Friday, March 11, 2016

Women in digital – a gap and an opportunity

Claire Bury, Deputy Director General at the European Commission's DG CONNECT, shares share her thoughts and ideas on women in the digital world.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Metabolic disorders: how can systems modelling help?

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal has published a focus article about the EU-funded MISSION-T2D project: "Computer models are beginning to help improve our understanding of impaired metabolism."


New tools for better breast cancer treatment

European experts have developed new tools that support more accurate breast surgery and breast cancer research.


eStandards conference

Join the debate about deploying standards for sharing health information across Europe and beyond. The event is being organised by the EU-funded eStandards project and will take place in conjunction with the Conhit conference in Berlin.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Get Online Week 2016

European Get Online Week (GOW) is a digital empowerment campaign run at libraries, community centres, schools and non-for-profits across Europe every March. The new campaign has two main interconnected themes. The first is ‘Trust and confidence’, addressing key policy actions under the Digital Single Market. The second theme is ‘Digital jobs’, as part of the eSkills for Jobs campaign.


130M euro of EU funding for innovation procurement in 2016-17 - don't miss the open PCP call

H2020 provides 130M euro funding for innovation procurements in 2016-17 across several areas: Research Infrastructures, ICT, Health, Security, Energy, Transport, Space and Climate Change/Environment.

Get ready to submit your proposal to the next call: the "open" PCP call (deadline 12 April 2016). It finances 90% of the coordination and procurements costs for pre-commercial procurements (PCP) in "any" domain of public interest that requires ICT based solutions.


The National Interoperability Framework Observatory updates the eGovernment factsheets

The National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO) community is making available on the Joinup platform a new series of eGovernment factsheets. These factsheets focus on policies and activities covering good practices in the delivery of electronic services to the benefit of public administrations, businesses and citizens.


Amputee feels texture with a bionic fingertip

An amputee was able to feel smoothness and roughness in real-time with an artificial fingertip that was surgically connected to nerves in his upper arm. The advancement will accelerate the development of touch enabled prosthetics.


Women innovate, Europe moves forward : The Belgian Digital Champion dialogues with Commissioner Moedas

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research and Innovation, and Saskia van Uffelen, Belgian Digital Champion, will hold a dialogue with Brussels-based citizens to highlight and foster the participation of women in innovation.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Third Joint Action on Health Technology Assessment has kicked off

The new Joint Action for 2016-2019 includes 75 partners from 27 EU countries and aims for sustainable cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Europe.


Workshop on EU-funded innovation procurement in the healthcare sector

The European Commission (DG Connect) and the EPP eHealth project will be hosting a stakeholder workshop to explore how to make better use of European funded innovation procurement in the healthcare sector.


Protecting the digital consumers

As part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission is launching the most important review of the EU regulatory framework for digital services of the last 20 years. Consumer protection will be at the core of the debate. The seminar will look at whether the current rules protecting digital consumers are suited to the evolution of the Internet eco-system and which additional reforms are needed.


Innovation procurement workshop for public administration / e-government sector

Interested in training or assistance on how to apply innovation procurement in e-government / public administration? Don't miss the Barcelona workshop organised by the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (eafip).