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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Developing the next generation of batteries

    18 May 2016 FiveVB is a consortium founded by the European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI) within Horizon 2020 program. The JRC plays an active role in the characterization of the newly developed 5 V battery technology. The batteries, manufactured by the ...

    18 May 2016

  7. JOPRAD Mid-Term Workshop 2016

    07 Sep 2016 to 08 Sep 2016 The JOPRAD consortium would like to invite you to its Mid-Term Workshop that will be held on the 7-8 th September 2016 at the Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. The Mid-Term Workshop will enable “programme owners” and “pro ...

    12 April 2016

  8. All You Wanted to Know about Innovation and Never Dared to Ask

    26 May 2016 Speaker:  Harro van Lente, Professor Science and Technology Studies, Maastricht University, The Netherlands   In this lecture I will compare and contrast theories of technology from the fields of innovation studies and Science and Technology S ...

    08 April 2016

  9. 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

  10. HOTLAB 2016- Annual meeting on hot laboratories and remote handling

    02 Oct 2016 to 06 Oct 2016 JRC-ITU Safety of Irradiated Nuclear Materials unit has the pleasure to organise the HOTLAB 2016 Conference, the 53 rd Annual meeting on 'hot' laboratories and remote handling. HOTLAB 2016 will take place at the Leonar ...

    06 March 2016

  11. Implementing Smart Specialisation in Sparsely Populated Areas

    This Working Paper explores Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) in Sparsely Populated Areas (SPA). The paper discusses the most significant elements of Smart Specialisation (S3) in SPA focusing on its theoretical background ...

    24 May 2016

  12. Intersemester Course: Nuclear Fuels- EURATOM Coordination and Support Action GENTLE

    06 Jun 2016 to 10 Jun 2016 Introduction and Scope The course comprises: Lectures by experts Laboratory visits with practical training The course focuses on Nuclear Fuels. It is open to all interested (post-) graduate students of academic/research institut ...

    01 February 2016

  13. JRC Data Catalogue – making open science a reality

    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 ...

    14 March 2016

  14. Universities and RIS3: the case of Catalonia and the RIS3CAT Communities Smart Specialisation Policy Brief No. 18/2016

    The study allows extrapolations relevant to other EU regions and to furthering the conceptual RIS3 framework. • The EDP must be intended as continuous process that goes from priority identification to the definition and implementation of policy instrument ...

    14 May 2016

  15. Alternative assessments of large scale Eutrophication using ecosystem simulations: hind-casting and scenario modelling

    The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) aims to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) of the EU's marine waters by 2020, and to protect the marine resources upon which economic and social activities depend. The progress achieved in marine mo ...

    13 May 2016

  16. Intercomparison of 15 aerodynamic particle size spectrometers (APS 3321): uncertainties in particle sizing and number size distribution

    Aerodynamic particle size spectrometers are a well-established method to measure number size distributions of coarse mode particles in the atmosphere. Quality assurance is essential for atmospheric observational aerosol networks to obtain comparable resul ...

    05 May 2016

  17. Scoping report on the potential impact of on-board desulphurization on the water quality in SOx Emission Control Areas

    The input of acid substances (like SO2) into the sea has been recognized as an environmental issue that needs to be considered in terms of ocean acidification; acid inputs and techniques to deal with them have implications for member states' obligati ...

    13 May 2016

  18. New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality

    03 Mar 2016 to 04 Mar 2016 Each sector of science now has distinct challenges of quality.  For scientific research, it is reproducibility; for application, consequences; for science advice, acceptability; and for the autonomous ‘citizen’ and ‘DIY’ science ...

    01 March 2016

  19. Research and Innovation Observatory

    RIO https://rio.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) is an initiative of the European Commission to monitor and analyse research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe. DG ...

    16 October 2015

  20. Generalization of the pinball contact/impact model for use with mesh adaptivity and element erosion in EUROPLEXUS

    This report presents the generalization of the pinball-based contact-impact model (PINB) of the EUROPLEXUS code for use in conjunction with mesh adaptivity, i.e. with adaptive mesh refinement and un-refinement. The interaction of the pinball model with th ...

    23 May 2016

  21. Shock tube tests with coupled 1D-3D models in EUROPLEXUS

    This report illustrates the use of coupled 1D-3D models for the simulation of shock tube experiments by the EUROPLEXUS code. This, combined with new features allowing appropriate piloting of the time increment in the numerical solutions, allows to save CP ...

    15 May 2016

  22. ICT-Enabled Social Innovation to support the Implementation of the Social Investment Package: Mapping and Analysis of ICT-enabled Social Innovation initiatives promoting social investment in integrated approaches to the provision of social services: IESI

    This report presents the analysis of the Mapping 2015 of the project 'ICT-enabled Social Innovation to support the Implementation of the Social Investment Package' (IESI). It provides an enriched picture of the existing knowledge base and eviden ...

    15 May 2016

  23. Plenary of the ECIBC 2015: Improving breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care in Europe

    09 Dec 2015 to 11 Dec 2015 The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) is built upon the principles of sustainability, continuity and the transparent inclusion of experts and stakeholders to develop a project that will have an impact on br ...

    26 November 2015

  24. Societal Grand Challenges from a technological perspective – Methods and identification of classes of the International Patent Classification IPC

    The aim of this working paper is the provision of a list of IPC classes assigned to each of the technology-oriented Societal Grand Challenges (SGCs) of Horizon2020 and the description of the methods and workings steps that led to this list. FRIETSCH Raine ...

    24 April 2016

  25. NanoBiotechnology laboratory

    The JRC has up-to-date equipped laboratories to investigate nanomaterials safety as well as the detection, identification and characterisation of nanomaterials in food and consumer products. Its work focuses on a science-based understanding of nanomateria ...

    30 April 2014