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 3rd call Reference sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) is proving to be one of the key initiatives of the European Commission in the field of digital health and care, after its first round in 2013, second in 2016, and now its largest so far, third. …

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

Innovation to Market (I2M) aims to bridge the gap between adopters of innovation (healthcare and social organisations) and solution providers. Its activities run through 2019-2020. Implementing a digital solution in healthcare organisations, such as hospitals or insurers, can be challenging. Solutions need to fit the professionals’ workflow and needs, and clinicians rarely have the time …

by Julia Worcman

Following the success of the 3rd Call for Reference Sites, awarding 77 excellent and committed Reference Sites last month, the European Commission, supported by Funka as Coordinator of the WE4AHA Coordination and Support Action, are pleased to announce the extension of this 3rd Call for Reference Sites. Why extend the 3rd Call for Reference Sites? Despite the …

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
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