Newsletter no. 5

BilatUSA Newsletter #5

Dear readers,

Having passed the first quarter of the year, we are happy to welcome you back to our 5th issue!

In this issue you’ll find information on some exciting upcoming events and interesting updates on EU-US STI Collaboration.

We hope you enjoy reading!>



4th International Conference on Internet Science

On November 22nd, 2017, BILAT USA 4.0 joined the 4th International Conference on Internet Science with two targeted workshops. The two workshops were introduced during the agenda of the main conference. – we had sent a post already published on our website.

Video recordings of the JPI Workshop in Washington DC are available!

The European Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI) – Opportunities for U.S.-EU Research Collaboration on Societal Challenges – took place on January 31st, 2018 at Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC. The potential areas of collaboration were discussed by U.S. federal funding agencies, an NGO and 6 European JPIs. Check out the recordings here!

This workshop is a follow-up of an event that took place in Brussels in November 2016, where both US federal agencies and JPI representatives expressed their interest in US-EU cooperation.

ENRICH - European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs - in the USA open calls

The European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs in the USA announced the opening of research, commercialization and investment opportunities. Check out and apply to the available opportunities here!

Graphene oxide nanosheets could help bring lithium-metal batteries to market

Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago have developed a graphene-oxide coated nanosheet that could allow Lithium-metal batteries to safely function for hundreds of charge/discharge cycles. The fact that these batteries charge and discharge, lithium is deposited unevenly on the electrodes. Thus, this accumulation cuts the lives of the batteries and they become non-viable. Lithium-metal batteries can hold up to 10 times more charge than the lithium-ion batteries.

Metal-detection technique inspires USC Dornsife cancer researchers

The USC Dornsife-led study, published in January by Convergent Science Physical Oncology, established the proof of concept for the metal-detection technique, which allows scientists to see circulating and disseminated tumor cells at a molecular level in a way not possible before. Creating such highly detailed copies of tumors may help researchers develop more precise treatment plans for individual patients.

TEN-T Days 2018: European Commission to host marketplace for start-ups

April 8th, Ljubljana – the European Commission provided a marketplace for mobility projects, where start-ups could network and pitch their projects. Fifty start-ups and other project promoters were given a platform to present their ideas or projects and to meet new investors as well as public and private partners from across Europe. The Commission invited the Slovenian consultancy ABC to organise a hackathon during the conference, where the participants had 2 days to develop their vision for the Slovenian capital in 2030.