Friday, October 18, 2013

A connected continent for European competitiveness

BusinessEurope Executive Committee, Brussels, 17 October 2013






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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Video: Meet Francesco, and see how EU research is making a difference to people's lives.

Francesco Lollini is 19 years old and just finished high school. He collaborates with the research team from Bologna that runs the TOBI project (TOols for Brain computer Interaction). With the input of potential users such as Francesco, this project aims to develop practical technology for brain-computer interaction (BCI) that will improve the quality of life of disabled people and the effectiveness of rehabilitation.





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FP7 EUROPTIMA project - Watch the Tickego video





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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

eHealth and the Brain - ICT for Neuropsychiatric Health

Brain related illnesses are taking a big toll on society. Therefore the European Commission (DG Connect, Unit ICT for Health and Wellbeing) is organising, in cooperation with ePractice.eu, an event around eHealth and the brain. Brain related eHealth projects and other experts will share knowledge and there will be time for networking. For more info and registration, please visit this website.



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FIA Athens 2014 - Submit your working session proposals by 25 October 2013!

The 11th Future Internet Assembly (FIA) edition, FIA Athens 2014, will be a three-day EU Greek Presidency event, supported jointly with the European Commission. It will take place during 18 to 20 March in Athens and will focus on reshaping the Future Internet infrastructure for innovation.


FIA Athens 2014 will be the first FIA under Horizon 2020, allowing presenting a wider picture of Net Futures EU research activities. The programme is under preparation and the FIA Steering Committee has launched an open call to select up to nine forward-looking and inspiring working sessions. Submit your working session proposal by 25 October 2013!






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Monday, October 14, 2013

European companies and regional leaders agree on Action Plan to make Europe's cities smarter

For more than 75% of EU citizens their city is their home – it is where they mostly live, work, and play. Cities are the major source of European economic activity and of innovation. But the global economy is developing and changing fast and European cities need to rise to new challenges and develop and improve. Our cities are also a major source of greenhouse gases and local pollution and we need concerted action to put this right. We can and we should make cities better places to live and to work in. Our cities can become cleaner and healthier and use less energy. They can be Smart Cities.

The European Commission is expected to invest around €200m to create Smart Cities in the next two years.



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epSOS achievements - now also in Portugal

Even though epSOS has been extended until 30/6/2014, this large-scale project dealing with cross-border health services is slowly coming to an end. Time has come to report and sum up its many outputs. Meanwhile, also Portuguese citizens can use Patient Summaries when going abroad.



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Workshop on Acceleration of the deployment of ICT based solutions for Health related challenges





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European Innovation Platform on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC), High-Level Meeting, Brussels, 14/10/2013





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Robert Madelin - Delivering the public goods in the 21st century

In his article at E!Sharp, Robert Madelin, Director-General of DG CONNECT, sets out his vision about the European Union's public service in the 21st century.



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Smart Cities And Communities - European Innovation Partnership - Communication from the Commission (C(2012) 4701 final, 10.7.2012)





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