Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Project news and results

The EU-funded project SEEMPUBS plans on using a new ICT-based monitoring, visualisation and control system to reduce and enhance historic buildings’ energy consumption. Read more
In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLoS ONE, the highly novel findings describe the successful transmission of information via the internet between the intact scalps of two human subjects located 5,000 miles apart. Read more
From 2012 onwards, the EU-funded SUSTAINS project has been giving patients access to their personal health records at several European pilot sites. A successful new model for healthcare delivery? Time for some results. Read more
The GRANATUM web portal is now online, ready to connect biomedical researchers across borders. The public GRANATUM IT platform provides access to information about cancer research and established pharmaceutical agents from 83 global data sources in an integrated, semantically interlinked manner. Read more
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
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
The Ear-IT project has released a benchmarking tool for test-beds. The project’s technology has been used for a new audio board. The project has also launched a survey on how to develop more applications of its technology. Read more
In the past 2 years, the SOCIENTIZE project has mapped ongoing activities, institutions, funding programs and initiatives on citizen engagement in science. A Green Paper and a large-scale consultation led the way to the White paper on Citizen Science in Europe launched during the final conference of the project. Read more
Researchers within the NEUWalk project have discovered how to make a paralysed rat walk again via electrical stimuli to its spinal cord. Their results have been published in Science Translational Medicine. The research team also announces the opening of a new innovative lab at the Lausanne University Hospital, bringing this ICT project closer to clinical trials. Nine partners from Germany, Finland, France, Italy, the UK and Switzerland are joining their expertise to develop neuroprosthetic systems that could restore motor functions after spinal cord injury. The systems could also relieve patients with Parkinson's disease. Read more
The Future Internet CHallenge eHealth (FICHe) accelerator has launched an open call for applications. All European eHealth small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups eager to develop innovative applications in the eHealth domain using FIWARE technology are welcome to apply. They can win up to €217,000 per team, over €500,000 worth of partner services, coaching, PR and other support. Read more