Economy & Jobs Archives

  • PKN ORLEN challenge: Heat Up Innovation contest

    Promoted content | Energy 06-10-2015

    PKN ORLEN challenge: Heat Up Innovation contest for waste heat recovery technologies that can operate with low-grade heat of about 115 to 120°C
    Conserving energy is an absolute necessity for all industries. It is no longer economically viable for manufacturing or processing plants to emit heat-laden exhaust into the atmosphere without first reclaiming a significant portion of that energy.
    PKN ORLEN has made optimal use of the high-grade waste heat sources in their refinery in Plock (Poland) to preheat combustion air, crude oil, and boiler feed water. However, the heat lost through the air coolers at the top of the K1 atmospheric crude distillation column still needs a solution. Pinch analysis has shown that with conventional technology no economic use of this low-grade heat (e.g. for further preheating the crude oil by heat from the process streams) is achievable within the refinery. A novel means to usefully capture a portion of this heat is required.

  • Ten tips for a successful Capital Markets Union

    Promoted content | Euro & Finance 22-07-2015

    The European Union plan for a Capital Markets Union can help unlock the latent potential in financial markets. The banking industry is ready to support this proposal.

  • TradeMarks 2015: What makes associations effective?

    Promoted content | Trade & Society 19-05-2015

    The TradeMarks survey measures the extend to which Brussels policy leaders believe associations are effective. The survey was conducted by APCO Insight, in collaboration with EURACTIV.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: How Digital is the EU in 2015?

    Promoted content | Digital 12-03-2015

    The European Commission has published new data analysing and ranking how digital EU member states are. The Digital Economy and Society Index 2015 measures digital performance and competitiveness across five dimensions:

  • Investing in the future of health

    Promoted content | Health 04-12-2014

    In a bid to highlight the important yet highly delicate nature of Europe’s innovative industries, a new report, produced by the Deloitte Health Economics Group and commissioned by Janssen, has sought to evaluate the comparable risks incurred across five major industries.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: 19 November, World Toilet Day

    Promoted content | Development Policy 19-11-2014

    In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. In the Western world, people take the toilet for granted, and don’t realise to what extent the lack of such facilities hampers the lives of millions of people.  

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Coding in the classroom

    Special Report | Promoted content | Digital 15-10-2014

    SPECIAL REPORT: Which EU countries teach coding in the classroom and why? Computing Our Future, a European Schoolnet report, investigated the timetables to find out. 12 countries gave full responses to the survey, the findings of which are summarised in this infographic. 

  • The world’s failing grades on universal education

    Promoted content | Development Policy 27-02-2014

    In 2000, the world set six education targets to be met by the end of next year. But despite advances over the past decade, "not a single goal will be achieved globally by 2015," according to a Unesco Global Monitoring Report.