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Film

15. June 2015

5000th grant for European research

The European Research Council (ERC), eight years after its launch, celebrated the funding of its 5,000th researcher with a debate in the European Parliament and a symbolic awarding of the grant with high-level speakers including ERC President Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon. The 5000th grantee, Dr Iva Tolić, is a leading Croatian cell biophysicist and her research could be critical for the development of new therapies against cancer.


15. June 2015

Sustainable energy Awards 2015

On 16 June MEP Jerzy Buzek, Chair of the European Parliament’s Industry Committee announced winners of the prestigious EU Sustainable Energy Europe Awards. Three projects have won for their innovative, consumer-empowering ideas. The winner in the Cities, communities and regions category from Spain, Desendolla’t, is a project that shows how intelligent use of energy helps schools save money for education.  The winner in the Renewable energy category from the UK, Co-operative Energy’s User Chooser, establishes a model for citizen-centred energy supply. The winner in the Energy efficiency category, ecoGator, is an Austrian project that develops a mobile app for reading EU energy labels to test the energy efficiency of consumer products.


2. June 2015

Graphene in Europe

On 2 June Jerzy Buzek MEP opened the workshop organized by STOA (Scientific and Technical Options Assessment Panel of the EP) on Graphene in Europe: From Nobel Prize to technology, innovation and industrial competitiveness. Professor Konstantin Novoselov, Nobel Prize holder in physics (2010) was a special guest of the event.
J. Buzek reminded that graphene could be a breakthrough in many areas, from materials and photonics to energy and medicine. "It is a technological revolution in which Europe can play a major role - which is why the European Graphene Flagship Initiative is so important. Bringing graphene from laboratories into industrial applications is a huge challenge – but also huge opportunity for economic growth and new jobs." – Buzek stated.