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“Smart transformation of urban areas through integrated acti...
Press Release
December 22, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 (Atut 2017) was held on November 29th – December 2nd, 2017 in Oulu, Finland. This symposium is organised on an annual basis by the Finnish schools of architecture together with the Finnish Associa...
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Cities: How smart strategies can turn into effective action plans
Publication
December 21, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Smart innovations are years in the making and require long-term vision. Changes in government and citizens’ sensibilities can halt or alter strategies. So how can they survive to create lasting change?
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Your future Christmas jumper could be made from smart textiles
Publication
December 21, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Technology and clothes could make for a magical festive present as scientists develop sensor-rich fabrics for health, sport and everyday monitoring
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Would you like to draw by just using words?
Publication
December 21, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The MUSE project seeks to turn the spoken word into computer generated visual narratives
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An Operational Anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring & Verifi...
Report
December 20, 2017
copernicus.eu...
An Operational Anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring & Verification Support Capacity
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Making plastic toys from biomass
Publication
December 18, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Bioplastic is booming. The global market for these biomass derived plastics is predicted to grow by 20% over the next five years. Due to environmental and safety concerns around conventional plastics, one sector interested in bioplastics is toys. But...
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Living in a hemp house
Publication
December 18, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Hemp, a multi-purpose crop that delivers fibres, shivs, seeds, and pharmaceuticals is currently used in insulation materials and bio-composites for a more sustainable construction industry. Russ Martin and his wife Karon Korp tell their story as owne...
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The many faces of hemp
Publication
December 18, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The ecological properties of hemp makes it one of the types of insulation used in construction with the lowest carbon emissions footprint
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The Balkans region is a European refuge of clean and wild rivers and lakes. But during the last fifteen years it has been under increased pressure from plans to build thousands of hydropower plants. 1 While most of the plans have not yet been realise...
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District heating: has its time come?
Publication
December 15, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Due to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the sma...
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Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and in...
Publication
December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency speci...
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Energy efficiency’s ‘best kept secret’ delights district...
Report
December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
CITyFiED City members and consortium experts discovered energy efficiency’s ‘best kept secret’ Ludwigshafen and neighbouring Mannheim 30 November – 1 December 2017
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A supercomputer will discover our future medicines
Publication
December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Can you imagine a future where an exascale computer discovers new drugs faster, cheaper and with lower failure rates than today?
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Tackling counterfeiting and piracy across the EU – the impa...
Press Release
December 13, 2017
ICWE GmbH
Intensive cooperation and coordination between enforcement authorities at EU level has led to the seizure of millions of fake and possibly harmful products and has helped to take down several transnational criminal networks.
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Interview to Thomas Kanters about the FLAXED Bicycle
Publication
December 13, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Thomas Kanters is the owner and designer of the FLAXED Bicycle. Thomas graduated in Graphic and also Spatial Design. As a designer he focusses on materials, shapes and compositions. His passion for cycling is arisen from track cycling, where you have...
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Lighthouses at Barcelona – Remourban and fellow Lighthouse p...
Press Release
December 13, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Empower cities. Empower people. That was the battle cry at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) that took place between 13-15 November in Barcelona’s Gran Via.
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The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energ...
Publication
December 12, 2017
youris.com GEIE
A peripheral district in Genoa, Italy, has become a smart city lab. The project has improved apartment conditions, reduced waste and lowered the energy bill, all with the help of citizens
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Lina: the world’s first structural bio-based car
Publication
December 12, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Interview with Yasmin Amel Gharib (TU/ecomotive, Eindhoven University of Technology)
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Repairing the brain
Press Release
December 12, 2017
youris.com GEIE
European scientists are studying a new generation of neuro-prostheses. The target patients are people with motor disabilities due to brain injuries, such as stroke
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Brexit breakthrough - Into ever-deeper fog over both the North...
Policy Paper
December 11, 2017
epthinktank.eu...
Brexit breakthrough - Into ever-deeper fog over both the Northern Irish border and the Channel
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EU Clean energy package: more chance for “energy citizens”?
Publication
December 11, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The European Commission stresses the importance of a major “energy democracy” to boost renewables. A process that could also pave the way for alternative finance such as crowdfunding
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Beyond the Junker and Schãuble visions of euro-area governanc...
Policy Paper
December 8, 2017
bruegel.org...
Beyond the Junker and Schãuble visions of euro-area governance a eurosystem of fiscal policy
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Whoâ's afraid of the ECJ? Charting the UK's relations...
Policy Paper
December 7, 2017
epthinktank.eu...
Whoâ's afraid of the ECJ? Charting the UK's relationship with the European Court
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Social impact of green crowdfunding
Publication
December 5, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Researchers have measured the effectiveness of crowdfunding for renewable energy projects in terms of human and environmental wellbeing
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The article 29 working party guidelines on automated individua...
Policy Brief
December 5, 2017
beuc.eu...
The article 29 working party guidelines on automated individual decision-making and profiling under the GDPR
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