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The European Commission embodies and upholds the general interest of the Union and is the driving force in the Union's institutional system. Its four main roles are to propose legislation to Parliament and the Council, to administer and implement Community policies, to enforce Community law and to negotiate international agreements, mainly those relating to trade and cooperation.
The Directorate General Information Society & Media pursues an integrated approach to achieving the Information Society, encompassing an evolving regulatory environment which emphasises competition and lets the market decide on technology; a world-class research programme which pools Europe's resources for world leadership; and a range of programmes designed to promote wider use , demonstrate innovative technologies and ensure that the benefits are felt by all.
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22 Jun 2020

The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) has been highlighted by several organisations and officialised by the Kyoto Protocol and subsequently the Paris Agreement in 2016.
12 Jun 2020

Non-Type-Approved E-scooters with Saddle are Illegal

In those member states that allow electric scooters on the road, they are clearly on the rise. With that, the offer of e-scooters with saddle is also growing. However, those vehicles are ticking time bombs since they are completely illegal if non type-approved. LEVA-EU, the trade association for businesses in the light, electric vehicle sector, explains why a saddle makes such a difference.
26 May 2020

Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene is hailed as the first two-dimensional material and was first isolated in 2004. Since then, initiatives like the EU-funded Graphene Flagship project have enabled the discovery of thousands of other two-dimensional and layered materials. Here, Kari Hjelt, the Graphene Flagship Head of Innovation, explains the potential of these materials in healthcare applications.
13 May 2020

LEVA-EU says Blanket EU Regulation Choking Light EV Sector

The European trade association LEVA-EU is calling for an urgent change in EU regulations, it says are seriously hindering manufacturers at a time when cities are encouraging use of light, electric vehicles as an alternative form of transport during the coronavirus crisis.
21 Apr 2020

International Contest for Innovators Using Paper-Based Electronics

Printed batteries, displays, temperature, humidity and genetic sensors... Over the last two years, the European project INNPAPER has been developing these electronic items, using only paper and conductive inks. Now the technology is almost ready to be used, and the project has launched an Open Call, looking for initiatives in the electronics field that have innovative ideas on how to use the project's devices. The call will be open from today until June 1st.
15 Apr 2020

Battery Powered Excavator on Zero Emission Construction Site in Norway

The first electric excavator with an integrated CCS fast-charging interface as it is known from electric cars, is now being successfully operated on a zero-emission construction site in Norway. This enables full charging in under an hour.
14 Apr 2020


KEYOU are a high-tech startup developing technology to transform conventional ICE engine platforms to hydrogen combustion, creating a zero on-road CO2 emission powertrain. Robin Zalwert (Business Development Manager) spoke with technology analyst Dr David Wyatt
25 Mar 2020

EHang Expands in Europe with First UAM Program in Seville, Spain

EHang entered into a cooperation agreement with the city government of Seville, Spain to execute the first Urban Air Mobility pilot program in Spain.
9 Mar 2020


VTT discussed sustainable and stretchable electronics at Flex2020.
4 Mar 2020

Successful Testing of Second Gen 2MW Tidal Power Platform

Tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables, have been successfully testing their second generation, 2MW tidal platform 'ATIR' at the European Marine Energy Centre since 2018, as part of the Ocean_2G project.
20 Feb 2020


Elestor is a Dutch company developing Hydrogen/Bromine redox flow battery.
3 Feb 2020

Pilot Plant to Manufacture European Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Total, through its affiliate Saft, and PSA with Opel, are announcing their plan to combine their know-how to develop EV battery manufacturing activity in Europe. To that end, the partners intend to establish a joint venture named Automotive Cell Company.
15 Jan 2020

Weed and Litter Killer Robots

A weeding robot for autonomous farming and a robot that liberates the beaches from litter. Those are two innovations brought by the Dutch delegation from Techleap.
7 Jan 2020

Personalised End to End Knee Replacement Surgery

Sensoria Health will be announcing the first end-to-end knee replacement surgery experience, the Sensoria Health Remote Patient Rehab System, featuring the new Sensoria Smart Knee Brace, Sensoria Sock v2.0 embedded with textile pressure sensors and Sensoria® Core microelectronics, Remote Monitoring Cloud and Mobile Apps.
2 Dec 2019

€50 Million for Wind Energy Complex in Spain

The European Investment Bank will provide €50m in financing to Renovables de la Ribera, a 50-50 joint venture between Iberdrola and Caja Rural de Navarra to build a new renewable energy project - the Cavar wind complex - in Navarra, Spain.
27 Nov 2019

Solvay Specialty Polymers

Solvay Specialty Polymers produce over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers. In addition to providing for a large range of applications, Solvay have products that have the potential to be used in electric vehicles, a market that they are very interested about getting involved with.
13 Nov 2019

World's Largest Offshore Wind Turbine to be Commissioned

The world's largest offshore wind turbine on a floating platform has departed for its final destination off the Portuguese coast of Viana do Castelo, where the commissioning of the floating wind farm will take place.
24 Oct 2019

Will Fuel Cells Succeed in Buses?

At the world's largest bus event, Busworld in Belgium in October 21-23 2019, Herald Ruijters of DG Move in the European Commission was very enthusiastic about fuel cell buses.
15 Oct 2019

Shoe-mounted laser to 'unfreeze' people with Parkinson's

The Path Finder device was invented in 2014. It aims to help people overcome a particular symptom of the disease - freezing of gait - in which people stop walking and are unable to restart.
2 Oct 2019

Tidal energy company applies to provide clean, predictable power

Nova Innovation has applied to develop a tidal energy array in Petit Passage, in the Bay of Fundy area of Nova Scotia.