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Press Release: Inside a good LIFE proposal – tips, insights, perspectives

What’s it like to apply for LIFE funding? How much time will you need? How do you find the best partners? The European Commission asked 3 recently successful projects for their insight. Here, LIFE Resilience explains how they applied for their climate change adaptation project.

Press release: LIFE enables EU’s first zero-emissions waste collections

In a European first, 2 hydrogen powered bin lorries have been approved for road use and are being rolled out on the streets of Eindhoven, Best and Veldhoven in the Netherlands. With this inauguration, the municipalities are raising the game on zero-emissions waste collection and making their streets quieter and their air cleaner.

Press Release: 277 innovators selected for funding under EIC’s SME Instrument

A total of 277 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 25 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument, in the so-called Phase 1 of the programme. The companies will receive a total amount of €13.7 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.

Event: Webinar on Financing Energy Efficiency (30 April 2019)

EASME organises a webinar for potential applicants on the finance topics in the Energy Efficiency Call 2019. The webinar covers the topics on Integrated home renovation services, Innovative financing, Mainstreaming energy efficiency finance and Project development assistance.

Event: EIC Corporate Day with Saint-Gobain – Advanced materials and manufacturing technologies (Paris, 22 & 23 May 2019)

The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot in collaboration with Saint-Gobain is promoting a matchmaking event in Paris on 22-23 May. Companies funded by the EIC pilot and working in advanced materials and innovative manufacturing technologies are invited to pitch their business ideas and unlock growth opportunities.

Press Release: EIC pilot and EDP promote matchmaking day for energy innovators

The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and EDP organised a matchmaking day for startups and scaleups working in the energy sector. On 26 March, a total of 29 entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their solutions and engage in bilateral meetings with corporate representatives in Lisbon.

Press Release: 19 prospective new large-scale integrated projects

The 2018 call for proposals for LIFE integrated projects drew applicants from 12 countries and produced a list of 19 projects to be evaluated. The projects seek a total of over €184 million in funding to support actions which have an expected budget of over €326 million.

Press Release: 630 environment and resources project proposals seek Horizon 2020 funding

The European Commission has received 630 proposals for projects in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials by the call deadline on 19 February 2019.

Call for Proposals: Horizon 2020 – Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

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Press Release: A new take on aircraft interiors could make production cheaper and cleaner

To meet the strict fire and weight requirements for aircraft interiors, the current solution is to use a fire-resistant composite made of phenolic resin with glass fibre reinforcement. But phenolic parts have many drawbacks. One EU project has found a greener, cheaper alternative.

Press Release: Breakthrough recycling technology drives circular economy

Discarded plastic bags and thrown-away food wrappings are a blot on the landscape and pose more than just a blip to environmental protection. But an innovative new polymer recycling plant built under the LIFE AGANFOILS project will demonstrate that such difficult-to-treat material can also be recycled and be part of the circular economy revolution.

Press Release: The SoftBank Group Enters Strategic Partnership with Exeger and Invests to Accelerate Deployment of Exeger Solar Technology

The Exeger solar cell works efficiently in ambient light conditions, in both artificial and natural light, with the potential to enable self-powered devices. It is the only solar cell that can be printed in free-form and different colors, allowing it to seamlessly enhance any product with endless power.

Press Release: Laying roads which give new life to wind turbines

Wind turbines are transforming the way we generate energy for the better. But because their mixed fibreglass blades are hard to recycle they currently go to landfill. LIFE REFIBRE is paving a new destination for turbines by mixing the plastic with asphalt to build stronger roads and cut waste.

Event: LIFE Awards ceremony 2019 (Brussels, 16 May 2019)

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Press Release: Assessing the risks of extreme weather

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Press Release: LIFE in UK and Finland twinning to restore peatland

Peatland and other wetlands are a critical natural resource which lock up twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests. They provide habitat for many valuable species and act as natural buffers for flooding. Restoration and long-term conservation requires shared best practices and careful monitoring.

Press Release: Nanoparticles against heavy metals in contaminated groundwater

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