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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Estonia will get easier access to risk capital for financing innovation activities thanks to the new EU-backed loan guarantee facility. A deal signed today between LHV Pank, an Estonian Bank, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) will allow LHV Pank to enter into new loan agreements with innovative SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €40m over the next two years. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
On Wednesday November 19th the Global Systems Science (GSS) Cluster came together in the EC premises in Brussels, Belgium. More than 50 participants watched the presentations of the cluster’s projects and were engaged in an active and fruitful dialogue focusing on ideas’ and knowledge exchange, as well as on investigation of possible synergies amongst the presented projects. The report explores the way that Global Systems Science can illuminate the relationship between a policy and its effect. [read more]
Forests are not just a source of timber; mushrooms, berries, nuts and other gifts of nature play an important role in the bio-economy of forest regions and science is making a significant contribution to the exploitation of these rich resources. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
The potential of robotics spans across many different areas: from active and healthy ageing to space, mining and even gaming. This workshop, which takes place during the European Robotics Forum (#ERF), will present European projects in robotics belonging to other European Commission work programmes than the traditional robotics. Each project will present some of the main features of the funding scheme they used. It will be followed by a round table discussion. [read more]
The group of researchers are using coral skeletons and sediments to analyse abrupt climate changes in the Atlantic over the past 30,000 years. The data collected also show how deep-sea ecosystems are affected by changes in the ocean such as the concentration of carbon dioxide and water circulation. The scientific crew transited from Tenerife to Trinidad, stopping at selected sites to dive down and collect data from undersea mountains, many of which had not been explored in any detail before. [read more]
Source: European Research Council
The European Commission is organising a workshop during the European Robotics Forum (#ERF) presenting the new H2020 robotics projects and their contribution to the Strategic Research Agenda. [read more]
On 29 January, EurActiv's flagship innovation project EU Community, presented the beta version of its first tool: EurActory. [read more]
EU-funded researchers have developed an automated prototype to help farmers monitor and control the amount of water and fertiliser they need for their crops. It has already been successfully tested on 25 hectares of land (an area roughly the size of 35 football pitches), and the SMEs involved are making commercialisation plans - there is currently no such system on the market. [read more]
The European Commission is organising a workshop during the European Robotics Forum 2015 (#ERF) on 12 March 2015 in Vienna. Some of the successful projects supported under the FP7 work programme will present their achievements and will explain how the results can be re-used. [read more]
Rainfall is more likely to cause soil erosion in the Mediterranean and Alpine regions than in Northern Europe. This becomes evident from a new set of data that the JRC has collected on the erosive force of rainfall in different parts of Europe. [read more]