Navigation path

Login   |   Register
 

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









Press conference by Nellie Kroes on the announcement of winners of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) projects

0 views

On 28 January 2013, Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda, announced the winners of a multi-billion euro competition of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET). The winning Graphene and Human Brain initiatives are set to receive one billion euro each, to deliver 10 years of world-beating science at the crossroads of science and technology. Each initiative involves researchers from at least 15 EU Member States and nearly 200 research institutes. "Graphene" will investigate and exploit the unique properties of a revolutionary carbon-based material. Graphene is an extraordinary combination of physical and chemical properties: it is the thinnest material, it conducts electricity much better than copper, it is 100-300 times stronger than steel and it has unique optical properties. The use of Graphene was made possible by European scientists in 2004, and the substance is set to become the wonder material of the 21st century, as plastics were to the 20th century, including by replacing silicon in ICT products. The "Human Brain Project" will create the world's largest experimental facility for developing the most detailed model of the brain, for studying how the human brain works and ultimately to develop personalised treatment of neurological and related diseases. This research lays the scientific and technical foundations for medical progress that has the potential to will dramatically improve the quality of life for millions of Europeans. The European Commission will support "Graphene" and the "Human Brain Project" as FET "flagships" over 10 years through its research and innovation funding programmes. Sustained funding for the full duration of the project will come from the EU's research framework programmes, principally from the Horizon 2020 programme (2014-2020).

Type: Complete press conference   Reference: I-075963   Date: 28/01/2013   Duration: 00:01 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont  
Languages: ORIGINAL,
© European Commission, 2016   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Producer: ALL TV
To download, please log in



Related media

03:51 Extracts from the press conference by Nellie Kroes on the announcement of winners of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) projects
Extracts from the press conference by Nellie Kroes on the announcement of ...
Ref: I-075969
Date: 28/01/2013
Press conference by Nellie Kroes on the announcement of winners of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) projects
Press conference by Nellie Kroes on the announcement of winners of the Future ...
Ref: I-075963
Date: 28/01/2013
Video Player   Need some help?


You don't find what you are looking for? Ask us!


Wed 03/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Thursday 25 February the European Commission will adopt its monthly infringements package. These decisions seek to enforce EU law across Europe so that citizens and businesses can benefit fully from the internal market.
Tue 09/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The Commission will adopt a sustainable energy security package. It comprises of: Revision of the Regulation on Security of Gas Supply which intends to improve the EU's resilience to supply disruptions Revision of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Decision which will increase transparency and...
Fri 05/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The European Union will launch the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU. Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, will host the event.
Tue 09/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Wednesday 10 February 2016, ahead of the February European Council meeting, the European Commission will report on the implementation of agreed priority actions under the European Agenda for Migration.
Wed 10/02
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 10 February 2016 The Commission has proposed a one year extension to the entry into application of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or MiFID II. This is to take account of the exceptional technical implementation challenges faced by regulators and market participants.
Wed 10/02
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 10 February 2016 In 2014, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.0% in the European Union (EU), almost double that of 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data is available.
Tue 09/02
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09/02/2016 Brussels, 9 February 2016 Commission welcomes landmark deal on CO2 standards for aircrafts The Commission welcomes the agreement reached yesterday within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on the first ever-global standard to cap CO2 emissions from aircraft.
Tue 09/02
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 9 February 2016 We need to consider how to approach other systemic financial institutions like central counterparty clearing houses, or CCPs.  We have required more clearing to go through central counter parties.  That's good for transparency and will reduce risk.  But...
Tue 09/02
European - Statement Commission Brussels, 9 February 2016 The Commission welcomes the agreement reached yesterday within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on the first ever-global standard to cap CO2 emissions from aircraft. EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said, "This agreement is an important step to curb aviation emissions.
Mon 08/02
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 02 / 2016 Brussels, 8 February 2016 Investment Plan for Europe: €19 million for SMEs in Sweden The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Norrlandsfonden have signed a guarantee agreement to increase lending to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small...

Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page


Credit © European Union, 2016