How artists stimulate innovation and engagement in climate action: the case of GROW ObservatoryEurope's eyes on Earth is the vision for Copernicus, the European Union's Earth observation programme. Building on this vision, the Horizon 2020 GROW Observatory is training CITIZENS' eyes on Earth, by mobilising thousands of citizens to collect, share and make use of data on the Earth system.
68 top-class innovative companies get €120 million from EIC SME Instrument68 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 19 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the European Innovation Council’s SME Instrument strand. The companies will receive a total amount of €119.9 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
A 3D textbook for sustainability in DublinThe WISER LIFE project transformed an old 1960s civic heating building into a new educational and cultural centre, making it Ireland’s first ‘3D textbook’ for social, sustainable building renovation.
EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on funding for the environment and climate actionThe European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and Council on the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.
A new take on aircraft interiors could make production cheaper and cleanerTo meet the strict fire and weight requirements for aircraft interiors, the current solution is to use a fire-resistant composite made of phenolic resin with glass fibre reinforcement. But phenolic parts have many drawbacks. One EU project has found a greener, cheaper alternative. The IntAir project funded by the European Innovation Council pilot's Fast Track to Innovation strand, wants to refine the materials and upscale the manufacturing process for a new generation of aircraft interior composites that are cheaper, lighter and safer than the toxic materials that are currently used.
The new call for energy efficiency is now open!Around €112 million of EU funding is now available for energy efficiency research, innovation and market uptake. The deadline for applications is 3rd September 2019.
AMALIA: turning threats into opportunitiesWhen facing a threat, we can face it or run away. But what about to turn in into an opportunity? The AMALIA project funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has taken this statement as its motto when addressing invasive alien seaweeds species and ensuring their sustainable exploitation.
Breakthrough recycling technology drives circular economyDiscarded plastic bags and thrown-away food wrappings are a blot on the landscape and pose more than just a blip to environmental protection. But an innovative new polymer recycling plant built under the LIFE AGANFOILS project will demonstrate that such difficult-to-treat material can also be recycled and be part of the circular economy revolution.
The SoftBank Group Enters Strategic Partnership with Exeger and Invests to Accelerate Deployment of Exeger Solar TechnologySoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) and Exeger Operations AB (“Exeger”) today announced entry into a definitive agreement under which SBG invests $10 million in Exeger. In a related development, SB Energy Corp. (“SB Energy”), a Japanese subsidiary of SBG, and Exeger entered into a strategic partnership agreement to accelerate the global rollout of the Exeger technology.
Laying roads which give new life to wind turbinesWind turbines are transforming the way we generate energy for the better. But because their mixed fibreglass blades are hard to recycle they currently go to landfill. LIFE REFIBRE is paving a new destination for turbines by mixing the plastic with asphalt to build stronger roads and cut waste.