EASME news

  • 18/02/2019

    Zwipe starts trading on Oslo Stock Exchange

    Norwegian start-up Zwipe is revolutionising biometric authentification around the world with the world's first battery-less biometric payment card that carries biometric data directly on the card, secured by fingerprint sensors. The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot-funded  company is the first mover and technology leader in their field and has just started trading its shares on Oslo Stock Exchange’s Merkur Market under the ticker symbol ZWIPE-ME. 
  • 18/02/2019

    Bringing new life to old mines

    Mining provides the EU with crucial raw materials, but its effects on landscapes and ecosystems are drastic. A LIFE project in the Valencia region is testing new techniques to restore inactive mines and allow biodiversity to return.
  • 15/02/2019

    EU invests € 116.1 million to improve the quality of life of Europeans

    New LIFE programme funding will unlock more than € 3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten Member States to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.The European Commission today announced an investment of € 116.1 million for the latest integrated projects to be funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support projects in Austria, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia.Read the full press release
  • 15/02/2019

    New habitat for Europe’s rarest song bird

    Classified as having a ‘vulnerable’ conservation status, the aquatic warbler is Europe’s rarest migratory songbird. LIFE in Lithuania is working to improve the warbler’s status by rebuilding habitat and achieving an innovative translocation method from another viable population.
  • 14/02/2019

    The EIC pilot and Evonik envision new approaches to health care and personal care.

    A selected group of EIC pilot pioneers was selected to present their innovations to Evonik managers in Essen, Germany. The matchmaking event focused on new technologies and solutions for the health care and personal care industries.
  • 14/02/2019

    Nanoparticles against heavy metals in contaminated groundwater

    Clean water is one of the top key challenges of the 21st century. Groundwater is one of mankind’s major freshwater reservoirs, but global ground water resources are strongly impacted by anthropogenic contaminations. This imposes a serious threat to the sustainable use of groundwater and its ecosystems services.
  • 13/02/2019

    Making Portuguese roads safer for vulnerable wildlife

    Roadkill is a tragic, seemingly inevitable part of driving. Roads are almost impassable barriers for many animals, and especially problematic during active mating seasons. The LIFE LINES project in the Alentejo region of Portugal is reshaping roadsides to protect wildlife at risk.
  • 13/02/2019

    Bioclimatic buildings in Africa – Experts wanted

    Do you have experience with bioclimatic building design and construction in Africa and Europe? We are looking for you!
  • 07/02/2019

    EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 – Shaping Europe’s energy future!

    The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 (#EUSEW19) is back for its 14th edition. The biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe will take place from 17 to 21 June in Brussels. This year’s theme is ‘Shaping Europe’s energy future’ and it will cover four elements across the EU: the Policy Conference, Networking Village, EUSEW Awards, and the Energy Days. 
  • 07/02/2019

    Investor Day for Women in Tech

    The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot of the European Commission invites you to apply for an exclusive pitching event, dedicated to Women in Tech. The event will take place in European Commission premises, in Brussels on 4 April. Do not miss this opportunity to pitch your business to top-tier European investors, meet with like-minded women entrepreneurs and investors and discuss how to tackle the financing gap for women entrepreneurs.