Tag Archive: Innovation

Apr 18

Cold fusion: news from US military contractors

Lockheed Martin declares development of a new nuclear fusion reactor “like no other”. The US defense contractor says that the reactor is no bigger than a shipping container, but could power 80,000 homes. The defense company estimates that just 25 pounds of fuel could run the reactor for an entire year, non-stop, and generate a …

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May 13

Fondo di garanzia per le Pmi: Concessione garanzie su portafogli di finanziamenti

E’ stata emanata la Circolare  n. 669 dell’8 maggio 2014 con la quale Banca del Mezzogiorno – MedioCredito Centrale informa che sono entrate in vigore le modalità operative per la concessione della garanzia del Fondo su portafogli di finanziamenti. Le suddette modalità operative (approvate dal decreto del Ministro dello sviluppo economico del 24 aprile 2014, …

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Jan 22

Europe: Horizon 2020 Calls for SMEs’ Innovation

Boosting the Investment-Readiness of SMEs and Small Midcaps The aim of the call is to facilitate the interaction of potential investors with innovative SMEs and small midcaps participating in FP7 or Horizon 2020, together with preparing firms and entrepreneurs to negotiate more effectively with such investors. In a complementary manner, investors will be trained to better …

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Mar 12

First gas extraction from methane hydrate

A Japanese energy explorer said on Tuesday it extracted gas from offshore methane hydrate deposits for the first time in the world, as part of an attempt to achieve commercial production within six years. (Reuters) Methan hydrate is an interesting source of energy, due to its high energy density: one cubic meter of combustible ice …

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Mar 11

Transatlantic biofuel test flight

KLM Dutch Airlines is flying partially on used cooking oil between NY and Amsterdam over the next 25 weeks, Reuters reports. The pilot is a partnership between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Schiphol Group, which operates airports.  The purpose of the pilot is …

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Mar 11

Horizon 2020 for EU reseach and innovation

295 days left before Horizon 2020 launch. Read the official documents of the European Commission here and download the Programme proposal for Council decision: Horizon 2020 draft Programme.

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Dec 27

Europe: energy and ICT calls

Energy The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme has 3 calls open in 2013. Promotion and Dissemination Projects (apply here) -8 May 2013 MLEI Project Development and Assistance (read the Guide; ESS coming soon)  -8 May 2013 Build Up Skills (apply here) -30 April and 28 November 2013. ICT A new call of the CIP specific Programme …

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