In these recent weeks I have travelled a lot across Europe spending an average of 4 nights a week in hotels. My
travels have been highly multimodal and, apart waterborne, I have taken all means of transport also for a single leg. Transport was an autonomous discipline when I attended my university courses in mid ’80s. Then, in the ’90s transport “flirted” with ICT and and this was when the term Intelligent Transport Systems was created. Read more
Using less chemical pesticides: EC publishes toolbox of good practices
The European Commission published a database presenting an overview of the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) methods currently available, accompanied by a study assessing their effectiveness and prospects for their further uptake. Read more
Hydrogen Valleys strategic for the autonomy of the EU
Renewable hydrogen plays a strategic role for our autonomy and we have to accelerate our path to foster a new growth. It is the momentum to move our renewable hydrogen economy from niche to scale. To this end, Horizon Europe invests EUR 1 billion in the Clean Hydrogen Partnership for research and innovation in the
field. Read more
LIFE programme: EU invests more than €116 million in nature, environment and climate Strategic Projects
The projects will help Europe become the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and successfully implement the European Green Deal. They also support the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the Circular Economy Action Plan, the Zero Pollution Action Plan, the Nature Restoration Law and contribute to a clean
energy transition. Read more
A new tool maps the state of soil health across Europe
EU-wide harmonised soil datasets and a novel methodology are among the main features of the soil health dashboard, a new tool of the EU Soil Observatory (EUSO), developed and run by the JRC. The dashboard supports the forthcoming EC proposal for a soil health law and indicators proposed by the Soil Mission of the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon Europe. Read more
The Ecosystem: UK puts university spin-offs under the microscope
An in-depth review of how universities create spin-off companies has been commissioned by the UK government, as part of moves to boost innovation. Some in the country see this as an overdue opportunity to fix a broken system, in which universities obstruct spin-off companies as much as they help them. Read more
EPN Consulting Research and Innovation CEO intervied by the Technical University Dublin GrowthHub
Recently Stefano Mainero was interviewed by Ms Gloria Rull of Technological University (TU) Dublin
GrowthHub on his entrepreneurial journey having set up EPN Consulting Research and Innovation in Dublin (2022) after EPN Consulting in London (2009).
The Website of the Month: Can you reach net zero by 2050?
It is a game designed by the Financial Time.
Your goal: You need to keep global warming to 1.5 'C by cutting energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050. In 2021, they reached a record 36bn tonnes a year. You must also deal with other greenhouse gases, and protect people and nature, for the planet to remain habitable.
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