Calling all future astronauts!

Applications are open for ESA’s first astronaut selection in over a decade, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to put themselves forward. Vacancy notices “Astronaut” and “Astronaut (with a physical disability)” have been posted to jobs.esa.int. Applications must be submitted via this site before 28 May 2021 to be considered...

Innovation Days 2021

Costruire oggi l’Italia di domani, Innovation Days is back with a new series of events to look to the future under the name of innovation.   Production processes, design, maintenance, logistics, food, automotive, components, machinery: these are some of the topics on which the third edition of Innovation Days, the...

Maria Chiara Carrozza is the new president of CNR

Maria Chiara Carrozza is an Italian physicist, engineer and politician. She was the Minister of education, university and research between April 2013 and February 2014 in the Letta Cabinet. Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy and Scientific Director of Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi...

Water: Purifiers as ‘urban biorefineries’ to recover water and materials

Turning purification plants into actual “urban biorefineries”, capable of extracting water and materials from sewage sludge to be used in other economic sectors like agriculture (water for irrigation, fertilizers , etc.) or to produce energy (for instance biomethane). The proposal, contained in a document developed by a Working Group comprising...

ENEA makes 14 million euro bet on Italian “Hydrogen Valley”

A research hub on the outskirt of Rome to develop a domestic hydrogen supply chain Creating the first Italian Hydrogen Valley to develop a national supply chain for production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen, focusing on research, technologies, infrastructures and innovative services. The project, conceived by ENEA, kicks off...

Learning from meteorites to improve bone replacements

Whitlockite, which has the ideal formula Ca9Mg(PO4)6, is a rare natural calcium phosphate found in granite rocks. It is retrieved also in chondritic meteorites, along with its de-hydrogenated analogue, the mineral merrillite (the most important reservoir of phosphate phosphorous in the Solar System), making it a natural phase largely studied...

Transborder Key Enabling Technologies and Living Labs for the Dairy value chain

The Dairy value chain (DVC) faces joint challenges at Mediterranean level: the growing market demand for high quality and safe products and the industrialization of farming and globalization. In this context, cross-border cooperation is needed to create the critical mass of research results marketable by spin-offs to address the entire...

CEO for A Day 2021

CEO for a Day is a community-wide talent initiative aiming to connect Miami’s future leaders with South Florida CEO and C-suite executives for a day of mentorship and shadowing. Last year, over 70 local CEOs and C-suite executives from both corporate and small businesses, including Florida Blue, the Miami Marlins,...

General-purpose robot for object retrieval in warehouses

From August 2020 to October 2020, the Human Brain Project (HBP)  launched 4 Calls for Expression of Interest inviting researchers to submit projects to add new expertise to the HBP community and to its research infrastructure EBRAINS, with the aim to contributing to the further development of the EBRAINS’ platform...

ENEA awarded Key Innovator by ‘European Innovation Radar’

ENEA, Paul Scherrer Institut and Politecnico di Torino were awarded the Key innovator prize by the ‘Innovation Radar’ of the European Commission for developing an innovation studied and tested as part of the European project Waste2Watts. An highly efficient clean-up process for biogas contaminants removal, it was developed in the...