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Month: July 2018

OECD and EUIPO report: Why do countries export fakes?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) join forces once again to shed some light on an intellectual property matter with a great impact in the European Union economy: the sale of counterfeited goods.  Under the title “Why do countries export fakes?”, this new report analyses…
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2018-07-31 0

Geoblocking Regulation: Open Call for Proposal

The Geoblocking Regulation (EU 2018/302), adopted in February 2018, addresses unjustified geoblocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market.  As part of its obligations under the Regulation, the European Commission has recently launched a call for proposals to contribute to its assessment…
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2018-07-31 0

Paving the way for safer roads in Africa

Shifting into high gear, EU-funded researchers are driving a new Action Plan to make roads safer in Africa. Source: Research Information Centre Paving the way for safer roads in Africa


2018-07-31 0

A philosophical toolkit for medical ethics

Doctors often face ethical dilemmas in their work. One issue is medical complicity – indirectly doing wrong by supporting others’ wrongdoing. An EU-funded project has been developing an ethical framework to help doctors make difficult decisions. Source: Research Information Centre A philosophical toolkit for medical ethics


2018-07-31 0

Protecting rice from climate change and invasive snails

EU-funded researchers are developing salt-tolerant rice to protect this important crop from the effects of climate change and the exotic apple snail pest. Source: Research Information Centre Protecting rice from climate change and invasive snails


2018-07-30 0

Turning waves into electricity

Wind turbines and solar panels are a familiar sight but wave energy remains untapped. A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators programme under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank helped a Finnish firm AW-Energy to turn waves into electricity. Source: Research Information Centre Turning waves into electricity


2018-07-30 0

Innovation Expo 2018: International Eurostars conference

This conference setup in the frame of the Innovation Expo 2018: “Global Challenges, Dutch Solutions” will focus on international innovation cooperation and on the support and funding opportunities offer Source: EUREKA News Innovation Expo 2018: International Eurostars conference


2018-07-29 0

Combined vaccine strategy targets both hepatitis C virus and HIV

An EU-funded project developed a simple, affordable and effective vaccine strategy to prevent the incidence of both hepatitis C virus and HIV-1. This could significantly increase the life expectancy of people receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1. Source: Research Information Centre Combined vaccine strategy targets both hepatitis C virus and HIV


2018-07-27 0

As Europe ages, could robots help care for seniors?

Amid the growing need for affordable and safe elderly care, EU-funded researchers are exploring ways to improve how robots interact with users given a range of tasks and circumstances. The project could help tackle the challenge of providing everyday support to Europe’s ageing population. Source: Research Information Centre As Europe ages, could robots help care…
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2018-07-27 0

Real-time cell imaging technique could transform research

An EU-funded team of scientists from Spain, Germany and Denmark is investigating a radical new MRI-based technique for ultra-detailed, real-time imaging of living cells. Results could transform cancer research, neuroscience, biophysics – and more. Source: Research Information Centre Real-time cell imaging technique could transform research


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