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28/07/2014
Member States regularly reported on the progress they were making by implementing the 2006 Recommendation on digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation. Read more
28/07/2014
The European Commission today presents details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme. The FTI aims to support Europe's economy by offering innovative businesses and organisations grants to give a final push to get great ideas to market. The prizes offer a reward for technological breakthroughs of high societal relevance. The initiatives underscore the drive to support innovation in Europe as part of the first, two-year Horizon 2020 work programme. Today's announcement also confirms the €7 billion for Horizon 2020 calls during 2015 and sets out the timetable for applications. Read more
28/07/2014
The guide contains explanations on the basic rules and principles for obtaining synergies and combining the different funds, and contains recommendations to the relevant actors, as well as Commission support to facilitate synergies. It is accompanied by explanations on each programme (Annex 1) and guidance to a set of scenarios to inspire programme designers and implementers regarding project formats and potential and non-exhaustive combination schemes (Annex 2). Read more
28/07/2014
These guidelines present easily accessible (non-technical) recommendations, aimed at scientists, clinicians, technologists, manufacturers etc., which outline the principles for making ICT technologies acceptable to older adults. The preliminary guidelines, developed as part of work package 2 (WP2), are drawn from the FARSEEING systematic review of older adults’ perceptions of technologies aimed at falls prevention, detection or monitoring; the outcomes of stakeholder consultations; the usability testing in work package five (WP5) of three off-the-shelf exergames; and the usability testing of the smart home and smart home technologies being developed as part of work package seven (WP7). As such, the recommendations presented here are developed from best evidence reviews to create guidance on designing and implementing ICT technologies in the area of fall prevention and promotion of independent living amongst older people. Read more
28/07/2014
European researchers have used Commission funding to develop a new software and sensor system to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs by 20% in airports. Read more
28/07/2014
Louise Aronson, an associate professor of geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, advocates the deployment of robots for elderly care. Read more
28/07/2014
The FP7 iStoppFalls project will develop an embedded AAL system that can predict and prevent falls by monitoring mobility-related activities and other risk factors of falls in real-life. Beyond continuous fall risk monitoring, this enables tailoring individualized exercise programs coached by iStoppFalls. Read more
22/09/2014
Brussels
ECHAlliance will partner with the European Commission, the AAL Programme and AGE Platform Europe to bring you this dynamic marketplace event. The objective is to provide a platform for all stakeholders in connected health and EIP AHA actors to meet, share best practices and develop effective collaborations leading to new projects and business opportunities. The event will provide a platform for the exchange of information between procurers and potential suppliers, and will support the internationalisation of SMEs and the identification of market opportunities. Read more
28/07/2014
Do you want to know how you can help your town become a "smart city"? Are you looking for partners or wanting to share your ideas? Then register now for the ICT Proposers' Day 2014 and join the Smart Cities networking session! Read more
25/07/2014
Incrediblue is an award-winning online platform for sailing and motor boat rentals, which puts boat owners and beach-lovers from around the world in direct contact. Boat rentals made easy! Read more

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