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Week 21

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

  • Success Stories
    • Ready to wear electronics
      Photo of the glassesScientists at a research facility in the German city of Berlin dream of clothing that produces energy as we walk. They have combined very different nanomaterials into so-called energy harvesters.

Week 20

Friday, 19 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Buy locally, buy quality: sustainability in public food procurement
      Children in a school canteenSchool meals don't matter only to kids and their parents. Like other services within the scope of public sector food procurement, they also matter economically. Determination to source produce locally and sustainably can make all the difference to a region's farmers, as can labels protecting its specialities. An EU-funded project is connecting the dots.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

  • Open to the world
    • EU-backed major research facility promotes peace in the Middle East
      Strongly supported by EU funding, the SESAME synchrotron, the first major international research infrastructure in the Middle East, started operating today in Allan, Jordan. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, attended today's inauguration event alongside His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and over 300 policy makers, scientists and diplomats from the region, the EU and beyond.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Week 19

Friday, 12 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May 2017

  • Success Stories
    • Reaching for new horizons in research and innovation policies
      Photo of an Alpinist at the top of a mountain Where can EU countries turn when they want advice on improving their national research and innovation systems? The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) would be a good starting point - it provides tailor-made policy recommendations both to EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Think smart for better transport planning
      Visualisation of offer and demand for bike-sharing in BarcelonThe more planners know about how people move around a city, the easier it is for them to develop sustainable transport policies. EU-funded researchers have used data from personal smart devices to shed light on urban mobility and improve transport planning tools and models.

Monday, 08 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Building on a 3D solution for resource-efficient construction
      Image of 3D printed handWe know that 3D printing is set to revolutionise manufacturing. But construction? EU-funded researchers are putting the building blocks in place with 3D printing technology enabling the construction sector to manufacture concrete building materials in a more efficient and cost effective manner. The technology is being combined with more traditional techniques to offer an all-in-one solution.

  • Success Stories
    • Digging deep to help Europe's soil
      Magnified cellsEuropean scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and urbanisation. The scientists want to come up with better preventive measures.

Week 18

Friday, 05 May 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Reaching new heights: EU-made carbon fibre for satellites
      Image of carbon fiber cloth fabricRemember when there were no satellites? Before your time, maybe, as the first was launched in 1957. Today, we would be lost without them - quite literally so, but satnavs are only one of many services these orbital outriders underpin. EU-funded research is helping to secure Europe's access to the carbon fibre materials needed to build them.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

Wednesday, 03 May 2017


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