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09/10/2014
Interested in Open Disruptive Innovation? Looking to find out more about Horizon 2020 funding, network with potential partners and discuss ideas? Come to Florence for ICT Proposers' day 2014 and sign up the ODI Session! Read more
19/09/2014
Subject to signature and conclusion of an Agreement associating Switzerland to parts of Horizon 2020, Switzerland will participate from 15 September 2014 with an associated country status in actions under Future and Emerging Technologies (calls with proposal submission deadline after 15 September 2014). Read more
19/09/2014
The Open Innovation 2.0 yearbook series have always managed to bring some fresh thinking as well as compelling evidence of the OI2 paradigm. Read more
19/09/2014
Whilst online shopping has great advantages, web users often have questions when purchasing a product and don’t want to spend hours at the end of a phone line waiting for help. Italian startup Vivocha (an acronym for ‘video, voice, chat’) solves the problem with their multi-channel online customer service website. Read more
From 07/10/2014 to 08/10/2014
Rome, Italy
Next to providing a networking arena, the European Telemedicine Conference 2014 in Rome will discuss how telemedicine can improve healthcare. It will evaluate applications of telemedicine and telecare and assess the sustainability of services. Read more
18/09/2014
This video, created by the EU-funded SUCRE project, explains the problems hospitals nowadays face concerning their IT infrastructure. Cloud computing can offer solutions. Read more
18/09/2014
The European Commission is committing €90 million to Open and Disruptive Innovation over the next 12 months. A new tool to help doctors communicate with non-responsive patients; a cloud-based irrigation controller to improve water efficiency on farms by up to 30%; an "electronic nose" to better determine how fresh your food is - these are a few of the 30 tech SMEs and start-ups to receive EU funding. Read more
18/09/2014
While electric cars are on the rise, many drivers are still concerned about running out of juice. Six partners from Germany, France, Austria and Spain have cut the consumption of electric vehicles with a new intelligent energy management and recovery system. The OpEneR team developed new functions and connected better the components and systems, allowing the driver to receive braking tips based on traffic flows and advice on the best route to limit energy use. Up to 30% of energy can be saved without losing much time on the way. The new solutions will be progressively commercialised and integrated into production of new models, making electric cars even greener. Read more
18/09/2014
By facilitating communication and simple interactions, web Startups are creating exciting new opportunities in a range of different fields. With Wisergo, an online marketplace for customised travel packages, finding a truly authentic experience abroad has never been easier. Read more
18/09/2014
Most foot and leg ulcers are caused by diabetes and vascular problems but an important number of them are also due to other diseases (e.g. kidney disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure). More than 10 million people in Europe suffer from chronic wounds, a number which is expected to grow due to the aging of the population. Read more

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