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Improving noise reduction

The Silentwood project has developed sophisticated noise-reducing wall panels and doors. In addition to spurring growth and jobs in the doors/panels application sector, Silentwood will provide direct economic and health benefits to the EU.
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EuResist - Enhancing HIV treatment with more precise patient modeling

HIV is not curable but it is treatable, states Dr Francesca Incardona, CEO of EuResist Network GEIE and research area manager at Informa Srl, the SME responsible for coordinating the EuResist project.
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SILCO - Doing away with bacteria in water systems

The SILCO project has developed an innovative monitoring device that senses the elimination process of complex bacterial communities known as biofilm and unsafe bacteria from drinking water systems. The prototype successfully killed legionella bacteria at a natural source spa in Slovakia
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FIRELI - New hose equipment to increase safety of firemen

Every year, fires affect large areas of forest in Europe - mostly in the Mediterranean countries, where an average of around 500,000 hectares are destroyed annually. That is the equivalent of 50 times the land area of Paris. The economic cost is estimated at between €600 and €800 million per year.
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Smart irrigation technology set to reduce costs and save water

Due in large part to inefficient water irrigation systems, the agriculture industry wastes 60% of the water it uses each year, or 70% of the world's freshwater. WaterBee has developed a smart irrigation system to reduce this wastage, thereby saving money and increasing both crop quality and yield.
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NANORAY - A portable x-ray machine

X-ray technology has existed for more than 100 years, but in spite of repeated efforts no one has found a way of solving the problems involved in making X-ray machines portable. Now, thanks to an innovative European Union (EU) funded multinational research project, that breakthrough has at last been achieved.
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CleanHatch - New high-tech solution to clean fish hatcheries

Due to increased market pressure to produce high quality and low cost fish, the aquaculture industry has been forced to develop technologies that reduce the level of risk to investors yet maintain reliable production output.
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Let there be sight

Transplanting the human cornea (1) can enable a blind person to see. But it requires the perfect human donor match and there are no guarantees of success. A group of EU-funded SMEs and researchers, however, has developed an artificial cornea that offers failed transplant patients a potentially life-changing alternative.
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Call Results

Capacities: Research for the benefit of SMEs
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Above all thresholds

2 FP7-SME-2007-3 Coordination and Support Actions Call 1 27 0 10 7.2 December 2007 Click here  PDF icon
58 FP7-SME-2007-2


Research for SME Associations Call 1 167 12 58 137.9 May /June 2008 Click here  PDF icon
100 FP7-SME-2007-1 Research for SMEs Call 1 592 15 323 316.1 April / May 2008 Click here  PDF icon
100 FP7-SME-2008-1 Research for SMEs 673 10 267 277 January 2009 Click here  PDF icon
94.6 FP7-SME-2008-2 Research for SME Associations Call 1 383 16 59 129.4 December 2009 Click here  PDF icon
136.8 FP7-SME-2010-1 Research for SMEs 669 9 260 325.5 July 2010 Click here  PDF icon
15 FP7-SME-2011 Demonstration Action 31 10 11 9,75 July 2011 Click here  PDF icon
110 FP7-SME-2011 Research for SMEs 758 16 265 295,74 July 2011 Click here  PDF icon
79 FP7-SME-2011 Research for SME-AGs 157 13 63 123,41 September 2011 Click here  PDF icon


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