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47 million fund to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs in their COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions

47 million fund to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs in their COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions

Tuesday, 11 de January de 2022

The Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the new EU SME Fund, which offers vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual property (IP) rights. This is the second EU SME Fund aiming at supporting SMEs in the COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions for the next three years (2022-2024).

Advanced drilling technology optimises aircraft manufacturing and assembly operations

Advanced drilling technology optimises aircraft manufacturing and assembly operations

Monday, 20 de December de 2021

The aeronautics industry is seeking an improved method to drill complex stacks of materials such as composite, aluminium and titanium without deforming or fracturing them into layers. An EU initiative developed drilling technology to address these shortcomings. The RODEO team proposed an operational process for light robotic orbital drilling, as well as suitable cutting tools and operating conditions.

All aboard a better-connected train

All aboard a better-connected train

Monday, 13 de December de 2021

New technologies like 5G connectivity and data management are making rail travel more efficient and safer. With the support of the EU-funded Safe4RAIL-2 project, IKERLAN is leading an effort to integrate the latest communication technologies into trains. The Safe4RAIL-2 project is part of the EU’s Shift2Rail initiative, which supports railway R&D and aims to integrate advanced technologies into innovative rail solutions.

 

 

Commission welcomes approval of the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe and future governance of the European Research Area

Commission welcomes approval of the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe and future governance of the European Research Area

Monday, 29 de November de 2021

The Pact for R&I defines common values and principles for research and innovation in Europe, such as freedom of scientific research and free circulation of researchers and knowledge. It also outlines 16 shared priority areas for joint action, ranging from fostering open science for faster sharing of knowledge and data, to reinforcing the scientific leadership and excellence of the European Union, with the involvement of all European regions and citizens.

1.4 million from European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support dismissed workers in automotive sector in Spain

1.4 million from European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support dismissed workers in automotive sector in Spain

Monday, 8 de November de 2021

The European Commission proposes to support 320 dismissed workers in the automotive sector in the Aragón region in Spain, who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed €1.4 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF) will help these people find new jobs through further education or training.

Blade-free metal recycling delivers impressive results

Blade-free metal recycling delivers impressive results

Wednesday, 3 de November de 2021

Despite increasing demand, metal recycling technology has largely remained unchanged. Material is ground up with large mills or shears, separated manually, or by magnets, and then given to foundries and steel mills to reuse. To address this, the MRP project sought to trial new recycling technology, based on hammers rather than blades. A key benefit of this technology, says Guidetti, is that it allows recyclers to recover almost 100 % of metal in waste, while using less energy and incurring lower maintenance costs.

Commission decides to register new European Citizens' Initiative

Commission decides to register new European Citizens' Initiative

Thursday, 7 de October de 2021

The European Commission decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Stop (((5G))) - Stay Connected but Protected'. The organisers of the initiative call on the Commission to propose legislation to better protect all forms of life from certain alleged risks of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and microwave radiation, to protect against certain other alleged environmental impacts of 5G and related digitalisation, and to ensure effective protection, including against cybercrime, of personal data processed with these new forms of communication technology.