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"With the rapid innovation in sophisticated wireless communication technologies, the past years have witnessed a dramatic growth of content-rich and resource-hungry mobile multimedia applications that demand high Quality-of-Experience (QoE). The overall objective of this project is to bring together a highly qualified group of researchers from both European countries and China to explore the strat ...
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This proposal presents a study of the EXODUS of exceptionally gifted individuals due to the increased utilization of short-term contracts. The primary objective is to study the impact of Italian labour market reforms, specifically those related to the regulation and utilization of short-term employment contracts, on the departure of skilled workers towards other countries, which typically offer mo ...
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The AQUAVALENS consortium has brought together SMEs, Industries, Universities and Research Institutes with the mission of protecting the health of European Citizens from contaminated drinking water and water used in food processing. We will achieve this by developing sustainable technologies to enable water system managers whether in large or small water systems or within food growers or manufactu ...
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"Coal combustion is the main source for producing energy. Nowadays, the reduction of CO2 emission from energy sector is the most important field of research. Refinement and development of current technology are the main activities in this proposal. Transfer of knowledge and experience in the area of innovation CO2 capture technology is the main goal of the Proposal. Those activities allow to reduc ...
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"An on-going and forecasted explosive growth of broadcast and broadband multimedia satellite communication services is putting extreme pressure to increase throughput. To meet the ever-increasing demand, future systems must exploit higher carrier frequencies and reconfigurable radio techniques. These systems are particularly demanding on the performance of RF front-ends, which are increasingly req ...
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... vailable data and the specific exposure and life cycle concerns for that application. Exemplar materials from emerging nano-industry sectors, such as energy, construction and agriculture will be evaluated via this process as demonstrators. The FutureNanoNeeds consortium is uniquely placed to achieve this, on the basis of expertise, positioning, open mindedness and a belief that new approaches are ...
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A scalable quantum architecture (SEQUoiA)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

Scientists world-wide are in pursuit of radical proposals to exploit coherent quantum states for a diverse range of applications including communication, information processing, and metrology. Similar to conventional technologies, the quantum machinery will most likely consist of photons and semiconductor devices to create, transmit, receive, and process the quantum information. Indeed, a range of ...
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European Academy for Marine and Underwater Robotics (ROBOCADEMY)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

"The Robocademy ITN will establish a European training and research network to develop key skills and enabling technologies in underwater robotics for the scientific and economic exploration of the oceans(e.g. offshore oilfield of the future). Through the close collaboration of leading research institutes,academia, industry, and SMEs in robotics, marine technology, marine science, and offshore ind ...
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Light in moving media (MOLIGHT)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

"The interaction of light with matter is traditionally studied in media that are either still or moving at a negligible fraction of the speed of light. In this regime standard text-book results apply. However, if the medium or, more generally speaking, certain parameters that distinguish the medium such as the refractive index are made to change or move close to the speed of light then new and une ...
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Strategic Conversation (STAC)

Start date: Jun 1, 2011, End date: May 31, 2017,

I propose a five year interdisciplinary project that will develop a new, formal and robust model of conversation, drawing from ideas in linguistics, philosophy, computer science and economics. The project brings a state of the art, linguistic theory of discourse interpretation together with a sophisticated view of agent interaction and strategic decision making.
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... in gene expression and translation, but may involve also epigenetic transformation of genetic functions. We believe that it will be possible to create a set of biomarkers of ENM toxicity that are relevant in assessing and predicting the safety and toxicity of ENM across species. The ENM-organism interaction is complex and depends, not simply on the composition of ENM core, but particularly on its ...
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SUSTAINABLE NANOTECHNOLOGIES (SUN)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2017,

SUN (Sustainable Nanotechnologies) is the first project addressing the entire lifecycle of nanotechnologies to ensure holistic nanosafety evaluation and incorporate the results into tools and guidelines for sustainable manufacturing, easily accessible by industries, regulators and other stakeholders. The project will incorporate scientific findings from over 30 European projects, national and inte ...
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... ovative and economic potential of Manufactured Nano Materials (MNMs) is threatened by a limited understanding of the related EHS issues. While toxicity data is continuously becoming available, the relevance to regulators is often unclear or unproven. The shrinking time to market of new MNM drives the need for urgent action by regulators. NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers need ...
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Three-Photon Entanglement (THREEPLE)

Start date: Jul 1, 2014, End date: Jan 31, 2017,

Quantum information and computing, mainly relying upon photonics processes, are now starting to be a commercial reality. Harnessing the full potential of quantum processes is hence one of the top-priorities from a technological point of view, as well as a strategic area for fundamental research. This motivates the current quest for developing novel sources of quantum states of light on chip, and i ...
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OXIGEN will combine leading-edge European expertise in the manufacture of specialist powder alloys (Mechanical Alloying), knowledge of niche high-temperature materials and capabilities in additive manufacturing. This will produce an integrated, world-leading capability to directly manufacture from powder to part custom-designed, best-in-class high temperature alloys for power generation component ...
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Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

Optical-infrared astronomy in Europe is in a state of transition and opportunity, with the goal of a viable structured European scale community in sight. A strong astronomical community requires access to state of the art infrastructures (telescopes), equipped with the best possible instrumentation, and with that access being open to all on a basis of competitive excellence. Further, the community ...
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Cataract remains the first cause for blindness worldwide (20 million people according to WHO). Approximately 85% of all cataract is age-related, the cause of which is unknown. Cataract extraction and lens implant is the most commonly performed surgery. The early intervention and the growing population of older people are putting a considerable strain on the health care system worldwide due to expe ...
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Marine microorganisms form an almost untapped resource of biotechnological potential. However, its use is hindered by the low success rate of isolation of novel microorganisms and often by poor growth efficiency. Hence, the vast majority of marine microorganisms has not been cultivated and is often considered as ‘unculturable’. MaCuMBA aims at improving the isolation rate and growth efficiency of ...
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"The global market for natural and organic cosmetics has never been more promising than today. Europe, being the main cosmetic market worldwide, is a prime target market for companies wishing to explore organic beauty.A critical success factor for natural cosmetics is product positioning, especially as these products come into direct competition with conventional brands in supermarkets, department ...
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... ticles or fibres that are eventually released into the environment. Small (< 5 mm) pieces of plastic (termed microplastics) have been reported in some coastal areas of Europe, but few areas have been evaluated and the extent of this environmental issue is unknown. Microplastics are ingested by organisms and the prominent concerns of this exposure include physical disruption of tissue surfaces, neg ...
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... tionary for boosting photovoltaic cell efficiency. Following these goals, during the last part of our experimental campaign, our devices will be incorporated in two home-made set-ups; one for the evaluation of the photo-electric efficiency, and the second for the imaging of biological sample carrying sub-wavelength features. Finally, both these two experimental set-ups will be tested and character ...
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... comprise smart meters in buildings, actuators for selected devices, one or more central servers, and an associated communications infrastructure. This system will be developed, and then installed and evaluated at three communities across Europe, namely: Damanhur in Northern Italy, Tamera in Southern Portugal, and Findhorn in the North of Scotland.-In brief and in broad chronological order, the pr ...
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Managing Risks of Nanoparticles (MARINA)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2015,

While there are standard procedures for product life cycle analysis, exposure, hazard, and risk assessment for traditional chemicals, is not yet clear how these procedures need to be modified to address all the novel properties of nanomaterials. There is a need to develop specific reference methods for all the main steps in managing the potential risk of ENM. The aim of MARINA is to develop such ...
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ARchaeological RObot systems for the World's Seas (ARROWS)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2015,

ARROWS proposes to adapt and develop low cost autonomous underwater vehicle technologies to significantly reduce the cost of archaeological operations, covering the full extent of archaeological campaign.Benefiting from the significant investments already made for military security and offshore oil and gas applications, the project aims to demonstrate an illustrative portfolio of mapping, diagnosi ...
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The research necessary to extend the application areas of femtosecond frequency combs through the development of compact, robust, low-cost, commercially-exploitable sources is now possible; taking advantage of the fact that ultrafast laser pulses of femtosecond widths, separated by nanoseconds, manifest themselves as a phase-coherent comb of frequencies spread over a wide spectral band. Furthermor ...
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... one important ‘tool’ in the computational arsenal is currently missing for general photochemical problems:namely the ability to undertake systematically converging computations over all of the relevant regions ofthe various (multi-state) potential energy surfaces. The Monte-Carlo Configuration Interaction (MC-CI)method is ideal for this purpose, and has many desirable features, including automatic ...
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Nanoscale objects interact with living organisms in a fundamentally new manner, ensuring that a fruitful marriage of nanotechnology and biology will long outlast short term imperatives. Therefore, investment in an infrastructure to drive scientific knowledge of the highest quality will have both immediate benefits of supporting the safety assessment of legacy nanomaterials, as well as pointing tow ...
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REVIVAL focuses on the problem of maximising recovery of oil from wells and prolonging their productive life; a commercial imperative for the industry and a response to EU policies to secure Europe’s energy supply in respect to oil.Globally only 32% of available oil reserves are extracted from oil fields. A 5% increase in the recovery factor would yield as much oil as is expected from all future e ...
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Kerr based Opa for High Energy infraRed PulsE geNeraTion (KOHERENT)

Start date: Jul 1, 2012, End date: Jun 30, 2015,

"High-energy, few-cycle duration, laser sources in the near-to-mid infrared (NMI) spectral region are sought for a number of different fields, e.g. for high-field physics. Recently, seminal investigations with NMI radiation aimed at the generation of high-order harmonics and attosecond pulses have been made and to this purpose, many groups are involved in the development of laser sources with the ...
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... being autonomous. Operating in real environments, they easily get stuck, often ask for help, and generally succeed only when attempting simple tasks in well-known situations. PANDORA will develop and evaluate new computational methods to make human-built robots persistently autonomous, significantly reducing the frequency of assistance requests. The key to this is an ability to recognise failure a ...
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Sub-seabed CO2 Storage: Impact on Marine Ecosystems (ECO2) (ECO2)

Start date: May 1, 2011, End date: Apr 30, 2015,

The ECO2 project sets out to assess the risks associated with the storage of CO2 below the seabed. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is regarded as a key technology for the reduction of CO2 emissions from power plants and other sources at the European and international level. The EU will hence support a selected portfolio of demonstration projects to promote, at industrial scale, the implementation ...
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... osal). To achieve it, new surface modifiers will be designed and developed to obtain less hazardous and more stable nanoparticles. The proposed work will focus on a selected set of nanoparticles relevant to the ink and pigment sector. Full characterisation will be carried out, followed by an exposure measurement in order to characterise and quantify any potential particle release in the production ...
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The exponential growth in the number of cores requires radically new software development technologies. Many expect 100,000-core platforms to become commonplace, and the best predictions are that core failures on such an architecture will be common, perhaps one an hour. Hence we require programming models that are not only highly scalable but also reliable. The project aim is to scale the radic ...
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The project goal is to design and build mobile applications that approach human performance in conversational interaction, specifically in terms of the interactional skills needed to do so. These skills will include recognising and generating conversational speech incrementally in real-time, adapting to new concepts without manual intervention, and personalising interaction. All of these skills wi ...
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Game and Learning Alliance (GaLA)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2014,

The GaLA motivation stems from the acknowledgment of the potentiality of Serious Games (SGs) for education and training and the need to address the challenges of the main stakeholders of the SGs European landscape (users, researchers, developers/industry, educators). A foundational fault issue in this context is the fragmentation that affects the SG landscape.GALA aims to shape the scientific comm ...
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Collaboration Concepts for Comodality (CO3)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

Collaboration Concepts for Co-modality, CO3 is a business strategy enabling companies throughout the supply chain to set up and maintain initiatives to manage and optimise their logistics and transport operations by increasing load factors, reducing empty movements and stimulate co-modality, through Horizontal Collaboration between industry partners, thereby reducing transport externalities such a ...
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The aim of the INNOVTEG project is to create nano-structured thermo-electric materials based on (low cost and abundant) sulphur with carefully controlled structure and properties.By doing this our consortium will create a step-change in the application of thermo-electric technologies for large-scale solar renewable applications in the EU by developing thermo-electric at massively reduced cost (€5. ...
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"Threats for the supply of electricity have changed dramatically throughout the last decade: additional to the natural and accidental ones, the new threat of malicious attacks needs to be considered. Such attacks might be jointly imparted so as to affect large portions of the European grid, make repair difficult and cause huge societal impact. The outstanding importance and the far more complex le ...
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Joint Action for Multimodal Embodied Social Systems (JAMES)

Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Jul 31, 2014,

Description As robots become more and more integrated into our daily lives, they must increasingly deal with situations in which socially appropriate interaction is vital. A robot not only requires the necessary physical skills to perform objective tasks in the world, but also the proper social skills to understand and respond to the intenti ...
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Depression is one of the most common causes of short and long term disability in Europe. It accounts for substantial costs both directly to health services and indirectly through lost productivity and the burden of caring. Most patients with Major Depression (MD) recover with treatment, which may be with antidepressant drugs, psychological therapy or, in severe cases, hospitalisation. However for ...
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