Friday, February 27, 2015

European Conference on Smart Grid Standardization Achievements

The European Conference on Smart Grid Standardization Achievements was organized by the European Commission (DG Energy) in Brussels on 26 February, in partnership with the three European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) – CEN (European Committee for Standardization), CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). Standardization experts discussed next steps in development of standards for smart energy grids with European Commission, energy industry and other key stakeholders.


Commission workshop identifies skills gap for big data analytics and explores possible solutions

A workshop organised in December 2014 on "Big Data Skills for Europe” brought together a set of experts to better understand the skills gap for big data analytics and to explore possible ways to bridge that gap.


Excellent outputs of SUCCEED - the Support Action Centre of Competence in Digitisation

SUCCEED was funded by the European Union to promote the take up and validation of research results in mass digitisation, with a focus on textual content.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

eIDAS Private Sector Engagement High Level Event - Boosting on-line trust and convenience: the business view

How important are trust and convenience for your business to go digital? How can they be enablers to unlock your business potential? This event addresses these and more questions by showcasing the latest technologies and business developments across sectors and countries in Europe.


Towards a Cloud of Public Services: CALL for European cities

STORM CLOUDS is recruiting new cities for free. If your city want to act as a replication pilot site by implementing the services available in the cloud-based platform, please contact them.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cross-border digital public services showcased at CeBIT 2015

e-Sens together with the European Commission is pleased to invite you to CeBIT 2015 - Exhibition & Conference for IT & Digital Business. We will be demonstrating IT components for the Digital Single Market.


Meet the Pioneers at the Ageing Summit: IStoppFalls project, an ICT based system to predict and to prevent falls

Istoppfalls project is a now concluded FP7 project that presented last October its ICT based system to predict and to prevent falls. iStoppFalls's aim has been to develop a low cost tool for fall prevention and risk assessment supporting and motivating fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults.


European Public Sector Award “EPSA” 2015 - The Public Sector as Partner for a Better Society

The European Institute of Public Administration - EIPA - with the institutional and financial support of 12 European public partners – invites applications to the fifth European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2015. Deadline 17 April 2015!


STRATEGIC Project - boosting the adoption of public cloud services

The first year of the STRATEGIC project has successfully completed. In a context where cloud computing services (including public cloud services) hold the promise to deliver a host of benefits to both public sector organizations and enterprises, STRATEGIC emerges to address the need of public sector organizations to adopt cloud computing and to leverage the benefits of public cloud services. The STRATEGIC framework comprises cloud infrastructures and tools that will ease public sector organizations to flexibly and effectively migrate their services to the cloud.


e-SENS and Connecting Europe Facility: how do they work together?

e-SENS and CEF both aim at developing the European Digital Single Market and reaching economic growth by making available re-usable and interoperable solutions. Their goal is to facilitate the access for citizens and businesses to online services across borders. Working in close cooperation, e-SENS and CEF have complementary roles in achieving this goal.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Meet the Pioneers at the Ageing Summit: Kompaï, my robot companion

Kompaï is a robot that allows the dependent and/or disabled persons to stay at home as long as possible in complete safety and in permanent link with the outside world thanks to its internet access and dedicated applications.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Meet the Pioneers at the Ageing Summit: Robot-Era, service robotics from town to home

Robot-Era is a project to develop and demonstrate the general feasibility, effectiveness and acceptability of a set of advanced robotic services, integrated in intelligent environments. The robots involved will actively work in real conditions and cooperate with real people and between them, to support independent living, and improve the quality of life and the efficiency of care for elderly people.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Meet the Pioneers at the Ageing Summit: REAAL, a platform to integrate active ageing solutions

The EU-funded project REAAL fosters open platforms that enable the large scale roll-out of applications for active and independent living.


Meet the Pioneers at the Ageing Summit: SENSE4CARE: Movement monitoring products for eHealth

Sense4care is a spin-off company of the UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) mainly created to commercialise the results of two research projects, REMPARK (FP7) and FATE (CIP).


Meet the Pioneers at the Ageing Summit: The Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS)

The Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS) is a virtual reality based system allowing elderly people to recover at home after a stroke. It specifically tackles motor disabilities of the upper extremities. The RGS technology was partly developed and tested within an AAL Joint Programme project and will be commercialised by the spin-off company Eodyne (Spain).