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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT | Award Amount: 145.72K | Year: 2012

The protagonists of the 2012 RN will be researchers and the focus of the event will be on their public recognition. We will make a special effort to provide opportunities for both the public and the researchers to learn and think outside the box and present the truth that are behind stereotypes. Researchers will be at the center of all the individual programmes and of the awareness raising activities throughout the project demonstrating that they are ordinary, everyday people in their private life besides having an extraordinary career. During the event, they will show the audience all aspects of their talent (personal or science related) by linking science and other fields of their talent and personal interest. Many programmes will introduce researchers in an unexpected way through their hobbies, through their private activities or personal engagements, emphasizing their lay character, we plan to interlink researchers personal and scientific life in an enjoyable way. We will follow a welcome in and go out approach. This means that we will welcome the audience at the researchers workplace, letting a glance into a world otherwise closed and secret to lay people (labs, and other research facilities), and at the same time researchers will appear in public places they are not expected to turn up otherwise in their researchers coats such as city centers, main squares and streets of the participating towns, community and exhibition centers, music halls, theatres and schools. Parallel with this we wish to show people that this scientific environment can be an entertaining place when researchers choose it to be. On the other hand ordinary everyday places such as town squares and streets, public buildings and restaurants, exhibition centres and sport fields can become places of scientific importance.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT | Award Amount: 155.37K | Year: 2013

In Hungary the partnership of 18 institutions (one organisation managing and coordinating EU and educational and training grants, 14 top universities, two research institutes, one Observatory and numerous additional HEIs, science museums, research institutes and research groups joining the consortium as indirect partners) will organise RN 2013 with the aim of enhancing the public recognition of researchers, establish further links between research career and business innovations, find and help the researchers of tomorrow in their career and also present the European context for research. The organisers will do all efforts to organise a festival-like event, where participants can enjoy innovative and high quality, but at the same time fascinating and joyful programmes. Our aim is to prove: Meeting science for the first time is as ecstatic as love is for the first sight. The protagonists of the RN 2013 will be researchers, but we will focus on the young generation more then ever, as we believe that researchers of tomorrow live among us and it is our responsibility and also great opportunity to find them and help them towards their future career. Due to the geography of the event (all regional centres and many more towns are involved) it is possible for all to find high quality and entertaining programmes within short travelling distance. Without good education it is difficult to make significant progress. The event will contribute to the enhancement of natural sciences and it will also support the education institutions to present and share their best practices in talent development.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: LCE-02-2015 | Award Amount: 4.24M | Year: 2016

CHPM2030 aims to develop a novel and potentially disruptive technology solution that can help satisfy the European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process. Working at the frontiers of geothermal resources development, minerals extraction and electro-metallurgy the project aims at converting ultra-deep metallic mineral formations into an orebody-EGS that will serve as a basis for the development of a new type of facility for Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction (CHPM). In the technology envisioned the metal-bearing geological formation will be manipulated in a way that the co-production of energy and metals will be possible, and may be optimised according to the market demands at any given moment in the future. The workplan has been set up in a way to provide proof-of-concept for the following hypotheses: 1. The composition and structure of orebodies have certain advantages that could be used to our advantage when developing an EGS; 2. Metals can be leached from the orebodies in high concentrations over a prolonged period of time and may substantially influence the economics of EGS; 3. The continuous leaching of metals will increase systems performance over time in a controlled way and without having to use high-pressure reservoir stimulation, minimizing potential detrimental impacts of both heat and metal extraction. As a final outcome the project will deliver blueprints and detailed specifications of a new type of future facility that is designed and operated from the very beginning as a combined heat, power and metal extraction system. The horizontal aim is to provide new impetus to geothermal development in Europe by investigating previously unexplored pathways at low-TRL. This will be achieved by developing a Roadmap in support of the pilot implementation of such system before 2025, and full-scale commercial implementation before 2030.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: WATER-4a-2014 | Award Amount: 1.12M | Year: 2015

Practical and scientific knowledge related to hydrogeology research and innovation are scattered amongst various actors in Europe. The overall objective of KINDRA is to create an inventory of this knowledge-base and then use the inventory to identify critical research challenges in line with the implementation of the WFD and new innovation areas within integrated water resources management based on the latest research. Project objectives: 1. Create a uniform EU-harmonised categorisation approach / terminology for reporting groundwater research (a Hydrogeological Research Classification System HRC-SYS). Since such uniform classification does not exist at the moment, ongoing research activities, national/European hydrogeological research activities, agendas and strategies are difficult to report and even more difficult to compare. 2. Carry out EU-wide assessment of existing practical and scientific knowledge (using the developed HRC-SYS) focusing on EU, national, regional, international and EU-third party scientific activities. This assessment will be implemented with the help of the national members of EFG. 3. Create a European Inventory of Groundwater Research and Innovation (EIGR). This register will be supported by a web-service that will be searchable by selected key-words and will support users with query functions for statistics, diagrams, and others concise data elaboration. 4. Use the data in the register and the developed analytical tools (qualitative/quantitative) to assess the performance of key ongoing EU, national, regional, international and EU-third party hydrogeological scientific and innovation activities and results. 5. Compare the results with existing recommendations and position papers on groundwater related research requirements. 6. Define research gaps and corresponding suggestions for research agendas in line with WFD, and WssTP recommendations.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: H2020-TWINN-2015 | Award Amount: 999.31K | Year: 2016

The overall aim of the UMi-TWINN project is to reinforce the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in logistic systems of the University of Miskolc (UMi) and its high-quality Twinning partners for the benefit of different industries and logistics market. To achieve this aim, the 3 year project will build upon the existing strong research and innovation base of UMi and its twinning partners Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. IFF (Fraunhofer), Technische Universitaet Graz (TUGraz) and Intelligentsia Consultants (Intelligentsia). The UMi-TWINN project aims to boost UMi and twinning partners scientific excellence and innovation capacity in logistics technologies, as well as implementing a research and innovation strategy focused on three sub-topics: 1. Design of logistic systems and networks; 2. Intelligent transport systems; 3. Dynamical analysis of materials handling machines. The research and innovation strategy takes into account the recent SWOT analysis of UMi as well as the national Hungarian research priorities and regional Smart Specialisation Strategy . The specific objectives of the UMi-TWINN project are presented below: Objective 1: Strengthen UMis research excellence in Logistics Objective 2: Enhance the research and innovation capacity of UMi and Twinning partners Objective 3: Raise the research profile of UMi and the Twinning Partners Objective 4: Contribute to the research and innovation priorities of Hungary Objective 5: Support research and innovation on a European level In order to achieve these objectives, the consortium partners defined a comprehensive set of measures and activities implemented via the projects work packages: * Short term staff exchanges * Training workshops, summer schools and conference * Dissemination and outreach activities

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