Research*EU Magazine | Number 48 (December 2015/January 2016)

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Series Details Number 48
Publication Date December 2015/January 2018
ISSN 1977-4028
EC ZZ-AC-15-010-EN-N
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New horizons for the textile value chain


It is no secret that the European textile industry is facing fierce competition from China and other parts of the world where production costs are much lower. Imports continue to grow every year and if this sector — which employed 1.6 million people in 2014 — is to keep prospering over the years to come, it certainly needs to go back to its roots of high quality products and innovation while answering growing concerns over health and pollution.

This edition of the Research*EU magazine highlights this theme, as well as a handful of results from recent FP7 projects including MACH-TO and MYWEAR. The project coordinators of I-TEX ad DIGIFIN — also accepted to discuss their projects’ results in this month’s interviews. This special feature is followed by eight sections providing insights into biology and medicine, social sciences and humanities, energy and transport, environment and society, IT and telecommunications, industrial technologies, food and agriculture and physics and mathematics, along with a list of upcoming events hosted by or involving EU-funded research projects.



  • Big data to speed up personalised medicine
  • Predicting lung transplantation outcome
  • A common infrastructure for all biomedical research
  • Next generation therapeutic antibodies
  • New approaches to anti-arrhythmic therapy
  • Novel tools and technologies enable the production of complex biologics
  • How birds and mammals process sound

Digital Economy

  • Policy benefits of research
  • Data management for wastewater treatment
  • Smart sensing system for sinister smells
  • Free, open source software to see Earth from above
  • The complex road to more wireless bandwidth
  • Improved ultrashort-pulse optical lasers

Industrial Technologies

  • Uniting judicial culture in Europe
  • Brave new ideas on redistributing wealth
  • The civic and political life of Muslim women
  • Planning transport solutions for cities
  • Generating small vortexes at large aerofoil surfaces
  • Maximising road safety research to keep motorists safe
  • Advanced materials for efficient jet engines
  • Eco-friendly aluminium coating process
  • Reliable semiconductor packaging technology
  • Increasing carbon fibre use in cars
  • High-tech sustainable food packaging
  • Thinking about numbers


  • Green electricity from low-temperature heat
  • Studying the end points of stellar evolution

Climate Change and Environment

  • Economic consequences of climate change
  • Tree rings reveal climate histories
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