Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


The Open and Disruptive Innovation (ODI) scheme aims to foster the development of fast-growing, innovative SMEs with promising, close-to market ideas bearing high disruptive potential in terms of products, services, models, and markets. Read more
Donegal, Ireland
The event will be an opportunity to attain significant information on the implementation of Ehealth practices, share experiences with peers and for regions to engage for political action at European level. Many regions are already implementing innovative policies to encourage the growth of the silver economy and build inclusive societies. Interregional cooperation and mutual learning approaches are therefore key to fast track age-friendly innovation in Europe. Read more
This webinar aims to provide a first insight on how Horizon 2020 and COSME will help companies and other types of organizations engaged in research and innovation (R&I) to gain easier access, via financial instruments, to loans, guarantees, counter-guarantees and hybrid, mezzanine and equity finance. Read more
Isaac Asimov famously devised three laws of robotics that underpinned a number of his science fiction books and short stories. Professor Tom Sorell of the University of Warwick has helped develop a new set of rules that they believe will be needed for 21st century care robots. In the context of the EU-funded project ACCOMPANY, Professor Sorell, in collaboration with Professor Heather Draper of the University of Birmingham, has produced six values to be used in properly-designed care-robots. Read more
Looking in the mirror in the morning can help us assess when we are under the weather. Now researchers are using modern technology to capture information about physical appearance to assess the state of health of elderly people. Smart mirrors equipped with low-cost wireless video cameras that monitor a person’s emotional and physiological state are being developed as part of the EU-funded project USEFIL. Read more
From 06/10/2014 to 08/10/2014
Barcelona, Spain
This event offers an intimate platform and summit connecting innovative European tech entrepreneurs with global investment and the resources to help them succeed. Read more
AAL Forum 2014, Bucharest, Romania
Mobile apps have a huge potential to help older people live independently at home and stay mobile. Many AAL projects are making use of the opportunities offered by mobile operative systems. Mobile applications are likely to become more and more accessible for older people over the next few years. This workshop, organised in the context of the AAL Forum, will go further into the opportunities and challenges when it comes to developing mobile apps for supporting older people in their daily life. Read more
From 01/10/2014 to 02/10/2014
London, United Kingdom
This event focuses on different areas of ecommerce, such as marketing, platforms, payments, delivery & logistics, customer service and the more generalist topics affecting overall ecommerce and multi-channel strategies. Read more
European researchers have discovered a method of creating wearable sensors by adding graphene to shop-bought rubber bands. Graphene makes the rubber electrically conductive, opening up a host of possibilities. The sensors could be used in medicine (to monitor blood pressure/glucose, respiration), in the automotive industry (sensitive airbags), in robotics, etc. Read more
Palais d'Egmont, European Parliament, Science 14, Brussels, Belgium
The StartUp Europe Roadshow will conclude at the 3rd annual gathering of young innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world, Unconvention 2014, in Brussels on 25 September 2014. Read more