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HEALTH & RESEARCH

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BIOINFORMATICS & LIFE SCIENCES

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CATERING TO GREATER DATA CREATION

Portal explores the benefits that greater Big Data capabilities could have for scientific research in Europe

DEALING WITH DATA

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Communications and community outreach officer Prˇemysl Velek outlines ELIXIR, a European life science infrastructure for biological information

PROFILE:

Bioinformatics is moving from individual tools to integrated infrastructures in order to handle Big Data

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PROFILE:

The Competence Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine defines the truth of translational research

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PUBLIC HEALTH

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INNOVATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

At the European Innovation Summit, IMI executive director Pierre Meulien outlined the achievements of the public private partnership so far

AGEING WELL

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At October’s European Public Health Conference, Portal heard about how Europe’s elderly population can live better for longer

PROFILE:

The REPOPA Project produces novel insights to develop evidence-informed physical activity policies

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I S S U E N I N E

H O R I Z O N 2 0 2 0 P R O J E C T S : P O R TA L

www.horizon2020projects.com

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INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP (continued)

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EXPLOITING DIGITAL

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Portal outlines European Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas’ address at 2015’s Economic Ideas Forum

PROFILE:

The INESC TEC ‘managed science’ model improves the return on the investment in science made by public and private funding

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AN EVOLVING ECONOMY

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Ideas for the digital collaborative economies were under discussion at the Economic Ideas Forum in Brussels

NANOTECHNOLOGY & MATERIALS

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THE FUTURE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY

Professor Paolo Matteazzi outlines how NANO

futures

is working to successfully remove the barriers to nanotechnology commercialisation

PROFILE:

MicroTech Innovation combines cluster development with commercialisation of micro and nanotechnology

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TOWARDS GREENER NANOMATERIALS

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The Institute of Nanoscience and Cryogenics develops chemically synthesised semiconductor nanostructures, as Dr Peter Reiss explains

GRAPHENE COMMERCIALISATION

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Portal covers the 3rd CIR Cambridge Graphene Business Conference and speaks to several key presenters

PROFILE:

The Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Polymer Institute discusses biodegradable

versus

conventional polymeric

72

PART OF THE CONVERSATION

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At Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015, Portal heard from BP’s Sheetal Handa about the materials challenge of the oil and gas industry

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The Graphene Laboratory manufactures standardised graphene flakes and tailors them for various applications

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REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

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At Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015, Airbus’ Martin Agnew outlined the possibilities for graphene in the (aero)space and defence sector

RAW MATERIALS FOR SURVIVAL

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Euromines’ Mark Rachovides and Corina Hebestreit discuss the central role of raw materials in European economic growth

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Justus Liebig University’s Inorganic Functional Materials group writes about polysulfonate architectures

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SPECIAL FEATURE: THE BUSINESS BOOSTER

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CONNECT, CREATE, COLLABORATE

Big businesses need to get creative if they are to compete in the ever-changing European energy sector; this was the key

message at The Business Booster 2015, KIC InnoEnergy’s annual networking event. In this interview, innovation director

Elena Bou and CEO Diego Pavía explain why and how, and give their thoughts on, the innovation landscape in Europe today

APPROACHING INNOVATION

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Europe is facing a supposed ‘innovation emergency’, but according to energy and IT innovator Jean-Luc Dormoy, there is reason

for optimism. Speaking to Portal at The Business Booster, he offered his thoughts on the Commission’s efforts toward the much

longed-for European Innovation Union and explained what needs to change about Europe’s failure phobia

PROFILE:

Enervalis, a firm believer in a green energy future, is creating the ‘Internet of Energy’

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PARTNERING FOR INNOVATION

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Dr Inken Braunschmidt, head of RWE’s Innovation Hub, outlines why collaboration is key to keeping up with an energy sector in transition

OPENING UP INNOVATION

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Cornis CEO Thibault Gouache sets out how big corporations can successfully collaborate with start-ups

THE COLLABORATION GAME

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EDF’s Valéry Prunier tells Portal what large companies have to gain from collaborating with start-ups