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European researchers have found a way to integrate printed electronics and photovoltaics to develop a new kind of solar transistor, ultra-thin yet powerful enough to operate 'smart' windows, clothing and ever-smaller electronic devices. No batteries required!
Published: 29 October 2018
EU-funded researchers are developing tools to analyse and predict the potential toxicity of nanomaterials, addressing scientific, environmental and public health concerns about exposure to these novel tiny particles found in cosmetics and other products.
Published: 29 October 2018
Bendable, rollable, scrunchable - touch screen technology is on the move, and the scope for flexibility is just one of the possibilities that has emerged. With its many exciting properties, graphene is anticipated as a game changer for this shift. An EU-funded network is training a group of experts keen to harness this potential.
Published: 16 October 2018
An EU-funded network is carrying out cutting-edge research that could lead to pioneering commercial applications such as ultra-powerful quantum computers, helping to position Europe at the forefront of technological innovation.
Published: 23 August 2018
A EUR 12-million loan backed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank (EIB) is helping Finnish firm Canatu to further develop its materials for flexible and foldable touch sensor display screens used in consumer electronics and motor vehicles.
Published: 11 June 2018
Millions of tonnes of plastic waste enter the world's oceans each year, posing a threat to marine ecosystems and contaminating the food chain with toxic compounds. EU-funded researchers are deploying cutting-edge technologies to prevent and mitigate this growing environmental hazard.
Published: 11 April 2018
Although rare-earth magnets are vital to many modern devices, from cell phones and electric cars to hospital equipment and wind turbines, few of these essential metal alloys are produced in Europe. An EU-funded consortium is revolutionising production, enabling these super-strong permanent magnets to be fully recycled and manufactured sustainably.
Published: 22 February 2018
Using innovative nanotechnologies, an EU-funded project is developing more efficient and sustainable vaccine manufacturing processes. The cost of vaccines puts a brake on wider immunisation, so these new processes will find broad application - especially in developing economies.
Published: 19 February 2018
An EU-funded consortium has developed a next-generation insulation system using lightweight nano-cellular foam in combination with active moisture monitoring and control technology. The aim is to improve the thermal performance, longevity and sustainability of new and retrofitted buildings.
Published: 7 February 2018
The theory of electromagnetic polarisation has been under development for more than 150 years since British scientist Michael Faraday provided the first experimental evidence of the interaction between electricity, magnetism and light. An EU-funded project is now helping to fit together the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Published: 22 November 2017