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EuropeanPioneers funds start-ups with over 2 Million Euros for the second round

This week the EU-accelerator programme “EuropeanPioneers” starts the second round of funding, in which 13 start-ups and SMEs get the chance to be supported with up to 250,000 Euros.

Entrepreneurs in the areas of Smart City Services, Social Connected TV, Pervasive Gaming and E-Learning will receive the fund.

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Protein design – A construction kit full of opportunities

It was a very successful application for Birte Höcker. The researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology has now received an ERC Consolidator Grant and prize money of nearly 2 Million Euros from the European Research Council (ERC). She and her team can now follow up on new ideas about protein design, their scientific discipline.

Höcker, a biochemist, studies the evolution of proteins and uses her knowledge to construct new ones. She could already show that the diversity of proteins...

25.03.2015 | nachricht Read more

University of Luxembourg physicist is awarded a grant by the European Research Council

Prof. Dr. Jan Lagerwall, a physicist at the University of Luxembourg, has just been awarded the prestigious “Consolidator Grant” by the European Research Council (ERC). The “ERC Consolidator Grant” is one of the most sought-after competitive research grants in Europe. Lagerwall, a Swedish expert in liquid crystals, will receive altogether around 2 million euros funding from the ERC over the next five years.

“I can still hardly believe it, it’s absolutely fantastic” was Lagerwall’s initial reaction to the good news. The 44-year-old scientist has been working in the...

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Physicist Mathias Kläui awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors

EU support to bridge gap between theoretical research and commercial applications

Professor Mathias Kläui of the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council (ERC)...

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iF Design Award for Velaro platform

The Siemens Velaro high speed train is the winner of the renowned iF Design Award in the Product category. The international jury was convinced by the striking exterior design and the flexible interior design.

All equipment mounted on the roof of the Velaro, such as HVAC system and braking resistors, is completely hidden, and the spoiler, nose and front section have...

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IP Management Award 2015

Honors for outstanding patent management

For the eighth year in a row, Fraunhofer IAO and Management Circle have recognized companies that have demonstrated excellence in the field of commercial...

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Max Planck scientists receive 3 Million Euro award

Dr. Patrick Müller and Dr. Frank Chan, research group leaders at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory in Tübingen, Germany, have been awarded prestigious ERC Starting Grants. Each scientist will receive 1.5 Million Euros over a period of five years for their excellent research. The ERC Starting Grants, awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), support the scientific independence of top researchers across Europe at an early stage of their career.

The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (FML) is the smallest research institute on the Max Planck Campus in Tübingen, Germany. Two of its research group leaders,...

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Helmholtz supports three research projects along the road to application

The Helmholtz Association is keen on developing pioneering technologies and making them attractive for industry. It is therefore channelling more than €20 million from its Initiative and Networking Fund into helping scientists quickly move their projects from research to application. Since its launch in 2011, the Validation Fund has financed a total of 21 projects.

Independent assessors have recently recommended to financially supporting three more projects: a continuous production process for more cost efficient...

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European Union promotes research to prevent complication after transplantation of stem cells

Two Berlin research teams led by Marie-Laure Yaspo at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Hans Lehrach at Alacris Theranostics GmbH in Berlin are partners in the TREGeneration consortium. Their goal is to develop new strategies for the treatment of Graft versus Host Disease, a serious complication following bone marrow transplantation. A total of 6 million euros was awarded to the consortium to perform a 5-year research project comprising a set of five parallel clinical trials.

Transplantation of stem cells can save the life of patients suffering from leukemia or other blood diseases. Between 30 and 50% of patients undergoing stem...

27.02.2015 | nachricht Read more

Honorary Award of Network for Women in Physics - The KIF-Prize 2014 for Dr. Anne Nielsen

Dr. Anne Ersbak Bang Nielsen, a young research scientist in the Theory Division of Professor Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching near Munich), has received the Honorary Award of the Danish “Network for Women in Physics (KIF)”.

The KIF-prize is awarded annually to create attention on the significance of women in the field of physics. The prize shall contribute to make women physicists...

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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Lizard activity levels can help scientists predict environmental change

Research study provides new tools to assess warming temperatures

Spring is here and ectotherms, or animals dependent on external sources to raise their body temperature, are becoming more active. Recent studies have shown...

Im Focus: Hannover Messe 2015: Saving energy with smart façades

Glass-fronted office buildings are some of the biggest energy consumers, and regulating their temperature is a big job. Now a façade element developed by Fraunhofer researchers and designers for glass fronts is to reduce energy consumption by harnessing solar thermal energy. A demonstrator version will be on display at Hannover Messe.

In Germany, buildings account for almost 40 percent of all energy usage. Heating, cooling and ventilating homes, offices and public spaces is expensive – and...

Im Focus: Nonoxide ceramics open up new perspectives for the chemical and plant engineering

Outstanding chemical, thermal and tribological properties predestine silicon carbide for the production of ceramic components of high volume. A novel method now overcomes the procedural and technical limitations of conventional design methods for the production of components with large differences in wall thickness and demanding undercuts.

Extremely hard as diamond, shrinking-free manufacturing, resistance to chemicals, wear and temperatures up to 1300 °C: Silicon carbide (SiSiC) bundles all...

Im Focus: Experiment Provides the Best Look Yet at 'Warm Dense Matter' at Cores of Giant Planets

In an experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists precisely measured the temperature and structure of aluminum as...

Im Focus: Energy-autonomous and wireless monitoring protects marine gearboxes

The IPH presents a solution at HANNOVER MESSE 2015 to make ship traffic more reliable while decreasing the maintenance costs at the same time. In cooperation with project partners, the research institute from Hannover, Germany, has developed a sensor system which continuously monitors the condition of the marine gearbox, thus preventing breakdowns. Special feature: the monitoring system works wirelessly and energy-autonomously. The required electrical power is generated where it is needed – directly at the sensor.

As well as cars need to be certified regularly (in Germany by the TÜV – Technical Inspection Association), ships need to be inspected – if the powertrain stops...

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