The eighth edition of The Project Repository Journal is now live and freely available to read here.

A special thanks for the commitment and dedication of our contributors who have continued to support us in delivering this edition during these difficult times. This edition of PRj showcases a selection of some pioneering EU-funded projects researching climate change, green chemistry, astrophysics and big data to name but a few.

Please get in touch with the EDMA team if you require further information about any of our contributors.

A new light in engineering biotissues

EU-funded projects are looking at the future of creating laboratory tissue using 3D printing technology.

Engineers put the squeeze on cancer cells

EU-funded researchers have applied engineering know-how to understand what controls the mechanical strength of living cells. Their findings offer new insights into the spread of cancers as well as into diseases of the heart and nervous system.

Women gain ground in €655 million frontier research funding package

The ERC has announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition for mid-career researchers. The funding is part of the EU’s current research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

Spin waves for next-generation computing

Scientists are currently working to develop next-generation computer systems which can process information quickly and flexibly but are also energy-efficient.

WatchPlant developing novel biotechnology systems for in-situ monitoring

This new pathfinder project reacts on the urgent need for driving our urban and rural areas into healthier environments for people and the biosphere.

2020 Hottest year on record

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 is the hottest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

Sensing module keeps watch beneath the waves

EU-funded researchers have designed a standard instrument module to monitor conditions in the deep sea. As part of a Europe-wide marine-sensing infrastructure, the modules will supply reliable long-term data on the state of our seas and oceans.

Global emissions cuts mean near-term benefits for Earth

A new EU-backed study shows that cutting emissions to meet the 1.5 °C and 2 °C temperature targets could slow warming within 2 decades.

Seaweed and solar energy join hands at sea

Two EU-backed Dutch companies have created the first offshore solar and seaweed farm in the North Sea, making solar energy production and seaweed cultivation possible in the same space.

Researchers rewind the clock to calculate age and site of supernova blast

Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star. By using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate estimate of the location and time of the stellar detonation.

Innovative metal recycling for sustainable tech

EU-funded researchers are developing low-polluting techniques for recovering valuable metals from communications and green technology waste. This ‘urban mining’ could help to reduce pollution and ensure a secure supply of metals critical to a low-carbon, connected economy.

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