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Electronic components must meet stringent requirements in order to be useful for space applications. An EU-funded project has validated European-made components for this purpose, hoping to make the EU space sector less dependent on international partners.
Published: 24 May 2019
An EU-funded project has driven collaboration on renewable energy between businesses and researchers in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova with counterparts from EU countries. The links are boosting innovation - helping the participating countries make the transition to more sustainable energy sources.
Published: 22 May 2019
An EU-funded project has developed more efficient ways to obtain high-quality, recyclable raw materials from bulky waste. The advances contribute to Europe's efforts to reduce landfilling, recover valuable raw materials for reuse by industry, and protect the environment.
Published: 20 May 2019
Heat from the Earth is in plentiful supply - and innovation could help to reduce the cost and further improve the efficiency of technology for its extraction. An EU-funded project has set out to upgrade shallow geothermal systems and underground thermal storage. Part of the research is conducted in Turkey, where activities focus on the grouting.
Published: 17 May 2019
Nobel Laureate Gérard Mourou helped create the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever generated by humankind, opening up new areas of research and leading to breakthrough medical and industrial applications. EU funding has supported his ongoing work, contributing to a remarkable career which he hopes will serve as an inspiration to budding scientists.
Published: 16 May 2019
An EU-funded project has mapped out and evaluated the non-food, feed and wood 'goods' provided by agricultural and forest land in a bid to improve support under the EU's common agricultural policy and boost citizen involvement in the provision of public goods.
Published: 15 May 2019
Published: 14 May 2019
Long trips in electric cars are often impractical due to difficulties in charging up a vehicle when driving from one country to another. An EU-funded project has set up a network to ensure that cars can be plugged into charging points in any EU country. This could make electric vehicles more attractive - benefiting industry and the environment.
Published: 13 May 2019
The Great Recession and the European debt crisis caused grave and ongoing damage to European economies. Now an EU-funded group of researchers is advocating policy solutions that could place the EU on the path to faster innovation, lower inequality, higher employment and sustainable growth.
Published: 10 May 2019
Solar cells made with the mineral perovskite are very attractive as a means of producing green energy, largely because of their low cost. An EU-funded project set out to optimise these potentially revolutionary components to help bring renewable energy to a broader market.
Published: 8 May 2019