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Uploaded On: 26/11/2020

‘SEAM’ – Surface Engineering for Additive Manufactured parts for marine transportation is a Research and Innovation project being carried out by the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Malta.   This video is aimed towards young students who are interested in taking up STEM subjects especially Engineering. The SEAM project is being carried out by two postgraduate students at the Department of Metallurgy and...

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Uploaded On: 26/11/2020

New ideas and approaches to reinforce the knowledge base for the political coordination in the Mediterranean The BlueMed Implementation Plan, drafted in June 2020, is now final and available on the below website: Information and image source...

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Uploaded On: 25/11/2020

A Paris-based research team has developed a capsule to swallow that will produce images and 3D maps of the intestine. A new era is dawning in colorectal cancer screening. Undergoing a colonoscopy under anaesthetic is certainly not much fun, so to spare their patients the discomfort, physicians will soon be able to give them a small technological miracle to swallow: an endoscopic capsule equipped with a camera and 3D imaging system. The size of a large olive, this autonomous probe called Cyclope...

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Uploaded On: 24/11/2020

New rules for using EU regional funding for near-market research will put poorer countries with limited human capital and less advanced infrastructures at a disadvantage, universities are warning, as the European Commission moves ahead with plans to ensure member states use regional development money for translation and commercialisation of research. Currently, universities in countries with less-developed research systems depend on EU regional funds to support basic science and to hire top-...

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Uploaded On: 23/11/2020

Once the crops are planted, grown and harvested, many agricultural facilities sit unused. But converting them into bioproduction plants could extend their activity year-round - meaning more money for farmers and agriculture-based industries. To help, an EU-funded project developed and demonstrated a range of potential bio-based products that could be produced at these newly converted facilities. As many European agricultural industries are tied to the seasonal availability of their primary ...

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Uploaded On: 13/11/2020

Lighting design plays a key role in the functionality of sporting facilities. As well as providing illumination for players, officials and spectators, sports lighting must also fulfil various characteristics to optimise the quality of indoor and outdoor sports and recreation spaces.  Altern Limited (www.altern.com.mt) have, for the past couple of years, worked on INNOVLED, a project whose aim is to develop an LED floodlight for sports applications.  The project has been funded through FUSION, ...

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Uploaded On: 11/11/2020

The Elements of AI is a free online course created by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki. The aim of this is to equip as many people as possible, especially those not in tech, to learn what AI is and isn't, how it can be applied to real-life applications, and what the implications of this technology are for individuals, companies and society. The language translation has been provided by the European Commission, more specifically by the Directorate-General for Translation in collaboration...

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Uploaded On: 10/11/2020

The BLUEMED R&I initiative for Blue jobs and growth in the Mediterranean area (www.bluemed-initiative.eu) has identified “Explore the potential of Blue Biotechnologies” as one of the priority goals of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Among the actions identified to reach this goal will be to foster collaborative research through transdisciplinary fields of expertise (e.g. genomics, data bases, outreach) and interdisciplinary approaches (e.g. by scientists, private ...

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Uploaded On: 03/11/2020

During this event, startups will have the chance to learn more about the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator program. Please find a preliminary agenda below: Importance of innovation in 2020 (20 min) – István Németh, Pannon Egyetem Introduction to EIT Urban Mobility and the EIT UM Accelerator programme (10 min) – László Drescher, Zone Cluster Description of Call for applicants Batch #2 (10 min) – Brigitta Balassi-Molnár, Zone Cluster Benefits of the Accelerator programme – An example of ...

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Uploaded On: 03/11/2020

Our planet’s climate is undergoing big changes that are influencing temperatures, precipitation, winds and many other geophysical and geomorphological parameters, and the consequences of these changes are affecting all of humanity. While these phenomena have been studied for several decades by scientists, global awareness of them is recent, and the need for preparedness, mitigation and adaptation at local level is urgent. Nevertheless, we still lack tools for local decision-makers ...

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