JRC News

  1. 17 May 2016

    According to the JRC's new study, the success of ICT-based social initiatives relies on the catalytic effect of technology to unleash the potential of social innovation. The study was released on 17 May 2016 to coincide with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, dedicated to ICT entrepreneurship for social impact.

  2. 3 May 2016

    In the last decade, European countries with research performance-based funding (RPBF) systems in place have consistently improved the quality of the research output.

  3. 29 Mar 2016

    A lack of standards for testing polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells – the most attractive type of fuel cells for powering vehicles – has hampered objective comparative assessment of their performance and durability under operating conditions and hence of their technological progress. By proposing a test methodology including a set of representative operating conditions and getting European industry and research stakeholders to agree on it, the JRC has helped fill the gap.

  4. 16 Mar 2016

    The 1st SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development will take place in Seville on Sept 28-30 aiming to take stock of the smart specialisation experience and assess its current state of the art both in terms of conceptual developments and practical implementation.

  5. 14 Mar 2016

    Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission’s strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth.

  6. 3 Mar 2016

    Stairway to Excellence (S2E) is calling for contributions to be presented at the forthcoming S2E national events or the final S2E conference.

  7. 3 Mar 2016

    Adopting innovative technological solutions – currently in early research phase – instead of following a conservative technology development path could slash the direct greenhouse gasses (GHG) emissions of aluminium production by 66% and reduce the associated energy consumption by 21%.

  8. 29 Feb 2016

    Despite high expectations and extensive research and investment in the last decade, technological options are still in developing stages and key resources for algal growth are still too onerous for economically viable production of algal biofuels.

  9. 5 Feb 2016

    In its role as photovoltaic reference laboratory, JRC’s ESTI facility based in Italy recently underwent an external assessment by the Italian National Accreditation body (ACCREDIA) composed of a team of international assessors to verify its implementation of the International guide for reference laboratories ( ISO 17025).

  10. 26 Jan 2016

    A first-time analysis finds that key enabling technologies (KETs) – such as nano electronics or industrial biotechnologies – directly boost EU regions’ growth, particularly those which lag behind in innovation.