Friday, January 24, 2014

European Commission joins forces with companies to deliver over 250,000 extra training courses and thousands of new digital jobs

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Vice President Neelie Kroes brought CEOs from across the global economy together at the World Economic Forum in Davos today to expand a successful year-old coalition that is delivering digital training opportunities and jobs. The Davos Declaration, which was discussed today, foresees the creation of 100,000 additional traineeships by the end of 2015.



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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CITIES of tomorrow: investing in Europe, 'The Urban Dimension of Smart Growth - Smart Cities'

Do not miss the parrallel workshop 'The Urban Dimension of Smart Growth - Smart Cities' which will take place on 18 February, 10h45-12h30. The event will be chaired by Zoran Stančič, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, Directorate-General Communication Networks, Content and Technology.



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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SAVE-THE-DATE 28/02 Brokerage event for Invitation for Commitments of European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities





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Video: How to optimise radiotherapy for cancer treatment?

This video explains how the BonFIRE project infrastructure can be used to execute an application which calculates the correct dose for radiotherapy treatments in each single patient.



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Video: Smart bed linen for measuring bedwetting and position change of patients

The PASTA project develops technology for manufacturing large area smart textiles. These could be used for bed linen for hospitals to measure for example bedwetting and position change of patients to prevent pressure ulcers.



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Guide to ICT-related activities in Horizon 2020

As a generic technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is present in many areas of the EU's new funding program Horizon 2020. This guide is designed to help potential project proposers find ICT-related topics across the different parts of Horizon 2020.





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EU awards 3.3 million to RASimAs for simulating anaesthesia outcome

A better outlook for those about to undergo surgery or have a child: The RASimAs project has been awarded 3.3 million euros to work on a virtual reality simulator for doctors who are performing regional (or spinal) anaesthesia. This tool supports prediction and avoidance of possible complications during regional anaesthesia providing a precise anatomy of every single patient.






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Arctic Light eHealth Conference 2014

The Arctic Light eHealth Conference (3-6 February 2014) will be about the patient as a knowledgeable and active co-partner in care. Politicians, business leaders and experts of EU-funded innovation projects will convene to discuss the healthcare of the future.



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Trillium Bridge is looking to share patient data between EU and US

What if you, while visiting the US, need quick medical help and the doctor doesn't know your medical history? The EU-funded Trillium Bridge project wants to establish an interoperability standard to share basic patient data between health professionals in the EU and the US. Of course only when the patient agrees.



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