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Uploaded On: 30/10/2020

The reutilization of wastewater and sewage sludges for crop irrigation and fertilization represents a concrete possibility regions to conserve freshwater and to generate an alternative source of organic matter for the agro-environment. However, the safety concerns linked to the contamination of ecosystems with organic pollutants highlight the urgent need of developing techniques to minimize risks associated with irrigation with treated wastewater and fertilization with sewage sludge. RESIDUE ...

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Uploaded On: 30/10/2020

As the world now knows only too well, a lack of preparedness and a sluggish response to a suspected disease outbreak can have devastating health consequences. The global coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the fact that rapidly detecting the existence and spread of a disease outbreak – and sharing this information - is crucial to limiting its impact. In effect, this is the critical first step that public health bodies must take when dealing with a health crisis of this kind. The COMPARE project...

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Uploaded On: 30/10/2020

Sidekick Health (Sidekick), a Nordic digital therapeutics company, specialises in creating gamified digital therapeutic solutions and programmes, transforming chronic and lifestyle disease management across multiple therapeutic areas, ranging from diabetes to ulcerative colitis and smoking cessation. With the support of the EIT Digital Accelerator, the company launched its fundraising process earlier this year and was quickly oversubscribed. They finally decided to close the round at USD 20 ...

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Uploaded On: 29/10/2020

The EU-funded BIGCLOUT project’s solutions are already improving quality of life for residents in cities across Europe and Japan, while the Urban Technology Alliance, a new global non-profit organisation, is growing the international community of end-users. Urban administrations, local companies and citizens will soon start building their own applications, innovation ecosystems and business models in addition to BIGCLOUT tools, which offer a scalable, upgradable and cost-effective approach to ...

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Uploaded On: 29/10/2020

Governments need to shape science-based strategies to ride the pandemic-driven economic crisis and transition to digital and more sustainable economies, said experts at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ministerial meeting on Monday. Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and president of the UN Sustainable Development Network, said countries will have to commit to ambitious climate targets and the investment ...

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Uploaded On: 29/10/2020

TWINGOALS, is an acronym formed by ‘digital twin’ and ‘sustainable development goals’, which refers to the capability of digital twins to push industry among the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations. In the industry, digital twins are used to model production processes, and are helpful in testing and fine-tuning and optimising productivity and quality, while reducing the overall consumption of energy and raw materials. So far, the project has finished the ...

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Uploaded On: 28/10/2020

The Malta Council for Science & Technology has launched Malta’s draft Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) 2021 – 2027 for public consultation. The RIS3 identifies the priority areas that could be supported for research and innovation funding in the upcoming programming period of cohesion policy, ERDF 2021 – 2027. Stakeholders are invited to submit any feedback by 18th November 2020 by sending an email to strategy.mcst@gov.mt. The draft Strategy can be viewed here...

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Uploaded On: 28/10/2020

This is the first financing round in which EIT InnoEnergy has participated along with other VC funds. Behind SunRoof is a team of accomplished Global Tech Entrepreneurs. Lech Kaniuk (co-founder and CEO) is the man behind the success of brands such as Delivery Hero, PizzaPortal, and iTaxi. Marek Zmyslowski cofounded Jumia Travel (listed on NYSE as part of Jumia Group – Africa’s largest eCommerce platform) and HotelOnline.co (hospitality software). Rafal Plutecki is an ex-Google senior ...

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Uploaded On: 28/10/2020

Next to industry, transport and fossil fuel electricity, agriculture gets little attention as a source of global warning. Yet it is one of the most polluting sectors, responsible for 30 per cent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, driving the climate change that is a threat to safe water, clean air, habitable land and food supplies. To safeguard public health, agricultural practices need to change, Jeremy McNeill, the president of the Royal Society of Canada told the World Health Summit ...

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Uploaded On: 28/10/2020

Since the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, in 1957, human activity in space has left behind debris from obsolete satellites and other waste materials. In addition to the large quantity of traceable man-made objects in Earth’s orbit, there are many millions of pieces of debris too small to be tracked in and around the planet – all of which are potential threats to spacecraft and satellites. Our reliance on space technologies is set to increase further in the coming decades ...

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