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16 April 2015

Horizon Prize on Materials for Clean Air launched

Particulate matter (PM) is the air pollutant that has the most severe impact on health, the environment and climate change. Develop the best material solution to reduce the concentration of particulate matter in cities and win €3 million.
Can you crack the challenge ?

27 March 2015

Outcomes of 23 March 2015 EU-US workshop on bridging nanoEHS research efforts

Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) – based on high-tech components thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair – are already a bigger part of our lives than most people know. Commodities nanomaterials can be found in cosmetics, sun-block creams and dirt-resistant clothes such as coats or sports shoes and are more complex nanomaterials are used in innovative applications such as catalysts, electronics, solar panels, batteries and biomedical applications including diagnostics and tumour therapies.

The challenge for every new technology, and nanotechnology is no exception, is to appropriately enjoy the benefits of nanotechnology-enabled products and, at the same time deal proactively with the potential risks of these products for human health and the environment. These issues are of global concern and it is essential to leverage resources at the international level and to avoid duplication of research in this field. It is with these objectives that Europe and the USA, who have leadership in this arena, regularly meet.

On March 12-13 the United States and the European Union held their fourth joint workshop on Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts to further promote and deepen the collaboration on nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety (nanoEHS or nanosafety) research.

6 February 2015

Analysis of Smart Specialisation Strategies in Nanotechnologies, Advanced Manufacturing and Process Technologies

The objective of the study was to map priorities, strategies, emerging trends, instruments and estimated funding in the regional programming of the "European Structural and Investments Funds". The study covers 70 out of the 270 European Union NUTS 2 regions and was done at the level of Key Enabling Technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing - NMP).
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3 February 2015

M-ERA.NET Call 2015 opens

Total available public funding of more than 25 million Euro for projects in Materials Science & Engineering. Deadline for Pre-Proposal submission : 9 June 2015, 12:00 noon Brussels time!


Impact of the Factories of the Future Public-Private Partnership

Final Report of the Workshop held on 24-25 March 2014 in Brussels

Impact of the Energy-efficient Buildings Public-Private Partnership

Final Report of the Workshop held on 01-02 April 2014 in Brussels

Nanotechnology Education for Industry and Society

EU project NanoEIS launches questionnaire to investigate the European labour market for personnel trained in nanotechnology.

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking call for proposals

Deadline for application : 22 May 2013 at 17.00 hours (Brussels local time).

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Third EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials:

"Towards New Models in Efficient Management of Critical Materials"

Brussels - Belgium, 29-30 May 2013

Developing research excellence in low performing Member States, Associated Countries and Regions

"ERA Chairs" is a new measure to bridge the research and innovation divide in Europe. An ERA Chairs FP7 pilot was launched in December 2012. Deadline to submit proposals: 30/05/2013 (17.00 Brussels time).

RegioStars Awards application process open until 19 April 2013

The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects supported by EU Cohesion Policy, which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions. [...] Read more...

NanoFUTURES Roadmap release

The online consultation of the NANOfutures Integrated Industrial and Research Roadmap, released in July 2012, has been extended into 1st Quarter of 2013.
Interested in participating ? Click here.

Manufuture 2013 conference

Vilnius, Lithuania - 06-08 October 2013

"ManuFuture View on Horizon 2020". Registrations now open.



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