Pan European Networks - Horizon 2020 - page 7

SPECIAL FEATURE: EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
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SHAPING THE ENVIRONMENT
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Portal speaks to the interim director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Martin Kern, who details the exciting
developments of the latest Knowledge and Innovation Communities. He provides insight into the designation of the new EIT Health
and Raw Materials KICs, the reasons behind the decision making, and the next stage of development
A HEALTH KIC
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Following its designation in December 2014, Portal investigates the EIT’s new Health KIC, which aims to encourage innovation to
realise healthy living and active ageing. Speaking to Portal, interim chief executive Dr Ursula Redeker sets out EIT Health’s main
goals, the designation of the co-location centres and InnoStars, and the importance of international collaboration
RAW START
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In December, the EIT announced the designation of its new raw materials KIC. As its setup gets underway, EIT Raw Materials co-ordinator
Professor Jens Gutzmer details to Portal the aims of this new venture. He outlines the importance of the education element, the
challenges the KIC is seeking to overcome, and the relationship with the EIP on Raw Materials
INNOVATING AGEING
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Portal investigates the establishment of the United Kingdom’s new National Centre for Ageing Science and Innovation at Newcastle University
INVEST IN EDUCATION – IT PAYS OFF
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Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, makes the case for a strong investment in Europe’s
education systems, meeting present challenges, and driving a better and more prosperous future for the continent. He also highlights
education as being “at the heart” of the Investment Plan for Europe
H O R I Z O N 2 0 2 0 P R O J E C T S : P O R TA L
I S S U E S I X
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SOCIETAL CHALLENGES
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SOCIETAL CHALLENGES: ENERGY
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ENERGISING UNION
European Commission Energy Union Vice-President Maroš Šefcˇ ovicˇ opens a special event dedicated to the Commission’s cornerstone policy
PROFILE:
The Center for Energy Informatics researches smart energy solutions for sustainable energy systems
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PROFILE:
The Fraunhofer Battery Alliance works to develop the energy storage systems of tomorrow
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ENERGISING DANISH POLICY
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The Confederation of Danish Industry’s DI Energi details efforts to realise green energy and the key contributing role of Horizon 2020
PROFILE:
1st Mile aids in ensuring funding for Horizon 2020 calls by using a proposal formula with an 80% success rate
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THE DEEP GREEN SEA
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Minesto’s Anders Jansson details pioneering tidal energy technology in Northern Ireland and its first commercial scale testing in Wales
MAKING WAVES
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Portal sets out the details of the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant, set to be established in Swansea Bay in the United Kingdom
WINDS OF INNOVATION
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1-Tech’s Dr Jan Erik Hanssen discusses the influential development of a research infrastructure for marine renewable energy
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MARINET explains how an FP7 project contributed to advances in marine renewable energy technology
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ENERGY SUPERGRID
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The MEDOW project details to Portal the creation of a green, efficient, offshore wind electric transmission network, supported by MSCAs
PURSUING SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION
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Cenergia Energy Consultants’ Peder Vejsig Pedersen provides an overview of the ‘Active Roofs and Facades in Sustainable Renovation’ project
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EGCN, as a network of cities, organisations and companies, focuses on contributing to sustainable development in Europe
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PROFILE:
Cenergia explains why the Green Solar Cities project’s book is a necessary tool for smart city development
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The Environmental Engineering Group focuses on recovering energy and materials from biodegradable waste and wastewater treatment
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SOCIETAL CHALLENGES: ENVIRONMENT
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VELLA’S MARINE VISION
Portal carries the address of Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, as he opens
the 2015 Euromaritime and Eurowaterways Trade Show in the French capital Paris. He details the role of Horizon 2020 in helping cross
the ‘valley of death’, the potential of ocean energy, and encouraging sustainable fish farming
PROFILE:
Hjort Centre for Ecosystem Dynamics explains why our marine living resources could be the key to feeding our growing population
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A PORT(AL) FOR INNOVATION
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Portal expands on some of the comments made by DG MARE’s Haitze Siemers on the evolution of Europe’s ports into clusters for innovation
PROFILE:
School at Sea offers a talent development and leadership programme for High School students
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