Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • Glimpses into the Future – the opportunities of e-Identification

    Thu, 28/08/2014 - 11:32

    Today, new legislation is published in the EU's Official Journal concerning eIdentification and Trust Services. That legislation represents a great accomplisment and a great opportunity for online services. Today a guest blog from Luukas Ilves, formerly in my team. He's from Estonia, and reports on...
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  • Nominate your favourite European Web Entrepreneur for a Europioneers Award

    Thu, 21/08/2014 - 15:55

    Who will become this year’s most successful European Web Entrepreneur? Applications are open until 31 August for the Europioneers 2014 Web Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
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  • Nominate your favourite European Web Entrepreneur for a Europioneers Award

    Thu, 21/08/2014 - 15:55

    Who will become this year’s most successful European Web Entrepreneur? Applications are open until 31 August for the Europioneers 2014 Web Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
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  • EU-funded researchers create world-first graphene-rubber sensors

    Wed, 20/08/2014 - 15:41

    European researchers have discovered a method of creating wearable sensors by adding graphene to shop-bought rubber bands. Graphene makes the rubber electrically conductive, opening up a host of possibilities. The sensors could be used in medicine (to monitor blood pressure/glucose, respiration),...
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  • Robots lending a helping hand to build Airbus planes

    Wed, 20/08/2014 - 12:20

    Trying to squeeze into tight spaces, carrying out highly repetitive tasks and living with back injuries: these everyday realities of working in aviation construction will soon be over. By bringing robots onto the factory floor to carry out the uncomfortable and tedious tasks, the EU-funded project...
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  • Guest blog: normaliser le numérique et réaliser la société de la connaissance

    Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:27

    As in previous years, this summer I'm opening up my blog to "guest entries" from some of my advisers and digital champions. Today, a guest blog (in French) from Gilles Babinet, about what history has to teach us about technological advance - and how standards and educational reform can help us...
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  • Mind over matter: EU researchers use brainpower to get moving

    Wed, 13/08/2014 - 12:00

    Grabbing a glass or typing an email: these are some everyday gestures that are not possible for people with serious physical impairments. EU-funded projects such as TOBI (Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction) are working on technologies that could greatly improve their quality of life. Brain-...
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  • EU-funded tool to help our brain deal with big data

    Mon, 11/08/2014 - 12:01

    Every single minute, the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data, equal to 360,000 DVDs. How can our brain deal with increasingly big and complex datasets? EU researchers are developing an interactive system which not only presents data the way you like it, but also changes the...
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  • EU project helps monitor the environment around you

    Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:06

    Do you want to track how much ozone, black carbon and other pollutants you are exposed to when out cycling or walking? This is possible with an app – AirProbe – combined with a small sensor box. Partners from Belgium, Germany, Italy and the UK have developed this system to increase people’s...
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  • An app that helps you buy good food at the best price

    Wed, 06/08/2014 - 14:41

    Nothing to cook for dinner? While rushing to the supermarket, you will soon be able to consult the FoodLoop app and find the best offers close to you. This system – made possible thanks to an EU-funded toolbox – informs you if a product is reduced in price because the "best before" date is coming...
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