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Horizon Prizes are 'challenge' prizes (also known as ‘inducement’ prizes) offering a cash reward (from €500k to €3 million to whoever can first - or most effectively - meet a defined challenge. The aim is to stimulate innovation and come up with solutions to problems that matter to European citizens. The prizes are as follows: • Better use of Antibiotics • Breaking the optical transmission barriers • Clean air • Collaborative Spectrum Sharing • Food scanner [read more]
Contrarily to what was previously thought, hydrogenation could be more effective at low temperatures. [read more]
Water treatment and purification is a challenge for the current and upcoming generations. Membrane processes, nanosized materials and the combination from both offer a wide range of possibilities and ways for water treatment by means of filtration and catalytic processes. The nano4water cluster is a focal point for EU research in nano-enabled water treatment. The workshop aims on bringing together activities and results to find synergies and boost development status and ways into application. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
A completely new antibiotic to help combat drug resistance has been discovered by the EU-funded NABATIVI project. It is now in clinical trials in collaboration with a world-leading pharmaceutical company. [read more]
In September 2014, the European System of Accounts (ESA), which sets down the harmonised methodology used for the production of national accounts data in the EU, was revised. ESA 2010 replaced the previous methodology ESA 1995 to reflect the substantial changes of the economic environment. This adaptation of the system of accounts is not only European, but world-wide. [read more]
One of the keys for treating and reducing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases is accurate, fast and affordable means of detection. This is especially true for the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted virus that, according to medical researchers, is the leading cause of cervical cancer. [read more]
Research on stem cells is providing great hope for alleviating a wide range of previously untreatable diseases and injuries. However, in this rapidly evolving field it can be difficult for patients, teachers and the public at large to find reliable, up-to-date information. [read more]
Chemists can help create a wide range of plastics from polymers, which are large molecule strings made of repeated sub-units. When chemists come up with a new idea for a plastic, it can sometimes involve a trial-and-error process of mixing elements in the laboratory. To assist with this, the European Union (EU)-funded NANOPOLY research fellows have developed a new software tool to model the polymer molecules on a nano-scale. [read more]
Communication between scientists, policymakers and ordinary people is never easy. EU-funded researchers turned this on its head by bringing everyone together around one key issue sustainable water management. This led to concrete recommendations on water management, as well as a blueprint for increasing interaction on local issues that could be applied to other policy areas. [read more]
A wide range of industrial applications, such as vacuum generators and pressure gauges use gas in tiny amounts. These gas micro-flows behave in a particular manner and need very precise controls of flow. [read more]