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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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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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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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New SESAR project aims to make aircraft movement on the airpor...
On time, resilient and seamless traffic in European airspace requires a modernized air transport system. In connection with the SESAR 2020 research project Integrated Airport Operations, the Airspace User Demonstratio...
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Renewable district energy: cities' first step towards deca...
As sustainable energy moves up the political agenda, low carbon solutions for heating and cooling are coming to the fore. District heating in Dresden is turning greener thanks to the Innovation Power Plant Reick
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How will tenants save money with renewable energies?
As Germany’s recent Tenant Electricity Act opens the door to the so-called tenant electricity, Dresden unveils its "Smart Tenants" project to help them saving energy, money and protecting the climate.
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Mobility: getting the mix right
New interactive information panels will help public transport users in Valencia. Passengers will be able to choose in real time the best and quickest way to reach their destination: bus, metro, tram, train or – in a...
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“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Sh...
On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are ho...
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Putting procurement experts at the heart of security innovation
Numerous innovative security solutions never make it to market. The EU funded iProcureNet project sets out to change this by mobilising a sometimes overlooked expert group.
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When car sharing goes beyond green mobility
With traffic congestion and pollution being two central issues cities are tackling today, the Finnish town of Kerava is doing a new e-car sharing experiment which turn out to teach citizens more than what was expected.
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How can visionary science bring innovation into society?
Nine Future and Emerging Technologies experts from the academia, the industry and the government answer the big question raised during the Innovative Enterprise Week Bucharest.
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Tampere plants the seeds of a smarter future
This Spring 2019, STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere networked with various local stakeholders in order to develop the different STARDUST smart urban solutions within the city.
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Riding in the right direction: a Turkish city goes back to cyc...
Tepebaşı is a town of Eskişehir in western Turkey embracing a return to urban cycling albeit with a novelty – the bikes are electric
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REMOURBAN presents its final brochure
A few months from now REMOURBAN will come to an end. As a farewell to its readers, the project released a brochure on its achievements and legacy
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SSPCR 2019 Special sessions
SSPCR Conference 2019 announces its special sessions
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How do we best capture the existing European Bioeconomy?
From June 3 to 6, 2019, the BioMonitor project had its annual meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia and held a session at the ICABR conference in Ravello, Italy.
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Looking ahead: setting out roadmaps and actions for developing...
What gaps need to be plugged in those Member States which don't yet have a national bioeconomy strategy?
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REMOURBAN contributes to new Smart City Guidance Package
The EIP-SCC has launched a guidance package to help towns and cities move towards a sustainable future. The toolbox is the fruit of many European projects, including REMOURBAN.
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Researchers and innovators encouraged to work closer for a pro...
Innovative Enterprise Week conference sees scientists and policymakers scan the monetary horizon of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research and its evolution in the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder...
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Green remote energy for Finnish apartment buildings
The STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere will host the first residential area in Europe powered by a remote photovoltaic plant
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The Custom Laboratories’ Role in Monitoring the Development ...
The BioMonitor project partners ECN part of TNO and the Dutch standardization institute NEN are invited to present the project at the 7th Seminar of European Customs Chemists (July 1-4 2019, Hungary).
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dresden: a further step towards its Sustainable Urban Mobility...
The development of the urban mobility of Dresden is one of the cities' core assets. The plan does not only support political decision-makers but also the economy, traffic-related institutions, NGOs, and institutional ...
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Envisaging the Cities of Tomorrow across the Slopes of Trentino
On January 23, 2019, the story of STARDUST in Trento was featured at Klimahouse’s conference on “Smart Cities” in Bolzano.
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Understanding the Future of Emerging Technologies: Breakthroug...
At the end of January, the role of Emerging Technologies and Innovation Ecosystems in Europe was discussed during the High-Level Roundtable event held in Brussels
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Filming the birth of an idea
A video outlining PROTON’s innovative, science-based approach against organised crime and terrorist networks is now available
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Results from the BestRES European Policy Workshop “RES Aggre...
In cooperation with Florence School of Regulation, the BestRES Consortium has organized the European Policy Workshop “RES Aggregators as Enablers of Prosumers and Active Market Participation” at CEER, the Council ...
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When circular buildings go on air
A podcast featuring the European project HOUSEFUL and its commitment to make buildings more sustainable has been released
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