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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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2022
16 May 2022

Battery Swapping for Electric Vehicles 2022-2032: Technology, Players and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Shazan Siddiqi and Dr James Edmondson
13 May 2022

Gas Sensors 2022-2032: Technology, Opportunities, Players, and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Tess Skyrme and Dr Matthew Dyson
12 May 2022

Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?

Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
6 May 2022

2D Experimental Pilot Line to Test Graphene-Based Sensors

The 2D Experimental Pilot Line has launched its first customisable wafer run. As one of five multi-project wafer runs, this first phase targets sensor applications. Companies, universities and research institutes can include their designs as dies on joint wafers, to test their ideas for devices on a larger scale at relatively low costs.
4 May 2022

Carbon Dioxide Utilization 2022-2042: Technologies, Market Forecasts, and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Hydra Rodrigues
29 Apr 2022

Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
12 Apr 2022

Eco Wave Power to Construct 2MW Wave Energy Power Station in Spain

Eco Wave Power Global AB has entered an official agreement with Port Adriano, Spain, for the potential construction of a wave energy power plant of up to 2MW. The agreement expands Eco Wave Power's presence in Europe and will help Spain achieve its aggressive goals for renewable power, leveraging its significant coastline capacity.
30 Mar 2022

CorPower Ocean Partners with Subsea Composite Specialist Diab

CorPower Ocean has partnered with subsea composite specialist Diab for the construction of its first commercial scale Wave Energy Converter.
29 Mar 2022

Biosensors for Point-of-Care Diagnostics 2022-2032: Technology, Opportunities, Players and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Andy Ko
16 Mar 2022

An International Standard for Measuring the Flatness of Graphene

Graphene is often portrayed as the ultimate conductor, thanks to its flexibility and to its excellent conductivity. However, research has shown that the electrical and the structural quality of graphene are intimately connected, and that nanoscale lattice deformations caused by surface corrugations limit the mobility of electrons in graphene.
11 Mar 2022

Metal Additive Manufacturing 2022-2032: Technology and Market Outlook

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania and Dr Richard Collins
28 Feb 2022

A Green 'Sea Change' as Water Transport Makes its Move

Europe's ferry industry has set sail for an emissions-free future. It's leading the eco-friendly revolution with electric and hydrogen-powered boats that are destined to make urban transport more sustainable.
22 Feb 2022

Self-Healing Materials for Robotics Made from Jelly and Salt

Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications.
15 Feb 2022

ASCA Acquires Largest Intellection Property Portfolio for Printed PVs

ASCA has purchased the most relevant device- and module-related intellectual property portfolio regarding printed OPV. At the end of 2021, ASCA took patents on OPV production and technology from the Darmstadt, Germany-based leading science and technology company Merck. With this purchase, ASCA has become the largest portfolio owner with regard to printed OPV worldwide through tripling its number of patents.
2 Feb 2022

Future Stationary Energy Storage: Hydrogen, Batteries, Gravity, Gas, Other 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland and Dr David Wyatt
24 Jan 2022

Eco Wave Power Enters into Collaboration Agreement with AltaSea

Eco Wave Power will work with AltaSea, a nonprofit that accelerates scientific collaboration and advances an emerging blue economy, to locate and submit grants to implement Eco Wave Power's technology.
24 Jan 2022

Emberion Raisess €6 Million for its Infrared Imaging Business

Graphene Flagship partner Emberion has raised €6 million in funding to further develop their infrared imaging business. Currently, Emberion is one of the leaders in the development of these technologies, enabled by graphene and other layered materials.
24 Jan 2022

Legislation Initiative Announced to Bolster Wave Energy in New Jersey

New legislation initiative to bolster wave energy as the next, up-and-coming renewable energy source. Recognizing this technology's incredible potential, the state can aim to include wave energy in its Energy Master Plan and develop a streamlined process for its deployment along New Jersey's coast. This action will help New Jersey become the first US state or territory to have a commercial wave energy proof of concept.
14 Jan 2022

Eco Wave Power and Ocean Power Technologies Announce Collaboration

Eco Wave Power Global AB and Ocean Power Technologies Inc announced today they are working to utilize their complementary technologies and skills to accelerate wave energy projects pursuant to an agreement previously signed.
2021
29 Dec 2021

Girteka Logistics Recognised as a Green Carrier by DHL

Girteka Logistics,was one of the first road freight transport companies to be given the Green Carrier Certificate by one of its partners, DHL. The certificate was established by the German-based logistics company to certify its subcontractors, increasing the transparency behind its sustainability goals for its stakeholders.