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There is a pressing need at the European and global levels to address challenges in the design of a new generation of fuels in order to achieve significant efficiency and emissions benefits in modern downsized boosted engines employing gasoline and ethanol blends. Abnormal combustion phenomena are a severe constraint to the use of much higher boosting pressures which are needed for significant ga ...
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... ng-term cooperation and knowledge transfer needed to push the envelope of the current state-of-the-art in composite materials for the marine environment, in keeping with the objectives with the Marie Curie IAPP programme.
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Reactive Atmospheric Plasma processIng - eDucation network (RAPID)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

"The goal of the Multi-Partner ITN-RAPID (Reactive Atmospheric Plasma processIng - eDucation network) is the realization of an interdisciplinary training involving the disciplines physics, chemistry and engineering. As a result, RAPID will create the platform for a truly European PhD in plasma technology. The scientific goal is the development of non-equilibrium reactive processes in atmospheric p ...
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Security System for language and image analysis (Slandail)

Start date: Apr 1, 2014, End date: Mar 31, 2017,

Project Slándáil will demonstrate a cost-effective and ethically-correct way in which social media information can be used by an emergency management system. The social media landscape consists of a range of digitized documents in a variety of formats, updated by a diverse and geographically distributed people and organisations. During an emergency, authorities use websites and the population, emp ...
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Calcium Carbonate Looping (CCL) is a promising long-term technology for low-cost post combustion CO2 capture for fossil fuels using limestone based solid sorbents. It combines the advantages of a small efficiency penalty of 5 to 7 % points and a low CO2 capture cost compared to competing technologies currently under development. First tests performed on the 1 MWth scale have confirmed the feasibil ...
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Optimal, healthy pregnancy followed by normal birth is the ideal. Caesarean section (CS) doubles the risk of mortality and morbidity (hysterectomy, blood transfusion), and increases the risk of postnatal infection by 5, compared with vaginal birth (WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health). The European Perinatal Health Report (2008) notes “widespread concern” over rising CS rates, which ...
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Kill●Spill delivers innovative (bio)technologies, which can be integrated to the real sequences of state-of-the-art actions used currently to cleanup oil spills. The catalogue of Kill●Spill products & technologies is based on a review of technology & knowledge gaps in approaches of oil spill disasters and brings appropriate tools for 1st response, follow-up, and longer-term actions, specifically t ...
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The HyResponse project will establish the World’s first comprehensive training programme for first responders, i.e. a European Hydrogen Safety Training Platform (EHSTP), to facilitate safer deployment of FCH systems and infrastructure. The EHSTP will provide first responders with the unique hi-tech training facilities, the original training materials based on a curriculum to be developed by profes ...
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As Europe moves towards low and zero-carbon housing, challenges arise in the management of building integrated renewable energy technologies. Electricity generating RES have the benefit of electrical connection and financial mechanisms allowing feed-in to the network. Thermal technologies do not have such general interconnectivity and therefore rely on sizing typically meeting 90% of summer demand ...
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"The support action addresses the topic SP1-JTI-FCH.2012.5.2 “CFD model evaluation protocol for safety analysis of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies”. SUSANA will critically review the state-of-the-art in physical and mathematical modelling of phenomena and scenarios relevant to hydrogen safety, i.e. releases and dispersion, ignitions and fires, deflagrations and detonations, etc.; compile a gui ...
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"ELISSA targets the development and demonstration of nano-enhanced prefabricated lightweight steel skeleton/dry wall systems with improved thermal, vibration/seismic and fire performance, resulting from the inherent thermal, damping and fire spread prevention properties of carefully preselected inorganic nanomaterials (aerogels, VIPs, MMTs, CNT) and NEMS as well as the development of industrially ...
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Energy use in buildings accounts for approximately 40% of EU energy consumption. Energy efficiency in new buildings is important, but existing building stock is the main target. Existing buildings, however, are characterised by particular requirements and constraints that are not present in new buildings and that requires new developments and adaptation of existing technologies.In order to fulfil ...
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"The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) recognizes in its roadmap for Research Infrastructures that ""in the near future, hydrogen, as an energy carrier derived from a number of other fuels, and fuel cells, as energy transformers, are expected to play a major role, for mobile and stationary applications"". With the current fragmentation of the European R&D infrastructures ...
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"This project aims to create new-to-nature and tailor-made biosurfactants through metabolic engineering of the unconventional yeast Candida bombicola. Biosurfactants produced by fermentation offer a worthy alternative to traditional surfactants, which are typically derived from non-renewable petrochemical resources and may cause environmental problems due to their ecotoxicity and poor biodegradabi ...
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Q- EEG is used in medical labs to determine the brain connectivity in autistic children but due to the artificial nature of this lab-based approach its validity under a real-life scenario is doubtful.Also therapeutic interventions are executed typically in a clinical setting and have a limited extension in time while it has been proved the beneficial effect of an intensive intervention.Moreover, a ...
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Best practice Enhancers for Security in Urban Environments (BESECURE)

Start date: Apr 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2015,

Urban security is a complex multi-dimensional process that results from the interaction of an increasingly diverse collection of stakeholders. Many factors influence urban security, from the physical layout to the social and economic makeup of urban zones, from the political and economic landscape on a national level to the daily practices of public services that are active in the area. Seemingly ...
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The present proposal sees the development of business and value creation models as central to the development of personalised nutrition and thus it is intended to engage in a series of interviews with key stakeholders, which will generate a number of scenarios to be considered by these stakeholders. Parallel to that we will run some focus groups with consumers and develop a tool to ascertain consu ...
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A variety of complementary approaches are needed to evaluate safety of medicine use in pregnancy. To evaluate safety in relation to teratogenicity (capacity to cause malformations), population-based congenital anomaly registers, which are already networked across Europe (EUROCAT) with a common database, can provide a cost-effective mechanism which is as yet underexploited. The enormous population ...
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This project addresses the issue of safe indoor use of hydrogen and fuel cells systems (priority 4.6 of the call FCH-JU-2010-1) for early markets (forklift refuelling and operation, back-up power supply, portable power generation, etc.): It aims to provide scientific and engineering knowledge for the specification of cost-effective means to control hazards specific to the use of hydrogen indoors o ...
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Strategies and tools for Real Time EArthquake RisK ReducTion (REAKT)

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

Earthquakes are a serious threat for many European countries, particularly those around the Mediterranean Sea. In many cities exposed to high earthquake hazard, a substantial proportion of the population still lives in buildings that do not meet modern earthquake-resistant standards. Preventive actions, such as retrofitting of structures, are essential, but they are not sufficient and cannot be a ...
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The project aims for the increase of passenger survivability in the case of fire aboard aircraft focused on the next generation of aircraft. The composite materials and other combustible materials are increasingly used in order to reduce the weight of the aircraft or to higher the passenger comfort, but they raise the fire load significantly. Although these materials have passed the certification ...
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Robotics UBIquitous COgnitive Network (RUBICON)

Start date: Apr 1, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2014,

Description Self-learning robotic ecology RUBICON will create a self-learning robotic ecology, consisting of a network of sensors, effectors and mobile robot devices. Enabling robots to seamlessly operate as part of these ecologies is an important challenge for robotics R&D, in order to support ap ...
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Development of targeted ecological modeling tools for lake management

Start date: Jan 31, 2011, End date: Jan 30, 2014,

The project will develop lake management tools that integrate the biological, hydromorphological, and physico-chemical properties of lakes with lake and catchment variables. The models will provide frameworks for evaluating the effects of measures, adopted in catchments, to improve or maintain the ecological status of lakes. This will allow Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to create ...
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Multiscale Applications on European e-Infrastructures (MAPPER)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2013,

Description Today scientists and engineers are commonly faced with the challenge of modelling, predicting and controlling multiscale systems which cross scientific disciplines and where several processes acting at different scales coexist and interact. Such multidisciplinary multiscale models, when simulated in three dimensions, require larg ...
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"Water purification requirements feature in a wide range of applications, from residential homes, office and hotel buildings, to high-specification environments such as hospitals, laboratories and industrial production facilities, as well as municipal water supply and wastewater treatment. Consequently, the world demand for water treatment products is estimated at $44.6 billion, with a projected 5 ...
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Facilitating Implementation of Research Evidence (FIRE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

Facilitating Implementation of Research Evidence (FIRE) is a proposed four year programme of research to identify and validate key factors determining the successful implementation of research evidence in practice. The study is underpinned by a conceptual framework, the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARiHS) framework, which proposes that the successful implementat ...
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Description Robot design methodology for skills acquisition IM-CLeVeR aims to develop a new methodology for designing robots controllers that can cumulatively learn new efficient skills through autonomous development based on intrinsic motivations and reuse such skills for accomplishing multiple, ...
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Seaweed derived anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants (SWAFAX)

Start date: Nov 1, 2010, End date: Apr 30, 2013,

"The project is designed to address a commercial opportunity to obtain bioactive compounds from seaweeds for application in food and health & wellness products. Although polyphenols from land plants are widely used as functional food ingredients and food supplements, seaweed sources have been little studied or exploited. The consortium comprises 4 SME partners Hebridean Seaweed, Marigot, Coressenc ...
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BioMara- Sustainable Fuels from Marine Biomass

Start date: Jan 4, 2009, End date: Dec 29, 2012,

BioMara will demonstrate the feasibility and viability of producing mari-fuels from marine biomass derived from both macroalgal (seaweeds) and microalgal (single celled plants) sources as an alternative to agri-fuels production from terrestrial land plants: in particular targeting specific questions designed to build on the current knowledge-base available within this unique set of geographical re ...
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Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) will be phased out because of their environmental hazards. Less toxic alternatives appear to be available already but comprehensive information on their possible toxicological effects are lacking. ENFIRO offers a prototypical case study on substitution options for BFRs resulting in a comprehensive dataset on viability of production and application, environmental ...
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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen remain new topics to European professionals’ training agenda(s), despite considerable progress in the integration of these subjects into, for instance, university curricula. Especially those professions with less of a basic materials and process engineering orientation will suffer from a lack of information during their academic or vocational training courses (i.e. manufact ...
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"Flavours, additives and food contact material exposure task" (FACET)

Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Aug 31, 2012,

"Flavouring, Additive and Food Contact Material Exposure Task: FACET FACET will deliver to the European Community a sustainable surveillance system, to estimate target food chemical intake. The project will consist of three main groupings of its 20 partners. The “Chemicals” group will prioritise the flavourings, additives and food contact materials for investigation and the food categories applic ...
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DECARBit responds to the urgent need for further research and development in advanced pre-combustion capture techniques to substantially reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from fossil fuel power plants. The project will accelerate the technology development and contribute to the deployment of large scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) plants in line with the adopted European policies for emiss ...
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The Ireland/ Northern Ireland Cross-Border Cooperation Observatory

Start date: Oct 31, 2008, End date: Jun 29, 2012,

The INICCO project will build on nine years of successful work by developing the Centre for Cross Border Studies into a Regional Observatory for cross-border cooperation in Ireland and Europe, doing policy research and development that will provide national and regional governments with evidence-based solutions for cross-border problems in areas like the economy, spatial planning, health and educa ...
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As the use of nanoparticles becomes more prevalent, it is clear that human exposure will inevitably increase. Considering the rapidly ageing European population and the resulting increase in the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases, there is an urgent need to address the risk presented by nanoparticles towards neurodegenerative diseases. It is believed that nanoparticles can pass through the bl ...
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BCIs with Rapid Automated Interfaces for Nonexperts (BRAIN)

Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Dec 31, 2011,

BCIs with Rapid Automated Interfaces for Nonexperts (BRAIN) will develop BCIs into practical assistive and ICT tools to enhance inclusion for a range of different disabled users. Many of these people would otherwise have little or no opportunity to interact with loved ones, carers, home appliances and assistive devices, or personal computer and internet technologies. BRAIN will improve BCI reliabi ...
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The MaPEeR SME proposed CSA covering EU-27 Member States and Bosnia & Herzegovina, with a clear cross-sectoral approach, aims to acquire comprehensive insight into the design, implementation and impact of existing SME research and innovation support programmes and initiatives and convey it in the most appropriate way to SME stakeholders and policy-makers. The methodology adopted by MaPEeR SME brin ...
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Bisociation Networks for Creative Information Discovery (BISON)

Start date: Jun 1, 2008, End date: May 31, 2011,

Description Humans are gifted at uncovering hidden similarities between concepts, even illogical ones. Computers aren't... yet. Thus uniquely human gift is the basis of our creativity and humour. The concept of association is at the heart of many of today’s powerful ICT technologies such as inform ...
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"SAFE-COMMS aims to provide effective communication strategies for the aftermath of terror attacks. By analyzing the communication activities that followed terror attacks in many different countries, as well as the requirements for effective crisis communications, the project will develop a comprehensive and flexible communication strategy for authorities to react after terror attacks. The strat ...
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COREPOINT - Creating a Sustainable Framework for ICZM (COREPOINT)

Start date: Jan 9, 2004, End date: Dec 31, 2007,

All North West European countries share concerns about coastal problems, such as flooding resulting from coastal change. The objective of Corepoint is to establish NW Europe as an internationally recognised region of excellence in coastal management. This goal can only be achieved by co-operating on a transnational basis to build capacity at both a European and local level to implement an integrat ...
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