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Living building blocks: a new vision for future homes
Micro-agriculture bioreactors bring green technologies to ecological architecture
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Horizon 2020 Consortium Agreement – why, when and how
A Consortium Agreement is a binding contract signed between the partners of a Horizon 2020 collaborative project. The Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement (article 41.3) specifies that: “The beneficiaries must have internal...
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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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SCORES Project: 2nd Newsletter (April 2019)
We are delighted to introduce the second edition of the of the SCORES newsletter. In this edition, we will tell you about ideas behind the SCORES project & update you on its progress. You will also learn more about TN...
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Sustainable nappies for eco-friendly generations
Biodegradable nappies and sanitary pads could reduce the burden that fossil-based plastic litter puts on nature. The prototypes currently developed are meant to be of higher quality, but still they are more expensive ...
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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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Surfing on bio-based boards
Surfboards are not as eco-friendly as you might think. Could bio-based materials and new technological developments help?
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Could the roads of the future be bio-based?
Bitumen is a by-product of oil production and is used to bind the surfaces of paved roads. Some researchers, concerned about its environmental impacts and future supply if petroleum refining slows down, have started t...
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Complete Guide: Social Media for Horizon 2020 funded project
There’s a lot to consider when strategizing and implementing social media for Horizon 2020. This guide is the perfect place to start.
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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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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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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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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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Guide for building your Horizon 2020 project’s website [for ...
If you are the proud owner(s) of a funded Horizon 2020 project – congratulations! Now, you are not only tasked with executing your innovative and groundbreaking project, but also with seeing through marketing and bu...
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ERC budget presentation guide – How to do it right
ERC aims to support excellent PIs in executing their frontier research. To successfully achieve this, researchers are awarded with academic freedom that is significantly greater than in other funding schemes. This aca...
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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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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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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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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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Top reasons you need a marketing and business plan for your Ho...
Successfully acquiring funding for a Horizon 2020 research project is no doubt the first hurdle any researcher must overcome. Once such a feat is accomplished – it is time to set out and officially execute your rese...
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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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