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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
Could the battery racks in electric cars be greener? Lighter? More affordable, and easier to assemble? Significant gains could be achieved and could help the deployment of such vehicles pick up the pace, say EU-funded researchers who have developed sophisticated housing made of plastic rather than metal.
Published: 14 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
An EU-funded project is developing potent molecular machines that could cut the costs and environmental impact of industries as diverse as healthcare, manufacturing and energy. This could bolster EU efforts to promote cleaner industrial processes.
Published: 9 August 2018
An EU-funded research project has developed innovations in truck and semi-trailer design that could increase energy efficiency by up to 25 %, supporting the EU's goal of improving the sustainability of Europeean transport sector.
Published: 8 August 2018
A loan backed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and the European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) research centre. Its powerful neutron beams will open up opportunities for researchers in a range of disciplines.
Published: 2 August 2018
Under the InnovFin Large Projects facility, a CHF 250-million loan has been provided to increase the capacity of the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), which is the European Organisation for Nuclear Research's (CERN) central project for the decade. The expansion will help open up new commercial possibilities and deepen understanding of our universe.
Published: 26 July 2018
Self-aware, self-healing machines could help industries like the automotive, white goods, welding, machine tools and electronics sectors identify production failures before they happen. This would ensure timely repair, reduce downtime and increase output, as an EU-funded research project is showing.
Published: 26 July 2018
EU-funded researchers are striving to create a safer and healthier world for future generations by accurately assessing the risks of chemicals associated with developmental disorders, sexual development and growth and metabolism in children.
Published: 23 July 2018
Designing modern passenger aircraft is a complex business requiring the collaboration of experts in a variety of disciplines. A team of EU-funded researchers has come together to simplify the aircraft development process to make it more efficient, greener and cost-effective.
Published: 20 July 2018