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Would you be willing to add 1 EUR to your online purchases to support charity projects? EU-funded Worldcoo makes this possible with a simple click, by adding a widget - a small application - on a commercial website and offers you to chip in for charity or environmental projects run by NGOs, just before you check out your online shopping basket.
Published: 23 May 2018
Encouraging new ideas and fresh thinking is critical for innovation in aviation in order to respond to the growing demand for air travel and to the increasing number of air vehicles taking to the skies, including drones. That is why the SESAR Joint Undertaking supports exploratory research and has created an innovation pipeline in its research programme that transforms innovative ideas into solutions to increase the performance of air traffic management (ATM). This article provides a sample of just some of these innovative projects.
Published: 27 April 2018
Well-thought-out maintenance of a physical system, whether it is a factory or a wind turbine, can add value to a business. Now the EU, ECSEL Participating States and industry-funded research is helping to introduce a new approach to maintenance technology.
Published: 23 April 2018
About 400 kg per square kilometre: this, according to estimates, is the amount of mostly plastic waste littering European seas. Some of it can be upcycled into high-quality clothing, claimed a Spanish SME, which carried out an EU-funded feasibility study to work out the details. And indeed, such garments are now available in its shops.
Published: 12 April 2018
An EU-funded project is helping to green the railway sector and promote the circular economy by using sleepers made from recycled plastic and old tyres, which can also incorporate solar panels and smart technology.
Published: 11 April 2018
Published: 9 April 2018
Published: 6 April 2018
On the surface, 'digitalisation' might sound like just another trending but meaningless buzzword. But digitalisation is real and is radically changing the way we live and more specifically the way we travel. SESAR, the technological pillar of the Single Europe Sky, is working with stakeholders in the aviation value chain to develop and deliver tech solutions to meet the passenger demand for seamless, smart and safe air travel.
Published: 4 April 2018
EU-funded researchers are developing novel manufacturing techniques to cut the time and cost involved in producing lightweight, strong and durable components for aircraft, supporting efforts to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.
Published: 4 April 2018
Providing detailed information on non-food biomass availability and appropriate conversion technologies will help to boost Europe's sustainable transition to a bio-based economy. An EU-funded project is helping to ensure that sustainable biomass is creating new revenue streams for agriculture and job opportunities in bio-based industries.
Published: 14 March 2018