Forklifts and similar material-handling vehicles pump out eight times more CO2 emissions than regular passenger vehicles. Danish and German specialists teamed up to bring these large diesel-powered workhorses into the 21st century thanks to developments in hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell technology.
German a nd Israeli industrial R&D teams have pulled off a flying feat with their innovative bespoke radar system to help helicopter pilots navigate even the most difficult conditions. Successful test-flights demonstrated the system in action at low altitudes. Refits to the sensor hardware are now under way to make the radar fully flight-ready. As an innovation frontrunner, the stakes are high.
The latest Eurostars call for projects has closed with 372 project applications. More than 1,100 organisations were mobilised to form international project consortia, proving that Eurostars remains the number one choice for many research-intensive businesses looking to public support for their innovative endeavours. As always with Eurostars, small and medium enterprises are in the driving seat for each project, accounting for more than 70% of participants.