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Foreword: Markku Markkula

The EU and its Member States have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. Citizens rightly demand more jobs and long term sustainable growth. They...

PROFILE: Winning Support for Continuous Improvement Projects

Your quick step-by-step guide Gaining support to implement and sustain a continuous improvement program is an oft-voiced concern within organisations. These concerns reflect frustration in...

Cutting to the chase

Antoon Burgers, Program Manager at Holmatro Special Tactics Equipment outlines the advantages of using hydraulics to speed up special tactics operations… Speed is essential in...

Reducing the CBRN risk

Mr Adriaan van der Meer and Tristan Simonart from the Centres of Excellence (COE) at the European Commission outline the importance of lessening CBRN...

Realising the CCS Ambition

Judith Shapiro, Policy and Communications Manager at The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) asks whether the government will consider CCS in the 2015 Energy...

Profile: Factitious foods to reduce production costs of beneficial insects

Factitious Prey for Production of Stinkbug Predators for Biological Control of Agricultural Pests - Juan A. Morales-Ramos and M. Guadalupe Rojas Stinkbug predators (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) are...

In Malmö our waste becomes our fuel

Daniel Skog from the City of Malmo outlines how locally produced vehicle fuel could help the city’s transport become more sustainable… In Malmö every third...

Profile: What can the net energy analyst say to the investor and policymaker?

In the modern energy system, upwards of 10% of the total primary energy supply is expended to find, develop, extract, transform, and transport energy...

Profile: Major FM companies are achieving BAFE registration

The public sector continues to make wider use of outsourcing and Facility Management for their fire protection and there is growing awareness among Facilities...

Smart standards for a smart world….

Henry Lawson, Market Research Consultant at BSRIA examines the possibilities of achieving common standards which are appropriate for the myriad of different “things” that...

Profile: Building renovations – The Nordic way

The Nordic Built “Active Roofs and Facades” project has received support from Nordic Innovation, EUDP(DK), Energimyndigheten( SE) and Rannis(IS) allowing strong development of leading...

The efit21 strategy – transforming education

The Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) details how new digital technologies are transforming classrooms across Austria… Information and communication technologies transform teaching...

Profile: It’s the ‘content’ of cells that matters in biomedical research

One of the most remarkable things about life on earth, in all its forms, is how cells often only tens of microns in diameter...

Exon skipping: making sense out of nonsense

Associate Professor Michela Alessandra Denti, Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of RNA Biology and Biotechnology at the Centre for Integrative Biology of the University of Trento,...

Profile: Metals in Biology: Elements of the Bioeconomy

At the beginning of 2014 the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) established thirteen Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. 1 An...

Profile: Research at Oslo University Hospital in the field of Gynecologic cancer

Oslo University Hospital (OUS) is a big hospital formed by the merger of 4 hospitals. The State Hospital, the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Ullevaal Hospital...

Why Train Staff in Lean Six Sigma?

Dr Andy Slaney, Principal Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, BSI explains the benefits to organisations of using the training initiative Lean...

Profile: Energycaps: High power and high energy lithium ion capacitor

A research project in the frame of Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) – Marie Curie Actions… The management of the electricity supply interruptions that can occur...

Profile: Thermal Energy Storage at the University of Lleida

In 1999, the research group GREA at the University of Lleida already saw the importance of thermal energy storage (known as TES) in today’s...

Understanding thermal energy storage

Lindsay Wright, Policy Engagement Manager at the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), outlines the potential for thermal energy storage in the UK… Thermal energy storage uses...

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