Showcasing Scottish Expertise: 3 Scottish Universities feature in the DG R&I Horizon Magazine

Horizon Magazine - DG Research and Innovation

The Horizon Europe is an online magazine which features the updates on research which is supported by Europe in areas including health, space, climate change, energy, transport, ICT and security.

A recent publication included 3 projects involving Scottish Universities, showcasing the breadth of expertise that is recognised and supported by the Framework Programmes.


The first to feature is the 'Brain reading of contextual feedback and predictions' (BrainReadFBPredCode) project. This was funded by FP7 and led by Lars Muckli, professor of neuroscience at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging in Glasgow which has been part of the wider Human Brain Project (HBP). As well as focusing on the outcomes of the projects, Lars Muckli looks ahead and discusses what he may focus on in the future.

To find out more click on this link Theory of predictive brain as important as evolution – Prof. Lars Muckli


The second project to feature is called Large scale demonstration of new circular economy value-chains based on the reuse of end-of-life fibre reinforced composites (FiberEUse). This project, which includes the University of Strathclyde, was funded via a large scale circular economy demonstrator call and is in its second year, running until 2021. 

With glass and carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites increasingly used as structural materials in many manufacturing sectors like transport, constructions and energy, the project will find solutions via a holistic approach to enhance profitability of composite recycling and reuse in value-added products. The project involves the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture and the collaboration was made possible thanks to their engagement in the Vanguard Initiative, specifically the pilot on Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing. It is truly a project of scale and ambition with €9.8 million funding and collaboration between 20 partners from 7 EU countries.

Link to Construction waste to be turned into gas masks and sports equipment 


The third project DANUBIUS-PP involves the University of Stirling. It is the Preparatory Phase For The Pan European Research Infrastructure DANUBIUS–RI, raising the International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems to the legal, financial and technical maturity required for successful implementation and development.

This builds on existing expertise to support interdisciplinary research on river-sea (RS) systems, spanning the environmental, social and economic sciences, with the consortia comprising 29 partners from 16 countries including representatives from universities, research institutes, and specialised government bodies.

Link to Black Sea research could reveal cultural sites and methane ice

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