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07/05/2014
The project has been granted € 3,763,688 from the European Union, and aims to lower electricity bills, as well as reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and fuel costs. For more information please see the press release Read more
07/05/2014
This is the first edition of the CSP Forum newsletter that compiles the latest news from EU funded Trust & Security research Projects. Read more
07/05/2014
The Indian Department of Electronics and IT organised a workshop with high level participation from key Indian organisations and European participants on 29 April 2014. Electronics has strong potential for closer cooperation at industrial and research level. STMicroelectronics is a technology leader in a consortium negotiating financial closure with the Government of India for setting up a multi-billion dollar wafer fab, and IMEC is launching complementary research activities in India. Other potentially promising areas could include language technologies, smart cards, cyber-physical systems, High Performance Computing, cloud computing, Internet of Things, software, and digital (incl. 3D) heritage preservation. Read more
07/05/2014
An EU funded pilot to facilitate the delivery of public services through cloud computing. The 1st February 2014 marked the launch of the CLIPS Project, a pilot project funded through the CIP Programme of the European Commission (contribution of 2.379.000 €, total cost 4.758.002 €), aimed at the development of a new approach to the delivery of public services through the use of cloud computing. The project brings together key stakeholders from across the EU including Public Authorities, Citizens and Business to develop a dedicated framework for cloud based public services which seeks to overcome some of the major issues that have so far prevented the full adoption of the cloud within the public sector notably in architecture, design and security. Read more
07/05/2014
The European Commission has concluded that the financing regime of Belgium's French language public service broadcaster RTBF, in its amended form, is in line with EU state aid rules. Read more
07/05/2014
Acceptance speech for The Peace of Nijmegen Medal, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 7 May 2014 Read more
06/05/2014
Nonna Lea is an outspoken lady of 94 years from Rome. She lives together with Mister Robin. Today the European Council decided to continue the Ambient Assisted Living programme for another seven years. These two facts of life seem totally unrelated, yet are very closely connected. This is what Paul Timmers, Director for Sustainable & Secure Society at DG CONNECT, explains in his latest blog post. Read more
06/05/2014
The European Commission has welcomed the final adoption by EU Member States of nine public-private and public-public research partnerships worth up to €20 billion. The partnerships had already been approved by the European Parliament on 15 April. Most of the investment will go to five public-private partnerships in innovative medicines, aeronautics, bio-based industries, fuel cells and hydrogen and electronics. The decision paves the way to launch these partnerships, with first calls for projects expected on 9th July. EU Member States are expected to formally adopt related partnerships on rail transport and air traffic management (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research) worth an additional €2 billion in the coming weeks. Read more

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