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How the Covid-19 pandemic is changing urban mobility
The current necessity of social distancing is re-shaping urban transport. In several cities the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is already evident. Like the 'bike revolution' started in the Netherlands after an econom...
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EU-funded project develops ultra-rapid non-commercial test for...
The PATHAG antigenic test will take few seconds and will cost less than one euro per sample. Researchers expect it to be available by the end of 2020
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Covid-19: the resilience of the electric-car market
Despite the lockdown and decreasing car sales, electric vehicles are on the increase. Europe doesn’t want to miss the moment and is boosting the research on technologies that can make electric mobility more efficien...
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A portable device to treat major brain disorders remotely
Spanish innovator Ana Maiques has developed a wireless device to treat brain diseases at patients’ homes. Her research has had a considerable boost during the Covid-19 emergency
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Delivering new solutions for Urban Logistics in the on- demand...
A major milestone for on-demand urban logistics was reached this week with the launch of the EU project ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service). Coordinated by the City of Bremen, ULaaDS was launched across a...
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Phonon-based Circuits: Towards New Energy Efficient Informatio...
Harnessing the potential of combined phononics, photonics and radiofrequency electronic signals to reduce the carbon footprint of information and communication technology
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Alternating between currents: Hybrid microgrids to help power ...
A new project – TIGON – is set to demonstrate how direct current microgrids (DC) can help make the EU's electricity grids greener, more efficient and more resilient as the world turns to renewable energy.
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Smart Cities celebrate the European Mobility Week with the has...
#WeMoveSmart is the new social media campaign launched on occasion of the European Mobility Week (16 – 22 September 2020) by the cities involved in EU-funded smart cities projects. The goal? Inviting citizens to sh...
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FETFX presents: Voices from the Future
The FETFX team published a booklet that recounts 30 Years of Breakthrough Technologies in Europe that took place under the research and innovation framework programmes, including Horizon 2020 FET programme and its evo...
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Energy flexibility in process industries: a companies’ must-...
In the past decades, the production industries focused their attention on the concept of energy flexibility to anticipate the energy transition requirements, lower the energy costs and cope with the energy prices fluc...
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SBE21 Heritage conference extended deadline for abstracts
Scholars and practitioners can submit their contributions to SBE21 Heritage until the 15th of September
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Co-creating in Austria and Catalonia
The EU project HOUSEFUL has completed its first set of workshops with housing sector experts from Austria and the Barcelona area. The goal? To identify, discuss and demonstrate a number of ideas for the uptake of circ...
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A chat with STARDUST: meet Pamplona
In the past decade the capital of Spain's Navarra region has embarked on a journey to become smart and sustainable. Its participation in the EU project STARDUST will help the city develop its ambitious plans
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STARDUST is enriched with new ideas: an excellent success for ...
During the COVID-19 lockdown, the city of Trento launched an Innovation challenge open to university students. The goal is for them to team up and propose environmentally sustainable “mobility” solutions for its c...
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Airborne water leak detection using an innovative ‘Triangle ...
Researchers have used planes and drones equipped with multispectral and infrared cameras to detect water losses in pipes in rural areas. The data has been analysed through a pioneering method combining the measure of ...
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Cooperation always leads to good results: the first year of B-...
The B-Ferst consortium met online to share the recent results of the research and technical activities and to plan the next steps towards the realisation of bio-based fertilisers and the improvement of the relationshi...
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Harnessing heat and light to sustainably power the Internet of...
Micro-energy harvesting and storage nodes could power a whole family of new-generation portable devices while sidestepping the challenges associated with batteries
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ASTRABAT in a nutshell
The EU project ASTRABAT has published a short web video outlining its mission: a new Lithium battery to boost e-mobility in Europe and cut green-house gas emissions
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Imagining A Post-COVID-19 Future with the Bioeconomy
On July 10, the BioMonitor project in partnership with the ICABR will have its first webinar which discusses the prominent role of the bioeconomy in the post-COVID-10 economic recovery actions
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Celebrating Future and Emerging Technologies with an eye to EI...
The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot in collaboration with the FETFX project invites all projects under the EIC Pathfinder FET umbrella to share their successes as part of Future Tech Week 2020
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ARTTIC Innovation GmbH ready to service German market
The European innovation and funding consultancy ARTTIC SAS has launched ARTTIC Innovation GmbH in Germany
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Perovskite – an element set to drive the next generation of ...
The next generation of photovoltaic panels based on perovskite are set to be transparent, flexible, colourful and suited to building sidewalls, which will better enable urban areas to harness sunlight
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E-ink panels and blockchain-based services: new smart mobility...
In 2020 Spain declared a national climate emergency. As mobility plays a big role in producing greenhouse gas emissions, Madrid and Barcelona are testing blockchain technology in transport services, while Valencia is ...
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Retrofit Social Housing – Better Homes Improve Lives
Our homes are essential for a successful society. They provide shelter and a safe space from which all of us, individually and collectively, can take part. But those homes need to be fit for purpose. They need to be r...
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Low-dose 3D X-ray imaging to help in fight against COVID-19
As our understanding of COVID-19 increases, 3D X-ray imaging may play a key role in diagnosing the coronavirus. To keep the associated radiations level to a minimum, the complementary technique of plenoptic imaging ma...
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Join the Survey for the BioMonitor Toolbox!
The BioMonitor project is setting up its monitoring and assessment framework for the European bioeconomy. To meet the need of its users, the consortium is asking for your help by participating in a survey
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What is the deal with the bioeconomy in Europe?
The BioMonitor project released a statement as to how important it is to grasp the bioeconomy’s influence in a wider European policy context. This is in line with the tasks the project is working on to build policy ...
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Boosting SME adoption of exoskeletons in construction and manu...
A new initiative aims to accelerate the adoption of exoskeletons into construction and industrial manufacturing SMEs across Europe’s North Sea Region.
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COBRA: New initiative developing sustainable batteries for ele...
An ambitious EU project sets out to develop innovative cobalt-free lithium batteries for electric vehicles.
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cyberGRID Software to Connect 2.000 Flexible Energy Assets in ...
Austrian energy tech company cyberGRID is part of a € 36 million EU-funded project designed to bring efficient energy management within the reach of end-users. In project InterConnect, cyberGRID’s Flexibility Mana...
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Brain implants to speak again
A new generation of medical devices will restore speech and communication in disabled patients
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Unveiling ASTRABAT
The European project ASTRABAT has launched its new website: discover our mission to make the future of mobility electric
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Smart city: new indicators to measure the citizen response
Researchers are studying new evaluation systems to measure the smartness of a city, adding social and economic parameters to the traditional technical and environmental indicators
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If batteries are the question, calcium could be the answer
Could calcium provide a new sustainable approach for battery technology applications? Professor Palacìn of the CARBAT project answers key questions.
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Spotting Deadwood: Measuring forest biodiversity for the bioec...
Deadwood is a key indicator for measuring forest biodiversity. This will be one of the possible sub-indicators to be used in the BioMonitor data platform and model toolbox to measure biodiversity in connection to the ...
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Fantastic particles and where to find them
Mysterious material properties are laying the groundwork for photon-electron channels communication devices: the TOCHA project
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WADI’s Results Webinar – Detecting leaks from above
The WADI project is organising its Final Event in conjunction with the ICT4Water Cluster Annual meeting on June 16, 2020, organised by EASME.
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The future of batteries is (e)magic
The FET project E-MAGIC seeks to develop rechargeable, safe and sustainable batteries based on magnesium
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Nature will welcome you when buying fruits and vegetables in V...
An innovative installation based on nature is now covering the canopy of Plaza España in Valladolid. The daily fruit and vegetable market that this iconic space of the city houses will now benefit from a state-of-the...
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How ICT and social sciences can empower energy education
The eTEACHER video is the results of almost three years of work from 12 partners all over Europe and the combination of different skills and knowledge. Our mascot will show you the work done, the results achieved and ...
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Light-emitting silicon: no longer a “holy grail” for computing
If computers transmitted data using photons instead of electrons, they would perform better and devour less power. European researchers are now studying a new light-emitting alloy of silicon and germanium to obtain ph...
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Where did my berries go?
Researchers from EFI coordinated a newly released study in the Forest Policy and Economics’ July 2020 issue, which provides a thorough quantitative overview of non-wood forest products in Europe
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Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a ma...
Lowering consumption is not as simple as introducing a new gadget. Besides implementing innovative technologies, it is necessary to stimulate an end-user behavioural change. And cognitive sciences can support energy c...
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Smarter, lighter exoskeletons to provide better mobility therapy
The next generation of wearable robots will boost rehabilitation and develop the wider European robotics ecosystem
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Spotting the missing link in decarbonisation goals
Climate-Smart Forestry, as suggested by BioMonitor partner EFI in a new publication to be released in Forest Policy and Economics’ June 2020 issue, is the missing component in national strategies that are supposed t...
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