12th European Space Conference, Brussels, 21 January 2020
A Circular Economy supporting Europe’s Green Deal climate ambition and the implementation of the UN SDGs drives systemic change and the sustainable use of resources throughout the economy (“doing more with less”):
The European Commission invites all interested market parties to participate in the open market consultation for its upcoming European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). The PCP is looking for novel blockchain solutions for the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure. The open market consultation offers a unique opportunity to provide feedback on the scope of the future PCP and to be involved in and co-create the future development of EU-wide blockchain solutions.
An EU and industry-funded project is converting extracts of lemon rinds, almond husks and corn by-products into sustainably sourced car parts and building components, replacing fossil-based plastics, protecting the environment and growing the circular economy.
On 16-17 December 2019, companies supported under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot increased their possibilities in accelerating their business collaborating with Galp, one of the global players in the energy market. Galp opened its doors to 15 SMEs to pitch and present their business cases in Lisbon, Portugal.
When an emergency or a disaster hits a city or region, the priorities are to care for the wounded, restore infrastructure, provide logistics and basic services, and then to restore livelihoods and reconstruct communities. European GNSS – Galileo and EGNOS – supports applications and the delivery of critical services during the four key phases of the disaster management life cycle: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.