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Smart Grids Energy management Staff (SMART GEMS)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2019,

Smart grid is a dynamically interactive real-time infrastructure concept that encompasses the many visions of diverse energy system stakeholders. The Smart Grid is integrating the electrical and information technologies in between any point of generation and any point of consumption. The main objective of the project is to fully analyze all aspects of smart grids targeting in the improvement of re ...
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Pothole repair in road networks is one of the most commonly performed operation for most road maintenance teams, especially in areas where cold winters and wet springs contribute to accelerated road surface breakup ever year. The poor condition and lack of maintenance of European roads contribute to at least one third of all accidents each year, and accounting to 52.7% of fatalities in 2011. Potho ...
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... ears, while EC statistics show that total freshwater resources are at relatively low levels (below 3,000m³ per capita) in the six largest Member States (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and the UK), as well as in Belgium, Denmark and the Czech Republic.It is clear that the treatment of wastewater has a key and growing role to play in addressing this problem and will require an increase in the ...
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This project will provide a more accurate and low cost tool for quantitative measurement of musculoskeletal conditions, one of the most widespread and costly illnesses in society today. It will provide physiotherapists with wireless, light and easy to use measuring units that will enable them to organize their time better and perform more accurate diagnosis, providing faster diagnosis and treatmen ...
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... onsortium is formed by 4 AG´s: CFE, ASEPRI, NOVA CHILD and FINATEX, 3 RTD Performers IBV, ISRI and OZONGO, specialized in anthropometrics, ICT and e-commerce respectively and 2 SMEs TUCTUC and MYLLYMUKSUTDirect exploitation of the results of the project will provide the SME community an expected cost-savings/benefits of €130,5 Million in 5 years after the end of the projec
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Uncorrected refractive errors are the second leading cause of blindness. Procedures detecting and correcting those errors, such as regular eye exams, glasses or contact lenses or refractive laser based surgery, could thereby transform the lives of millions of people. It is known that successful laser based refractive eye surgery can reduce or even cure common vision refractive errors, as well as, ...
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the highest cause of death in the post‐neonatal period (between 2nd and 6th month of life). Only in Europe, each year 2 400 infants still die of SIDS, an unexpected disease happening to infants who die in their sleep with no evidence of accidental asphysia, inflicted injury or organic disease; being a multifactorial syndrome mainly related to overheating, pro ...
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Expansion of offshore oil & gas fields is inevitable. This will require significant investment in new pipelines to bring the resource onshore. 10,000km of pipelines form part of the oil & gas infrastructure in the North Sea. Combined with the huge growth in the installation of offshore wind farms & telecommunication networks, many thousands of kilometres of newly installed subsea cables & pipeline ...
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Offshore wind and tidal energy generation is becoming an increasingly important component of the world’s energy mix with Europe at the forefront of this technological revolution. Continued strong growth is predicted. However, a growing problem is manifesting itself within the industry.The submarine cables that are an essential infrastructural component of offshore energy now account for 80% of ins ...
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"Locomotive engines are significant contributors to air pollution in many cities and ports. Although locomotive engines being produced today must meet relatively modest emission requirements set in 1997, they continue to emit large amounts of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter (PM).The 2008 Clean Air Non-road Diesel Rule stipulates new requirements for non-road diesel fuel that will decrease t ...
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Most European offshore wind farms are currently installed within 20 km of the coast in shallow water depths up to 20m. The next generation will be developed at distances of 40 km in sea depths up to 80m. These new locations present technical challenges for engineering and the possibility of new synergies between all marine renewable energy resources including wave, tide and wind. Inspection and ma ...
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The RapidHeat project utilises emerging materials science applied in the power electronics industry and an efficient heat management system to develop a modular, high flow rate, on demand, in line water heater for flexible and rapid response to hot water demand. Its low cost, light weight and small size will enable flexibility in the design of hot water systems minimising cost and energy consumpti ...
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Even without taking into account expected increases in airport capacity, ground handling crews responsible for aircraft turnaround are already operating under time constraints and in highly congested areas, often in difficult weather conditions. The outcome is damage on an extraordinary scale, to the hugely expensive aircraft they are servicing. The direct cost of ground accidents involving Ground ...
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Each member state in the EU-27 now has a legally binding 2020 target related to the share of renewable energy in their final energy consumption. The most commonly available renewable energy sources are hydro, biomass, PV, CSP, Wind, Geothermal & Wave power. Of these wind is increasingly becoming cost competitive and the cost of wind turbines are dropping as volumes increase. This proposal deals w ...
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Our Idea is to develop an integrated, computer controlled, heat recovery, reuse & thermal energy management system centred on the autoclave with re-use of thermal energy in the post-cure ovens or autoclaves, and possibly in the clean room air filtration/cooling system. The proposed system will extract heat from the autoclave to match existing cooling rates that are specified by material manufactur ...
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Ash Ingestion Detection Apparatus for aircraft (AIDA)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

Aircraft frequently encounter volcanic ash when airborne. In the aftermath of these encounters, virtually the entire fuselage of an aircraft can be contaminated with ash, necessitating a thorough cleaning of the cockpit, instrument panel, circuit breaker panels, passenger and baggage compartments. The electrical and avionics units can be so heavily contaminated that complete replacement is necessa ...
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Hotwire aims to develop a new, specially coated feed wire and dispensing system that is able to delay initial Ca core exposure from current duration of only 1.5 seconds to ~5 seconds, extend the Ca melt time (once exposed) from
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To achieve the EC binding targets of 20% electricity generation from renewables by 2020 will require between 600 and 833 TWh to be produced by wind power which will require between 119,000 to 165,000 new turbines. According to the European Wind Energy Technology Platform publication “O&M strategies are based on periodic inspection; fault statistics from existing stock is either unavailable or insu ...
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Robust Sheep Electronic Identification (ROSEI)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: Nov 30, 2014,

It is clear that group (batch) identification is not an adequate method to trace sheep movements across the EU, as the Foot & Mouth outbreak in 2001 demonstrated. Once animals move through different holdings, farms, or markets, it is very difficult to track where each animal is going without individual identification and recording. Should there be a disease outbreak the uncontrolled movement of an ...
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Renewable energy (RE) sources have gained a great importance due to their inexhaustibility, sustainability, ecological awareness and supply of energy security. Among all RE sources, wind energy is currently viewed as one of the most significant fastest growing (at an average annual growth rate of more that 26% since 1990), commonly used and commercially attractive source to generate electrical ene ...
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EU aquaculture currently produces around 1.3 million tonnes a year, with a value of some EUR 2.9 billion and employs about 65 000 people. This level represents 18 % of EU fish production but only 2 % of world aquaculture production. Catches of wild fish levelled off in the 1980s but between 1973 and 2003 world fish consumption doubled According to FAO estimates 47 % of all fish for human consumpti ...
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The EU manufacturing sector is vitally important to the EU economy, contributing ~17.1% of GDP and accounted for some 22 million jobs (2007) . EU exports have expanded by 4.7% p.a. over 2000-2008 and in some sectors the EU has increased its share of world exports between 1996 and 2006, notably in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and motor vehicles. SMEs represent 99% of the EU manufacturing sector equa ...
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In the Atlantic arc from Iceland to Portugal, Europe has some of the best natural wave resources in the world; with the total potential European ocean wave power estimated to be in the range 150 -240 TWh per annum. The main barrier to wave energy expansion is the lack of a large, commercial-scale demonstration of the technology. In addition, the efficiency of devices is limited and needs to be imp ...
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Our Idea is to develop a computer controlled, advanced, profile spray quench, heat extraction system with advanced cooling rate control, closed loop thermal and dimensional control and integrated high grade heat recovery & re-use. We aim to recover 50% of the energy wasted at the profile cooling stage (for re-use in the energy intensive heat-ageing process), and simultaneously reduce scrap produce ...
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"The European hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicle industry represents 1,600 SME manufacturers and suppliers. They commercialise small volumes of low-emission vehicles, including taxis, delivery vans, factory vehicles and domestic cars. However with current technologies their market is limited and their development has been split between low-cost mass market and expensive high-performance vehicl ...
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Ballast Water poses a significant threat to the environment since it contains invasive species which are discharged to sea. The cost for controlling invasive species is very high (€9.6 - €12.7 billion). Prevention is better, hence the IMO introduced standards in 2004 (due to come into force). The Convention requires ships to have Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system installed by 2016. BWT is an ev ...
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Over last years, childcare products industry (dominated by SMEs) has implemented new technologies into their products and processes to face pressure from low-labour countries. But focus on cost has not given us sustainable protectable advantage so we need to support our sector by focusing on the needs of end-users. Children’s comfort needs and products’ lifespan significantly differ from adults’, ...
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"Asbestos-related diseases are the leading cause of occupational death in Europe. 500,000 European workers, mostly within the construction, demolition and remediation industries, are expected to die by 2030. Despite a ban on asbestos use, our members’ workers are continually exposed to this potent, invisible carcinogen from legacy products such as insulation, water tanks, ceiling panels, floor til ...
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In the EU more than 4.25M people aged 40 and over are affected by Essential Tremor (ET), a progressive neurological disorder whose most recognizable feature is a tremor of the arms that is apparent during voluntary movements. ET affects the hand in 90% of the cases and, consequently, everyday tasks and those requiring fine motor skills (such as eating and writing) become very difficult for the pat ...
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We the SME AGs, represent the European SMEs involved in the design, manufacture and installation of heating, hot water and renewable energy systems (RES). Increasing the uptake of RES is crucial if Europe is to achieve ambitious energy and emission reduction targets. However, despite steep increases in energy prices the uptake of domestic RES is still very limited. The initial investment required ...
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Commercial refrigerators and freezers are ubiquitous and are used in diverse environments such as supermarkets, grocery stores, service stations, restaurants, hotels, pubs, and cafés. The most visible are vending machines and open or closed refrigerated cabinets such as open display cabinets. Combined commercial refrigerator/freezers are estimated to consume 85TWh of electricity per annum. Althoug ...
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This proposal addresses the great challenge faced by the SMEs in the construction sector of complying with today’s obligations and regulatory requirements regarding exchange of information on hazardous chemicals between various actors in the sector. The European construction sector, being the largest industrial sector highly dominated by small enterprises, is a major downstream user of chemicals a ...
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The aim of this project is to design a 3D virtual and interactive team-training software platform to serve the seafarers’ safety training needs and to meet EC’s recent safety requirements, set up for the various maritime industries. The prototype to be delivered will be a distributed, scalable, collaborative interactive simulation environment that will enable training of seafarers. The proposed sy ...
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The need for higher speed is a never ceasing requirement for broadband access and requirement of 1 Gbps is expected around 2016. The copper lines are expected to reach their maximum capacity at about 10 Mbps while the capacity required only for watching one channel of HDTV is 20 Mbps.Tithe total number of homes connected to fibres will grow from about 11 million at the end of 2006 to about 86 mill ...
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"Protecting its citizens from terrorism remains a high priority for the EC. Current SOA security procedures for air travel have significantly improved airport security. The need is now to protect the softer, unprotected areas such as mass transportation systems and hubs which are being targeted with devastating effect (London, Madrid). They are largely unprotected since current security systems ar ...
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"Our concept is to enable the production of high quality foams from engineering grade thermoplastics using existing injection moulding and extrusion equipment installed in our SME communities. We propose the creation of a novel polymer processing technology. We will develop the ability to foam engineering grade thermoplastics without the need for chemical blowing agents or speciality moulding equi ...
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"The AIR-SEAL project proposes the development of a second generation RFID security seal, capable of monitoring the integrity of an aircraft galley trolley or transportation vehicle. Since the September 11th terrorism attacks in the United States, catering services through-out the world have been seen as the weakest link in the aviation industry’s service supply chain. Existing sealing technologie ...
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ISO Shipping Container Tracking and Monitoring System (ISOTRACK)

Start date: Nov 1, 2008, End date: Oct 31, 2011,

"90% of all cargo moves in containers and approximately 250 million are shipped annually. There were 1138035 SMEs in EU 25 as of 2003 in the transport and communications industry. The SME segment of the road transport industry in EU 25 employs 3.2 Million people, whilst 107200 personnel are employed in the SME maritime transport industry. Our member transport operators face theft of goods, illegal ...
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The proposed research will develop a technical solution that will relieve some of the more mundane tasks associated with producing higher value baked goods and enable SME bakeries throughout Europe (190,000) increase their efficiency and be more competitive against the threats from industrial bakeries and supermarkets. The SME-AGs within this SME dominated sector and through their leading role in ...
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Development of a Haptic Display and Vision System for the Blind (BRAVIS)

Start date: Sep 16, 2009, End date: Sep 15, 2011,

"We are proposing to develop a powerful technology that will give the sight-impaired a detailed view of their environment through a sophisticated imaging system displaying on a tactile interface. The system will require no special environmental adaptations and will be totally non-obtrusive. The user should be able to participate in a similar way to sighted persons in normal activities without any ...
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