Feb 10, 2015

New Horizons for environmental and energy technologies

Regional SMEs, research institutes, academia and local authorities attended the event hosted by Eurice and Saarland University in collaboration with the Institute for Future Energy Systems (IZES gGmbH). After a short introduction round, Bernard Wern, department head for mass flow of IZES gGmbH, gave technical insights into the important role of bioenergy and its research potential in today's...
Jan 28, 2015

2nd PneumoNP Progess Meeting held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

One year into the project, on January 22 – 23, 2015, John Hays of ERASMUS MC and his team welcomed the PneumoNP consortium to the premises of ERASMUS MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for the project’s 2nd Progress Meeting. The vibrant melting pot of Rotterdam constituted the perfect stage for vivid discussions among the eleven European partners in the consortium. The meeting started with a...
Jan 16, 2015

Fit for Health 2.0’s international training combined with Coordinators Day at the EC

On 22 January 2015, “Fit for Health 2.0” will organise a full-day international training in Brussels addressing new coordinators of Horizon 2020 projects. This training is combined with the Coordinators Day organised by the European Commission for all single stage and two-stage coordinators whose proposals were positively evaluated in the Societal Challenge 1 call of 2014.During this one-day...
Dec 08, 2014

DEEP into its second year

From November 18th to 19th, 2014 the second DEEP Annual Meeting was held in Freiburg at the Max-Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE). The project will run from September 2012 to August 2017, making this annual meeting a mid-term one as well. The project’s progress so far was thus a main topic. Especially since next spring a review by the project’s supporting organization...
Nov 25, 2014

DISCO to foster collaboration of Europe and Chile

From 9 to 13 November 2014 the DISCO consortium came together for its 1st Progress Meeting in Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile to discuss the project’s scientific progress and further collaboration. The coordinator of DISCO, Professor Paul D. Fraser of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, was more than satisfied with the outcome of the meeting; it showed “good progress in our scientific, ...
Nov 24, 2014

ComplexLink™ technology catalyzes influenza R&D

“Influenza, commonly known as ‘flu’, is a seasonal infectious disease which many of us encounter every year. Typical symptoms include a running nose, the occasional cough, and elevated temperature. However, by altering its genetic material, the virus that causes influenza can rapidly evolve into a deadly killer, which has historically given unpredictable rise to millions of deaths and massive...
Nov 21, 2014

PharmaForum 2014 in Saarbruecken

On November 20, 2014 scientists, researchers and representatives from numerous start-up enterprises and research-based pharmaceutical companies meet in Saarbruecken to connect and communicate. Since 2003 PharmaForum  has provided a valuable dissemination platform that aims at initiating joint research projects and successful collaborations between research and industry. With more than one...
Nov 12, 2014

2015 Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences Award Winner at ComplexINC

The 4th ComplexINC Science and Progress meeting was held on 21st and 22nd October 2014 in Braunschweig, Germany. Imre Berger, Coordinator of ComplexINC and Joop van der Heuvel, Research Group Leader at HZI in Braunschweig, Germany, member of ComplexINC and host to this annual project meeting, were delighted to welcome the international research consortium at the Helmholtz Institute of Infectious...
Nov 10, 2014

H2020 Guidance - Establishing a consortium agreement

Horizon 2020 (2014 to 2020) is an EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years. It is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, aiming at securing Europe's global competitiveness. The consortium agreement is part of the grant preparation phase of a H2020 proposal. It is a private agreement between the beneficiaries and on...
Nov 07, 2014

Fresh Island breeze blowing in SAM.SSA

On 04-05 November, 2014, The Phase Change Material Ltd. (PPL) hosted the fifth project meeting in Peterborough, England in the historic hotel Bull Hotel. The nine project partners presented promising ways of treating pure sugar alcohol or sugar alcohol blends to achieve crystallization and the corresponding measurements, which they conducted and tested over the last few months. Several teams had...