Ege University is a public university in İzmir, Turkey. It was founded in 1955 with the faculties of Medicine and Agriculture. It is the first university to start courses in İzmir and the fourth oldest university in Turkey. Ege University commonly ranks close to the top among research universities in Turkey.Ege University in Bornova, a district of Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey and one of its principal industrial, commercial, cultural and tourist centers. Izmir is a city, which is a reference point in world history and in its intellectual present and future. Izmir city hosts four state and five private universities. Being one of the largest cities of the country, it provides ample cultural and recreational activities. The city is in the Aegean region near the seacoast and is very accessible with excellent road and rail links and an airport to national and international destinations. Wikipedia.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: EeB-07-2015 | Award Amount: 7.91M | Year: 2015
Measurement campaigns have shown major discrepancies in buildings energy performance between planned energy demand and real energy consumption, while nowadays most of the newly constructed offices buildings are equipped with BMS systems, integrating a more or less extended measurement layer providing large amounts of data. Their integration in the building management sector offers an improvement capability of 22 % as some studies demonstrate. The HIT2GAP project will develop a new generation of building monitoring and control tools based on advanced data treatment techniques allowing new approaches to assess building energy performance data, getting a better understanding of buildings behaviour and hence a better performance. From a strong research layer on data, HIT2GAP will build on existing measurement and control tools that will be embedded into a new software platform for performance optimization. The solution will be: - Fully modular: able to integrate several types and generations of data treatment modules (different algorithms) and data display solutions, following a plug and play approach - Integrating data mining for knowledge discovery (DMKD) as a core technique for buildings behaviour assessment and understanding The HIT2GAP solution will be applied as a novel intelligent layer offering new capability of the existing BMS systems and offering the management stakeholders opportunities for services with a novel added value. Applying the solutions to groups of buildings will also allow to test energy demand vs. local production management modules. This will be tested in various pilot sites across Europe. HIT2GAP work will be realized with a permanent concern about market exploitation of the solutions developed within the project, with specific partnerships about business integration of the tools in the activity of key energy services partners of the consortium.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: KBBE.2012.3.4-02 | Award Amount: 12.10M | Year: 2012
The 4-year SPLASH project will develop a new biobased industrial platform using microalgae as a renewable raw material for the sustainable production and recovery of hydrocarbons and (exo)polysaccharides from the species Botryococcus braunii and further conversion to renewable polymers. The project comprises 20 partners of which 40% SME and several large corporates plus universities and research institutes. Two bioproduction platforms will be explored: (1) green alga Botryococcus braunii on its own and (2) the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, to which the unique hydrocarbon and polysaccharides producing genes from Botryococcus will be transferred. SPLASH will deliver knowledge, tools and technologies needed for the establishment of a new industry sector: Industrial Biotechnology with algae and/or algal genes for the manufacture of polyesters and polyolefins. The building blocks for these polymers will be derived from the sugars (polyesters) and hydrocarbons (polyolefins) exuded by the algae: adipic acid from galactose, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid from glucose, rhamnose and fucose, 1,4-pentanediol from rhamnose and fucose, ethylene from green naphtha, propylene from green naphtha. The conversion of ethylene and propylene to polyolefins is common technology, and will not be included in the project. The sugar-derived building blocks will be converted to new condensation polymers, including poly(ethylene 2,5-furandioate) (PEF) and poly(1,4-pentylene adipate-co-2,5-furandioate). End-use applications include food packaging materials and fibres for yarns, ropes and nets. The project encompasses (1) development of Botryococcus as an industrial production platform, (2) Systems biology analysis, (3) Development of procedures for production, in situ extraction and isolation, (4) product development.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2013.3.7.1 | Award Amount: 5.16M | Year: 2013
The main aim of this project is to support the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing strategies, and roadmaps that will be informed by a computerized and easy to use toolset (and respective databases) with update harmonized datasets at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU27, western Balkans, Turkey and Ukraine. It will do so by comparing and making use of the most recent relevant information from recent and ongoing EU projects by a set of carefully selected validation case studies and in concise collaboration with key stakeholders from policy, industry and markets.The project fits under the overall umbrella of the Europe 2020 strategy for the building of a bioeconomy, as well as the targets for deployment of renewable energies and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.The project will build up a concise knowledge base both for the sustainable supply and logistics of nonfood biomass (quantities, costs, technological pathway options for 2020 and beyond), for the development of technology and market strategies to support the development of a resource efficient Bioeconomy for Europe. This includes industrial processes (i.e. bio-based industries) for manufacturing biomass-derived goods/products as well as energy conversion, both for large scale and small scale units.The research work will be organized in three individual but strongly interrelated Themes: Theme 1 will focus on methodological approaches, data collection and estimation of sustainable biomass potentials, resource efficient pathways and optimal logistical supply routes as well as will develop the computerized toolset. Theme 2 will make use of the findings of Theme 1 and develop a Vision, Strategies and an R&D roadmap for the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level. Theme 3 will validate the findings from Themes 1 and 2 and ensure the project outreach
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: KBBE.2012.2.2-01 | Award Amount: 7.92M | Year: 2013
Scientific understanding of the role and mechanisms of bioactives is fragmented. Research often addresses the theoretical possibility of health improvement effects rather than their real, practical use for everyday diets. Bioactives cannot be considered as discrete chemical compounds and research must focus on bioactive-enriched foods (BEF), if consumer demands for foods delivering appropriate health and wellbeing benefits are to be fulfilled. PATHWAY, a pan-European interdisciplinary team of 16 life/social scientists and 10 high tech/ food processing SMEs, uniquely addresses the role and mechanisms of action of 3 bioactives (docosahexaenoic acid, -glucan, anthocyanins, chosen for known/claimed effectiveness in reducing some risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome (MS), enriching 3 different widely-consumed food matrices (dairy-, bakery-, egg products). Critical evaluation of bioactive-food matrix interactions and determining the extent of synergies between the 3 bioactives are key elements of PATHWAY. PATHWAY will determine the impact of BEF on physiologically-relevant MS (a risk factor for many diseases) endpoints and deliver a better understanding of the role and mechanisms of action of the 3 bioactives and BEF. Parallel in vitro/in vivo studies will enable selection of robust biomarkers by advanced omics techniques. Deliverables will include BEF and generic protocols, best practices and guidelines for planning dietary interventions, and guidance to SMEs for producing health-promoting BEF and for submitting convincing health claim dossiers to EFSA; the latter will be greatly facilitated by one SME partner who has submitted 3 successful dossiers. PATHWAY guidelines will be generic and will apply to a wide range of bioactives and BEF. Impact will be optimised across Europe by targeted dissemination to industry (especially SME), consumer and S&T stakeholders. Young people will be trained in a stimulating interdisciplinary, trans-sectoral environment.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: EE-04-2014 | Award Amount: 1.43M | Year: 2015
The Train-to-NZEB project is designed to establish a functioning network of training and consultation centres (Building Knowledge Hubs, BKHs), providing practical trainings, demonstrations and complex consulting services for the implementation of nearly-zero energy buildings (NZEB). Using the improved training facilities, the BKHs will provide enhanced capacity for conduction of trainings on curricula developed on BUILD UP Skills II, thus reaching a significant number of workers not covered by the initiative. Additionally, BKHs will offer trainings for highly-qualified building professionals and demonstrations for non-specialists with decision-making authority, which, combined with administrative and financial consultancy service, will result in increased capacity for implementation of NZEB projects in the involved countries. In order to reach this goal, the following objectives are set: 1. Development of publicly available Terms of Reference for the setting up of the BKHs; 2. Adaptation of existing and development of new training programs; 3. Actual setting up of 4 training and consultation centres (BKHs) according to the Terms of Reference; 4. Building of internal capacity through train-the-trainer activities, targeting at least 90 qualified trainers; 5. Actual training courses according to annual training plans, resulting in: (a) 120 training courses for construction workers, targeting additional qualification of 2400 trainees; (b) 24 training courses for highly-qualified building specialists, targeting additional qualification of 480 trainees; (c) 36 training courses for non-specialists, targeting additional qualification of 720 trainees; 6. Strict monitoring and evaluation for constant improvement of the offered services. 7. Setting up of a web-based networking platform providing facilities for knowledge sharing and exchange between the BKHs; 8. Conduction of a targeted dissemination and communication campaign to increase the market demand for NZEB projects.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CPCSA | Phase: ICT-2013.1.8 | Award Amount: 6.41M | Year: 2014
This project will utilise technologies of the Future Internet PPP programme to enable the development and operation of intelligent systems for supply chains of perishable products such as food and flowers. The project includes an ecosystem that brings together: i) business needs of user communities and ii) creative ideas & technological opportunities of software SMEs and web-entrepreneurs. The corner stones of this ecosystem are regional clusters that include close synergies with regional developments & policies that are embedded in European networks. FInish will use the FIspace platform as a basis and aims to drastically enlarge the number of services/applications available in the FIspace store by involving through open calls SMEs and web-entrepreneurs as developers. As such, the FInish project will enable seamless B2B collaboration and it will empower companies including SMEs and new players to set up and participate in new regional, horizontal and vertical collaboration quickly and at minimal costs. By doing this, FInish wants to give an impulse to the shift from cost-driven to value-based, information-rich supply chains, which will significantly increase the added value, competiveness and sustainability of the domain. More specifically, FInish aims to:1. Empower small & innovative ICT players to develop high-quality and high-impact solutions for food and flower supply chain networks based on technologies of the FI-PPP programme2. Develop a large set of innovative and technologically challenging services and applications for virtualisation, connectivity and intelligence of food and flower supply chain networks3. Implement and validate the technologies and concepts developed in the FI-PPP4. Support SMEs in creating high-impact apps with Future Internet applications and helping to market their apps cross-border in specialised EU markets and beyond5. Ensure business value of services/applications for collaborative business networks in food & flower industry
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: SGA-CSA | Phase: INNOVATION | Award Amount: 81.60K | Year: 2015
The objective of SMEntorEGE is to support the regional SMEs to enhance their innovation management skills by improving efficiency and effectiveness of innovation processes, thus contributing to smart growth. Two groups of SMEs are targeted for the services that will be given under the project. The first group involves the SMEs who are the beneficiaries of Horizon2020s SME instrument or other EU Funded Schemes such as FP7, EUREKA, EUROSTAR, but who need technical support in innovation management to enhance successful exploitation of the project and its contribution to the companies growth. The second group consists of SMEs with potential for international growth via product/process/service/business model innovation but who lack the knowledge, skills to manage innovation activities. Two different services will be provided throughout the project period. Key account management for the beneficiaries of the SME instrument will focus on identifying bottlenecks to the creation of economic impact in companies benefitting from EU grants and address these bottlenecks with the help of capable Coaches and with the aid of KAM services of EEN. Enhancing SME innovation management capacity for innovating SME independently from a specific project will focus on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation processes in SMEs with significant innovation activities that could potentially become beneficiaries of European research and innovation supports, but not have effective access to consulting services for innovation management. As a result of the project, new types of standardised innovation support methodologies will be developed, the skills of the staff from the existing consortia will be improved, comprehensive innovation support will be given, two novel assessment tools will be adapted at EU level, EEN will be embedded in Regional Innovation Ecosystem, closer cooperation will be established between key innovation support providers and relevant stakeholders.
Onan A.,Ege University
Energy Education Science and Technology Part A: Energy Science and Research | Year: 2011
The concept Sustainable Development is an important point of consideration, integrating economic, social and environmental issues. The integration of information and communication technologies into every aspect of our lives shifted its scope to computing, as well. Today, computer and other electrical and electronics equipment production generate a significant part of all productions in the world. Consequently, energy consumed by use of computers and electrical and electronics equipments and waste generated as a result of obsolete computing equipments are enormous in quantity. As a major source of many applications, taking attention to all stages of computers, equipments and systems from raw material extraction to recycling and disposal can generate not complete, but a significant piece of picture. © Sila Science.
Sibel Akalin A.,Ege University
Trends in Food Science and Technology | Year: 2014
Milk proteins are precursors of many different biologically active peptides including antimicrobial ones. These peptides have already been considered for application both as dietary supplements in "functional foods" and as drugs. This review focuses on the recent knowledge pertaining to antimicrobial peptides derived from major milk proteins (caseins and whey proteins) and the mechanism of action of these peptides. Possible applications in the pharmaceutical industry and processing technologies designed for the large-scale production of these protein fragments are also discussed. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Oncel S.S.,Ege University
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2013
One of the most important dilemmas of the modern world is to supply enough energy with minimal environmental impact. On this demand bioenergy from renewable biofuels is of growing public and private interest. Recent developments in the scientific researches show that microalgae have potential as a source of bioenergy. With their exception of being one of the oldest residents of the Earth and playing a vital role in building up the atmosphere, microalgae have a variety of diversified strains, biochemical routes and products that can be used for biofuel processing. An increasing number of researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and investors are now working on new technologies to adapt microalgae originated energy into our daily life. The aim of this review is to focus on microalgae based biofuels under the main titles of biodiesel, biohydrogen, bioethanol and biomethane. For evolution in bioenergy that started with the first generation way through the third generation and today stepping on the concept of fourth generation, microalgae will be a good candidate for an alternative energy source. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.