Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • Mind-controlled exoskeleton to help disabled people walk again

    Fri, 29/03/2013 - 16:49

    Every year thousands of people in Europe are paralysed by a spinal cord injury. Many are young adults, facing the rest of their lives confined to a wheelchair. Although no medical cure currently exists, in the future they could be able to walk again thanks to a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton...

  • The network of the future, beyond theory

    Fri, 29/03/2013 - 16:40

    Nearly a decade ago, as the internet began to morph from a web of information into a web of connected people and things, European researchers saw not only theoretical possibilities but a chance to reinvent the network of the future. The results of this 'big thinking' can now be seen, as European...

  • Making 'the cloud' greener

    Fri, 29/03/2013 - 16:32

    As the world becomes increasingly digital, demand for data centres is booming ― and so too is their energy consumption. Data centres worldwide produce around half the volume of emissions of the global aviation industry and more than the total emissions of the Netherlands. EU-funded researchers are...

  • Managing diabetes with data and ingenuity

    Tue, 26/03/2013 - 17:17

    An EU-funded project has developed a device which can predict sugar highs and lows for people with diabetes and provide them with advice on how to manage their glucose levels.

  • Hello car, what is the password?

    Fri, 15/03/2013 - 13:06

    EU-funded project makes sure that your car's data stays safe and the networks are secure from hackers and tampering

  • Advancing research collaboration with GÉANT's high-speed infrastructure

    Thu, 21/02/2013 - 14:44

    EU advances research collaboration with GEANT's high-speed ICT infrastructure

  • A hands-on approach to physics in the classroom

    Thu, 31/01/2013 - 16:52

    An EU-funded project is bringing 'inquiry-based learning' (IBL) to the physics classroom.

  • A boost to your mobile signal

    Thu, 24/01/2013 - 16:55

    When using your mobile phone, it doesn't take much to lose that precious signal — just turning a corner or riding on a train can be enough. EU-funded research is developing new technologies to eradicate those annoying 'black holes' in wireless coverage, while freeing up some mobile network capacity...

  • Make light work for medicine

    Thu, 24/01/2013 - 16:43

    A project that supports collaboration between researchers, industry and clinicians is helping Europe become a world leader in this exciting new discipline of biophotonics.

  • Keeping our digital cultural heritage alive

    Thu, 03/01/2013 - 17:23

    Remember those early days of computer games and consoles? Keeping digital 'treasures' like Super Mario and Pacman for posterity is a huge technical challenge. And the same issues apply to the high-end business software of yesteryear. But thanks to an EU-funded project, we now have tools that will...