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Industries from food to pharmaceuticals rely on understanding the unique properties of colloidal materials. An EU-funded training network is equipping young researchers with the know-how needed to design new colloids for new purposes - with potential competitive benefits to industry.
Published: 20 August 2018
Are neurological conditions like Asperger's syndrome and autism the new frontier of inequality and discrimination? The EU-funded NEDBELS project is investigating the legal and social challenges society faces if it is to be more inclusive of those with such neurological disorders - a concept known as 'neurodiversity'.
Published: 17 August 2018
An EU-funded project has developed an education and training programme to help more women in Europe successfully start their own businesses. This could support EU efforts to encourage female entrepreneurship, creating jobs and economic growth.
Published: 13 August 2018
As the building industry looks for new ways to harness advances in digital technology, talented young designers, architects, engineers and IT specialists are earning accolades for their innovative approach to this fast-moving industrial sector.
Published: 10 August 2018
Doctors often face ethical dilemmas in their work. One issue is medical complicity - indirectly doing wrong by supporting others' wrongdoing. An EU-funded project has been developing an ethical framework to help doctors make difficult decisions.
Published: 31 July 2018
Amid the growing need for affordable and safe elderly care, EU-funded researchers are exploring ways to improve how robots interact with users given a range of tasks and circumstances. The project could help tackle the challenge of providing everyday support to Europe's ageing population.
Published: 27 July 2018
EU-funded researchers are boosting energy cooperation between the EU and nearby countries to the south and east, advancing knowledge on integrating renewables into energy systems, as well as researching improvements in energy efficiency.
Published: 18 July 2018
Published: 16 July 2018
An EU-funded project is developing proposals to feed into a smarter manufacturing strategy for Europe. Taking into consideration new digital technologies and smart specialisation initiatives, the project's proposals will inform policymakers on the best ways to boost Europe's competitiveness for growth and jobs.
Published: 16 July 2018
EU-funded research has revealed an increased urgency to protect the diversity of animals, showing they play a much larger and more intricate role in the dispersal of plant seeds than previously thought. This is important for maintaining our global environment.
Published: 12 July 2018