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How to communicate the bioeconomy: 10 insights from the BioCan...
Informing consumers about the bioeconomy and raising awareness for bio-based products remains a major communication challenge. However, what can a successful communication look like?
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Building renovations: social aid to accept the change
When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a mu...
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Building energy efficient communities
In many EU countries multi-family dwellings represent the dominant residential solution. But structural renovations to cut emissions and save energy may be a real challenge in such contexts, if the communities are not...
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Short food supply chains: setting another place at the table
Ever more citizens are opting for short food supply network to get fresh local produce. They bypass supermarkets and support sustainable agriculture. However, this is often the prerogative of an educated and activist ...
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Sexism also exists in botany
An increase in allergies associated with pollen may be a self-inflicted wound caused by our preference for male plants, hence the need to assess better the allergenic potential of green spaces
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On the way to spur uptake of electric and hybrid mobility
A major challenge in the automotive industry is to produce a single, integrated drivetrain to work on different classes of hybrid and electric cars and thus meet the growing trend for greater sustainability.
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Multifunctional renewable energy
European researchers are developing a device that stores and uses solar energy to provide both hot water and mechanical ventilation for multifamily houses. Moreover, an app linked to the machine monitors the users’ ...
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Successful first STEP-IN Network of Interest workshop on energ...
The STEP-IN project (www.step-in-project.eu) held its first annual General Assembly meeting with all project partners at partner RAE’s premises in Athens, Greece on May 29-30. At the same time, STEP-IN discussed the...
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Solar fuel breakthrough: SUN-to-LIQUID produces solar kerosene...
The transition from fossil to renewable fuels is one of the most important challenges of the future. The SUN-to-LIQUID project takes on this challenge by producing renewable transportation fuels from water and CO2 wit...
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Create your own plastic on the Bio-based plastic Street
The transition to a bio-based economy starts by raising already young children’s awareness. Activities which take technology and chemistry of bio-based materials in the schools make children curious and help them un...
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Guide for building your Horizon 2020 project’s website [for ...
If you are the proud owner(s) of a funded Horizon 2020 project – congratulations! Now, you are not only tasked with executing your innovative and groundbreaking project, but also with seeing through marketing and bu...
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ERC budget presentation guide – How to do it right
ERC aims to support excellent PIs in executing their frontier research. To successfully achieve this, researchers are awarded with academic freedom that is significantly greater than in other funding schemes. This aca...
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Sexual and reproductive health and rights: Opportunities in EU...
Sexual and reproductive health and rights: Opportunities in EU external action beyond 2020
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Oceans: they pollute, they pay
In an effort to combat ocean plastic pollution the EU has just adopted ambitious new legislation targeting ten of the most common single use plastic products, washing up on beaches and imposing greater responsibility ...
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EY Europe Attractiveness Survey 2019
The EY Europe Attractiveness Survey 2019 comes at a time of great geopolitical and economic uncertainty and examines the region’s attractiveness as a foreign investment (FDI) destination. Our 2019 report analyzes th...
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Bike, bus, metro, foot: going intermodal
Intermodality is the smart future of urban mobility. Ever more cities need to offer public mobility options that combine several means of transport to decrease the use of private cars
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Bikes beat traffic
On 3 June the UN celebrates World Bicycle Day to promote sustainable transportation and road safety. We report from Turkey, where Tepebaşı, a district of Istanbul, aims to revive a once very vibrant biking culture w...
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EU Project Boosts Use of E-Vehicles in Valladolid
Municipal staff in Valladolid, Spain, are going electric in their daily work. With a fleet of 13 e-cars, the municipality is leading by example in adopting a more ecological behaviour thanks to EU-funded project REMOU...
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cyberGRID wins Power Network Innovation Award 2019
The Flexibility Aggregation platform cyberNOC became one of two winners of the 2nd Power Network Innovation Award, hosted by E.DSO and ENTSO-E.
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Programming the forces of evolution
Robots can utilise computational natural selection to boost experimental power and avoid hours of trial and error
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BioMonitor’s session “Contribution of the Bioeconomy to Su...
On June 6, 2019, the BioMonitor project will have the session “Contribution of the Bioeconomy to Sustainable Development Goals” at this year’s International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research conference i...
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Soft robotics: what the octopus has taught us
Ten years ago the octopus inspired the world's first entirely soft robot, made with silicone. The artificial octopus allowed researchers to simplify control and sensory-motor behaviour of robots, enabling them to be m...
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EIT Digital Challenge 2019 applicaton period started
Who will be Europe’s next tech giant? Fast-growing startups are invited to apply for the sixth edition of the EIT Digital Challenge. The best ten companies will receive prizes totaling €750,000 in cash and in kin...
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EIT Digital Challenge 2019
Who will be Europe’s next tech giant? Fast-growing startups are invited to apply for the sixth edition of the EIT Digital Challenge. The best ten companies will receive prizes totaling €750,000 in cash and in kind...
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Indoor air pollution: the invisible enemy
Researchers are developing low-cost technologies to tackle indoor air pollution that is a growing menace. A new generation of electrostatic filters can capture even the smallest particles of household pollutants, usin...
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Smart 3D modelling for buildings
Building information modelling (BIM) has disrupted the construction industry. The digital technology represents and processes all the characteristics of a building in its whole life-cycle, allowing architects, enginee...
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Electric cars: current trends make for a shocking change
While vehicle manufacturers invest in research, authorities are working to improve charging infrastructure to support consumers’ growing interest in the sector. The day when electric cars dominate the passenger tran...
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The revolution of plantoids
Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the very last frontier is the ‘plantoids’ – plant robots able to move and explore the environment with their smart sensors. Their ‘mother’ is researcher...
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Investing in Europe’s global role: The must-have guide for t...
Investing in Europe’s global role: The must-have guide for the negotiations of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027
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Joint 5G IA - AIOTI Vision on Future Networks, Services and Ap...
A further step to strengthen end-to-end digitalisation in Europe through collaboration between Smart Networks and IoT
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Top reasons you need a marketing and business plan for your Ho...
Successfully acquiring funding for a Horizon 2020 research project is no doubt the first hurdle any researcher must overcome. Once such a feat is accomplished – it is time to set out and officially execute your rese...
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European Smart Projects Summit: San Sebastian faces the challe...
REPLICATE Project’s Lighthouse City of Donostia/San Sebastian organized last 26th and 27th of March the European Smart Projects Summit, where representatives and experts across 90 cities from 14 SCC01 (Smart Cities ...
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Would you wear clothes made from poo, and other agricultural w...
Disposing of agricultural waste is an expensive and complicated issue for many farmers. But now a number of innovative companies are turning this waste into clothes for us to wear
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When Smart Means Dim
An urban district in western Turkey is trialling a smart lighting system in a bid to cut energy bills and be more ecological.
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Dresden goes green and bids on sustainable mobility
On 21 March, the Smart City of Dresden has been awarded by the EU for its sustainable mobility plan
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Future of manufacturing Technology scenario: Employment implic...
Future of manufacturing Technology scenario: Employment implications of radical automation
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Comparative analysis of standardized indicators for smart sust...
The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smar...
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Bridging the gap between revolutionary scientific research and...
The European project FETFX was launched in January 2019. Its goal is to bring EU-funded research on Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and society closer to each other via dedicated communication and dissemination...
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Guide to the unique ERC “open-ended” requirement
ERC projects are expected to introduce significant high gain to the scientific ecosystem (and beyond). Such “high-gain” essentially means that the impact of the project should not be limited to the specific, tangi...
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Europe In The Midst Of China-us Strategic Economic Competition...
Europe In The Midst Of China-us Strategic Economic Competition: What Are The European Union's Options?
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