Friday, March 18, 2016

Call for European Reference Networks

To support cross-border healthcare and sharing expertise, the European Commission is calling for European Reference Networks. Any group of at least 10 healthcare providers established in at least 8 Member States may collectively respond until 21 June. There will be an info day on 7 April.


Scenario Workshop on the future of Open eGovernment Services

The Scenario Workshop will gather experts from all over Europe interested in open, collaborative and inclusive digital public services to present their personal views and recommendations on how the innovation in Open eGovernment services can happen and - on the basis of lessons learnt – develop future scenarios.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Boot camp for eHealth start-ups

At this boot camp, 10 European eHealth start-ups will have the opportunity to meet for four days to accelerate their ventures. The Call for Applications is open until 28 March 2016.


New project launched for innovation in chronic pain self-management

With a budget of nearly € 2 million, the new Horizon 2020 RELIEF project will use pre-commercial procurement to help improve chronic pain relief through innovative ICT self-management solutions.


Support services for the management and utilization of monitoring and assessment of the EIP-MAFEIP tool.

The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 120 000. The purpose of this call for tenders is to secure “Support services for the Management and Utilization of Monitoring and Assessment of the EIP-MAFEIP tool" (developed by the JRC-IPTS in a previous procurement procedure).


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

World Health Organisation Report on eHealth in Europe

A new report by the World Health Organisation on eHealth in the European Region (covering not only the EU but 53 countries) reveals that tangible progress has been made, with clear benefits for many countries. "In most countries, it has become commonplace for technology to be used to deliver health services and public health improvements, such as electronic health records."


i-PROGNOSIS project builds early detection test of Parkinsons’ Disease

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive disease of the nervous system which affects around 6.3 million people worldwide, most of them aged 55 and over. Symptoms appear gradually and slowly get worse and making it difficult to diagnose. Today there is still no specific test for the condition and treatment options only help to manage PDs symptoms. This is why the i-PROGNOSIS consortium has joined forces to build early detection test and design innovative interventions using the potential of new technologies such as smart phone and smart watch.


2016 EU Prize for Women Innovators

Susana Sargento is the winner of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016. This award recognizes her work and research in the field of connected cars. In this interview she explains the importance of innovation and how she made her way through the ICT sector.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Connected for Health final conference 'Fibre enabling eHealth'

The topics of this conference are digitalization in health care and ageing, possibilities of fibre for eHealth and piloting actions tested in the Nordics recently related to these matters.


Monday, March 14, 2016

"EU cybersecurity initiatives: horizontal and sectorial aspects" - presentation at the European Utilities Telecom Council Conference

On 3rd March 2016, Paul Timmers, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Security at DG CONNECT, gave a keynote speech at the conference "Cybersecurity – A Balancing Act?" organised by the European Utilities Telecom Council.


European Commission at CeBIT 2016

This year the European Commission prominently takes part in CeBIT, one of the largest global IT fairs, hosting the high-level conference Driving the Digital Economy and Society in Europe on the Digital Single Market strategy, which is one of the top priorities of the Juncker Commission. There will also be a dedicated programme on start-ups and an exhibition to showcase successful EU-funded projects, and to provide information on support for start-ups in the European Union.