Friday, April 26, 2013

24 hour Health Hack: Competition to create eHealth software together

Both healthcare and technology professionals are invited to join the Health Hack Dublin competition (11th and 12th May) on the eve of international eHealth Week 2013. Together they will be producing high quality software that has the potential to transform healthcare.



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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wanted: more women in digital jobs. European Commission supports global Girls in ICT Day

How can we encourage more young female tech talent into digital jobs? The European Commission, European Parliament and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are coming together on Girls in ICT Day (25 April) to find new ways of encouraging girls to take up careers in ICT and to show them the opportunities on offer.



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Celebrating the best start-up talent

'Europioneers' European Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony , Amsterdam



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SoundCloud and SwiftKey win European Web Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Europe's best digital entrepreneurs are under the spotlight tonight with the presentation of the "Europioneer awards" in Amsterdam. Alexander Ljung & Eric Wahlforss of SoundCloud are European Entrepreneurs of the Year while Jon Reynolds of SwiftKey is Young European Entrepreneur of the Year (under 30 years). The European Commission sponsors the awards as part of Startup Europe, the Commission's six-part plan to accelerate, connect and celebrate local entrepreneurship ecosystems in Europe, so that tech start-ups not only start in Europe, but stay in Europe.



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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Get Online Week 2013 helps thousands of Europeans to overcome the e-skills gap

Between 18 and 24 March 2013 the Europe-wide Get Online Week campaign, organized in 26 countries by Telecentre-Europe highlighted the essential role ICT skills play in today’s society and focused on encouraging young people to take up a career in ICT. Get Online Week campaign partners joined efforts with ICT companies and public authorities and organized a range of activities in both the urban and rural areas of their countries to empower people to use technologies for better jobs and better lives. The Get Online Week campaign was supported by the Get Online Week Alliance - formed by Accenture, Liberty Global and Microsoft.



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Monday, April 22, 2013

7th IT STAR WS on Electronic Business

The event will provide a forum for academic, government, business and professional organizations to debate the state, problems and challenges in areas such as innovation in business processes, maximizing the impact of e-Business in periods of crisis, legal framework and security issues, e-Signature, e-Identity, e-Invoicing, e-Procurement, skills for eBusiness, technological interoperability networked economy, obstacles, and other.



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eHealth Interoperability Framework Study

The study on the eHealth Interoperability Framework, financed by the European Commission and conducted by Deloitte Consulting, has been finalised.



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ICT 2013 Student ICT research project competition

Individual students or small groups (max 5) can submit ICT research projects to showcase at the ICT 2013 event in Vilnius. The projects can be submited in 8 categories, which reflect the orientations of the ICT research in the next European research framework programme, Horizon 2020. Deadline Wednesday 5th June 2013, 16:00 CET.



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Apply to become student / young ambassador at ICT 2013

The young ambassadors will contribute to the event in different roles: Session reporters will be following selected conference sessions and write summaries of the highlights, which will be published on the blog; Conference highlighters will follow the conference and report online; Exhibition watchers will highlight the most attractive exhibits; Social media managers will help to coordinate the information and content produced by different ambassadors.



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Propose a Networking Session for ICT 2013

Do you have a specific topic to propose for discussion? Bid for a dedicated networking slot at the event! Propose a topic for a Horizon 2020-related networking session.



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Help shape the Exhibition of ICT 2013

Cubmit your proposal for one of the 150 stands available to showcase the latest findings in advanced research, technologies, new systems, innovation in services & business and ICT products just coming to market. The open call for proposals is open till 7th June 2013 16.00.



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eHealth projects in booklet "ICT for Societal Challenges"

The new "ICT for Societal Challenges" booklet, published by the European Commission, showcases a selection of hot research and innovation projects.



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eHealth Week cheaper for EU funded projects

Experts who are part of an EU funded project can attend the eHealth Week in Dublin (13-15 May) for the reduced rate of only 295 eur.



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