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Uploaded On: 18/09/2020

The European Research & Innovation Days are organised this year virtually on 22-24 September. A special parallel session - taking place on 23 September from 16:00-18:00 - will put a spotlight on the EU Green Deal call area 4: energy and resource efficient buildings with presentations from DG R&I, DG ENER and EASME. This session will provide a policy context and give insights into the specific challenge, scope and expected impacts of the Building and renovating in an energy and resource ...

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Uploaded On: 18/09/2020

The European Commission has been monitoring Member States’ digital progress through the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) reports since 2014. The DESI reports include both country profiles and thematic chapters. In addition, an in-depth telecoms chapter is annexed to the reports for each Member State. The DESI country reports combine quantitative evidence from the DESI indicators across the five dimensions of the index with country-specific policy insights and best practices. The ...

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Uploaded On: 17/09/2020

Mediterranean countries need to reduce energy consumption and adverse environmental impacts due to the high dependence on fossil fuels. GreenBuilding project intends to tackle this challenge by promoting the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures in public buildings since renewable energies represent a natural competitive advantage for the Mediterranean. The project will support 3 cost-effective public buildings energy refurbishment in Greece, Tunisia and Jordan. ...

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Uploaded On: 17/09/2020

  There is a great demand on worldwide markets of new comercial products proposal that should better combine their performances (origin, tradition, link with the territory, quality, service, supply chain) to the current demand of the ecological/sustainable. So, a greener response with new products obtained with soft non-thermal technological processes able to extract functional and healthy substances from food waste and packaging with eco-friendly materials will be developed. The project will ...

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Uploaded On: 16/09/2020

Flies are a vital part of the ecosystem – they provide food for other animals, pollinate plants and recycle organic waste. The potential of these lowly but vital insects has been known for some time and a number of species are already being reared commercially. Their use in Europe is growing after an EU Regulation was passed in 2017 permitting the use of insect proteins from several fly species – including the black soldier fly and housefly – as feed in aquaculture. Flies already provide a...

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Uploaded On: 16/09/2020

There is only one week to go until the virtual European Research and Innovation Days 2020! To get ready for the event, we would like to share some more information with you about what you can expect during the three days: From our event’s website, on the days of the event you will have access to the platform consisting of two key areas: the policy conference and the Science is Wonderful! exhibition. Once logged in, you will be able to access both. The policy conference features plenary ...

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Uploaded On: 15/09/2020

The Digital Sandbox programme also will help start-ups find appropriate data sources and research partners. The digital revolution has created massive amounts of medical data that can be used for research. EIT Health’s Digital Sandbox helps start-ups tap into that data, to create healthcare innovations and to further the development of new products and services. The programme, run out of EIT Health Scandinavia, also helps start-ups to collaborate with biobanks, sample holders and quality ...

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Uploaded On: 15/09/2020

The current crisis has a direct and severe impact on interregional cooperation. In order to mitigate the consequences of the crisis on projects implementation, the Interreg Europe Monitoring Committee has recently approved a series of measures to increase flexibility and allow additional activities. The programme manual has been slightly revised to reflect these measures. You can get the new version here.  For further information on the Interreg Europe’s response to COVID-19 crisis, ...

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Uploaded On: 15/09/2020

The programme manual has been slightly revised according the decision made in June by the Interreg Europe Monitoring Committee on the COVID-19 measures. A series of approved measures increase flexibility and allow additional activities for projects.  You can get the new version of the programme manual here. If you are using an older version of the manual, you might find useful to consult the track changes version  where the few changes compared to the previous version, last updated in...

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Uploaded On: 14/09/2020

The very first edition of the H2020 Results Pack on energy efficiency and behavioural change is now online. The publication presents 7 EU funded projects that have motivated consumers to change their energy habits and behaviour inside buildings by means of technology solutions and ICT tools.  Buildings do not consume energy, people do. Managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), these projects have helped consumers understand their energy use at their homes or ...

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