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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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2020
15 Jan

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

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.
2019
2 Dec

€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

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

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

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

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

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.
18 Sep

CPI and EU partners create commercialisation support for photonics

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises working with photonics in life sciences markets can benefit from the support offered by CPI and other European partners, as part ofthe Horizon 2020 project EPRISE (Empowering Photonics through Regional Innovation Strategies in Europe).
13 Sep

An OLED pilot line introduces itself: From PI-SCALE to LYTEUS

Together with their industrial partners, the institutes were able to achieve unique results, create and manufacture fascinating prototypes based on the flexible OLED technology.
19 Aug

Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that 'feel pain'

Researchers will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.
21 Jun

Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear and Dr Xiaoxi He
21 May

E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
13 May

World-first hydrogen double decker buses to tackle London's toxic air

The world's first hydrogen double decker buses will be introduced on three London bus routes next year, helping tackle the capital's air quality crisis.
9 Apr

3D Printing 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core
8 Apr

EU Charges BMW, Daimler and VW with emissions collusion

The European Commission has informed BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) of its preliminary view that they have breached EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.
12 Mar

SniffPhone detects cancer from breath

SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person's exhaled breath. The new method may revolutionise cancer screening all over the world.
20 Feb

Innovation paves way for next stage of global energy transformation

Countries at the forefront of the energy transformation are getting more than a third of their energy from variable renewables like solar and wind, and they're doing it in a cost-effective manner. By making use of innovative solutions that allow to integrate a higher share of renewables into power systems, innovation holds the key to a cost-effective global energy transformation.
12 Feb

Better electric boats and ships

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes have printed the first demonstrator of hollow propeller blades by metal additive manufacturing as part of the European H2020 project, RAMSSES1. Funded by the European Commission, this collaborative program aims to reduce the environmental impact of ships.
8 Feb

Quantum Dot Materials and Technologies 2019-2029: Trends, Markets, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh