Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Featured projects

E.g., 11-12-2017
E.g., 11-12-2017
  • The AQUASZERO project  has developed low cost adsorbents in the form of granules that can remove arsenic from drinking water. The product can be used in existing water treatment filter cartridges where the arsenic bonds firmly to the AQUASZERO granules. When the granules are saturated they can be safely buried in the ground as inert waste.

  • EPOSBED has developed a solution to help patients with their mobility problems, as well as make work easier for care-givers. The project team – whose 10 partners include eight SMEs – has designed an automated, adjustable bed that allows patients with limited mobility to change their position without needing assistance from medical staff.
  • The EU-funded research project DINAMO has used the unique properties of diamonds to develop a radical new way to study molecular processes in living cells.

    This new technology can, for example, detect the onset of cancer far earlier than was previously possible, opening the path to more effective treatment and potentially saving the lives of countless cancer patients.

  • The ISU-DEP project aims to increase the autonomy of elderly and bedridden people by supporting caregivers, and restoring dignity and self-esteem through sensitive personal hygiene.

  • Based on advanced optic technology, device can detect quantities of less than 1 mg of explosives at a 20-metre distance.
  • The FallWatch Consortium brings together a wealth of European technology and expertise in a tiny triangular patch called Vigi’Fall that can be worn by the user in a non-intrusive, permanent manner.

    Unique Vigi’Fall fall detection solution could help save 500,000 hospitalisations and 40,000 premature deaths caused by falls in Europe every year.

  • Materialise is a pioneer in Additive Manufacturing software and solutions, more commonly known as 3D printing, which has grown in size from a university spin-off to a multinational thanks in part to EU research funding.
  • In recent years we’ve seen face, voice and fingerprint identification software move from Sci-Fi films into real life affordable devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
  • Rapidcool, an innovative project supported by European Union research funding, aims at reducing the energy requirements for cooling drinks at the point of sale, saving retailers’ money and ultimately helping the environment.