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Month: December 2017

Going big with microalgae biotechnology

Sun, seawater and sewage: microalgae can thrive on feedstock that is freely available and the resulting biomass can be used to make high-value products such as biostimulants and biopesticides. But can this be done viably on a large scale? Let us demonstrate, say EU-funded researchers building an integrated biorefinery. Source: Research Information Centre Going big…
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2017-12-22 0

Finpro and Tekes uniting as Business Finland

As of January 1st, 2018 Finpro – the Finnish trade promotion organization – and Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – will unite as Business Finland. Source: EUREKA News Finpro and Tekes uniting as Business Finland


2017-12-21 0

Acting wisely in collaborative research projects

This new case study tells a story of a cooperation between the Department of General Biophysics at the University of Łódź, Poland and the Clinic of Infertility Treatment GRAVITA. The case study explains how the two partners developed a collaborative research project with the help of the Enterprise Europe Network and how they managed both…
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2017-12-21 0

'Sticky' solution found for lighter aircraft

Although using composite materials to make aircraft lighter reduces the environmental impact of air travel, safety regulations demand heavy mechanical fastening. Now EU-funded research has demonstrated that high-performance adhesives can comply with strict safety requirements. Source: Research Information Centre 'Sticky' solution found for lighter aircraft


2017-12-21 0

EUREKA Innovation Days 2018 – "The power of collaboration"

Setup under the frame of the EUREKA Finnish Chair (2017-2018), this event will be an opportunity for all the participants to meet, share ideas, interact and discuss with 400 stakeholders from European indus Source: EUREKA News EUREKA Innovation Days 2018 – "The power of collaboration"


2017-12-19 0

WIPO: Intangible capital in global value chains

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reveals in a recent study that nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital,” such as branding, design and technology.  Find out more here.  Classification:  IP in Business SMEs Source: IPR Helpdesk News WIPO: Intangible capital in global value chains


2017-12-19 0

No more EUTM applications and renewals by fax from January 1, 2018

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) informs its users that from January 1, 2018 fax will no longer be accepted for filing EUTM applications or renewals except as a backup system if technical malfunctions prevent e-filing. Find out more here.  Classification:  Trademark Source: IPR Helpdesk News No more EUTM applications and renewals by fax from January 1, 2018


2017-12-19 0

WIPO: Trade secrets – the hidden IP right

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently published an article regarding trade secrets, which provides a quick overview of this “hidden right”. Learn how trade secrets are regulated in the EU and in the US; how they can be used to protect inventions in comparison to patents, and how they can prove particularly beneficial…
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2017-12-19 0

Lab-on-a-chip technology for food safety

Food safety tests could soon be easier and faster: EU-funded researchers are developing lab-on-a-chip technology for the rapid detection of multiple pathogens in multiple samples. Work on a portable pre-industrial prototype is under way. Source: Research Information Centre Lab-on-a-chip technology for food safety


2017-12-19 0

Inducement prize: Big Data technologies

Identifier: H2020-BigDataPrize-2017Pillar: Industrial LeadershipPlanned Opening Date: Deadline: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time) Source: EU Programmes 2014-2020 Calls Inducement prize: Big Data technologies


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