How ONDyTEC is cleaning up stone-washed denim

The denim jeans market is worth over 70 million euro a year. It has grown yearly for decades and is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future. However, denim’s economic success comes at a high environmental cost.

Indigo is a difficult dye for fabric to absorb. For every pair of jeans made, between 50 and 100 litres of water are polluted with hazardous chemicals, such as sodium hydrosulphite, which damage water courses and ecosystems, leaving large volumes of water toxic.

Javier Frances is a Spanish textile engineer and the founder of ONDyTEC. He brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to the leadership of a Spanish company specialising in the elimination of hazardous chemicals in fabric dyeing.

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Posted 1 Jul 24

Eureka Network position paper on the next EU framework programme for research and innovation

Addressed to Manuel Heitor, chair of the expert group on the interim evaluation of Horizon Europe, providing strategic advice and recommendations for its successor, FP10 – the 10th framework programme for research and innovation (2028 to 2034).


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Posted 25 Jun 24

Global Innovation Summit 2024: a summary

We recently held our 2024 edition of Eureka’s flagship event in Istanbul’s Haliç Congress Center on 13-14 June 2024: the Global Innovation Summit!

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Posted 24 Jun 24

A brighter day: depression diagnosis and treatment

By strengthening and deepening a longstanding collaboration, Norwegian SME, NordicImaging Labs and Amsterdam University Medical Centre in the Netherlands are bringing faster and better diagnosis and treatment for depression.

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Posted 3 Jun 24

Testing for infectious diseases in wastewater

Waterlab in South Africa has developed a cost-effective and non-invasive method of tracking and predicting the spread of COVID-19, hepatitis E, norovirus and other infectious diseases through the microbiological analysis of wastewater.

By her own admission, Dr. Gina Pocock, Specialist Consultant at Waterlab, never had any great burning ambition to pioneer a potentially life-saving diagnostic methodology, but she possesses an obvious energy and optimism that drove the South African company’s success.

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Posted 20 Feb 24

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