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Jul 28 2021

Five EU makers have developed prototypes during the JRC Makers-in-Residence programme (JRC MiR) hosted by the JRC Makerspace

Makers profiles & prototypes

The makers' exploratory journey within the JRC MiR programme have resulted in five unique prototypes, spanning from objects, tools, videos, to a virtual ecosystem.

image call for input
Jul 26 2021

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.

Summer crops benefited from particularly favourable weather conditions in southern France, Bulgaria and Romania.
Jul 26 2021

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
Jul 23 2021

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. 

Join a multi-disciplinary team to help combat consumer food waste!
Jul 12 2021

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.

Organic photovoltaic mini-module device under test
Organic photovoltaic mini-module device under test
Jul 08 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.

Jul 07 2021

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:

Aerial view of JRC Petten site
JRC Petten
Jul 07 2021

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.

ASAP hotspot assessment June 2021
Jul 05 2021

The June edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment is now available at:

Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment

Visual of a Fast move of express passenger train on high speed intercity railway. Isolated on blue. Futuristic technology. Future digital urban infrastructure. Modern technology.
Jul 05 2021

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 %.

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