The BINGO project will analyse how average and extreme conditions of climate change scenarios, including floods and droughts, influence the water cycle. The focus will be on six regions across Europe – in Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain. Based on this analysis BINGO will propose adaptation and risk-management strategies for decision- and policy-makers in the water-management sector.
"Thanks to SME Instrument we can develop cost effective solutions for the next generations and also demonstrate that the sensor can work in other cars", explains Alain Lunati, CEO of SP3H.
- "After writing, get feedback."
- "Look closely at sub-criteria"
- "Stay business-like"
- "Business-oriented approach"
- "Show awareness of potential obstacles"
- "Your technology is only one element of your business"
- "Clear description of the market"
- "Proposal should be consistent with type of innovation"
- "What have you achieved so far?"
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- "Keep the focus on business"
“Nowadays we probably know more about the surface of the moon than we do about some parts of the oceans”, says Franz Immler, Head of EASME’s Climate Action sector, echoing a common concern of ocean scientists.
ICT is still the most popular topic with 823 proposals submitted, followed by nanotechnology, health, energy and eco-innovation with more than 300 proposals for each.
The top 3 countries in terms of number of proposals submitted are Italy (570), Spain (467) and the United Kingdom (290) [statistics based on the nationality of the project's coordinator].
Since the beginning of this year a total of 5,173 proposals have been submitted – 3,598 for phase 1 and 1,575 for phase 2.
Among the weaknesses of the failing proposals Reichert stresses that "they haven’t thought about the market, the competitors, and about what customers are thinking". He also notes that a higher sucess rate would require more budget.
Mr Reichert also underline that the evaluation 'is very much simulating an investor decision' and that even if unsuccessful, applicants can use their 10-page application when seeking funds from banks or venture capitalists.
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.