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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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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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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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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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CREATE project 6th newsletter
CRAETE project proudly share with you the sixth newsletter of the CREATE project. The aim of this newsletter is to provide you with an overview of the progress achieved so far in the CREATE project as well as elaborat...
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Grant application: Top tips for a visually-successful application
Applying for a Horizon 2020 funding scheme is truly a long and meticulous process. It goes without saying that the content of the proposal is the most important aspect. But, second to the content are the visual aspect...
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EENSULATE project: 3rd newsletter
EENSULATE project consortium are delighted to introduce the third edition of the newsletter. In this edition, we will share with you the progress made in the development of the EENSULATE module, highlights of the work...
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EENSULATE project: 2nd newsletter
EENSULATE project consortium proudly present the second newsletter. The aim of this newsletter is to provide you with a summary of the news and progress achieved so far in the project as well as to inform you about ou...
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EENSULATE project: 1st newsletter
EENSULATE project proudly present the first newsletter. This newsletter was created to introduce the project more in detail and to provide you with an overview of the progress of the EENSULATE project. The project has...
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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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A workshop to understand the needs of the Bioeconomy: what do ...
On 23 October 2018, the first workshop organised by the BioMonitor project took place in Brussels (Belgium). The report D7.2 “First Stakeholder Workshop” with the conclusions of the workshop is now available on th...
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International Women's Day: Female scientists share their t...
Women working in a Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project muse on 2019’s theme of #BalanceforBetter.
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How to correctly assess ERC High-Risk
Risk is probably the most important aspect of ERC. Unfortunately, it also happens to be the most elusive one. Many researchers often wonder what high-risk research means and how to express it in their application. Con...
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AllThings.Bio presents its second series of videos clips about...
When it comes to bio-based products consumers still have many doubts that need to be reassured. Which bio-based products are already available? Do they work? Does a bio-based soap clean just as good as a regular one? ...
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Low impact bio-based construction materials ready for the mass...
Construction industry stakeholders and policy makers gathered on 29 January in Brussels to discuss the potential of natural bio-based materials to help Europe meet its climate obligations.
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Preparing a Horizon 2020 commercialisation plan – what to ask?
This is the third article in our series dedicated entirely to the Horizon 2020 Impact section. In the previous post we began to explore the foundations for curating a professional Horizon 2020 commercialisation plan. ...
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Guide for Project Coordinators in Horizon 2020
All Horizon 2020 projects must appoint a Coordinator to lead and manage the project efforts. This role is an immensely important one. There is a lot to be considered in order to take on the role, and then soon after t...
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Verifying next-generation computing simulations
Scientific model algorithms get a makeover to increase confidence in results.
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Horizon 2020 commercialisation plan – the right team members...
This is the second article in our series dedicated entirely to the Horizon 2020 Impact section. In the previous post, we laid the foundations for understanding the common pitfalls researchers experience when writing t...
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Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?
The ByAxon project is developing a new implant that restores the transmission of electrical signals in an injured central nervous system
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European Innovation Partnerships: How Successful Have They Bee...
European Innovation Partnerships: How Successful Have They Been in Promoting Innovation in the EU?
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Hit the slopes with bio-based skis and snowboards
With the onset of winter, Europe's ski season is in full swing. To help you perfect your turns and hold your line down the slope, ski and snowboards are surprisingly complex pieces of equipment, but they are also incr...
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Game theory will help predict social conflicts
Fake news, post-truth politics and trolls are fostering populism and social conflicts. Game theory can fight back
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How do we build successful regional bioeconomy strategies in E...
Wageningen University and Research attended the ERIAFF network - The European Region for Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Forestry workshop that took place on November 14th, 2018 in Brussels.
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Should you put your food waste in a compostable plastic bag?
Across Europe rules about the disposal of organic household rubbish vary. Some waste management companies let people line their food waste caddies with compostable plastic bags, while others ban all plastics from orga...
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Bioconstruction: beyond hempcrete
Today whoever decides to invest in biobased buildings is a pioneer in the construction sector, as it is still a niche market. But latest research about industrial hemp materials have developed products that may be mor...
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Happy birthday, FET!
The European Future and Emerging Technologies Programme has turned 30. A video is celebrating the extraordinary results and impacts from FET-funded research
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Plant roots inspire 3D-printed automotive sensors
As NASA’s Mars InSight is set to burrow into Martian soil, roboticists on Earth are still developing devices for soil monitoring and exploration
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A robo-vegetal hybrid society is rising
Plants can grow elaborate shapes for public spaces through a network of sensors and 3D-printed robotic nodes
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Raising the youth’s awareness on the bioeconomy: the Think B...
It should be one of our primary goals for the children of the future to raise their awareness on the opportunities the bioeconomy can provide.
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Home sweet (hemp) home
December 5 is UN World Soil Day. The building industry has thus been called to account for its role in the massive use of mineral raw materials and environmental pollution. One solution comes from the bio-construction...
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FETFX, the laurel is yours!
fetfx.eu has won the 2018 .eu Web Awards in the “Laurels” category, an acknowledgment of fetfx.eu’s mission to inform society of the benefits from European research on Future and Emerging Technologies
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Bio-composites for cars
Every year the European car industry uses around 80,000 tonnes of wood and plant fibres to reinforce composites, instead of employing synthetic fibres like glass and carbon fibre
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Grant review guide: top 6 ways to annoy a grant reviewer
When submitting a grant proposal, our motivation is to have the reviewer on “our side” – enthusiastic and positive about our project. In the grant review context, this is largely so that reviewers will write a p...
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Fragmented Projects in ERC
ERC grant funds frontier research which distinctly focuses on challenging novel concepts. The typical expectation in ERC is to present large-sized projects. Such projects justify a fairly high budget for a typical dur...
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Bringing EU regions to the fore of Innovation
EFFECT project’s second event explored how local ecosystems can support interdisciplinary, high-risk Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research
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Recommendations on third-country participation in EU funding p...
Recommendations on third-country participation in EU funding programmes in the MFF 2021-2027
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New ‘Quantum Sorter’ provides information on demand at the...
Radical techniques in electron microscopy could revolutionise studies in physics, biochemistry, materials and more.
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Bio-based alternatives to plastic plant pots
Plastic plant pots are often used once – to bring on plants from seed or transport them home from the shops – and then thrown away. While these pots are very convenient, such disposable items contribute significan...
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Horizon 2020 Impact Section – the case of the abandoned child
The Horizon 2020 grant proposal application is divided into three major sections: Excellence, Impact and Implementation. In contrast to the Excellence and the Implementation sections, many applicants find the Impact s...
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FET projects shine at European Researchers’ Night 2018
European Researchers’ Night 2018. A shot from the event organized by the FET Project ByAxon.
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Factsheets and slideshow on bio-based insulation materials and...
Communication about bio-based products can be tricky. While much information on bio-based products is available, it is often too technical and difficult to understand for consumers. For this reason, BioCannDo develops...
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Levitation becomes a reality
One day we may not only see, hear and touch devices, but also feel the objects shown on them at the tip of our fingers. Thanks to levitation, 3D items will be created using floating pixels
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United voices to change our future through science
Deep thoughts from the scientific community on “Why should interdisciplinary high-risk research on disruptive technologies be supported?” have been collected by the EFFECT project and summarised in a dedicated pub...
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3D printed bioplastic: the future of construction?
To date, most 3D printed buildings have been built from concrete. Could bioplastics be a more sustainable option?
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