How to climate-proof future infrastructure projects

The European Commission has published new technical guidance on climate-proofing of infrastructure projects for the period 2021-2027. The guidance will help mainstream climate considerations in future investment and development of infrastructure projects from buildings, network infrastructure to a range of built systems and assets. That way, institutional and private European investors will be able to make Read more about How to climate-proof future infrastructure projects[…]

Stochastic Processes Take the Lead

Experimental facilities around the globe are facing a challenge: their instruments are becoming increasingly powerful, leading to a steady increase in the volume and complexity of the scientific data they collect. At the same time, these tools demand new, advanced algorithms to take advantage of these capabilities and enable ever-more intricate scientific questions to be Read more about Stochastic Processes Take the Lead[…]

A novel computational design optimisation method that reduces costs by using artificial intelligence

In the field of industrial engineering, using simulations to model, predict and even optimise the response of a system or device is widespread, as it is less expensive and less complex -and, sometimes, less dangerous- than fabricating and testing several prototypes. This type of simulation studies uses numerical methods that, depending on the problem to Read more about A novel computational design optimisation method that reduces costs by using artificial intelligence[…]

New sense of imagination in Artificial Intelligence

Imagine an orange cat. Now, imagine the same cat, but with coal-black fur. Now, imagine the cat strutting along the Great Wall of China. Doing this, a quick series of neuron activations in your brain will come up with variations of the picture presented, based on your previous knowledge of the world. In other words, Read more about New sense of imagination in Artificial Intelligence[…]

Funding available for research on clean steel and coal

The European Research Executive Agency has launched the 2021 call for proposals under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel programme. The programme supports research and innovation projects that work towards low-emission steelmaking and a just transition  for coal regions, thereby contributing to the European Green Deal. For the period 2021-2027, the European Commission proposes to increase the Read more about Funding available for research on clean steel and coal[…]

More than €90 million available under the first calls of the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme

A novelty under Horizon Europe, the European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) Work Programme aims to create the ground for a sustainable, robust and integrated European innovation ecosystem. Its main objective is to support the scaling of companies and spurring innovation to address important challenges. The EIE calls are now open for submission and are grouped under three main destinations: CONNECT, SCALEUP Read more about More than €90 million available under the first calls of the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme[…]

What is the General Block Exemption Regulation?

The 2014 ‘General Block Exemption Regulation’ exempts certain categories of State aid from the requirement of prior notification to the Commission, when the benefits to society outweigh the possible distortions of competition that the aid may cause to the Single Market. State aid measures that meet the criteria of the Regulation can be implemented by Read more about What is the General Block Exemption Regulation?[…]

Want to promote your new product or trigger a shift in thinking

Imagine you’re a CEO who wants to promote an innovative new product, a time management app or a fitness program. Should you send the product to Kim Kardashian in the hope that she’ll love it and spread the word to her legions of Instagram followers? The answer would be ‘yes’ if successfully transmitting new ideas Read more about Want to promote your new product or trigger a shift in thinking[…]

Alliances for Semiconductors & industrial cloud technologies

The European Commission kick-starts two new Industrial Alliances: the Alliance for Processors and Semiconductor technologies, and the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud. The two new alliances will advance the next generation of microchips and industrial cloud/edge computing technologies and provide the EU with the capabilities needed to strengthen its critical digital infrastructures, Read more about Alliances for Semiconductors & industrial cloud technologies[…]

An unexpected deep discount doesn’t make you a smart buyer

Researchers at St. Edward’s University have found that frugal individuals are more likely than their spendthrift counterparts to give in to the allure of deep discounts, whether it is Tax-free weekend, Amazon Prime Day, a Groupon Deal or some other offer. In order to reconcile making unplanned purchases that may be at odds with their highly disciplined Read more about An unexpected deep discount doesn’t make you a smart buyer[…]

Artificial intelligence capable of decoding brain activity during sleep

We sleep on average one third of our time. But what does the brain do during these long hours? Using an artificial intelligence approach capable of decoding brain activity during sleep, scientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, were able to glimpse what we think about when we are asleep. By combining functional magnetic Read more about Artificial intelligence capable of decoding brain activity during sleep[…]