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Sustainable Christmas!

By |2021-11-23T14:08:08+00:00November 23rd, 2021|

By Angelos Gentikis, Sustainability Expert It is this time of the year again. Christmas is knocking on our doors. Shops are dressed in colorful lights and are ready to offer their products to customers. Whether it is meant for present or for personal use, each product comes with its own beautiful packaging. Packaging, in particular, [...]

Nanosafety: Who do we protect, the worker or the product?

By |2021-07-20T09:09:32+00:00July 20th, 2021|

By Spyros Damilos, Risk & Safety Engineer Nanotechnology, a fascinating “hot” research trend finding applications in almost all areas ranging from food industry and pharmaceuticals to energy and biofuels. Defining what nanomaterials are, according to the current definition adopted by European Commission (EC) the term “nanomaterial” describes the materials with particles of one or more [...]

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning boost Materials Discovery, Selection & Development!

By |2021-06-30T10:38:33+00:00June 29th, 2021|

By Konstantinos Paraskevoudis, Data Scientist Non experts most likely have heard the terms "Big Data" and "Data Science". What about "Machine Learning" and "Artificial Intelligence"? From taking and processing photos on your smartphone's camera to clicking on fine tuned recommended news on your browser, one thing is for sure: you have definitely used tools that [...]

Deep Learning at Health’s service: Digital/Computational Pathology a step closer to fight against cancer!

By |2021-06-18T13:59:16+00:00June 4th, 2021|

By George Bakas, Data Scientist Deep Learning (DL) is a subset of Machine Learning (ML) which falls under the category of Artificial Intelligence (AI). But how DL have an impact on the fight against cancer? ..a DL model can “learn” features! To begin with, DL is based on artificial neural networks, that are constructed in [...]

A greener deal: Building decarbonization seems to be an easy bet to win; or maybe not?

By |2021-05-12T07:19:13+00:00May 12th, 2021|

By Despoina Antypa, Sustainability Specialist As Europe targets to become climate neutral by 2050, efforts have been intensified during the last decade to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from different economic activities. In this challenge, the European Commission pays special attention to the building sector, as it accounts for 40% of energy consumption annually, along with [...]

Safety-by-Design: an accelerator of innovation?

By |2021-06-29T13:39:06+00:00April 14th, 2021|

By Panayiotis Karayiannis, Risk & Safety A variety of fascinating achievements are being explored within EU funded projects, in the areas of innovative material development, new manufacturing route establishment, and application of novel processing routes, in view of introducing unique properties to the final products. We in IRES continue to be inspired by how much [...]

You should embrace sustainability at least twice a day: Here’s why

By |2021-06-30T09:54:14+00:00January 14th, 2021|

By Dr. Natalia Sieti, LCA & Sustainability Specialist What did people worldwide see last year when they google searched ‘sustainability’? Relevant terms included the topic of circular economy and energy, while environmental sustainability was the top related query. I recently watched ‘the boy who harnessed the wind’ movie. #Spoiler Alert# . It talks about wind [...]

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