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Fighting Breast Cancer

MaXIMA is a project of a common cause - to contribute to the fight against breast cancer. The innovations part of the project can lead to the development of new techniques for early detection as well as to help in reducing the deaths related to this type of cancer. The disease has always been a major problem among women in Europe and the collaboration between the research teams of Bulgaria, Italy and Belgium has the real potential to contribute to the fight against it.

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High-intensity laser to open up new avenues of research

EU funds have made possible the installation of a high-intensity laser at a modern research facility near Bucharest. Researchers from around the world will now have the chance to use extreme light to explore new theories and discover new applications in a range of fields.

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A multinational technology company made in Greece

Greek mobile marketing pioneer Upstream has evolved into a world-leading technology company that provides services across a range of areas. EU funding is supporting its latest research and development activities.

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Data protection platform receives EU support

In May 2018, EU data protection rules were amended. Swedish company Secure Appbox had understood early on that new tools would be required to ensure compliance and has developed them with EU financial support.

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Energy-efficient Emmendingen

To help counteract climate change, the EU is backing the German town of Emmendingen’s ‘Emmendingen Energy House’ campaign. The campaign supports residents wanting to cut energy use by renovating their homes, including through technical consultancy and a network of building modernisation professionals.

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Help for tech start-ups

Backed by the EU since 2013, the technology workshop and new factory at Albstadt, Germany provide support for start-ups and networking opportunities. Together with local universities and medium-sized companies, the workshop helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into successful businesses. Through its training offer, it is tackling the dearth of technology specialists and encouraging lifelong learning.

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Urban development in Mannheim

The German city of Mannheim is actively shaping structural change through an integrated, long-term development strategy which the EU has supported since 2000. Activities focus on creation and expansion of things like start-up centres and centres of excellence, as well as adaptation of disused industrial sites.

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A printed canal house

Printing a complete canal house using sustainable materials sounds like fantasy, but it has become reality in Amsterdam. This unique project was made possible by EU funding.

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Agroknow marries technology with agriculture

A ground-breaking Greek company is paving the way for increased use of technology in agriculture. EU funding was vital in helping it get started.

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Herdade do Rocim wines set to conquer world markets

Wines from the Herdade do Rocim estate, which comprises around 70 hectares of vineyard in Portugal’s Alentejo region, are now available in 27 countries. EU investment has helped to increase production and strengthen the position of Alentejo’s wines.

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