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  1. Science and technology studies

    As the EU relies on science, technology and innovation to secure its present and develop its future, reflecting on and anticipating societal impacts arising from current narratives embodied in EU policy is essential to ensure trust among citizens. Preside ...

    20 April 2015

  2. Measuring research and innovation

    Research and innovation are crucial in bringing about a return to competitiveness for Europe. More than simply overcoming the current crisis, the European Commission is committed to building a stable economy for the future based on smart sustainable growt ...

    01 September 2015

  3. Stairway to Excellence (S2E)

    As part of the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P), the Stairway to Excellence (S2E), project is centred on the provision of assistance to the 13 Member States who joined the European Union in 2004 and subsequent years with the aim of closing the innovati ...

    06 June 2016

  4. Research and innovation policies

    The JRC supports the development of the Innovation Union, as part of ensuring "smart growth" in the EU. Innovation Union policies must be based on robust analyses of up-to-date, reliable information, taking into consideration the interrelation b ...

    02 September 2015

  5. Energy technology & innovation

    The EU currently depends on – mostly imported – fossil fuels for 80% of its energy needs, which is problematic in relation to climate change as well as security of energy supply. There is thus an urgent need for energy technology innovation with high perf ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Industrial research and innovation

    Compared to main competitors like the US and Japan, Europe under-invests in its knowledge foundations, with a major gap in business R&D.  To overcome this gap, the EU has set the target of spending 3% of its GDP on R&D by 2020, with a major contri ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Agricultural technological innovation

    The need for technological development in agriculture to achieve "sustainable intensification" is on the agenda of governments and international bodies. Innovation is also at the centre of the EU2020 strategy. New technologies and their adoption ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Regional economic analysis and modelling

    Economic and social cohesion are major pillars of the European welfare state and a large part of the EU budget is devoted to maintaining and strengthening them through support at the regional level. Impact assessment of EU regional policy is complex, not ...

    11 March 2015

  9. S2E National Event- Romania: "The Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Research and Innovation Funding: Stairway to Excellence"

    22 Jun 2016 The ROMANIA National Event is co-organised by JRC's S3 Platform- S2E project and the Romanian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research Bucharest ROMANIA region growth innovation ...

    02 June 2016

  10. Summary records available for the meeting of EURL ECVAM with its stakeholders and regulatory advisory network

    21 Jun 2016 The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has published the summary records for the meetings which took place with the members of the Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Relevance (PARERE) network ...

    21 June 2016

  11. S2E National Event- Hungary: "The Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Research and Innovation Funding: Stairway to Excellence"

    26 May 2016 The S2E HUNGARY National Event was co-organised by JRC's S3 Platform- Stairway to Excellence and the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH). Budapest HUNGARY region innovation growth ...

    13 May 2016

  12. S2E National Event- Poland: "The Synergies with Research and Innovation Funds: Stairway to Excellence"

    27 Apr 2016 The S2E POLAND National Event was co-organised by JRC's S3 Platform- Stairway to Excellence and the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU. Warsaw POLAND innovation region growth ...

    13 May 2016

  13. EURL ECVAM hosts meeting of European 3Rs Centres

    08 Jun 2016 From 31 May to 1 June 2016, the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre hosted a second meeting of European 3Rs Centres at the JRC site in Ispr ...

    08 June 2016

  14. STS Contro-Corrente Seminars: Prof. ALAN IRWIN, Copenhagen Business School

    15 Oct 2015 with discussants: Jerome Ravetz, Oxford Silvio Funtowicz, Univ. of Bergen, NO This talk sets out to explore the relationship between the still developing phenomenon of citizen science and what I will refer to as ‘scientific citizenship’. Are t ...

    30 September 2015

  15. Commission helps regions join forces to invest in industrial modernisation

    02 Jun 2016 On 2 June during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission launched the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation. This new initiative offers hands-on support to regions to foster interregional cooperation based on ...

    02 June 2016

  16. STS Contro-Corrente Seminar: DataBust, Dissecting Big Data Practices and Imaginaries

    21 Jun 2016 Speaker: Judith Simon, IT University Copenhagen Discussant: Gernot Rieder, IT University of Copenhagen   Across both public and private domains, Big Data continues to generate great interest. Glorified by some and demonized by others, modern d ...

    02 May 2016

  17. Digital technologies and social innovation trigger the success of social services

    17 May 2016 A social enterprise recruits homeless people to work as tourist guides and uses the web to raise awareness about homelessness. Another one supports welfare beneficiaries by training selected individuals living with long-term conditions to help ...

    17 May 2016

  18. Improving research systems: how to link funding and performance?

    03 May 2016 Concentrating resources in well-performing teams can bring about new products and ideas and thus enhance benefit to societies. In the last decade, European countries with research performance-based funding (RPBF) systems in place have consiste ...

    03 May 2016

  19. S2E and S3P National Event: SLOVENIA

    06 Apr 2016 The SLOVENIA National Event: "Synergies with Research and Innovation Funds: Stairway to Excellence" was co-organised by JRC's S3 Platform (S2E project) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia.  It ...

    16 April 2016

  20. S2E National Event- Estonia: "The Synergies with Research and Innovation Funds: Stairway to Excellence"

    11 Mar 2016 The ESTONIA National Event was co-organised by the S3 Platform- Stairway to Excellence and the Estonian Research Council. Tallinn ESTONIA region growth innovation ...

    16 March 2016

  21. S2E- National Event of Prague- Czech Republic: "The Synergies with Research and Innovation Funds: Stairway to Excellence"

    03 Mar 2016 The CZECH REPUBLIC National Event was co-organised by the S3 Platform- S2E project and the Government Office the Czech Republic.. Prague CZECH REPUBLIC region growth innovation ...

    23 February 2016

  22. International Conference on Ocean Energy

    23 Feb 2016 to 25 Feb 2016 The 6th edition of the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) will take place on the 23th to 25th of February 2016 in Edinburgh. ICOE 2016 is organised and hosted by RenewableUK. The JRC will be present at the exhibitio ...

    16 February 2016

  23. Hydrophobic perfluoro-silane functionalization of porous silicon photoluminescent films and particles

    Luminescent structures based on semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are increasingly used in biomolecular assays, cell tracking systems, and in-vivo diagnostics devices. The functionalization of such structures with capping molecules providing controlled int ...

    16 June 2016

  24. Filling nanoporous polymer thin films: an easy route toward the full control of the 3D nanostructure

    A novel approach enabling the full control of the 3D nanostructure of polymer thin films is presented. An ordered nanoporous polymer film is obtained using a nanoparticlemonolayer as template. The pores are then filled with a second organic component via ...

    16 June 2016

  25. Strong attachment of circadian pacemaker neurons on modified ultrananocrystalline diamond surfaces

    Diamond is a promising material for a number of bio-applications, including the fabrication of platforms for attachment and investigation of neurons and of neuroprostheses, such as retinal implants. In the current work ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) ...

    16 June 2016