The most recent success stories from EU-funded Research and Innovation
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The problem of plastic waste and its impact on the environment needs to be urgently addressed. EU-funded research is looking at ways of creating a more sustainable plastic packaging life cycle to reduce the impact of plastic waste.
Published: 25 March 2020
Across the EU, many people are worried about the novel coronavirus and its rapid spread. The EU project PREPARE, which began in 2014, is responding to COVID-19 by rapidly assessing Europes preparedness and deploying vital clinical research.
Published: 12 March 2020
An EU-funded network that helps winegrowers protect grapevines from deadly diseases continues to expand its influence. Ongoing interest in the network's knowledge database as well as new projects and collaborations are helping farmers, trainers and advisors keep Europe's wine industry in good health.
Published: 27 January 2020
An EU-funded project has transformed cutting-edge research about multilingual societies into a handbook designed to guide MPs, MEPs and civil servants as they shape Europe's future language policies.
Published: 17 December 2019
Disposable nappies, or diapers, are a hygienic time-saver - but one with an environmental impact. An EU and industry-funded project has developed collection and recycling systems that turn used nappies and similar products into profitable new materials for more sustainable use.
Published: 27 November 2019
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated a new type of biomedical sensor featuring embedded intelligence. The sensor measures ion concentrations but the computing principles have far-reaching implications for all kinds of biomedical and environmental sensing.
Published: 31 October 2019
Seven communities in south-eastern Europe plan to install biomass-based district heating systems thanks to an EU-funded project designed to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and strengthen local economies.
Published: 23 October 2019
An EU-funded project has researched lesser-known and not industrially farmed pig breeds in a bid to help Europe's pork industry diversify and become more sustainable. This could help save endangered breeds, benefit the environment and result in new, high-quality meat options for consumers.
Published: 4 September 2019
Analysis by EU-funded researchers studying the cycle of nutrients in farms across Europe will help reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency and make the agricultural sector more sustainable and innovative.
Published: 20 June 2019
EU-funded project AFTERLIFE is developing a technology that filters, treats and converts waste water from the food and drink industry into bioplastics and food additives.
Published: 29 April 2019