JRC News

  1. 27 Nov 2014

    The Innovation Output Indicator was developed by the Commission at the request of the European Council to benchmark national innovation policies and to monitor the EU’s performance against its main trading partners.

  2. 31 Jul 2014

    The Commission has launched a new activity within the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) in order to support regions and countries that joined the EU since 2004 to develop and exploit the synergies between Horizon 2020 (H2020) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

  3. 25 Jun 2013
    JRC-IRMM released new certified reference material enabling steel testing laboratories to check their impact test instruments (Charpy) with samples cooled to 0 °C.
  4. 13 Jun 2013

    The aerospace sector is likely to tap into the automotive hydrogen fuel cell technology in the years to come, according to an article co-authored by the JRC and the European Space Agency (ESA) in the scientific journal Acta Astronautica. The article examines the current hydrogen activities in the terrestrial and aerospace industries, highlighting potential performance improvements and cost savings.

  5. 13 Jun 2013

    The JRC Composite Indicators Research Group participated at the launch event for the Gender Equality Index, developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality, upon request of the European Commission.

  6. 30 May 2013

    Six companies have received the 2013 European Code of Conduct for Data Centres Award for their respective investment in innovative energy efficient technologies, which have resulted in major reductions in energy use.

  7. 25 Apr 2013

    In the framework of the European Forum of Science and Industry, the JRC has co-organised today a roundtable with the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry on the scientific support to Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  8. 11 Apr 2013

    Identifying good practices and challenges in linking universities and businesses through innovation and technology transfer – this was the focus of the round table "JRC-Universities: how to increase the contribution of universities to science and innovation", held today in Brussels. The event attracted nearly 100 senior representatives from academia and research organisations, industry, liaison offices, member states and regional authorities, as well as EU officials.

  9. 7 Mar 2013

    The JRC hosted today a round table on the potential applications of quantum science and the development of new technologies in the areas of computation, simulation, communication, metrology and sensing. It also focused on the challenges that these new technologies may bring to the European policy making landscape.

  10. 14 Feb 2013

    The bioeconomy is currently estimated to be worth €2 trillion and to account for 22 million jobs in the European Union. It has the potential to add one full time equivalent job for every €35 000 invested in research and innovation by 2020. The bioeconomy observatory, launched today by European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will gather data to follow the evolution of markets and to map EU, national and regional bioeconomy policies, research and innovation capacities and the scale of related public and private investments. Through the coordination of this observatory, the JRC will help map progress and measure the impact of the European Commission's bioeconomy strategy.