Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • Breaking through the fault-testing bottleneck in chip production

    Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:00

    A team of EU-funded researchers have developed ground-breaking technology to clear one of the biggest bottlenecks facing the development of ever more advanced computer chips: the costly and time-consuming process of fault testing and verification.

  • Kick-starting Europe's electric vehicle industry

    Fri, 02/08/2013 - 15:03

    Electric vehicles (e-vehicles, or EVs) are set to play a key role in the future of urban mobility, reducing pollution, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and saving drivers money.

  • Learning workplace skills through gaming

    Thu, 25/07/2013 - 15:55

    In the current economic environment, highly skilled, productive and efficient workers are among a company's best assets. But keeping employees at peak performance and teaching them new skills requires effective life-long learning.

  • Empowering innovation in photonics through collaboration

    Wed, 24/07/2013 - 12:18

    The logic behind an EU-funded project is that, by pooling  resources, know-how and technology of multiple organisations across Europe, will help to advance current research trends in the increasingly important field of photonics.  

  • Adaptive assistive technologies for people with disabilities

    Mon, 22/07/2013 - 16:52

    Assistive technologies (AT) have developed rapidly in recent years, allowing people with motor disabilities to live more independent and comfortable lives.

  • Treating neurological diseases and computers that see!

    Thu, 27/06/2013 - 16:44

    Some 165 million Europeans are likely to experience some form of brain-related disease during their life. As the population ages, Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative or age-related mental disorders are affecting more people ­and contributing to higher health costs.

  • From electronic brains to the power of the mind

    Thu, 27/06/2013 - 16:36

    The EU budget has provided more than EUR 1.9 billion for brain research since the start of the current EU framework programme for research, FP7, in 2007. This has funded more than 1200 projects with more than 1500 participants from the EU and beyond.

  • ICT 2013 - Conference programme announced - Have a look!

    Tue, 18/06/2013 - 14:52

    ICT 2013 conference will feature top ICT professionals from industry, academia & research. Speakers from across the ICT sector will address a range of issues from cloud computing, broadband, ICT infrastructures, ICT skills, cyber security, long term visions on the future and much more. Experts...

  • An active approach to digital archives

    Mon, 17/06/2013 - 15:55

    In the digital era, in which photos, videos, documents and other content are on hard drives, flash disks or on servers in ‘the cloud’ rather than in boxes in a cellar, archiving requires an active approach. EU-funded researchers are addressing the problem.

  • Bright future: a young ambassador for photonics

    Mon, 17/06/2013 - 15:44

    'Photonics' is the technology of generating, transmitting and processing light - just as electronics does with electrons and electricity.