The European Commission announced today 68 additional start-ups and SMEs selected for an overall funding of €120 million under the existing EIC pilot. The funding is awarded under the SME Instrument part of the EIC Pilot. The companies are for instance developing a blockchain-based online payment technology, new energy efficient screens and a solution to fight traffic noise.
Precision measurements of atmospheric conditions is a challenging but important task. One solution are laser based measurement systems. These enable precision wind velocity measurements for wind shear detection and the optimization of wind farm turbines. In addition, greenhouse gas concentrations can be measured from satellite based laser systems.
The FET-Open project QUAKE aims to market a transversal tool combining interactive supercomputing and in-situ techniques to break traditional workflows in High Performance Computing simulations. This could be applied to many different domains, including weather forecast.
The event is organised by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points – SEREN4, in collaboration with the European Commission and REA. It will provide details on the 2019 calls for proposals to be published mid March 2019 under the Societal Challenge 7 "Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens".
Participation to the event is free of charge and the number of participants is limited due to the capacity of the rooms.
The latest addition to the European photonic pilot-line projects has officially started with the launch of InPulse in January 2019. InPulse is the fifth EU-funded pilot-line to be launched in the past 3 years and focuses on indium phosphide Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and subsystems.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microorganisms to resist antimicrobials such as antibiotics – is directly linked to sanitary conditions and the population’s general state of health: the better the sanitation, the lower the problem of AMR. This is one of the conclusions of a large EU-funded investigation into the AMR problem that gathered data through state-of-the-art DNA analysis of sewage around the globe.
The first evaluation of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation Launchpad actions under the European Innovation Council pilot withheld 25 proposals. These will now receive an invitation for grant agreement preparation.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €12 million to Estonian manufacturer Elcogen for bringing its highly-efficient fuel cell technology to the mass market. The loan is provided under InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects, a joint initiative of the EIB Group and the European Commission, which supports research and innovation to transform the energy systems in Europe.