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Thursday, 21 May 2015

62. Press Centre - SMEs in Luxembourg to benefit from €50 million in EU-guaranteed loans

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Luxembourg will get easier access to risk capital thanks to a new EU-backed loan guarantee facility under the Horizon 2020 programmes. A deal signed today by European Investment Fund (EIF) with ING Luxembourg will allow the bank to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €50 million over the next two years. [read more]

63. Research Headlines - Better fish for farms

Tweaking breeding methods could allow European fish farming - or aquaculture - to produce more efficiently. An EU-funded project is studying how hi-tech breeding techniques can promote disease resistance and fast, efficient growth in six commonly farmed fish species, improving fish welfare, impacts on wildlife and farm productivity. [read more]

64. Robotics: Spotlight on ERC projects

From the big industrial robots that assist production in factories, to the robotic sensors in navigation systems and the nanorobots that might be injected in our cells for therapeutic purposes, researchers in robotics do not have to look too far for a scientific challenge or room for progress. [read more]

65. Site Maintenance ¦ 25 May – 3 June

The Transport Research and Innovation Portal (TRIP) is being migrated to a new more efficient platform. The change will be completed on 3 June and will make it easier for users to find and submit transport research information. While this change is being made, it will not be possible to save new information to TRIP. Therefore, please wait until 3 June to upload new information. This includes projects, events, news, programmes and user registrations. [read more]

66. Three EU companies complete performance verification of environmental technologies - 21 May 2015

On 20 May, one Polish and two Danish companies received recognition for having completed a verification process of their innovative environmental technologies at the Eco-Innovation forum being held in Barcelona. [read more]

67. Towards simpler, smarter artificial hands

The human hand is an extremely complex system abundant in receptors, muscles and articular joints. For this reason, despite significant advances in humanoid robotics in recent years, current artificial hands either have limited functionality or lack adequate practicality and robustness. Aiming at overcoming these constraints, Prof. Bicchi’s team has developed an artificial hand, called SoftHand, unique in its ability to distinguish between heavy and delicate objects. To achieve this result, researchers have worked on making a better hand by making it simpler. [read more]

68. Trending Science: Three European teams demonstrate progress in emergency response robotics since Fukushima disaster

Three European teams – including the EU-funded WALK-MAN – will present their emergency-response robots to the world at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals from 5 to 6 June. They are among 25 teams showing how far robotics has come since the Fukushima disaster, as well as the obstacles still to be tackled. [read more]

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

69. Diamonds for fusion

F4E is working together with a German SME, ITER IO and KIT in order to produce windows made out of diamonds for the ITER machine. [read more]

70. Events - From Bugs to Business: Unlocking the Bioeconomy in Europe - 23 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Witness the state of play of industrial biotechnology in Europe with keynote speeches from innovative companies and European bodies. Attend the launch of the BIO-TIC roadmap committed to tackling industrial biotechnology hurdles in the EU. Engage in discussions during dedicated panel debates to implement solutions for a blooming industrial biotechnology sector committed to realising the European bioeconomy. Explore industrial biotechnology products and tools in the conference exhibition space. Visit the Bio Base Europe pilot plant on the following day [read more]

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