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Hydrogen cars with zero emissions at the tailpipe, ready to sp...
Hydrogen based technology in the electric transport sector is competing with traditional fuels like diesel and gasoline for long distances. It is quiet, needs reasonable time for refuelling and it releases water only
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Air pollution in Skopje: how citizens spurred policymakers tow...
The air in Skopje, North Macedonia, is one of the most polluted in the world because of the city’s natural position and people's reliance on fossil fuels. However, over recent years, many citizens have started demon...
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Last trends in energy-saving applications
Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many
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Horizon 2020: The year of transition
2019 is soon to come to an end. For many, this is a time to look back at the year that was. But, for the EU research community it is an important time to look at the year ahead. Different from most years, 2020 can be ...
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Guide to Open Access in Horizon 2020
Open access is now a legally mandated requirement for all funded Horizon 2020 projects, so it is of great importance to direct attention to this topic. While there exists ample content which seeks to properly explain ...
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Changing the paradigm of heart transplants
An ambitious study is trying to restore the neural connections that are lost during heart transplants, thus improving the life expectancy of patients
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Exploring the unexpected. A chat with Paolo Dario, world-renow...
From the bionic hand to a Fantastic Voyage-inspired capsule in the human body: Paolo Dario, founder of The BioRobotics Institute of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, shares the most important achievements ov...
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High-gain in ERC - What is it all about?
The ERC’s mission statement is to fund “high-risk/high-gain research”. In other words, the expectation is that the project’s gain will be so high that it will be worth the significant risk taken to obtain it. ...
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Guide: Understanding the MSCA IF scheme
The purpose of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF) scheme is to support researchers’ career path through mobility, while attracting talented researchers to the EU. The MSCA IF grant i...
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Ensuring Reliable Communication in Smart Grids
With the increasing volume of flexibilities from distributed renewable energy resources, Austrian energy tech company cyberGRID’s proprietary platform plays an important role in the optimization of distribution grid...
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Brexit: an opportunity for local food systems?
Brexit presents big risks for food supply in the UK, but could it also offer an opportunity for the country to change the way it produces and sells food? Maybe, but only if the government step-ups and takes local food...
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Valencia: sensors on public buses to make passengers happier a...
In Valencia, Spain, hybrid and electric buses will be monitored with sensors to detect power consumption and passenger comfort. Researchers will use this data to improve the performances of the public transport and re...
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Testing fuel-cell buses
The Finnish town of Kerava is one of the few European cities that will use electric buses powered by electro-chemical cells combining hydrogen and oxygen
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Smart solutions for over-touristed cities
The coastal city of Ostend, Belgium, is set to trial new technologies to improve the quality of services for its inhabitants, a population that triples in the tourist season
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Valladolid Changes Mindsets to Renovate Buildings
Despite strong initial reluctance to the innovative retrofitting of their flats, residents in a Valladolid district (Spain) are now enjoying improved comfort and lower fuel bills as they head towards winter, all thank...
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Aerial Patrol for water leaks
How super-resolution images from a drone's eye can help to find water leaks
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Europe set to take flight as a leader in drone services
Harmonising regulations regarding drone manufacturing, safety and operation in the EU is a first step toward creating a true service market. The removal of uncertainty is being welcomed by members of the industry who ...
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Mission possible? The Geopolitical Commission and the partners...
What are the potential strategic implications of the new ‘Geopolitical European Commission’ for the EU-Africa relationship? Chloe Teevan and Andrew Sherriff share recommendations for the new Commission – and par...
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Peace and security in Africa: Drivers and implications of Nort...
Why is Algeria is a dominant actor in the African Union while its bilateral economic footprint in Africa is limited? How does Morocco deploy economic and spiritual diplomacy to secure its national and geostrategic int...
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Elections in Africa – Playing the game or bending the rules?
Who and what shapes election outcomes in African countries? Martin Ronceray and Bruce Byiers have identified different strategies to sway elections and relate these to recent and ongoing electoral processes in Africa ...
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The second BioMonitor expert workshop
BioMonitor second expert workshop will be held in Cologne as a side event of the 8th Biocomposites Conference.
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Accountable Now: Global Accountability Week 2019 Wrap-Up
From the 1st - 4th October 2019, Accountable Now took part in the celebration and promotion of Global Accountability Week - a week where civil society organisations all around the world campaigned for and demonstrated...
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European Energy Saving Guide 2019-2020
Guia sobre Eficiencia Energética en Europa por Rubén Parra Alonso CEO EHS Sul™ - Eficiencia energética y fotovoltaica European Energy Saving Guide 2019-2020 by Rubén Parra Alonso CEO EHS Sul™ - Eficiencia ene...
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Guide: Understanding the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – I...
These days, there is truly a multitude of European funding opportunities for scientific research. Each funding scheme is unique, and calls for very specific requirements in order to achieve particular goals and maximi...
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Working on iPSCs for research or medicines development? Introd...
IMI’s EBiSC project has established a centralised, not-for-profit human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) bank providing researchers across academia and industry with access to scalable, cost-efficient and consis...
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Guide: ERC's Unwritten Rules
If you are considering to apply for research funding through the ERC funding scheme, it is highly advised to first acquire a firm grasp at the ERC’s very competitive requirements and expectations. Being that ERC str...
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cyberGRID Software Connects Tesla Large-Scale Battery to Slove...
IT-platform cyberNOC is now implemented into one of the largest energy storage systems in Europe.
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PROTON, the floor is yours!
The final results of the EU-funded project PROTON have been presented in Ghent (Belgium) on the 18th of September 2019: a new era in the fight against crime and terrorism is about to start
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Unveiling the secrets of PROTON
The results of the EU-funded project PROTON are available: discover a new way to fight organised crime and terrorist networks through an innovative combination of computer and social sciences
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Smart city projects share policy recommendations in Brussels
During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Progra...
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Greece is first Balkan country to announce a coal phase-out da...
The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis surprised the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York by announcing the end of the use of coal by 2028 and the dismantling of plants. This is our report from Weste...
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The rise of online hate speech as a new alarming global social...
The conference aims to animate a wide European debate on the most effective cultural and educational strategies and policies which can be used or improved at EU and international level to raise awareness and spread in...
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Smart city and wise city
The term smart cities mainly refers to the field of technology. Some fear that the intelligent cities of the future will be massively robotic, with algorithms dominating people. Hence the need for more citizen engagem...
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The Future is Now: Taking Snapshots of Tomorrow with the Futur...
On September 23-29, more than 80 Future and Emerging Technologies projects have showcased their vision of the future by presenting their ground-breaking results across Europe during the Future Tech Week.
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POCITYF project raises stakes for positive energy city transfo...
A new smart city EU-funded project, POCITYF, is set to transform our historical and cultural cities into more efficient, healthy, sustainable living environments with "positive energy districts". Led by EDP, the proje...
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Learning Sustainability: Call for papers
The issue brings together three main areas :- sustainability of the Earth and humanity, including the SDGs & climate change,- experience (of all kinds),- learning, including experiential learning.
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A new European research initiative will develop innovative way...
The CURSOR project will devise an innovative system using drones, miniaturized robots and advanced sensors to speed up the location of disaster victims trapped under debris while reducing risk for search-and-rescue te...
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