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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.
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2020
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

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

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.
2019
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.
18 Sep 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear and Dr Xiaoxi He
21 May 2019

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

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
13 May 2019

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 2019

3D Printing 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core