Making citizen science a natural method of research

“We want to build a self-evident and everyday contact between science and citizens why we encourage with the current promotion of research institutions and researchers to establish lasting models of collaboration – because only a continuous cooperation with the citizens for a longer period creates optimum conditions for mutual learning …

Innovation Clusters – A new Generation is being built

Within HighTech Strategy 2025 the German Federal Education and Research Ministry now launch Future Cluster. Where one of the key objectives is to bring outstanding research faster into people’s everyday lives. This new generation of regional innovation clusters will form a basis for ideal conditions for the cooperation of universities, …

Cost effective 3D-printing with up to ten materials

3D-printing is seen as one of the most vital technologies in building Industry 4.0. But still, the usefulness can be questioned since cost-effective 3D-printers only print one material at the time. This limits its scope of production dramatically. Even a more advanced 3D-printer that can manage three materials (cost around …

Flexible further education for digital competence receives more funding

Sixteen projects to improve digital competence receive more funding from the Norwegian government. It is flexible courses adapted to the working life’s prerequisites. In total, the projects get €3.6 million, with the purpose to boost digital competence in the business sector. The total funding this year for such projects in …

Blockchain technology impact on Education

A report called “Blockchain in Education” from the European Commission shows the prospects blockchain technology impact on education and its potential to transform the field. The main conclusion is that: “Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU …