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Uploaded On: 07/08/2020

Decades of overfishing have dramatically harmed the Mediterranean fisheries sector. Catches are now diminishing, impacting negatively on revenues and jobs. As a result, fishing appeal to young people is sharply decreasing. Yet, fishing is still a key Mediterranean economic sector with a high - through underexploited - commercial potential including diversification and integration with other sectors such as fishing tourism, environmental marine services, fishery heritage and food-chain innovation...

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Uploaded On: 07/08/2020

The EU-funded circular economy project MUBIC focused on the transformation of low-value agricultural waste into high-value products – one of which is used to grow mushrooms, whose cultivation the partners set out to revolutionise. More specifically, this product is a new type of mushroom substrate, the material on which the mushrooms are grown. ‘Along with other outputs, such as fuel pellets, fertiliser, and pre-treated feedstock for faster biogas production, the process shaped in MUBIC ...

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Uploaded On: 07/08/2020

The COVID-19 crisis has been a significant challenge for Interreg Europe projects. They largely depend on face-to-face meetings, during which the partners and their local stakeholders carry out their project activities. Faced with the ongoing uncertainty, and following the programme advice, many projects are moving their activities online (where possible) as a temporary substitute for physical meetings that require travelling. To support projects with this challenge, we organised two ...

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Uploaded On: 05/08/2020

kENUP Foundation this morning has presented €100,000 donation into Malta’s COVID-19 R&D Fund. The Fund is managed jointly by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and Malta Enterprise with the support of the Ministry for Finance and Financial Services, and the Ministry for the Economy, Investment & Small Businesses. This investment will support further the development of cutting-edge research and innovation in the fight against this pandemic, through the search of novel...

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Uploaded On: 05/08/2020

As devices shrink in size and grow in complexity, we need to find ways of building electronics to meet these demands and use less energy in doing so. Recently, the idea of using functional oxides in nanoelectronic circuits has been growing. Functional oxides can be made to rapidly switch from an insulating state to a conducting state by a range of external stimuli. The EU-funded PHASE-CHANGE SWITCH project is putting the unique properties of one of these materials – vanadium dioxide (VO2) – ...

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Uploaded On: 05/08/2020

Do you want to help Europe transition to a greener, healthier and more sustainable future? Then the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has an opportunity for you. The EIT is selecting up to four new members for its Governing Board. The Call of Expression of Interest is now open: apply until 30 September 2020 and help drive Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT Governing Board  consists of 12 European innovation leaders appointed by the European Commission for a four-year ...

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Uploaded On: 04/08/2020

This year, for the first time, EIT Food will collaborate with the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation Awards, with the aim of including a new European category. The new prize is called ‘New Business Ideas Transforming the Olive Value Chain Award’ and it is focused on start-ups and SMEs working along the value chain of the olive sector in Southern Europe. The value of the prize is EUR 4 000, consisting of a direct payment of EUR 2 000  and the participation in a mentoring program which is ...

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Uploaded On: 04/08/2020

The increasing number of viral outbreaks in recent decades poses a clear threat to our well-being, as well as often provoking severe economic consequences. However, the rapid evolution of technology means that we are now able to detect and track the genetic mutations of these viruses with much greater accuracy. This is useful for mapping the spread of the virus and developing effective strategies for managing and controlling emerging epidemics. The PATHPHYLODYN project, funded by the European ...

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Uploaded On: 03/08/2020

The innovative tools and techniques developed in the EU-funded MSMED project are helping to lay the foundations for a revolution in the medical application of proteomics, the large-scale study of proteins that perform a vast array of essential functions in the body. In a similar way to how the study of genes and genetic testing is transforming healthcare and enabling personalised medicine, proteomics technologies are set to revolutionise disease diagnosis and prognosis. Furthermore, unlike ...

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Uploaded On: 31/07/2020

Inclusiveness underpins the funding programme of Science with and for Society (Swafs) in Horizon 2020. The objective of this report is to convey the achievements of SwafS to serve as input for DG Research and Innovation to integrate science, society and citizens in Horizon Europe, both across the future framework programme and in the first Work programmes falling under the 'Strengthening the European Research Area' part. We need science education for all, gender equality in our organisations, ...

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