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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bio-based beverage cartons
Beverage cartons have already been on the market for over 100 years. The milk carton, originally entirely made of paperboard and thus 100% bio-based, was patented in 1915. A century later, beverage cartons are the mos...
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Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology
5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming
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Terrorism recruitment on the dark web
How do terrorists recruit people on the anonymous corner of the internet known as the dark web? We asked security expert Michael Osborne
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Energy's got game
Saving the planet can mean saving money and having fun. This is not wishful thinking but a reality that is happening with gamification all over the world
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Florence: Renaissance and smart future
The Italian city has recently become a model smart city by implementing a broad plan ranging from urban development to mobility and new tourism management
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From ground to sky to detect water leaks
In some European countries half of the water flowing in the supply system gets lost because of the difficulties experienced by water utilities to monitor leaks in their networks. A new airborne detection method is now...
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The many ways of turning coffee waste into valuable materials ...
Across the world enthusiastic pioneers, social and/or environmentally concerned entrepreneurs and established commercial businesses try making a living by producing valuable products from coffee waste.
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District heating 2.0
In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. District heating has proven to be a convenient and sustainable way to recov...
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New Procurement Mindset Emerges as an Inner-city Neighbourhood...
A UK council housing estate with a high density of fuel poverty has benefited from an energy makeover which bundles technology, aesthetics and a novel approach to public procurement.
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Let's step up to the plate Europe's Food and Drink Ind...
Let's step up to the plate Europe's Food and Drink Industry Priorities for the EU Institutions 2019 2024
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The PLANET Decision Support System
The EU-funded research project PLANET will develop a Decision Support System to policy makers and network operators to help them facilitate the full integration of ever increasing intermittent renewable energy in the ...
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Key ingredients for a smart urban district
Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe
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Fast-tracking smart city solutions using hackathons
One team was chosen during the Junction hackathon event that was held from 23rd to 25th of November 2018 in Espoo (Finland) to collaborate with the STARDUST partners in Tampere
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Twenty-two million smart homes in Europe: from science-fiction...
Energy-saving devices and ‘smart speakers’ are selling in record-breaking numbers, and driving hi-tech market development. However, obstacles remain due to a lack of digital skills among consumers and inconsistent...
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New Economic Models
Tools for political decision makers dealing with the changing European economies
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