The European Innovation Council (EIC) has launched a €1.5m EIC Scalator Pilot to address the needs of EIC beneficiaries with the potential to scale up and become sustainable global deep-tech leaders. This tailored support will be a fundamental part of the future services provided by the EIC under Horizon Europe and InvestEU. The EIC Scalator …

by Heather Smith

Given the challenges the world is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, app developers have been quick to create digital solutions to help people manage their health and, potentially, slow the spread of COVID-19. But they have also been equally fast in spotting a loophole in app store security, in order to get their apps …

by Heather Smith

On 5th May, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health announced as part of NI’s Coronavirus News Conference that a new health App Library has been launched to help people manage their health and wellbeing, as part of the NI Government’s COVID-19 response. We are delighted to have worked with Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI), in …

by Heather Smith

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), via the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is inviting outline proposals for research grants of up to £2 million (at 100% fEC) for a period of up to 36 months. The Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme (SBDRP) is part of the ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge portfolio of activities. …

by Heather Smith

The openEHR Day Nordics and openEHR Workshop for Social Care, which were scheduled for 25th March in Helsinki, had to be postponed. In the meantime, the openEHR International is posting blogs written by knowledgeable experts. The first blog was written by Hanna Pohjonen PhD and we shared it in April. The author of the second blog …

by Heather Smith

Competition opens: Monday 4 May 2020 Competition closes: Wednesday 5 August 2020 12:00pm Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. We will fund digital health and smart device projects that promote healthy ageing. They must meet one or …

by Heather Smith

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to apply for grant funding from the 2020-1 CEF Telecom call for eDelivery (€0.9 million), eID & eSignature (€3 million), eTranslation (€4 million) and the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (€3 million) has been extended to 25 June 2020 to give more time for applicants to prepare their proposals. The original deadline was …

by Heather Smith

Xerox Holdings Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Vortran Medical Technology are teaming up to speed and scale production of Vortran’s GO2Vent ventilator and related Airway Pressure Monitor (APM-Plus) for hospitals and emergency response units fighting the battle against COVID-19. The two companies expect to work together to quickly respond to the shortage of critical ventilation equipment necessary …

by Heather Smith

Need for care homes delayed by 8+ months & millions in social care funding redeployed New research has revealed how potentially life-saving technology is helping older people stay independent at home for longer – delaying a move to a care home by nearly nine months and enabling hard-pressed local authorities to redeploy millions in social …

by Heather Smith

Brotzu hospital in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy is using an application for COVID-19 medical data collection that are used to make treatment decisions. The application is based on Better Platform and it was developed by our partner company Inpeco in only ten days. We spoke with Paolo Anedda, Head of Innovation Projects at Inpeco, about the …

by Heather Smith
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