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01/08/2014
A Cloud "Select Industry Group" (C-SIG) working group helps the European Commission to implement the certification action of the European Cloud Computing Strategy. The SIG-certification group is open for participation by interested stakeholders in the field of cloud computing. Currently the group consists of members of more than 30 organisations in the field of cloud computing and certification. Read more
01/08/2014
Summertime! A good time to reflect on what's next in FET.
In the newsletter you'll find
- a reminder on FET funding opportunities,
- news about FET related past & future conferences & workshops,
- short update on our online consultation on topics for FET Proactive,
- the new Head of Unit for the FET Open unit (REA)....
and much more.
Maybe the news items from various ongoing FET projects can inspire you to write a winning proposal.
Enjoy the reading,
The FET team Read more
01/08/2014
AKTIVE (Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later lifE) was a research project funded by the UK's Technology Strategy Board and Economic and Social Research Council. The project has explored the way telecare can be developed to help older people live a full and independent life. In particular, it has investigated how telecare can help individuals who are prone to falls or have memory problems. It has also examined how telecare can benefit those caring for older individuals, both paid and unpaid carers. This report provides a summary of the AKTIVE Conference on Technology, care and ageing: Enhancing independence', taking place at the University of Leeds on 8-9 April 2014. Read more
01/08/2014
Fascinated by Robotics Technology? Looking to discuss your proposal or find partners? Then register for ICT Proposers' Day 2014. Read more
31/07/2014
There are only a few minutes before your flight check-in closes, or before your train departs, but you now have to spend precious time hunting for a free space at the airport or station car park. Imagine leaving your vehicle at the main entrance and letting the car do the rest on its own. Researchers from Germany, Italy, the UK and Switzerland are working on this, and successful tests took place at Stuttgart airport earlier this year. €5.6 million of EU funding is invested in the system which will be available in the coming years. Read more
From 23/10/2014 to 24/10/2014
Avenue de Beaulieu 25, Brussels, Belgium
The well known FP7 'Future Networks Concertation Meeting' has a new 'look and feel' in Horizon 2020 and is being renamed 'Net-Tech Future Coordination Meeting'. These regular meetings will bring together EU research-funded projects in the area of communications networks to exchange the latest research findings and ideas for future activities. Save the date for the upcoming meeting on 23 October 2014. Read more
30/07/2014
The FP7 VIMSEN project issued an information sheet showing how they intend to develop technology for more efficient and resilient energy networks. The de-centralized topology of the internet and its corresponding advantages are well known - will other utility networks follow with similar concepts? Read more
30/07/2014
In March 2014, the European Cloud Partnership (ECP) Steering Board published their vision document, entitled "Trusted Cloud Europe". Read more
30/07/2014
People using electronic travel passes, or buying clothes and supermarket items with RFID tags in the label, will know that smart chips are present thanks to the RFID sign. Read more
From 16/10/2014 to 17/10/2014
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova (IT)
This workshop aims at clustering a relatively small subset of the European FET community, particularly active on Brain inspired ICT, Neurotechnologies, novel materials, and computational approaches. It is a unique opportunity to learn about ongoing research and to critically contribute in designing next steps in FETs, successfully facing the many challenges that await. Read more

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