A novel nanofiber filter demonstrates better performance in terms of breathability and filtration efficiency

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has recently developed an electrostatically charged nanofiber filter with multiple separator layers, which can capture pollutant particles that are below 100 nm in diameter (covering the most common airborne nano-particles and viruses). The novel nanofiber filter demonstrates better performance in terms of breathability, Read more about A novel nanofiber filter demonstrates better performance in terms of breathability and filtration efficiency[…]

Broadband World Forum

Broadband World Forum returns for its 19th year! Originally a fixed access event, BBWF has evolved to keep up with the broadband industry’s needs, now boasting a content line up that addresses the needs of cable, mobile, fixed and converged operators. Covering key themes around network improvement, including: 5G, virtualisation, open source, fibre, PON & Read more about Broadband World Forum[…]

A self-diagnosing, self-reporting “smart” bridge

Engineers at the University of New Hampshire have designed a unique living laboratory on a heavily traveled iconic bridge which could change the way infrastructure is viewed. The Memorial Bridge, which links Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Kittery, Maine, has been outfitted with data sensors that have transformed it into a self-diagnosing, self-reporting “smart” bridge that Read more about A self-diagnosing, self-reporting “smart” bridge[…]

Being strategic with the maintenance of our highways and byways

As the summer months heat up, so will the asphalt and other materials used to make roads. Pavements, which are vulnerable to increased temperatures and excessive flooding due to sea level rise, can crack and crumble. Climate change can be a major contributor and as greenhouse gas emissions continue, which scientists say have caused an Read more about Being strategic with the maintenance of our highways and byways[…]

A new energy map for energetic losses

A new spectroscopic method now makes it possible to measure and visualise the energetic landscape inside solar cells based on organic materials. It was developed by a research team led by Prof. Dr Yana Vaynzof, a physicist at Heidelberg University. This novel visualisation technique enables scientists to study the physical principles of organic photovoltaics with Read more about A new energy map for energetic losses[…]

The European Commission launches two projects to support cooperation and innovation in Romanian regions and cities

The Commission is launching two projects to provide expertise to Romanian regions and cities, in cooperation with the Romanian government and the World Bank. Under the first project, Commission and World Bank experts will help Romanian county capitals develop stronger links with their periphery and use EU funding for projects that benefit the whole urban Read more about The European Commission launches two projects to support cooperation and innovation in Romanian regions and cities[…]

20 urban projects with €82 million for innovative security, digital, environmental and inclusion projects

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will finance 20 urban projects with €82 million. These projects were put forward by cities under the 4th call for proposals of the Urban Innovative Actions which is implemented by French region Hauts-de-France. In particular, Piraeus (Greece), Tampere (Finland) and Turin (Italy) will receive grants for projects that will protect and reduce the Read more about 20 urban projects with €82 million for innovative security, digital, environmental and inclusion projects[…]

Over €2.2 billion requested for energy infrastructure projects

The 2019 CEF Energy call closed on date 13 June 2019 with INEA receiving a total of 17 proposals in the areas of electricity, gas and cross-border carbon dioxide networks (breakdown below). Admissibility and eligibility of the proposals will now be checked and the proposals will then be evaluated against the specific award criteria of the Read more about Over €2.2 billion requested for energy infrastructure projects[…]

An ultrathin, mechanically imperceptible, and stretchable wearable electronic device

Wearable human-machine interfaces – devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses – have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can’t always handle multiple functions at one time. Researchers reported Friday, Aug. 2, the Read more about An ultrathin, mechanically imperceptible, and stretchable wearable electronic device[…]

IoT Signals a new research report designed to provide a global overview of the IoT landscape

IoT’s promise will be unlocked by addressing skills shortage, complexity and security Microsoft Corp. today announced IoT Signals, a new research report designed to provide a global overview of the IoT landscape. Microsoft surveyed over 3,000 IoT decision-makers in enterprise organizations in order to give the industry a holistic, market-level view of the IoT ecosystem, Read more about IoT Signals a new research report designed to provide a global overview of the IoT landscape[…]

€55 million investment fund for tech companies operating in Central Europe

Warsaw and New York – based Cogito Capital has reached the first closing of its Cogito Fund I with €55 million in commitments. The Fund is focused on late- and growth-stage B2B software, fintech and mobility companies. Cogito will predominantly invest in Series B and C tech companies operating in Central Europe that have the Read more about €55 million investment fund for tech companies operating in Central Europe[…]

€44.2 million in funding through grants for European Digital Service Infrastructures

The 2019-2 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals is now open. It offers co-funding to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in the areas of Cybersecurity, eHealth, eProcurement, European e-Justice, European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs and Public Open Data. Up to €25 million is made available to meet Read more about €44.2 million in funding through grants for European Digital Service Infrastructures[…]