new projects and business opportunities. The event will provide a platform for the exchange of information between procurers and potential suppliers, and will support the internationalisation of SMEs and the identification of market opportunities. [read more]
Denmark, France, Ireland and Spain have shown strong growth in the past few years, while Hungary appears to be the sole EU country affected by a clear decline of the Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) market. [read more]
Did you know that as airports get bigger and bigger they each consume as much energy as small cities? Think only about the lighting, heating and air conditioning systems in these huge transport hubs. That is why European researchers have used Commission funding to develop a new software and sensor system to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs by 20% in airports. [read more]
The new Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, recently oversaw the signing of an agreement aimed to boost funding opportunities for SMEs. This was one of Nelli Feroci's first tasks as new temporary Commissioner and it may be one of relatively few - his mandate is expected to last only until the end of October, when a new Commission is to be set up. Italy needs an interim Commissioner because the previous Italian Commissioner, Antonio Tajani, stepped down following his election to the European Parliament. [read more]
Automation is supposed to relieve an aircraft pilot's workload and reduce errors. The reality can unfortunately be very different sometimes. When the pilot and the aircraft do not interact as foreseen, automation technology can be the cause of disturbing instability, which has resulted in catastrophic failures. Tools and techniques developed by the EU-funded ARISTOTEL project are already being used by industry, and should reduce the risk of such accidents. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation