JRC Science at the European Research and Innovation Days

Scientific highlights from the European Commission's inhouse science service.

Let's shape the future together


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The impact of Covid19 on top R&D investors

The global Industrial Research & Innovation analyses 2020-21 provide a first insight into the 2021 EU Industrial Research & Development Investment Scoreboard  

What will happen if we do nothing? Towards a Green Deal and a climate neutral continent in 2050.


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Competence Centre on Technology Transfer

The EU is well-known for being a world leader in scientific research. How can we ensure that research findings are effectively transferred to the market and wider society? 

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Be part of the new European Bauhaus movement

If you are a designer, architect, engineer, scientist, student, entrepreneur or a creative mind, consider joining the new European Bauhaus movement.   

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#eucitizenengagement videos

A Video Gallery with Citizen Engagement projects across the EU produced for the 3rd yearly Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival organized by the JRC end 2020. 

You would think that we would know where every last drop of water is, but we don't. Discover the Global Surface Water Explorer and understand how water and energy are interlinked.

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Discover R&D investment trends as well as the score in 2020

The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is to benchmark the performance of EU innovation-driven industries against main global counterparts. 

How can we make sure that Covid-19 testing is reliable?

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Joint Research Centre Work Programme 2021-2022

JRC helps identify solutions by offering underpinning science via modelling, monitoring tools and analyses to help design new policy initiatives and to monitor existing ones.  

How can we be sure of the quaility and authenticity of spices and prevent food fraud? One of the most powerful tools at disposal is DNA analysis to certify the quality of spices and counter spice pirates.

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Climate change: What will happen if we do nothing?

More fires, heatwaves and floods, especially in the Southern regions of Europe. Find out how much damage can be avoided if we act. And what if we adapt to global warming?

Schools and classrooms are changing their way of teaching with digital technologies. Discover SELFIE, a free online easy-to-use self-reflection tool for schools.

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Where is Earth's water?

Earth's surface water is intensely dynamic. The extent of water bodies change all the time, but these changes are not indicated on maps.

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Europe's battle against the spice pirates

How can we be sure of the quality and authenticity of our spices and prevent fraud on expensive spices such as saffron or powders that can be more easily falsified? 

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The science behind reliable COVID-19 testing

A reference material to ensure coronavirus tests don’t give a false negative result for someone who is infected with COVID-19 and 'Exit Scenarios' for the post-lockdown phase

Discover a framework of data and tools to improve our collective knowledge about the human presence on Earth.

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Legal highs

EU scientists are working to analyse and identify synthetic drugs, in a fight against a rapidly-growing market.

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Take a school SELFIE!

SELFIE is the first step to see where your school stands in its use of digital technologies and to see what the next steps could be to make the most of digital-age learning.

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Digital technology goes back to school

A new online self-reflection tool helping to make the most of digital technology in the classroom

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SELFIE for schools - infographic

SELFIE is a tool to support schools and learning in the digital age

Human population is more concentrated than ever before. Explore our mapping and urban and rural areas on earth.

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Take a virtual tour of the Water Laboratory

Discover how EU scientists characterise different types of water to examine if it contains chemicals released by human activities. 

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How water and energy are interlinked

Water and energy are connected. Energy can be renewed but water sources are finite. How do we avoid problems in the future?

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Mapping urban and rural areas on Earth

Human population is more concentrated than ever before.  However, look at how many hours and sometimes days it takes to reach a major city from a remote area.

How can biofuels reduce emissions? Understand the differences between Bio-Ethanol, Bio-Diesel and HVA-Diesel with the help of this interactive tool.

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Global Human Settlement Layer

The most complete, consistent, global, free and open dataset on human settlements – from the village to the megacity.

What is a smart grid? How will it affect my life? The JRC interactive smart grid application explains step-by-step what a smart grid is, how it differs from the current energy infrastructure and how it will change our lives and improve the security of Europe’s energy supply.

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Mapping human presence on Earth

Key messages from the Human Planet atlas

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How much do biofuels reduce emissions?

This unique interactive tool demonstrates how each processing parameter can affect the total emissions of a biofuel.

How can we ensure that research findings effectively gets transferred to the market and wider society? 

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What is a smart grid?

Integrating smart technology into our energy production infrastructure will change our lives and improve the security of Europe’s energy supply.

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Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory

Smart homes and communities are key components for energy transition in the future. Interoperability is about the ability to connect all elements in the system

The Competence Centre Participatory and Deliberative Democracy welcomes ideas for potential collaboration and joint initiatives.

Join the community and the launch event on 6 October 2021.

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Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

Let's team up! This Competence Centre builds capacity on citizen engagement in policy making by providing services, guidance and tools to support socially robust policy.