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Jul 24 2013

Six European Union Member States are in the top ten list of the 10 most innovative nations (Sweden (2), United Kingdom (3), Netherlands (4), Finland (6), Denmark (9), Ireland (10)), while Switzerland retained its place atop the rankings in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2013, published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The index was submitted, for the third consecutive year, to an independent statistical audit by the JRC.

Picture of speakers during the event From left to right: Jos Delbeke, Aleksandras Spruogis, Dominique Ristori, Detlef Dauke, and Philip Lowe at the 'Scientific support to capacity markets and the integration of renewable energy' roundtable.
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Jul 22 2013

In the context of the European Forum for Science and Industry, the JRC has organised the 'Energy Transition from a European perspective', a high-level roundtable discussion on how science can support the capacity markets and the integration of renewable energy.

Jul 19 2013

The IRMM is renewing the appointment of experts for Certification Advisory Panels (CAPs), which participate in the review process during the certification of reference materials.

VELA e-vehicule testing. Testing of e-vehicle. JRC has upgraded its facilities to study the static and dynamic behaviours of evolving power grids integrating more renewables, electric vehicles, dispersed energy resources and storage.
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Jul 18 2013

The first of the twin centres designed to promote common standards in electric mobility and smart grids on both sides of the Atlantic was today inaugurated near Chicago. Converging standards and interoperability between smart grids and electric vehicles will allow for deeper penetration of renewable energies in the electricity systems, thus facilitating the way to a low-carbon economy. Technology harmonisation will drive product and service innovation in the two world's largest economies and could prove instrumental in establishing global standards for electric mobility.

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Jul 18 2013

It has been brought to our attention that a company is selling materials under our name with forged certificates. The Commission is taking the necessary steps against forgery acts concerning use of its logo for illicit purposes.

Scientist holding a PV cell In many international settings, JRC represents the European position from a scientific and technical stand point.
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Jul 18 2013

To help reach the goal of having compatible standards across both sides of the Atlantic, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Wednesday 17 July agreed to expand their current scientific co-operation to 10 different areas. The JRC-NIST Implementing Arrangement is particularly relevant in the light of the currently negotiated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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Jul 16 2013

The scientific paper entitled ‘The importance of commutability of reference materials used as calibrators: the example of ceruloplasmin’ has been published in the Clincial Chemistry journal.

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Jul 15 2013

JRC scientists’ collaborative report presents highly accurate prompt spectral fission y-ray data in response to an OECD Nuclear Energy Agency high priority request

EU Map of R&D projects Total investments in electric car R&D projects per component co-funded by Member States and the EU (the pie chart shows total budget of projects co-funded by the EU)
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Jul 15 2013

A JRC report on research, development and demonstration (R,D&D) projects on electric cars in the EU, with a total budget of €1.9 billion (65% from public funding), finds that increased exchange of information and more coordination between projects would result in a better leverage of the investments. The report "Paving the way to electrified road transport – Publicly funded research, development, and demonstration projects on electric and plug-in cars in Europe", lists more than 320 projects covering the period 2007-2015 which received EU or national public funding, and with a total budget of more than €1 million.

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Jul 12 2013

On Monday, July 7, 2013 the sixth Measurement Science in Chemistry International Summer School started in Lyon, France.