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Uploaded On: 14/09/2020

We need new ways of mitigating the effects of climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas which is contributing to global climate change. It is far more powerful than carbon dioxide when it comes to trapping the sun's heat, and is increasing in abundance . Several years ago, scientists discovered that methane can be broken down – or oxidised – by microorganisms in the absence of oxygen. The EU’s ECO-MOM project, funded...

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Uploaded On: 11/09/2020

Financial instruments are very versatile tools. They can be applied to any sector or used to target any group. And because you can re-use the concept, this makes them ideal to help you boost your regions COVID-19 recovery plan. Catalysing low-carbon growth In Extremadura, Spain, FINERPOL is using financial instruments to help homeowners make their buildings more energy efficient. By mobilising the construction industry, they are creating new jobs and contributing to the region’s ...

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Uploaded On: 11/09/2020

LIFE Traditional projects under sub-programme Climate Action and LIFE Integrated projects, which opened on the Calls of the 2nd April 2020, are closing on the 06th October 2020. Prior to the submission to the EC,  applicants are kindly requested to forward their proposal applications for final vetting procedures to the LIFE NCP|UNIT Team by Tuesday, 14 September 2020. Please note that the LIFE Team email address has been changed to: LIFE.mecp@gov.mt Applications received later than 15 ...

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Uploaded On: 11/09/2020

Prague, September 1, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) launches the #MyGalileoSolution competition. The contest is targeting European innovators and entrepreneurs ready to develop location-based solutions, such as mobile applications, wearable-based solutions, asset management and tracking solutions, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing. A wide participation from all Member States is expected. GSA has a successful track record in supporting and ...

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Uploaded On: 10/09/2020

SideROS, a French biotechnology company that was accelerated by EIT Health and is developing an innovative therapeutic approach using an iron-targeting chemical against persister cancer cells, announced receipt of €1 million through public and private investment. The money will be used to fund the company’s research aimed at tackling relapse and metastasis in cancer. The funding comes half from a pool of Business Angels, in the form of equity, and half from the support of Bpifrance and Ré...

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Uploaded On: 10/09/2020

Selective harvesting involves picking parts of the crop that are ripe, without damaging parts of the crop that need to be harvested at a later time or left in the soil. At the moment, this technique is only carried out by hand. Typical examples of selectively harvested crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, melons, blueberries and raspberries. “This is also the case for white asparagus," says SPARTerS project coordinator Thérèse van Vinken of Cerescon in the Netherlands. “The ...

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Uploaded On: 09/09/2020

Sarcomas are a group of rare tumours that typically form in the bones or soft tissue in the arms, legs, or abdomen. While the prognosis for different types of sarcoma varies greatly, treatment is difficult in many cases, and it can have long-term implications for the patient – such as the need to use prosthetics following surgery. Starting from a planned eight clinical trials, the EU-funded project EUROSARC trialled competing options for various aspects of the treatment of different types of ...

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Uploaded On: 07/09/2020

Conquering Cancer: Together we can make the mission possible Cancer is a major challenge to our societies and wellbeing. Despite of having only 10% of the world’s population, Europe has a quarter of all cancers worldwide. It affects too many people, too often and too early. The overall goal of the mission has been formulated as: “By 2030, more than 3 million lives saved, living longer and better”.  A plan for the mission was published in early June 2020, representing the vision of what ...

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Uploaded On: 07/09/2020

Cities cover about 3% of the earth's land, yet they produce more than 70% of its greenhouse gas emissions.  In Europe, it is estimated that by 2050 almost 85% of Europeans will be living in urban areas.  That is why the current climate emergency must be tackled in cities and by their citizens. The Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities identified the following mission: Reaching 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030. The mission on climate-neutral and smart cities would support, ...

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Uploaded On: 07/09/2020

Mission Starfish 2030: Know, Protect and Restore our Ocean and Waters  A healthy blue planet is crucial for our future. The ocean, seas, coastal and inland waters form a single system, which covers around 75 percent of the Earth's surface.  It is the richest source of biodiversity, it supports unique habitats and is interconnected with other components of the climate system through global exchange of water, energy and carbon.  Our ocean and waters are public goods.  We are all responsible, ...

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