Voting is open for the European Inventor Award 2017 Popular Prize

Members of the public are invited to cast their vote for their favourite inventor from among the 15 finalists. The winner will be announced when the European Patent Office (EPO) presents this year’s Award ceremony in Venice on 15 June. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the EPO website, Innovation TV and the EPO’s Read more about Voting is open for the European Inventor Award 2017 Popular Prize[…]

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth. This huge leap forward towards creating a universal quantum computer is published today (1 February 2017) in the influential journal Science Advances. It Read more about First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer[…]

Putting Open Science into action

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to operationalise an Open Science rationale for one or more of the societal challenges defined under Horizon 2020. This should be done by a knowledge coalition based on a quadruple helix model of innovation in which civil society organisations, industry, government and academia are committed to work together and share Read more about Putting Open Science into action[…]

Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies

Specific Challenge: While the state-of-the-art micro/nano-electronics technologies and their manufacturing are being further advanced towards market-readiness in the context of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, it is essential to prepare for the future of the electronics industry the next wave of industry-relevant technologies to extend the limits (technological and/or economic) mainstream technologies will be facing in Read more about Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies[…]

Endowed chair for fostering the next generation of researchers

To drive forward research in machine learning, Bosch is establishing an endowed chair at Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, near Stuttgart. Over a period of ten years, the company will fund the chair with a total of 5.5 million euros. “We want to attract the best minds to this region. World-class research will make Baden-Württemberg Read more about Endowed chair for fostering the next generation of researchers[…]

CALL – Engaging industry – Champions for RRI in Industrial Sectors

HORIZON 2020 – Under program ”Science with and for Society” is opening a new Call topic ”Engaging industry – Champions for RRI in Industrial Sectors” which is planned to be open on date April 12, 2017 with the deadline date August 30, 2017. Specific Challenge: There is already experience with RRI issues in industry, for example in connection Read more about CALL – Engaging industry – Champions for RRI in Industrial Sectors[…]

Free web tool for renewable data centre design and location planning

RenewIT, a European Commission research project, today launched the final version of its free online tool for the design and placement of energy-efficient and renewable-powered data centres. The RenewIT Tool is designed to help data centre operators, designers and other stakeholders select the optimum combination of efficiency measures and renewables for energy and carbon sustainable Read more about Free web tool for renewable data centre design and location planning[…]

Why open science is a good thing ?

Carlos Moedas – Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Last week, The Washington Post published an article about Alexandra Elbakyan, a 27 year old student from Kazakhstan and Founder of Sci-Hub, an online database of nearly 50 million pirated academic journal articles. To some, she is “The Robin Hood of Science.” To others, she is Read more about Why open science is a good thing ?[…]

Computer Simulation Discloses New Effect of Cavitation

Researchers have discovered a so far unknown formation mechanism of cavitation bubbles by means of a model calculation. In the Science Advances journal, they describe how oil-repellent and oil-attracting surfaces influence a passing oil flow. Depending on the viscosity of the oil, a steam bubble forms in the transition area. This so-called cavitation may damage Read more about Computer Simulation Discloses New Effect of Cavitation[…]

HoloLens team brings Holoportation to reality and is looking to hire more researchers

Interactive 3D technologies (I3D) part of Microsoft Research and contributed to the HoloLens project makes one step forward to the promising future bringing holoportation to reality. Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the world in real time. When combined Read more about HoloLens team brings Holoportation to reality and is looking to hire more researchers[…]

University of East Anglia wins funds to accelerate game-changing auto technologies

A group of leading technology and research partners has received £280,000 to develop new biomaterials which could revolutionise future car production. Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, has awarded the funds to the group, which includes the University of East Anglia (UEA), NetComposites, Element Materials Technology Hitchin and Westfield Sportscars, to develop pioneering biomaterials. The Read more about University of East Anglia wins funds to accelerate game-changing auto technologies[…]

New research shows how nanowires can be formed

Nanowires are believed to be important elements in several different areas, such as in future generations of transistors, energy efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) and solar cells. The fact that it is possible to affect how nanowires are formed and grow has been known for a long time. What researchers have now been able to Read more about New research shows how nanowires can be formed[…]