LinDA (Enabling Linked Data and Analytics for SMEs by renovating public sector information - Grant Agreement No: FP7-610565) is an EC co-funded project under the 7th Framework Programme comprised of leading Linked Open Data technology researchers and SMEs and Industries that have seen a EU Research embraces SMEs for adding value to everyday operations through the introduction of Linked Open Data
High arsenic (As) levels in drinking water supplies cause several health issues such as cancers as well as cardiovascular/neurological implications. An EU directive has therefore determined that the new Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) is 10 µgAs/L.
The EU-funded AQUASZERO project is working on developing low-cost adsorbent materials for use in water treatment systems to efficiently remove As and fulfil regulatory requirements.
Building on an earlier initiative in intermodal transport, an enhanced online and mobile platform will enable travellers to optimise their trips and travel more easily.
In 2011, the EU-funded WISETRIP project was successfully completed to provide personalised multimodal travel information from different sources, ranging from weather updates to route planning options. In 2014, the project ENHANCED WISETRIP was set up to build on the results of its predecessor.
An EU-funded initiative is investigating the use of clean and low-cost energy production based on the use of brine or seawater.
The 'Reverse electrodialysis alternative power production' (REAPOWER) project exploits the difference in salinity between two streams of water to generate electricity. This process is known as salinity gradient power - reverse electrodialysis (SGP-RE).
Researchers working on the BECAN project will map the abuse and neglect of children between the ages of 11 and 16. The targeted study group includes school-going youth and those who have dropped out of school.
Energy supply is a significant challenge for Jordan and Lebanon due to their lack of indigenous energy resources. An EU-funded initiative has helped the two countries develop their own solar technologies through capacity building at national research institutes.
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, is leading research on all-electric ships (AESs). The EU is keen to reinforce Greece's strong maritime tradition and support its research in this exciting new area.
An enterprising team of European companies has developed a more sustainable and eco-friendly way to transport fresh water in bags over sea to needy locations.
EU-funded scientists investigated the potential uses of waste produced by small olive oil producers to increase their competitiveness. Opportunities abound for use in the production of energy, as fertiliser and even for animal feed.
A new system embeds training and certification modules into normal software applications. Users can easily switch from training to using, meaning more natural and effective learning.
Software training has been around since software began. However, effective training comes from a learn-by-doing approach, typically absent in training to date. Now software can be efficiently taught as an everyday tool.
Το Κέντρο Ερευνών του Πανεπιστημίου Πειραιώς στην Ελλάδα, α-ποτελεί ένα από τους εταίρους του ευρωπαϊκού έργου με τίτλο «FINALLY - FINAnciaL LiteracY for Roma», με στόχο τη δημιο-υργία ενός μη παραδοσιακού μαθήματος χρηματοοικονομικής με αποδέκτες μέλη της κοινότητας Ρομά που ζουν σε μια από τις χώ-ρες υλοποίησης του έργου: Σλοβενία, Ιταλία, Ελλάδα, Σλοβακία, Βουλγαρία και Σερβία. Το έργο χρηματοδοτείται στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος Δια Βίου Μάθησης της Ε.Ε., υπο-πρόγραμμα Grundtvig.
Το Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς αποτελεί έναν από τους εταίρους του ευρωπαϊκού έργου με τίτλο «Αξιολόγηση των Επιπτώσεων των Πολιτικών για τη Βιωσιμό-τητα στην Ευρώπη» (APRAISE), το οποίο χρηματοδοτείται από το 7ο Πρόγραμμα Πλαίσιο της Ε.Ε. Στόχος του σχεδίου είναι η υποστήριξη των ευρωπαϊκών φορέων χάραξης πολιτικής στην επίτευξη περιβαλλοντικών στόχων, μέσω του σχεδιασμού αποδοτικών, εύκολα εφαρμόσιμων και αποτελεσματικών μιγμά-των πολιτικής, τα οποία είναι κοινωνικώς αποδεκτά και διασφαλίζουν την ευρωπαϊκή ανταγωνιστικότητα.
European researchers have developed a novel transport scheme for multi-hop wireless networks (MWNs). Much-needed applications will be used in areas such as emergency services and public safety systems.
MWNs are networks where end-to-end paths consist of several consecutive, wireless hops. This new architecture enables a number of new information and communications technology (ICT) applications while improving the performance of existing ICT services.
Science cafes (SCs) provide an online forum for discussing science. An EU programme was set up to look after them.
The EU-funded project 'The science cafes network' (SCICAFE) created a network of online SCs in various cities across Europe and abroad. These took the form of sophisticated chat rooms for the discussion of science.
A new drive to involve the world's developing nations in EU-funded projects is bearing fruit, thanks to the bloc's International Cooperation (INCO) programme and its national access points.
The EU's worldwide network of National Contact Points (NCPs) has fostered global cooperation with the bloc and is building valuable bridges through joint partnerships, innovation and investment. These efforts have been supported by the EU's INCO programme, which ensures nations other than EU Member States and Associated States can also access opportunities and partnerships with the bloc.
Sphingolipids are integral in maintaining our cell membrane structure and regulating metabolism and other key functions. Lipid deregulation can cause diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and Alzheimer's disease.
The EU-funded 'Systems biology of lipids metabolism' (SBLIME) project was initiated to characterise and investigate the molecular mechanisms of sphingolipids. Researchers employed a systems biology approach along with high-resolution chromatography and mass spectrometry for the analysis of global and lipid metabolism as well as biosynthesis pathways.
The video quality of remote imaging used for monitoring and surveillance purposes is usually poor. An EU-funded project is coming up with creative and novel video compression techniques that enhance the definition without demanding greater space.
Over the decades, pipe scale and corrosion products can build up inside water pipes thereby contaminating drinking water. An EU-funded project investigated whether ageing water supply systems could affect the stability of contaminants held in pipes by spontaneously releasing them into tap water.
Researchers have developed and tested new designs for the actuators used in aircraft control systems. The new electronic-based systems are lighter and require less maintenance than existing technologies.
Actuators are the part of the aircraft control system that initiates changes in the position of flaps, rudders and other systems based on the pilot's steering movements. Currently, these systems are often based on hydraulics, which are heavy and need to be serviced regularly.
Environmental pollution can play a vital role in chronic diseases such as cancer as well as many neurological and immune diseases. European funding is helping to develop a new generation of biomarkers to study the effect of environmental agents in human disease.