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Press Release: Horizon 2020 and LIFE support to projects for cleaner air

Air pollution is one of the most severe and complex environmental challenges impacting humans and ecosystems. The urban population, in particular, is still suffering from high levels of air pollution that is considered harmful for health according to European and World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. Effective action to reduce air pollutants requires a good understanding of causes and sources as well as the chemistry and physics of air pollutants in the atmosphere.  Full article…

Press Release: € 123 million of Horizon 2020 funding for 27 environment & resources projects

The European Commission has selected 27 projects that will receive around €123 million under Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”. Full article…

Press Release: SME Instrument and EEN help top tech companies grow

More than 60.000 attendees from 160 countries joined together at the largest technology conference in the world – the WebSummit – last 6-9 November 2017 in Lisbon. So did the SME Instrument that has recently become part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. The EIC pilot offers a plethora of new opportunities for 2018 that will turn into concrete funding for SMEs through the SME Instrument and with the help of Enterprise Europe Network.

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Press Release: Forecasting alternative low-carbon and economically sustainable scenarios for heating and cooling in cities

Are you interested in developing your city’s heat plan or decarbonising its heating and cooling system? PLANHEAT has developed a simulation tool for cities to analyse and plan their future low-carbon heating and cooling scenarios.  The project also offers knowledge sharing and trainings.

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Press Release: UN Climate Change Conference COP23 – Bonn, 6 – 17 November 2017

This year, EASME Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 and LIFE projects will have a numerous presence at the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Full article…

Press Release: EU steps up on climate finance: LIFE Programme

The LIFE Programme will, for the first time, be present at the Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany, this year. Five different projects will be showcased on Wednesday 8 November to emphasize the impact of climate-smart investment in Europe. You can join the debate live via Facebook and ask questions directly in the comments below the live videos (or use #LIFEeventCOP23 on Twitter). Full article…

Event: First Union for the Mediterranean stakeholder conference (Naples, 29 & 30 November)

While trying to reinforce the dialogue on sustainable Blue Economy, the conference will gather governments’ representatives, regional and local authorities, universities, international development agencies, international organisations and many more.

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Event: Circular Economy across European regions: building new collaborations through Horizon 2020 (London, 21 November 2017)

This workshop is hosted by the SCREEN project in collaboration with the UK’s national contact point and the European Enterprise Network. It will be an interactive event focusing on brokering collaborations for Horizon 2020 proposals and offering support on proposal preparation and consortium development. Particularly suitable for regional and local authorities which can further collaborations and synergies within the broader outreach and dissemination activities of the SCREEN project.

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Event: Circular Economy across European Regions: Synergies and Complementarities (London, 22 November 2017)

This workshop is hosted by the SCREEN project and aims to bring together European stakeholders from across the circular economy sector to share some of the excellence and best practice of a number of regional initiatives and innovative approaches developed in Horizon 2020 projects.

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Press Release: Recycling photovoltaic panels….sustainably

So what happens when a solar panel stops working? A new EU funded project recently developed a device called PV-MOREDE (Photovoltaic panels Mobile Recycling Device) – especially for recycling solar panels through innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.

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New funding opportunity: €14.5 million in Sustainable Blue Economy call

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Call for Proposals: Environmental monitoring of wave and tidal devices

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Study: Unlocking blue growth opportunities in the EU’s most remote regions

The EU´s 9 outermost regions have unique features and assets for their maritime economy. A recent study financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has identified concrete opportunities to improve the competitiveness of the blue economies of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and Canary Islands.

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Press Release: A better understanding of raw materials

Although the importance of primary and secondary raw materials is certain, the information on raw materials is not properly gathered and the need to establish a knowledge infrastructure becomes more and more pressuring. This is what the Mineral Intelligence Capacity Analysis (MICA) project is trying to achieve. ​

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Press Release: Applicants seek more than €1 billion in EU funding from LIFE

The European Commission has received 629 proposals for environment and climate protection projects by the LIFE programme’s deadlines in September 2017. Applicants come from all 28 EU Member States and request more than €1 billion in EU funding – four times the available budget (which is some €254 million).

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Press Release: Making ice cream storage more efficient

Did you enjoy an ice cream this summer or quench your thirst with a cold refreshment?  Chances are you reached into a plug-in beverage cooler or an ice-cream freezer without being aware of the costs generated due to their high energy consumption. By increasing the use of energy  efficient models with climate friendly refrigerants, H2020 project ProCold is helping hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and the public sector decrease their energy costs and consumption annually by a total of 276 GWh primary energy. Full article…

Press Release: Fastprkt saves your fuel and nerves

Endless searching for a parking space can be a waste of time and a frustrating experience, but it also has a harmful impact on the environment. Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer that offers a smart parking solution installed in the street to reduce congestion and create greener cities. The wireless system uses smart sensors installed in parking spaces and guides drivers to areas with vacancies via electronic panels and free mobile Apps.  Full article…

Press Release: Sol Voltaics raise €19 million for their technology that enables cheaper solar panels

SME Instrument innovator Sol Voltaics has closed a record funding round of nearly €19 million, the largest finance raise for a European solar technology company since 2015. The financing will be used to bring its highly anticipated solar efficiency boosting technology, SolFilm™ on the market, which promises to increase conventional solar panel efficiencies by up to 50%.

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Press Release: SME Instrument Innovator Stratio seals a deal with coachbuilder Sunsundegui

“The technology allows for customers to know and be notified about problems, both in the coachbuilder systems such as doors and air conditioning, and in the chassis systems such as engine, breaks, suspension and gear. Stratio’s technology will thus allow Sunsundegui’s clients to reduce their fleets maintenance costs and off-road time, while increasing the return on investment of the vehicles.”

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Event: Funding opportunities & innovative solutions on wastewater treatment (Porto, 26 September 2017)

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