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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Five EU makers have developed prototypes during the JRC Makers-in-Residence programme (JRC MiR) hosted by the JRC Makerspace.
The makers' exploratory journey within the JRC MiR programme have resulted in five unique prototypes, spanning from objects, tools, videos, to a virtual ecosystem.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (JRC) is seeking input from experienced organisations and services providers of citizen participation and deliberation services.
Received contributions will be analysed to map available relevant expertise across the EU, and will help determine the scope of a potential framework contract for the provision of such services.
According to the July issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, published today, changes in EU crop yield forecasts over the past month have been limited for most crops.
However, sunflower yield forecasts have gone up by 10%, mainly due to upward revisions for Romania, Bulgaria and France, which outweighed the downward revision for Hungary.
The JRC has published an independent scientific peer review of two Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection (GARD) test methods for the assessment of chemicals inducing skin allergies.
In order to support the development of the pilot project European Consumer Food Waste Forum and address prevention of food waste at the level of consumers, the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety is seeking support of the Joint Research Centre. In this regard, the Joint Research Centre is looking to establish a multi-disciplinary forum of researchers and practitioners in the area of consumer food waste prevention.
The deadline for submissions is 12 August 2021.
Researchers at the Joint Research Centre’s European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) performed the calibration of a new organic photovoltaic (PV) mini-module provided by WAYS/Nanobit and National Central University, Taiwan. The resulting efficiency value of 13.6 % for a 16 cells mini-module of 67 cm2 of area finally confirmed at ESTI is a new world record for this organic PV technology.
The JRC Makerspace has hosted the first edition of the JRC Makers-in-Residence programme*, with the participation of five EU makers.
Dalia, Ferràn, Finn, Justė and Sam have developed unique prototypes during the residence on the themes:
We have six new vacancies in the field of clean energy research in the Knowledge for the Energy Union unit of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Petten, The Netherlands.
A report published today by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), finds that the EU is world-leading in terms of high value inventions (applications filed in more than one patent office) in railway technology, and that Germany accounts for 55.9 % of all observed EU inventions, followed by France, 17.1 % and Austria, 12.8 %.