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  1. Amid mixed results of EU firms in R&D investment, VW tops the global ranking

    18 Nov 2013 The 2,000 top world investors listed in the 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, increased R&D investments by 6.2% in 2012 compared to the previous year, showing a remarkable resilience in times of economic uncertainty. For th ...

    18 November 2013

  2. VW tops global R&D ranking, but EU companies put in mixed performance

    18 Nov 2013 For the first time since 2004, an EU company- the German carmaker Volkswagen- is the world's largest private sector R&D investor. Volkswagen tops the European Commission's 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard with an ...

    18 November 2013

  3. Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (JRC-IHCP)

    The mission of the JRC I nstitute for Health and Consumer Protection is (JRC-IHCP) is to provide scientific and technical support to the EU policies for the protection of the interests and health of European citizens in the areas of food, consumer product ...

    30 April 2014

  4. CIELO opens new horizons for world-wide standardisation of nuclear data

    19 Nov 2013 Working towards the creation of the first world-wide nuclear data file, leading actors in the nuclear field together with the JRC launched the first Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organisation (CIELO). This is an important step ...

    21 November 2013

  5. JRC audits the first ever Environment and Gender Index

    19 Nov 2013 The Environment and Gender Index (EGI) was launched by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) today during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC COP19) in Warsaw. The EGI attempts to monitor pr ...

    21 November 2013

  6. Launch of interactive tool for EU R&D projects on electric vehicles

    20 Nov 2013 The Electric Vehicle Radar (EV-radar), an innovative tool providing information on electric vehicle R&D projects in Europe has been launched by the JRC at the 27th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS 27) in Barce ...

    21 November 2013

  7. Updated Regional Competitiveness Index provides guidance to regions

    20 Nov 2013 The 2013 edition of the Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI) has been launched by the JRC, in collaboration with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional Policy. The RCI was first published in 2010 and shows that competi ...

    21 November 2013

  8. Institute of Transuranium Elements celebrates its 50 years of existence

    21 Nov 2013 Today marks the 50th anniversary of the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe (Germany). The JRC welcomed for the celebration high-level guests representing politics, industry, science and research at inter ...

    22 November 2013

  9. Training on GMO quantification: Proper calibration and estimation of measurement uncertainty

    22 Nov 2013 Laboratory managers, practitioners and ISO/IEC 17025 auditors from 24 different countries attended the course and acquired the basis to properly calibrate their PCR (polymerase chain reaction based) measurements, to estimate measurement uncert ...

    22 November 2013

  10. Easy access to external aid data with the EC web tool "EU Aid Explorer"

    27 Nov 2013 Launched today at the European Development Days in Brussels, EU Aid Explorer is a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. Maps and graphs are used to ...

    28 November 2013

  11. Need for more nuclear forensics

    29 Nov 2013 More scientists, techniques and collaborations are needed to characterise nuclear materials, and so deterring illicit trafficking and terrorism, according to a JRC article published in today's Nature edition. Ten to 15 times per year offi ...

    29 November 2013

  12. Monitoring fires in protected areas worldwide

    02 Dec 2013 Between 3.5 and 4.5 million square kilometres of land surface are burnt every year. More than half of this burnt surface is in Africa, which has more than 6000 protected areas across 50 countries. The Joint Research Centre today launched a web ...

    02 December 2013

  13. JRC provides technical support for the European Border Surveillance System

    02 Dec 2013 Today the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) became operational and will address the challenges of cross border crime, irregular migration and the loss of migrants' lives at sea. With its expertise in maritime surveillance tech ...

    03 December 2013

  14. ERM-BF434a

    73496 RAPESEED (nominal 0 % GMO) GMO mass fraction Friday, 29 November 2013 Wednesday, 4 December 2013- 9:19am BF434a ...

    04 December 2013

  15. ERM-BF434b

    73496 RAPESEED (nominal 100 % GMO) GMO mass fraction Friday, 29 November 2013 Wednesday, 4 December 2013- 9:35am BF434b ...

    04 December 2013

  16. ERM-BF434c

    73496 RAPESEED (nominal 0.1 % GMO) GMO mass fraction Friday, 29 November 2013 Wednesday, 4 December 2013- 9:39am BF434c ...

    04 December 2013

  17. ERM-BF434d

    73496 RAPESEED (nominal 1 % GMO) GMO mass fraction Friday, 29 November 2013 Wednesday, 4 December 2013- 9:42am BF434d ...

    04 December 2013

  18. ERM-BF434E

    73496 RAPESEED (nominal 10 %) GMO mass fraction Friday, 29 November 2013 Wednesday, 4 December 2013- 9:46am BF434e ...

    04 December 2013

  19. ERM-EF411

    Hard coal Thermal properties and elements Friday, 29 November 2013 Wednesday, 4 December 2013- 9:49am EF411 ...

    04 December 2013

  20. ERM-EF412

    Brown coal Thermal properties and elements Friday, 29 November 2013 Wednesday, 4 December 2013- 9:51am EF412 ...

    04 December 2013

  21. ERM-EF413

    Furnace coke Thermal properties and elements Friday, 29 November 2013 Wednesday, 4 December 2013- 10:05am EF413 ...

    04 December 2013

  22. Worldwide first certified reference materials for GMO rapeseed powder mixtures

    04 Dec 2013 Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be authorised before they are allowed to enter the European market. The availability of a reference material is one of the prerequisites for the authorisation of a GMO in Europe. DuPont Pioneer ask ...

    04 December 2013

  23. JRC co-authors review of flow injection techniques for reliable measurements of nutrients in oceans

    05 Dec 2013 Macronutrients elements (carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous) and micronutrient elements (iron, cobalt, copper, zinc and manganese) are widely measured in open ocean, shelf sea, coastal and marine waters. A better understanding of the biochemistr ...

    05 December 2013

  24. French version of JRC European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity

    05 Dec 2013 At the occasion of the World Soil Day international symposium in Paris, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the French Soil Study Association (AFES), the JRC launched the French version of its European Atlas of Soil Bi ...

    06 December 2013

  25. Adoption of first JRC Work Programme under Horizon 2020

    11 Dec 2013 The European Commission has adopted the JRC's first Work Programme for 2014-2015 under Horizon 2020, the new EU strategy to boost research and innovation. The programme of the Joint Research Centre, the Commission's own science servi ...

    12 December 2013