As start-ups from across the world converge in Helsinki for this year’s edition of global start-up event Slush, European firms focused on AI and blockchain are set to learn more about how to benefit from a new EU investment fund aimed at boosting innovation in these two key technologies. The new Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain …

by Heather Smith

The project BRIEFING helps researchers from the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme finding their way to exploit the potential of early-stages technologies. Innovation does not happen magically. A large offer of services is designed by experts to help innovators nurturing the growth of their ideas. Invention and innovation are two words often used interchangeably. …

by Heather Smith

From our individual wellbeing to our security, efficient and transparent public services have a direct impact on the quality of our lives. When used to their full potential, digital tools to support the modernisation of public administrations could further facilitate administrative processes, improve the quality of services through flexible and personalised interactions and increase public …

by Julia Worcman

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme launched an online survey to gather stakeholder’s views about the AAL’s impact to date as well as its future strategy for active and healthy ageing in Europe. As part of the Horizon Europe strategic planning process, the survey launched by the AAL programme aims to seek opinion on …

by Heather Smith

You are invited to participate in an online survey by 17 November 2019 to share your views on the revised version of the “Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe” document. With a proposed budget of 100 billion Euro from 2021 to 2027, the Horizon Europe framework programme represents the largest collaborative research …

by Julia Worcman

During the Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, the European Commission launched a Call for action inviting companies, organisations, schools and institutions to recognise the need to bridge the digital skills gap in Europe. The lack of skilled workers on the European job market is holding back the digital transformation of businesses. 53 % of companies …

by Heather Smith

A recent publication on iScience journal from the FET project Brainbow has highlighted substantial progress in the development of neuroprosthesis that can re-establish the communication activity between two areas of the brain disconnected as a result of a trauma or a stroke. The interdisciplinary scientific journal iScience recently announced important advances in the field of bioelectronics and …

by Julia Worcman

Reducing inequalities, social exclusion and discrimination in Europe are among top EU priorities. By exploring new forms of innovation, strengthening the evidence base and engaging citizens, research is a powerful tool to address these challenges. Horizon2020 funding programme supports projects working on new solutions in this area via its Societal Challenge 6 ‘Europe in a …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission has awarded prizes to Europe’s most promising innovations emerging from EU funded research and innovation projects. SUPSI from Switzerland won the 2019 Innovation Radar Prize for their lead role in developing robotic tech capable of executing repair tasks in harsh industrial environments. The awards ceremony took place at the Research & Innovation Days on …

by Heather Smith

This brochure provides a quick overview on Digital Innovation Hubs, one of the key pillars of the European Commission’s Initiative for Digitising European Industry. Download the brochure Article Source: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/digital-innovation-hubs-helping-companies-across-economy-make-most-digital-opportunities

by Heather Smith