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Friday, 21 November 2014

Success Stories - Medical engineering: New non-metal 'bone-preserving' hip replacement (via Research & Innovation)

Hip operations are one of the most common medical procedures in Europe. But a significant number of replacements fail prematurely due to poor fitting and wear-and-tear issues. New non-metallic implants developed by European researchers potentially offer a longer lasting, less invasive, more biocompatible alternative which poses a lower risk to patients.

Source: What's New in Innovation

 

Publication

A pocket guide on the Innovation Union

Europe's future is connected to its power to innovate. The Innovation Union, an action-packed initiative for an innovation-friendly Europe, is the solution.

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Country profiles

Click on any country in the map below to view its research and innovation performance.

Innovation Union progress at country level 2014 (PDF icon 5.3 MB)

Social corner - tweets from Innovation Union and Horizon 2020

 

Events

26 November 2014

Innovation in waste management: Linking the ‘circular economy’ and the ‘waste hierarchy', Espoo, Finland

The workshop addresses the macro environmental effects of the diffusion of non-landfill waste management technologies for MSW by adopting an LCA approach. During the session, the participants will explore possible changing pressures from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies.

The presentations will explore observed ex post trends (1996-2011) and on ex ante scenarios (2012-2030 and beyond). The experts and guests are invited to discuss policy and economic implications of (saved) external costs from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies. 

See the workshop programme here:

http://www.mince.fi/document/Workshop_WP8_Program-innovation_in_waste_management.pdf

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