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Month: May 2018

Flagship ecosystems… serve nature 'and' people

Environmental imperatives aside, healthy ecosystems and rich biodiversity are essential to human populations too! This is especially true in developing countries, where more people rely directly on ‘ecosystem services’ for their livelihoods. But little is known about the complex links between human well-being and the state of biodiversity and ecosystems. An EU-backed international study takes…
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EFECS 2018 – European Forum for Electronics Components and Systems

This international forum, organised by AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA, ECSEL-JU, Source: EUREKA News EFECS 2018 – European Forum for Electronics Components and Systems


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"National System of Innovation – Science Forum South Africa 2018" seminar

This seminar, organised by the Department of Science and Technology will focus ondevelopments in its National System of Innovation and on its Science Forum South Africa 2018. Source: EUREKA News "National System of Innovation – Science Forum South Africa 2018" seminar


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Linking Europe's logistics information systems

Logistics processes typically involve a multitude of actors, all of whom are likely to use different IT systems and solutions to organise the relevant tasks. Enabling these systems to connect across Europe would help boost efficiency, productivity and sustainability, say EU-funded researchers who are working to make this happen. Source: Research Information Centre Linking Europe's…
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Cost-effective solutions to saline waste water

Salty effluents from the food and drink industry are difficult and expensive to clean. An EU-funded project is using a combination of bacteria and algae to treat waste water effectively and economically while generating commercially valuable biomass. Source: Research Information Centre Cost-effective solutions to saline waste water


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Updating air traffic management to make flying safer

An EU-funded project has developed an integrated IT platform to identify and manage threats to the air traffic management system. This is helping to build a comprehensive and harmonised European framework to make air transport safer for everyone. Source: Research Information Centre Updating air traffic management to make flying safer


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Pharmaceuticals: Commission refines intellectual property rules

The European Commission (EC) is proposing a targeted adjustment to IP rules to help Europe’s pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU. The EC proposes a targeted amendment: the so-called ‘export manufacturing waiver’ to Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs). The waiver will support Europe’s pioneering role in…
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2018-05-29 0

Protecting drinking water from farm pollutants

An EU-funded study is exploring agricultural practices and EU policies related to drinking water quality and the use of pesticides and nitrogen. Results will inform an integrated EU response to a major environmental and health challenge. Source: Research Information Centre Protecting drinking water from farm pollutants


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Leading the fight against antimicrobial resistance

EU-funded researchers have shown how nanoparticles can deliver drugs directly to the site of an infection. This preclinical research promises more effective treatments and the prospect of bypassing the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Source: Research Information Centre Leading the fight against antimicrobial resistance


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Moroccan and EU researchers set their sights on more efficient renewable energy systems

Many consider renewable energy systems to be the way forward. However, before such systems can power the future, they first need to demonstrate their viability. Researchers from Europe and Morocco have teamed up to make one specific energy system a reality – dispatchable concentrating solar plants. Source: Research Information Centre Moroccan and EU researchers set…
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