Archive of European Projects

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"A group of eight Transmission System Operators with a generator company, manufacturers and research organisations, propose 5 demonstration projects to remove, in 4 years, several barriers which prevent large-scale penetration of renewable electricity production in the European transmission network. The full scale demonstrations led by industry aim at proving the benefits of novel technologies cou ...
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"Law, science and interests in European policy-making" (LASI)

Start date: 01 Jan 2013, End date: 31 Dec 2017,

"This project provides a detailed analysis of how European law structures the use of different types of expertise in European policy-making, and assesses whether and to what extent objectives such as ensuring scientific expertise, sound evidence and interest representation overlap or are in tension with each other. However, European law constitutes a particular social subsystem, a cognitive framew ...
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Neurostemcellrepair aims at taking human stem cells through the final steps toward clinical application in cell replacement therapy for neurological disorders. PD will be taken as the prototypical disease because stem cell therapy is now close to clinical translation. Moreover, we will tackle next generation issues pertaining to stem cells at a basic level and develop new approaches and novel cell ...
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Current approaches to improving glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes are centered on increasingly complex insulin delivery systems. However, less than 30% of patients can achieve target levels of glucose control with this approach even in a clinical trial setting and many patients are either unable or unwilling to make the personal commitment required. By contrast, preservation of even sma ...
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This proposal offers ground-breaking progress towards the construction of much more precise chronologies for the Neolithic period in Europe, through the complementary expertise of the P-I and Co-I in Neolithic archaeology and Bayesian statistical analysis respectively. The proposed project would provide much more precise timings of key features and trends in the European Neolithic sequence than ar ...
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The prevalence of diabetes in people ≥ 65 years approaches 25% (40% of all patients with diabetes are > 65 years). This number will increase 4-fold in people > 70 years in 2050. Diabetes results in a high personal and social health burden, and a significant public health burden in terms of rising healthcare costs. Diabetes is associated with increased functional decline in older people and may exp ...
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One of the greatest challenges facing society is the sustainability of resources. At present, a step change in the sustainable use of resources is needed and catalysis lies at the heart of the solution by providing new routes to carbon dioxide mitigation, energy security and water conservation. It is clear that new high efficiency game-changing catalysts are required to meet the challenge. This p ...
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"The project brings together a consortium of EU and ASEAN researchers with the aim of developing a solar powered photocatalytic waste-water treatment system capable of mineralising the recalcitrant organic matter that is not removed by current biological methods. With an emphasis on generating novel materials and new understandings of photocatalytic materials and processes, the interdisciplinary t ...
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Growing water demand caused by climate change, urbanization and population growth requires new business and technology platforms to manage the increased level of diversity and complexity of urban water resources management. The increasing variability of both supply and consumption will also require more sophisticated and optimized decision making.To achieve a step change in water and energy saving ...
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"Surgeons are trained as apprentices. Some conditions are rarely encountered and surgeons will only be trained in the specific skills associated with a given situation if they come across it. At the end of their residency, it is hoped that they will have faced sufficiently many cases to be competent. This can be dangerous to the patients.If we were able to reproduce faithfully, in a virtual enviro ...
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Growing investments in distributed energy resources (DER) – renewable distributed energy generation combined with demand response, energy storage, plug-in electric vehicles and active management of distribution networks – will require new business and technology platforms to manage the increased level of diversity and complexity of global energy management. The increasing variability of both gener ...
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"In line with the Lisbon strategy and 2020 perspective “Petrus” initiative coordinates since 2005 universities, WMOs, training organisations and research institutes efforts to develop cooperative approach to education and training (E&T) in the geological disposal with the purpose of expanding this cooperation under PETRUS3.PETRUS3 project aims at continuation of the European Cooperation in this ar ...
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Smart Specialisation For Regional Innovation (SMARTSPEC)

Start date: 01 Jul 2013, End date: 30 Jun 2016,

The aim of SmartSpec is to provide substance, guidance and practical support to the EU Smart Specialisation Platform, based on the combination of leading academic and practical expertise present in the consortium. The goal is directed at operationalising the concept of smart specialisation in a manner which will be useful to actors in different regional contexts. It will do this by strengthening t ...
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The MEtabolic Road to DIAstolic Heart Failure (MEDIA)

Start date: 01 Jan 2011, End date: 30 Jun 2016,

More than 50% of heart failure (HF) patients present without a major deficit of left ventricular (LV) systolic function and are presumed to suffer from diastolic HF (DHF) because diastolic LV distensibility is usually impaired in these patients. The vast majority (~80%) of DHF patients is exposed to metabolic risk factors. The MEDIA consortium therefore investigates:1) how metabolic derangements c ...
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There are currently no cures for Parkinson's disease (PD) but one of the most effective reparative therapies in patients to date has been with allotransplants of dopamine (DA) neuroblasts obtained from fetal ventral mesencephalic (VM) tissue. However, this cell transplantation approach has given inconsistent results, with some patients doing extremely well and coming off anti-PD medication for yea ...
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"The core concept of Accelerated Metallurgy is to deliver an integrated pilot-scale facility for the combinatorial synthesis and testing of many thousands of unexplored alloy formulations. This facility would be the first of its kind in the world and would represent a significant advance for metallurgy. The novel technology that enables this HTT facility is based on automated, direct laser deposit ...
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"A new way to compare societies across space and time will be developed. The method is based on the `Imitation Game’, which is related to the `Turing Test’. Non-members’ try convince a judge they are members of minority or excluded groups and vice-versa. Success over a series of repetitions indicates good cultural understanding of the `target’ group. The method could have shown, for example, the ...
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Mucus Permeating Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems (ALEXANDER)

Start date: 01 Apr 2012, End date: 31 Mar 2016,

The objective of the ALEXANDER project is the identification of novel strategies (e.g., proteolytic enzyme strategy, thiomer strategy, zeta potential changing systems, SNEDDS strategy) and the optimization of existing strategies (e.g., disulfide breaking strategy and slippery surface strategy) for the efficient transport of nanocarriers through the mucus gel layer (e.g., intestinal, nasal, ocular, ...
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We propose to develop advanced imaging arrays of kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs) for space-based observations at mm-far-infrared (mm-FIR) wavelengths. This development addresses the FP7 topic SPA.2012.2.2-01: Key technologies enabling observations in and from space.Future space science and earth observation missions are limited by the availability of imaging detector array technology for the m ...
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GLOBASOL will develop new concepts, materials and devices for advanced light harvesting and light management for a panchromatic collection of the solar energy and an unprecedented power conversion efficiency. This will be accomplished by integrating in a single device three light-to-electricity converters, exploiting different regions of the solar spectrum based on sensitized mesoscopic solar cell ...
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"The aim of TINN2 is to evaluate azithromycin, included in the EMEA priority list of the therapeutic areas that need specific drug evaluation in preterm and term neonates. Azithromycin is a macrolid antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties active against Ureaplasma. It might be effective in reducing the severity of bronhopulmonary disease in which Ureaplasma infection and inflammation play a r ...
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The development of ship bridge systems is characterized by being non-harmonious and far from guaranteed to be of optimal design for the actual users of them. Existing regulations for system and procedure design are disconnected and defined on a level which is not informative for bridge design. Research has shown clearly, that in many cases, accidents and incidents were caused by human error due to ...
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Millions of people worldwide suffer from spinal cord injury (SCI), with devastating consequences and costs. Various clinical approaches have been attempted to treat SCI with little satisfaction due to the limitation of self-regeneration of axons. Neural stem cell transplantation is an alternative approach with great potential to treat SCI, but the mechanisms controlling migration of implanted stem ...
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For knowledge to progress in many aspects of astrophysics it is clear that we need to make observations at all wavelengths that at least match the spatial resolution achieved in the optical by the Hubble Space Telescope.This is especially true in the Far Infra-Red waveband (FIR - 30-300 micron - where our atmosphere is opaque) where the necessity of space borne experiments combined with long wavel ...
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Treatment resistant schizophrenia (TRS) is the most disabling of all psychiatric illnesses, affecting about 1/3 of patients (~1 million Europeans), a considerable economic and social burden. First-line treatments include atypical (e.g. olanzapine) and typical (e.g. haloperidol) antipsychotics. The original atypical, clozapine, is a final option, and although it is the only antipsychotic shown to b ...
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Enhancing biomass utilization without risking its sustainability is a European energy priority, and can be linked to targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 and 50% by 2050: enhanced energy security and integration with other industrial sectors, such as agriculture, also play a role. Improved use of biofuels and products in advanced biomass conversion units and biorefineries ar ...
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Biodiversity and Valorisation of blue Diatoms (BIOVADIA)

Start date: 13 Sep 2011, End date: 12 Sep 2015,

This program aims to increase our knowledge about the biology and biodiversity of ‘blue diatoms’, unique among microalgae by their ability to produce specific water-soluble bluish pigments. Up to now the terms ‘blue diatoms’ have referred exclusively to the pennate marine diatom Haslea ostrearia, and to its blue pigment, the so-called marennine, a polyphenolic molecule with biological activities, ...
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Novel immunotherapies for type 1 diabetes (NAIMIT)

Start date: 01 Nov 2009, End date: 30 Apr 2015,

This proposal will pioneer the concept of tailored interventions with minimal immune system interference in new onset T1DM, leading to beta-cell protection and restoration, based on a solid understanding of the disease pathogenesis. This will enable experimental findings to be adopted for future clinical application. Four work packages are grouped around ‘Reversal of autoimmunity’, in which two ke ...
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The aim of EU-GEI is to identify the interactive genetic, clinical and environmental determinants involved in the development, severity and outcome of schizophrenia (EU-GEI, Schiz. Res. 2008; 102: 21-6). In order to identify these interactive determinants, EU-GEI will employ family-based, multidisciplinary research paradigms, which allow for the efficient assessment of gene-environment interaction ...
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Virus infections remain a major cause of disease, with dramatic costs in mortality, morbidity, and economic loss worldwide. There is an unmet need for potent antiviral drugs, in particular against viruses with a (+)RNA genome which include many important pathogens of humans and animals.Antiviral drug development requires a detailed understanding of virus replication and effective translation of th ...
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Increasing urban food-related health and environmental problems are raising an urgent need for action. Current agrifood studies tend to neglect the broader societal and spatial impacts of food. PUREFOOD will reduce the high knowledge and skills deficit that negatively affects the capacity to deliver political and developmental solutions related to food security, public procurement, health and sust ...
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"Carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) are a composite material normally manufactured from a cloth weaved from carbon fibre cloth set within a thermoset resin. CFRP has an extremely high strength to weight ratio and will play a key part in the reduction of weight in aircraft structures and hence emissions. It has been proposed that the use of a nanofilled thermoset resin in the manufacturing of ...
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Common Operations of Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI)

Start date: 01 Nov 2011, End date: 31 Oct 2014,

"Frontier environmental research increasingly depends on a wide range of data and advanced capabilities to process and analyse them. The ENVRI project, “Common Operations of Environmental Research infrastructures” is a collaboration in the ESFRI Environment Cluster, with support from ICT experts, to develop common e-science components and services for their facilities. The results will speed up t ...
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The core concept of the ThermoMag project revolves around developing and delivering new energy-harvesting thermoelectric materials and proof-of-concept modules, based on nanostructured bulk Mg2Si solid solutions. This class of TE material would have the following attractive characteristics: (i) ZT value >1.5 for both n-type and p-type doped material, (ii) operational in the temperature range 300-5 ...
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ESFRI initiatives with a need to work on a global scale will have to collaborate with international comparable partners. The CReATIVE-B project will seek to support the interaction between the LifeWatch ESFRI Research Infrastructure with RI on biodiversity and ecosystems research in other parts of the world. The immediate objective is to define a road map for interoperability on the technological ...
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The European Sport and Recreation Building Stock accounts for approximately 1,5 Million buildings or 8% of the overall building stock. These facilities are unique by their physical nature, their energy consumption profiles, the usage patterns of people inside, ownership, and comfort requirements. SPORTE2 aims to manage and optimize the triple dimensions of energy flows (generation, grid exchange, ...
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Energy efficiency in the building sector through intelligent energy management is a key measure for the global reduction of greenhouse gas emitted by this sector and additionally facilitates user costs reduction in the context of growing energy prices and harshness of natural resources.The KnoholEM project's aim is the engineering of an intelligent energy management solution that will considerably ...
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Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future (COCOPS)

Start date: 01 Jan 2011, End date: 30 Jun 2014,

"The COCOPS project (Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future) seeks to comparatively and quantitatively assess the impact of New Public Management-style (NPM) reforms in European countries, drawing on a team of leading European public administration scholars. This evidence-based project focuses on the national level and the important policy domains of health and employment ser ...
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The objective of the project is to realise high-performance organic electronic devices and circuits using large-area processing compatible fabrication methods. The high performance of the organic circuits referred to here means high speed (kHz-MHz range), low parasitic capacitance, low operating voltage, and low power consumption. The related organic thin film transistor (OTFT) fabrication develop ...
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Pharmaceutical Medicine Training Programme (PHARMATRAIN)

Start date: 01 May 2009, End date: 30 Apr 2014,

"The proposed Pharmaceutical Medicine Training Programme provides a comprehensive solution for the complex needs of integrated drug development for all professionals involved, incl. physicians, pharmaceutical scientists,biologists, biometricians, health economists, and safety and regulatory scientists from universities, regulatory agencies, large, middle-sized and small pharmaceutical enterprises, ...
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