H2020 Call – Materials for non-battery based energy storage

Specific Challenge: Sustainable energy production can only work well when the specific different energy storage challenges are solved. So, solar panels and wind generators do not deliver energy when no sun is shining or no wind is blowing. Batteries may not be the best solution to face all energy storage needs, due to cost, safety Read more about H2020 Call – Materials for non-battery based energy storage[…]

Skills needed for new Manufacturing jobs

Specific Challenge: Breakthrough education and training paradigms for continuous training of the existing workforce are needed, that will enable the European industrial workforce to develop new skills and competences in a quick and efficient way. This should put workers, both women and men, at the forefront of innovation and drive industry towards a smooth transition Read more about Skills needed for new Manufacturing jobs[…]

Robotics – Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to provide a sustainable ecosystem of robotics stakeholders covering the entire value network to facilitate and accelerate a broad uptake and integration of robotic technologies, and supporting the digitisation of industry through robotics. Scope: a. Innovation Actions Proposals should address the provision of a network of robotics Digital Innovation Hubs Read more about Robotics – Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)[…]

H2020 CALL – Internet of Things

Specific Challenge: Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications are bringing fundamental changes to all sectors of activity and are therefore an essential element of the Next Generation Internet. The challenge is to leverage EU technological strength to develop the next generation of IoT devices and systems that build on enhanced sensing/actuating, reasoning capabilities and Read more about H2020 CALL – Internet of Things[…]

Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices

Specific Challenge: Photonics is driving innovation in many different application areas. The challenge is to help European companies become more competitive by improving their business/production processes as well as products and services by means of photonics technology. The aim is to accelerate the design, development and uptake of photonics technology, by a wide range of industrial Read more about Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices[…]

New developments in plus energy houses

Specific Challenge: Energy Efficiency targets set at EU level by legislation are currently being reviewed. The related SET-Plan rolls out concrete steps how research and innovation could further reach these targets by 2025. However, the current practice to construct nearly zero-energy houses will be insufficient to reach the CO2 emission reduction targets for 2050. Therefore, it Read more about New developments in plus energy houses[…]

ARPA-E Announces 15 New Projects to Reduce Energy Use in Buildings

ARPA-E today announced 15 projects that will develop a new class of sensor systems to enable significant energy savings via reduced demand for heating and cooling in residential and commercial buildings. ARPA-E’s Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR) program will support innovative and highly accurate presence sensors and occupant counters that optimize Read more about ARPA-E Announces 15 New Projects to Reduce Energy Use in Buildings[…]

Stimulating demand for sustainable energy skills in the construction sector

Specific Challenge: Based on results of the BUILD UP Skills initiative, in particular the National Qualification Platforms and Roadmaps, as well as the qualification and training schemes developed in various Member States, the challenge is now to act at market level and to support legislative changes that will stimulate the demand for energy skills. The Read more about Stimulating demand for sustainable energy skills in the construction sector[…]

EIC Horizon Prize for ‘Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis’

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to build a fully functional, bench-scale prototype of an artificial photosynthesis based system which is able to produce a useable synthetic fuel. Artificial photosynthesis is widely considered to be among the most promising new technologies to deliver sustainable alternatives to current fuel supplies. Due to its ability to use a Read more about EIC Horizon Prize for ‘Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis’[…]

EUREKA investing in innovation

In EUREKA’s high level group meeting in October 2017, a total of 32 EUREKA network and ITEA 3 cluster projects were endorsed for funding. Worth € 137 M, these projects will drive technological innovation in a wide range of areas, from transport to smart manufacturing, ICT, nanomaterials, healthcare and food production. For EUREKA network projects, this Read more about EUREKA investing in innovation[…]

Access to space

Specific Challenge: Access to space is an indispensable element of the entire value chain of space and has been recognised as an area of strategic importance towards the direction of Europe’s non-dependence. Access to space is a matter of security of supply, industry capability and technology readiness and a sine qua non condition of the modern space knowledge-based Read more about Access to space[…]

Business case for industrial waste heat/cold recovery

Specific Challenge: Energy and fuels represent an important part of the production costs in several Resource and Energy Intensive Industries (REII). While a lot of technical progress has already been done in REII to reduce the energy consumption of the main industrial processes, significant parts of the input-energy are still lost in the form of Read more about Business case for industrial waste heat/cold recovery[…]