Zero-emissions ferry skims the waves
It's sleek. It's fast. It's green, and that's not just the colour of the hull. EU-funded researchers have developed an award-winning battery electric commuter ferry that can reach up to 30 knots - an impressive speed, which many had deemed unattainable for such a vessel. Find out more...
Keeping track of ocean plastic
EU-funded research is developing advanced modelling tools to help assess the full extent of the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and how it is affecting the marine environment. The tools will help policymakers design targeted measures to address a big and growing issue. Find out more...
Attributing extreme weather to man-made climate change
EU-funded researchers have developed a sophisticated modelling system capable of gauging the influence of man-made climate change on extreme weather wreaking havoc around the globe, from heat waves and droughts to floods and storm surges. Find out more...
Innovative rotor sail to cut commercial shipping carbon emissions
One of the world's most environmentally friendly passenger ships is harnessing the wind for propulsion, cutting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, thanks to the installation of an innovative rotor sail developed by an EU-funded project. Find out more...
Tapping the full potential of Europe's health data
An EU and industry-funded project is helping researchers tap into Europe's treasure trove of electronic health data, saving them time and money in their quest to cure and develop better drugs for debilitating diseases. The effort has already led to promising findings linked to Alzheimer's and obesity. Find out more...
Clean Sky 2 - the largest research programme for aviation ever launched in Europe
It develops innovative, cutting-edge technologies aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft, for incorporation into the next generations of aircraft from 2025 onwards. Find out more...
High-tech filter designs... this way for clean water!
New high-tech filter designs and technology developed by EU-funded researchers for use in salt-water purifiers could solve one of the most intractable problems on the planet - providing clean, affordable drinking water to millions who lack access. Find out more...
Exposing Paraguay's complex social history of ethnic groups
An EU-funded project narrated the social tensions between Paraguay's different ethnic groups through the history of a tannin factory - the first to hire indigenous people. It aimed to foster discussion on the current and future socio-political situation in the former Spanish colony. Find out more...
High-tech filter designs … this way for clean water!
New high-tech filter designs and technology developed by EU-funded researchers for use in salt-water purifiers could solve one of the most intractable problems on the planet - providing clean, affordable drinking water to millions who lack access. Find out more...
Making less common EU languages more accessible
An EU-funded project has developed a cost-efficient, high-quality machine translation tool for less widely spoken European languages such as Croatian, facilitating communication and helping smaller companies enter new markets. Find out more...