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Month: March 2018

Joining forces to fight agricultural run-off

Nitrogen and pesticides linked to agriculture pose a threat to Europe’s freshwater supply. An EU-funded project involving farmers and many other stakeholders is championing joint approaches to preserve this important resource. Source: Research Information Centre Joining forces to fight agricultural run-off


2018-03-30 0

Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing #06

EUROGIA Chairwoman Sinem Altuncu on the links between low carbon energy technologies and smart manufacturing – and how to solve related challenges in power management and energy storage. Source: EUREKA News Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing #06


2018-03-29 0

Faster future vaccine design

Glycoconjugate vaccines provide highly effective protection against disease. But so far, they have been developed by time-consuming trial and error. Now, an EU-funded project is building up knowledge and skills to better design these vaccines in a bid to bring treatments to patients faster and keep European pharmaceutical innovation competitive. Source: Research Information Centre Faster…
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2018-03-29 0

Cultural heritage goes digital – and 3D

An EU-funded training network used advanced imaging techniques to scan and reconstruct ancient artefacts and monuments in digital form. This opens many opportunities for conservationists, researchers and museums – in both preserving Europe’s cultural heritage and educating people. Source: Research Information Centre Cultural heritage goes digital – and 3D


2018-03-28 0

The United Kingdom joins the Hague System

This makes the United Kingdom the 54th member of the 1999 Act and 68th member of the Hague Union. Companies and designers from the UK have been using the Hague System to protect their industrial designs since 2008 thanks to the European Union’s membership of the Geneva Act. As of June 13, 2018, Hague applicants…
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2018-03-27 0

Madrid System – online requests to replace fax communications

Starting April 1 2018, the Madrid Registry will no longer process documents and requests received by fax. With the Contact Madrid service, you will have access to a printable confirmation and summary of your request each time you submit a request. Learn more about Contact Madrid through WIPO’s website, here. Classification:  Trademark Source: IPR Helpdesk…
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2018-03-27 0

Patent event search: conferences, seminars and courses

Check EPO’s website to be up to date on their upcoming webinars and events! You can search for details of EPO events on the patent event search area, here. As an example, on 18th of April EPO is organising a free-of-charge webinar about “business use of patent information”. For further information and to register visit…
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2018-03-27 0

Capitalising on cultural heritage in historic city centres

EU-funded researchers in collaboration with historic city centres are developing new regeneration approaches, capitalising on the cities’ heritage to transform their centres into creative and sustainable districts. The aim is to generate economic growth, create jobs and improve quality of life. Source: Research Information Centre Capitalising on cultural heritage in historic city centres


2018-03-27 0

Saving Europe's cultural heritage from climate damage

Europe has some of the richest cultural heritage in the world. Yet its historic sites, monuments and museums are at risk from climate change and natural disasters. An EU-funded project is developing methods, tools, services and policies to protect this irreplaceable cultural legacy. Source: Research Information Centre Saving Europe's cultural heritage from climate damage


2018-03-26 0

It takes a neighbourhood to build a city

The ICEC project, funded by the JPI Urban Europe, helped urban policy-makers tackle the challenge of integration by focusing on what works – and what doesn’t – within a city’s super diverse neighbourhoods. Source: Research Information Centre It takes a neighbourhood to build a city


2018-03-23 0