Policy Workshop: Energy
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Peeping through the clouds: global boost in solar energy
Output from photovoltaics rises by 34 per cent in 2013, but changes in incentive programmes mean Europe loses ground
TTIP of the iceberg for energy: growing expectation gaps for EU-US trade deal
Energy trade negotiations hold promise for investment and innovation, but doubt lies under the surface
Energy in H2020 – paving the way to a secure, sustainable and competitive energy system
The EU has set ambitious climate and energy targets for 2020 that require improvements and innovation in the generation, supply, delivery and use of energy. Research to be funded in Horizon 2020 should help
Growth and sustainability: an environmentally sound future for the energy sector
Taking a practical approach to affordable, secure and sustainable energy production can help boost economic development while cutting CO2 emissions, says Andrew Haslett
Carry on making the case for renewables
Renewable energy is the basis of the third industrial revolution, not an expensive luxury we can’t afford in hard times
Anglo-German cooperation is needed to deliver on offshore wind energy plans
A new partnership must be forged to ensure that resources are developed as quickly and as cost efficiently as possible
Energy Archive
Renewable power in Europe – Why we need a better approach
Institutional issues and a lack of system thinking are hampering progress toward resolving Europe’s renewable energy dilemma, says Mark O’Malley, professor...
Integrating Renewables: The Flexibility Challenge
The successful integration of renewables could cut Europe’s energy bill by as much as €50 billion annually, says Goran Strbac, professor...
Surge in smart grid projects in Europe
EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) counts 459 smart grid initiatives in its yearly stock-taking report
Peeping through the clouds: global boost in solar energy
Output from photovoltaics rises by 34 per cent in 2013, but changes in incentive programmes mean Europe loses ground
European energy utilities increase spending on R&D
Despite a challenging market environment, the 16 European energy utilities analyzed in the ESMT Innovation Index increased their aggregate R&D budget...
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Pharma Day (Partner Event)
A high-level meeting, on the means for facilitating the transition from scientific discovery to clinical applications in oncology.
Warszaw, Poland - 25 April 2014
Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO (Partner Event)
Research Commercialisation is a new cross-discipline event and will provide a platform for all those involved in promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology...
London, UK - 19 May 2014
ACES Selection Committee
The Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) Selection Committee meets to short list the finalists of the 2014 awards.
Copenhagen - 23 June 2014
Innovation in Progress - Science|Business Network
ACES alumnus OsmoBlue receives €106K venture award
EPFL start-up OsmoBlue was awarded CHF130,000 by Venture Kick, an investor providing pre-seed capital to spin-offs from Swiss universities. The funding will be used to build a pilot plant to demonstrate the company’s technology for converting low-temperature heat sources into electricity
Aalto Nuclear Safety program consolidates nuclear energy research
In 2014 Aalto University will launch the Aalto Nuclear Safety program, bringing the nuclear energy research and education into a common network.
NTNU and Statoil sign education and research agreement worth as much as NOK 310 million
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Statoil signed an agreement Monday, 9 December, on a long-term research and...
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference