Press room

News are listed below.

Inflater project results

The INFLATER project started in October 2011 and finished in January 2014, the duration of the project was 28 months. After the manufacture of INFLATER in several lengths and fittings, the prototype was tested in HR Wallingford three times, in the framework of the BSi standard procedure. The mobile flood barrier passed static water leakage and wave tests and withstood the current tests for a considerable time period. The prototype is now able to protect against 1 meter water level. The prototype was also tested in real life conditions near the...

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Project showcase – SMARTeST

The extent and consequences of recent flood events in Europe and worldwide showed that the existing flood defence structures do not guarantee a sufficient protection level for people and properties. Considering the uncertainty of future conditions shaped by main drivers of urban development such as climate change, and rapid urbanization the situation is getting even more severe. Where defences exist, the residual risk will increase as the probability will increase that they fail or be overtopped by severe floods. In this unfavorably changing...

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STEP-WISE and STREAM Final Conference, 3rd – 4th December, Brussels

The STEP-WISE and STREAM Final Conference “Building Bridges – Facilitating Water Information Exchange between Science, Policy and Industry” was concluded with a session at the European Parliament on 4th December with the attendance of 67 participants from 12 countries representing 16 from Policy, 21 from Research and 17 from Industry and Consultancy sectors, and 13 from other areas (NGOs, media, communication and education).The first day at the International Auditorium focused on presenting, evaluating and discussing...

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Project showcase – The Stream project

The STREAM project aims in general at reducing the gap between research on water, policy making and industry, by bringing together actors from these three most relevant stakeholders in knowledge exchange dedicated events but also through target knowledge sharing experiences such as e-Learning addressed to the three groups and summer schools addressed especially to researchers and industry/SME. Considering the needs of specific stakeholders, STREAM objectives have been set in order:To identify a relevant number of actual research and...

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Announcement: ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary Limited Liability Company

Dear Partners,We hereby inform you that from 26th August 2013 MFKK Invention and Research Center Services Co. Ltd. operates under new seat address and company name. Our new name is ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary Limited Liability Company with the seat address: 1119, Budapest Tétényi út 84-86. We would also like to notify that details of our company such as bank account number, tax number, company registry number and contact details are remained the same. Taking into account the above mentioned, we kindly ask you to make changes in your...

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Portable Dam for Flood Control – INFLATER appears in CORDIS WIRE

INFLATER Press release is available at CORDIS news: Floods in Europe have been increasing at an alarming rate, with occasionally disastrous consequences. Back in the autumn of 2011, floods in France, Italy and Ireland caused huge amounts of damage to humans and property. In Italy, the river Po rose up to four metres – two children died in Genoa. A state of emergency in the Italian regions of Liguria and Tuscany was declared after mudslide-causing floods killed 10 people. Last autumn, heavy flooding in Italy again killed people in...

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SME project partner “X-Treme Creations” promotes the INFLATER mobile dam in its product line

Although still under development, X-Treme Creations is already promoting our INFLATER prototype in its product portfolio.

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M1-M9 Interim Report is accepted by the Research Executive Agency

The INFLATER Interim Report was evaluated and approved by the independent expert evaluator appointed by the Research Executive Agency. The project is continuing with the manufacturing of the prototype based on the CAD designs and will conclude with the laboratory and field testing/validation activities.

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Next General Project Meeting

The next project meeting will be organised by BME again in Budapest by the end of March 2013, where the conditions for laboratory testing and the validation experiments will be demonstrated to the SME partners.

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M1-M9 Interim Report is submitted

MFKK prepared and submitted the Interim Report on 31 July 2012 to the Research Executive Agency for project review.

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