Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • Bringing museums to life

    Mon, 10/03/2014 - 16:02

    Manoeuvring a satellite into its housing inside an Ariane space launcher is almost as difficult as rearranging the order of the planets that orbit around the sun. At least that’s the hope of developers of a new technology that was used to guide visitors around the Cité de l’espace theme park in...

  • A revolutionary portable lab for rapid and low-cost diagnosis

    Fri, 14/02/2014 - 08:59

    Do you remember the James Bond film Casino Royale? After being poisoned, the agent uses a portable diagnostic kit to identify the toxic substance and alert his HQ in London. Such type of technology is not fiction anymore. European researchers have developed a ground-breaking diagnostic system based...

  • Sensors bringing the world to life

    Thu, 13/02/2014 - 08:57

    Visitors to Santander in Spain can see tourist attractions, public parks and nearby shops tagged in real time if they look through the camera of their smart phones. It’s thanks to a new iteration of the internet that incorporates the physical world, creating an augmented reality of web-connected...

  • Start Up Europe Press Conference - Watch the broadcast

    Thu, 23/01/2014 - 09:25

    Leading European tech start-ups have tabled a manifesto for Europe's national leaders, and with the support of European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, the EU is launching at Davos a new think-tank and a new pan-European platform to pave the ground for the development of global champions...

  • GRAPHENE Competitive Call

    Thu, 05/12/2013 - 15:02

    Since 25 November 2013, the GRAPHENE Flagship competitive call for consortium extension is open. The consortium will be extended with another 20-30 research groups. The total volume of the call is around  9M€ of EC funding. The call deadline is 5 February 2014.

  • Energy aware means energy efficient

    Wed, 11/09/2013 - 15:31

    'Smart Grids' are the future of electricity supply, allowing consumers to become interactive participants in a supply network that includes decentralised as well as centralised power generation.

  • Putting a seal of security on the Internet of Services

    Tue, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

    Book a flight online, perform an internet banking transaction or make an appointment with your doctor and, in the not-too-distant future, the 'Internet of Services' (IoS) will come into play.

  • A personalised robot companion for older people

    Mon, 19/08/2013 - 20:39

    A highly customisable robot companion designed by EU-funded researchers to offer support to older people is currently being presented across Europe and could find its way into people's homes within two or three years, potentially greatly enhancing quality of life for older citizens and people...

  • Special Eurobarometer 396 - e-Communications Household Survey

    Tue, 13/08/2013 - 00:00

    DG CONNECT regularly carries out opinion surveys to keep abreast of trends in electronic communications markets and to assess how EU households and citizens derive benefits from the digital environment. For this year's edition, emphasis has been placed (a) on consumer perceptions of broadband speed...

  • Strategies for innovative and effective ICT Components and Systems Manufacturing in Europe

    Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:29

    The European electronics manufacturing industry is facing strong global competition in all parts of the value chain. European ICT components and manufacturing clusters have an important role to play to develop EU competitiveness and contribute to win the innovation challenge. The study "...


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