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FOREWORD

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Horizon2020projects.com

delivers the latest developments on the EU’s research and innovation funding programme

NEWSDESK

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Horizon 2020 Projects editor Jason Edwards

introduces the seventh edition of Portal, which

covers the journey of graphene and materials and

the rising innovative entrepreneurial stars from

the EIT

INTRODUCTION

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With Europe’s leading entrepreneurs coming

together for INNOVEIT 2015, European Education

Commissioner Tibor Navracsics delivers his

thoughts on the crucial role of the European

Institute of Innovation and Technology

www.horizon2020projects.com

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 E V E N

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THE RESEARCH AGENDA

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Following Green Week 2015, Portal spoke exclusively to Robert-Jan Smits, the director general of DG Research and Innovation in the

European Commission. He detailed how Nature-based solutions can be beneficial for the European economy, the impact of a rise in

applications, and the effects of the EFSI on Horizon 2020, as well providing an insight into the 2016-2017 work programmes

GENDER AND HORIZON 2020

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In an interview with Portal, Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer of the Gender Summits discusses the gender objectives of Horizon 2020 and their

implementation in the EU research and innovation framework programme. She also provides her opinion on the progress made in Europe

and her thoughts on the recent controversial remarks by Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Sir Tim Hunt

PROFILE:

PATRADE works towards making intellectual property rights the shield and the sword of your business

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SPECIAL FEATURE: MATERIALS

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GROWING GRAPHENE

Portal attended ‘The Commercial Graphene Show’ 2015 in Manchester, UK, and spoke to Professor Andrea Ferrari on the latest

developments of this nanomaterial, the crucial importance that EU funding now plays, and the progress of the FET flagship. Also

discussed was the first annual evaluation of the Graphene Flagship and building a closer connection to business

PROFILE:

The Solan Company is bringing graphene nanoribbons to the market via a variety of applications

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AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT

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Portal carries the thoughts of Andrew Houghton, Flagships Unit, DG CONNECT, at ‘The Commercial Graphene Show’ 2015 event in Manchester, UK

PROFILE:

CATHPRO advocates the use of CO

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as feedstock for production of valuable products, and its increasing relevance

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EXPLOITING THE POTENTIAL

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Haydale Graphene’s Ray Gibbs explores the potential of graphene, as well as some of the present challenges in production and standardisation

CANADA’S GRAPHENE STORY

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Writing for Portal, Professor Chandra Veer Singh, principal investigator at the University of Toronto’s Computational Materials

Engineering Lab, details Canada’s journey with graphene so far. He sets out the research landscape, some of the major challenges

stemming further exploration, and why the government needs to pour greater funds into this nanomaterial

PROFILE:

The Xerox Research Centre of Canada helps to bring new material-based technologies to the marketplace

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GRAPHENE STANDARDS

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Portal travelled to Manchester, UK, to attend ‘The Commercial Graphene Show’ and heard from Terrance Barkan, the Graphene

Council’s executive director, on the need for industry to take a leading role in defining standards and regulations. He set out the major

obstacles, the concerns from end users and the importance of maintaining control of the debate

PROFILE:

The University of Puerto Rico performs leading-edge materials research from energy to biomedical applications

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FORMING THE PLATFORM

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Portal explores the work of the European Technology Platforms and their contribution to the EU research and innovation framework programme

PROFILE:

The Institute of Nanoscience and Cryogenics develops silicon nanostructure-based concepts for efficient electrochemical energy storage

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PROFILE:

An ERC Starting Grant awardee from the University of Cambridge explains how small power can have a big impact

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CHEMISTRY

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CONNECTING WITH CHEMISTRY

Portal investigates SusChem’s new strategic innovation and research agenda with innovation manager Dr Jacques Komornicki as the

ETP seeks to meet the EU R&I framework programme’s Societal Challenges. In an interview, Komornicki sets out the new priorities, the

role of SusChem in building the work programmes of Horizon 2020, and the important role of SMEs

EXCELLENT SCIENCE

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© European Union,2015

© European Union,2015