Category: Science, Technology and RTD

European commission called on probe after CRIIGEN study links GM maize and Roundup to premature death and cancer

The Austrian government calls on the European Commission to review its approval process for genetically modified (GM) food after a controversial French study linked a kind of GM corn to higher health risks in rats. In a study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, researchers led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen have …

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EU FP7: SME and RTD Partners search for energy clustering

G. D’Annunzio University of CH-PE is looking for project partners on FP7 Programme Research for the benefits of SMEs. The project aims to research, model and diffuse integrated approaches to research and innovation for startup, development and management of sustainable energy clustering of enterprises (and society) in different industries. SMEs associations/groupings, other universities and research …

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H2: FP7 public consultation

The European Commission launched earlier this month a public consultation to collect the views of the public on the fuel cells and hydrogen sector and the possible continuation of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), under Horizon 2020, the new framework for Research and Development (2014-2020). Have a look at the online …

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The same old story

Periodically, obsolete technology come back with its obscure potential on environment and life, with a higher frequency in periods of crisis… so, can it be the case for the revamp of geoengineering? It is the “intentional, large-scale manipulation of the environment (…). Envirnmental change is the goal rather than a side effect. (…) In the …

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€8.1 billion investment in EU research and innovation

The European Commission has today announced the final and biggest ever set of calls for proposals for research under its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). In total €4.8 billion is dedicated to thematic research priorities. Industrial innovation will be supported through close-to-market activities such as piloting, demonstration, standardisation and technology transfer. Special attention will be given …

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