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26/09/2014
During the closing ceremony of the MIE 2014 congress in Istanbul, the SALUS project was granted the Rolf Hansen Memorial Award for their paper entitled "Adverse Drug Event Notification on a Semantic Interoperability Framework". Adverse Drug Events are a major issue for patient safety, a topic on which the European Commission recently released an infographic. Read more
26/09/2014
The ceremony was held during the EcoProcura conference, in Ghent, Belgium, on 25 September. The Dutch hospital, which overcame competition from five other finalists, was praised by the jury for its innovative robotic bed washing facility. The award was presented by Bonifacio Garcia Porras of DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission.The Erasmus University Medical Centre asked the bidders to design a more cost and environmentally efficient solution to disinfect the hospital's 70,000 beds and mattresses. The contract was won by IMS Medical, who proposed a creative approach - high precision cleaning robots that disinfect the beds in a conveyor belt format, similar to the set-up employed by car manufacturers. Through the facility, the cleaning costs per bed were lowered by 35 percent compared with the existing solution, and the CO2 footprint reduced by 65 percent. Read more
01/10/2014
Conference Centre Albert Borschette - Rue Froissart, 36 - 1040 Brussels
The aim of the Workshop is to present and discuss the results of the Open Consultation Survey on FIRE in the next Work Programme 2016-'17 of Horizon 2020. Respondents to the survey will have the chance to share their ideas and present their contributions. Read more
29/09/2014
Brussels, Belgium
The Digital Action Day will focus on how digital technologies are changing traditional EU industries and policy areas. You can follow all plenary sessions and work sessions live via webstreaming and social media! Read more
06/11/2014
Brussels, Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 0/D
On 6 November 2014 the Commission is organising in Brussels the 3rd Workshop on advertising of foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS foods) to children. Read more
25/09/2014
Final programme is published! The Digital Action Day plenary sessions and parallel work sessions will focus on the transformative and disruptive power of digital. Lessons learned and actions for policy makers and businesses will be debated during the event to develop and create growth and jobs. Read more
25/09/2014
The discussion on the Digital Action Day 2014 has already started online. More than 50 interventions have been posted in the 7 dedicated fora, and more than 500 people have tweeted their thoughts using the relevant thematic hashtags. Jeremy Rifkin, a keynote speaker of the conference, has drafted a paper that is published online for discussion. All the input received online in preparation of the conference will be reported in each Work Session by the respective community managers. Whether you will attend or not, there is still time to make your voice heard at the Digital Action Day! Read more
25/09/2014
Young Innovators Unconvention 2014, Brussels, 25 September 2014 Read more
25/09/2014
Fed4FIRE will open a call for proposals from SMEs and offers special access to its federated test facilities, while continuing to expand its research facilities. Read more
25/09/2014
The ski resort of Schladming is helping test a customised app for the latest winter sports technology – smart ski goggles – giving visitors to the Austrian ski resort locally-relevant real-time information as they ski. Read more

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