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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

1. Press Centre - SMEs in the Czech Republic to benefit from around €250 million in EU-guaranteed loans

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Czech Republic will get easier access to risk capital thanks to the new EU-backed loan guarantee facilities under the Horizon 2020 programmes. Two deals signed today by European Investment Fund (EIF) with Komerční banka and Česká spořitelna will allow both Czech banks to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of CZK 6950 million(over €250 million) over the next two years. [read more]

2. Success Stories - Picture this: a safe way to transport priceless paintings

At Rome's National Gallery of Ancient Art crate up "Narcissus", a masterpiece by Caravaggio, in preparation for a long journey. Like many fine art works, this late 16th century painting is being loaned to a temporary exhibition in another museum. [read more]

Monday, 30 March 2015

3. Could PBS revolutionise food packaging as we know it?

Christophe Cotillon, coordinator of SUCCIPACK, discusses the project’s PBS food packaging technology which may soon be commercialised. [read more]

4. EU project uses forward-looking analysis to address grand challenges of the future

The recent FLAGSHIP workshop discussed the scenarios and policy recommendations to address future economic, environmental and social challenges. [read more]

5. Innovation Union - Report of the Expert Group on Patent Aggregation

This expert group report investigates whether there is a need for EU-level intervention to foster the development of patent markets, in particular through aggregation of patents, with a focus on patent pools and funds. [read more]

6. IoT-Week'2015 Towards Large-Scale Internet-of-Things - 16-18 June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

The IoT Week originated in the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and has become the pre-eminent event in Europe attracting industry and research from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future. IoT Week 2015 is devoted to creation of ecosystems, partnerships and value chains across the domains to ensure rapid deployment of interoperable and replicable IoT solutions. IoT Week 2015 will contribute to understanding of the future of the Internet of Things in large scale deployments considering the technological dimension but also user acceptance, security and privacy, business models, etc. [read more]

7. Launch of INTRAW project

Fostering international cooperation on raw materials [read more]

8. NEIKER-Tecnalia recommends against using nitrogen fertilizers on radiata pine plantations

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia is recommending against using nitrogen to fertilize radiata pine plantations. This recommendation comes after having analysed more than 1,500 soil samples gathered in timber woodlands in Bizkaia and the north of Araba-Álava in recent years. The study suggests that the areas with a high probability of nitrogen deficiency are few and, therefore, the wholesale use of nitrogen fertilizers is not appropriate. [read more]

9. Research Headlines - Achieving sustainable employment in a world of constant change

The findings of one of the largest ever EU-funded social research projects will help key decision-makers design effective employment policies and ensure Europe's workforce is equipped to meet 21st century labour demands. [read more]

Friday, 27 March 2015

10. A new tool to improve the sustainability of the transport sector

Thanks to this tool, developed through the BIOLCA project, it has been possible to minimize the sector’s environmental, social and economic impacts. What is more, the Public Administration has been provided with a tool to assess different fuels and thus regulate the use of them and encourage the most sustainable ones. [read more]

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