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The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on ‘Science 2.0’, in order to gauge the trend towards a more open, data-driven and people-focused way of doing research and innovation. Researchers are using digital tools to get thousands of people participating in research, for example by asking them to report if they catch flu in order to monitor outbreaks and predict possible epidemics. [read more]
The European Union (EU)-funded project AGROBIOFILM has developed a biodegradable film that is environmentally friendly, regulates soil temperature, controls weed growth and prevents water loss. [read more]
Science and research practices are changing. They are growing open, digital, and they are driven by digital technologies and globalisation. What are the opportunities and challenges of this transition? How should these changes impact our policies and actions? [read more]
Rising air pollution has been a concern for governments, business and environment campaigners for some time. Until very recently, little attention was given to the accelerator effects of climate change on nitrogen and ozone air pollution, and their consequences for Europe's ecosystems. [read more]
European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 July 2014 Today the Commission adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling in the Member States. Achieving the new waste targets would create 580 000 new jobs compared to today's performance, while making Europe more competitive and reducing demand... [read more]
To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the is organising an Information Day on Monday 13 October 2014 from 9 AM till 6 PM in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, Brussels. The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the second round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking. The sessions will deliver a brief presentation of the surface transport, the aviation and the cross-cutting topics of the Transport challenge Work Programme 2015. Information will also be given on the Evaluation Guidelines and on the legal and financial Rules for Participation covering all aspects from the submission of a proposal to the signature of a grant agreement. [read more]
This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond. The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits. This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
In its Communication on the data-driven economy, the European Commission outlines a raft of measures aimed at helping SMEs exploit Big Data to win new commercial opportunities. [read more]
The European Commission today proposed actions to make Europe's economy more circular and boost recycling. With its research on the environmental footprint of products and life-cycle assessment, the JRC contributes to reach the proposal's objectives, which foresee to recycle 70 % of municipal waste and 80 % of packaging waste by 2030 and ban burying recyclable waste in landfill as of 2025. [read more]
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 July 2014 What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they... [read more]