The RESIN project on climate resilient cities and infrastructures seeks to develop standardised procedures for both determining how vulnerable cities and infrastructures are and for assessing the effectiveness of climate adaptation measures. Four cities – Bilbao, Bratislava, Manchester and Paris – will serve as field labs for designing tools helping cities to come up with robust adaptation strategies.
Thanks to its researching FABPulous has developed a rapid test for the cardiac biomarker so called heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP), to aid in the first-line diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) commonly known as a heart attack.
"It is able to distinguish patients who would have a heart attack to those wouldn't have it. So a test like this could be identified those disinclined patients and send them home in three hours which is a big achievement", states Mr. Conor O'Brien, Managing Director of FABPulous.
An indicative budget of € 320 million is reserved for the Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials" in 2015 under the Horizon 2020 programme (ie. H2020-SC5-WASTE-WATER-2015 calls).
ProSUM is a EU co-founded project funded which will deliver the First Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform (EU-UMKDP), a centralised database of all available data and information on arisings, stocks, flows and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or e-waste), end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), batteries and mining wastes from extraction to end of life products with the ability to reference all spatial and non-spatial data. So it will improve the management of these wastes and enhance the resource efficiency of collection, treatment and recycling.
Experts have selected 28 project proposals reaching the total amount of EUR 184.6 million of which 44.2% was designated to "Growing a low carbon, resource efficient economy with a sustainable supply of raw materials" (SC5), 28.1% to waste as a resource of raw materials, and 27.6% to water innovation. The results from the three calls have been disclosed to all applicants.
The projects, covering 33 countries of which 23 are EU Member States, focus on research and innovation as well as coordination and support actions.
Projects details are available here for download.
These projects result from the call H2020-SC5-WASTE-WATER-2014-OneStage closed on 8th April 2014 and are managed by EASME.
Current funding opportunities
The projects were selected among 26 proposals submitted for the first Horizon 2020 call for proposals on water innovation (WATER-4a-2014). Collectively, they receive an EU contribution of about EUR 5.46 million for coordinating and supporting actions between programs and countries to harness EU water innovation.
The new projects work towards more energy-efficient buildings, heating and cooling, industrial systems, and products; they engage with consumers or mobilise investment in sustainable energy. Whilst some projects foster research and innovation, others aim at the market uptake of best available technologies.
The European Commission contributes a total of €72 million to these projects with a view to creating an energy landscape that is cleaner, affordable, more competitive and more secure.
48 proposals address the call topic "Buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings (EE-02-2015), while 29 proposals seek funding for "New technologies for utilization of heat recovery in large industrial systems" (EE-18-2015).
Proposals selected per call topic
The funding proposals cover 15 different call topics ranging from socio-economic research on energy efficiency to project development assistance for sustainable energy investment schemes.
Almost a quarter of the proposals – 94 – sought funding for research and innovation projects on new ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency (call topic EE-11-2014).