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Uploaded On: 20/05/2020

Across the world today, one in seven people is malnourished and enduring the outcomes of a situation which is expected to worsen as the global population continues to increase. If we are to maintain our natural biodiversity and habitat we cannot continue to expand arable lands. Furthermore, not all land is suitable for growing crops. This means that we must find new ways to boost the productivity of food crops within the existing space available and in a wide range of conditions, including the ...

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Uploaded On: 18/05/2020

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce the Science & Technology Cooperation Sino-Malta Fund call is now open. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get funding for one of your projects! The thematic areas are: Maritime / Aquaculture Transport Digital Technology Applications are invited from applicants based in Malta and have a Chinese partner already approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China. Kindly find details...

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Uploaded On: 18/05/2020

There is a lack of technology for exploring inaccessible environments, such as water distribution and other pipeline networks. Mapping these networks using remote-sensing technology could locate obstructions, leaks, or faults to deliver clean water or prevent contamination more efficiently. The long-term challenge is to optimise remote-sensing agents in a way that is applicable to many inaccessible artificial and natural environments. The EU-funded PHOENIX project addressed this with a method ...

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Uploaded On: 18/05/2020

In 2016, EIT Climate-KIC supported a project called ‘Natural minerals for sustainable operations’ by helping to build a consortia and by providing funding. The project explored the use of olivine to significantly (net) capture atmospheric CO2. Since then, the project was carried forward by Dr Jos Vink, Senior Specialist, Sediment and Water Quality, Deltares, and his team. The latest iteration has been running since last summer and is called ‘Co-Action.’ Olivine is one of the most common ...

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Uploaded On: 15/05/2020

The EIT Digital Entrepreneurial Academy announces that the EIT Digital Summer Schools will be held completely online in August 2020. This is being said by Roberto Prieto, Chief Education Officer of EIT Digital. The decision had been made in the light of the pandemic COVID-19. ''Because summer school requires a lot of organisation, both on the organising as on the participant side, we have decided to organise all the summer schools completely online'', Prieto says. “The Summer School organisers...

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Uploaded On: 15/05/2020

As part of the EU’s collective efforts to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the EIT has today launched the ‘EIT Crisis Response Initiative’.The EIT Governing Board has decided to mobilise EUR 60 million of additional funding to innovators powering high-impact solutions that tackle this unprecedented social and economic challenge. The financing will allow the launch of new innovation projects to address the immediate crisis as part of the ‘Pandemic Response Projects’, and will support highly ...

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Uploaded On: 15/05/2020

Several countries are trying to develop contact tracing apps to be used on smartphones. Although there is strong momentum behind smartphone-based solutions, it also becomes apparent that they have several drawbacks. It is therefore wise to investigate alternatives. When looking at tracking and tracing in logistics, such an alternative might be anonymous COVID-19 contact tracing using physical tokens. Such a system can avoid several of the key obstacles that smartphone apps face regarding ...

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Uploaded On: 14/05/2020

On 12 May 2020, Interreg Europe held a webinar with tips for online meetings and project activities. During the session, project partners from Next2Met, GPP Stream, CARPE DIGEM and ECoC-SME shared their experiences and tips for taking project activities partially online, allowing them to continue their project implementation in these challenging times.  Did you miss the webinar? Or are you otherwise looking for a re-cap? The full session recording is available below...

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Uploaded On: 14/05/2020

Biosensors are designed to recognise specific target molecules (biomarkers) that indicate health conditions, such as cancer. However, the need to connect them to an energy source currently limits their potential use as point-of-care devices. The EU-funded SYMBIOTIC project, which is supported through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder research programme, previously FET Open, exploited previous research – which proved that methanol fuel cells can be fused with electrochemical ...

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Uploaded On: 14/05/2020

MEDITOMATO aims to demonstrate innovative technology solutions in Spain, Italy and Turkey to cover the whole tomato value chain (from agricultural production to fresh product, processing and distribution) enabling this sector (including SMEs and smallholders) to progress at different levels (environmental, food quality & safety, sustainability, traceability, efficiency and water management) contributing to a consistent rural and social development of the Mediterranean agro-food sector ...

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